The first table below looks at the demand for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Coventry region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 34 31 26
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.93% 0.44% 3.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% 3.33% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Average daily rate £325 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £315 £305
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.38 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-65.41% +1.69%
Qualifications Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
45 30 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 13.93% 13.27% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 19
Average daily rate £395 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £100 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £14.40 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £25.60 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
ISTQB
West Midlands

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Coventry region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

ISTQB
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 7 (100.00%) ISEB
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 5 (71.43%) System Testing
2 5 (71.43%) HP
2 5 (71.43%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (71.43%) LoadRunner
3 4 (57.14%) EPoS
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) VBScript
3 4 (57.14%) VB
3 4 (57.14%) Retail
3 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Retail-J
5 2 (28.57%) QA
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
5 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
5 2 (28.57%) UNIX
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) Scrum
6 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Retail-J
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (71.43%) LoadRunner
3 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (57.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) QA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
1 5 (71.43%) System Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) VBScript
1 4 (57.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) HP