The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
West Midlands / Coventry
Rank 46 39 33
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.77% 1.06% 1.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.08% 7.14% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Median daily rate £310 £325 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £289 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £385 £273
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +1033.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Coventry region.

Qualifications Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
59 56 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 15.09% 14.85% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 46 20
Median daily rate £445 £373 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.32% +29.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £223 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £11.80 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £18.20 £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-27.71% +84.44%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Coventry region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Coventry region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 7 (77.78%) Integration Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) ISEB
3 5 (55.56%) QA
4 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) JMeter
5 3 (33.33%) .NET
5 3 (33.33%) Java
5 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 3 (33.33%) SOAP
5 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (33.33%) SDLC
5 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
5 3 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (33.33%) System Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Stress Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) SharePoint

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) CMS
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JMeter
1 3 (33.33%) SoapUI
1 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (11.11%) Automotive
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Tester
2 4 (44.44%) Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Tester
3 3 (33.33%) Senior Agile Tester
3 3 (33.33%) Senior Tester
3 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) QA Leader
4 2 (22.22%) Software Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Software Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
1 1 (11.11%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) SDLC
3 3 (33.33%) Stress Testing
3 3 (33.33%) System Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Content Management
4 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) CRM
5 1 (11.11%) Logistics
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft