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 3 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - 44 27
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry - 0.83% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category - 6.67% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £288 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £323 £338
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+125.92% -46.00%
ISTQB
West Midlands

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
45 45 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 13.80% 12.40% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 14 12
Average daily rate £300 £275 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -42.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £361 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +37.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 16 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Software Tester
2 2 (66.67%) Tester
3 1 (33.33%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) UAT Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Load Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) HP