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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 28 30 26
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.54% 1.44% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.76% 11.76% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -59.13%
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
34 34 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 13.13% 12.23% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 12
Average daily rate £300 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £283 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.85 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) Test Management
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) Solaris
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) SOA
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) UAT Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Coordinator
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Tester
2 1 (25.00%) UAT Tester
2 1 (25.00%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Solaris
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle