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 April 2016 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 43 39 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.31% 0.60% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.80% 5.88% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate £280 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+11.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £10.38
% change year-on-year
+133.33% +44.57%
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
51 34 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 13.35% 10.24% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 12 26
Average daily rate £400 £330 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -10.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £176 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £465 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 10
Average hourly rate £20.50 £24.50 £12.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.32% +95.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (87.50%) ISEB
2 6 (75.00%) Finance
3 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
5 3 (37.50%) Security Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (37.50%) Retail
5 3 (37.50%) Information Assurance
5 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
6 2 (25.00%) General Ledger
6 2 (25.00%) System Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (25.00%) Back Office
6 2 (25.00%) EPoS
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
7 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
7 1 (12.50%) QA
7 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 1 (12.50%) HP
7 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 1 (12.50%) V-Model
7 1 (12.50%) Test Management
7 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Defect Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (25.00%) Back Office
3 2 (25.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Test Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) UAT Lead
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Information Assurance
2 3 (37.50%) Security Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
3 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) V-Model
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) ISEB
2 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) HP
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago