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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - - 31
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry - - 1.29%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-55.00% -
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
41 33 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 10.96% 11.19% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 27 25
Average daily rate £394 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £204 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 2
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 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 6 (100.00%) ISEB
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) Use Case
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 1 (16.67%) EPoS
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) VBScript
4 1 (16.67%) VB
4 1 (16.67%) Retail

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (16.67%) Retail-J
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Scrum
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Use Case
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VBScript
1 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP