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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 39 30 32
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.83% 1.44% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.76% 11.43% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Average daily rate £325 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
-8.08% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
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
63 35 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 17.50% 12.64% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 20 20
Average daily rate £325 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £180 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £16.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% +30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 20 (100.00%) ISEB
2 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 16 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (75.00%) V-Model
3 15 (75.00%) Waterfall
4 14 (70.00%) SQL
5 12 (60.00%) XML
5 12 (60.00%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (60.00%) XML Messaging
5 12 (60.00%) Integration Testing
6 9 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (35.00%) Finance
7 7 (35.00%) Migration
7 7 (35.00%) Data Migration
8 4 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (15.00%) Talend
9 3 (15.00%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (15.00%) ETL
10 2 (10.00%) Windows
10 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
10 2 (10.00%) Back Office
10 2 (10.00%) General Ledger
10 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
10 2 (10.00%) QA
10 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
10 2 (10.00%) System Testing
11 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (5.00%) SDLC

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 12 (60.00%) BizTalk Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Back Office
2 2 (10.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Analyst
1 15 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Integration Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Integration Test Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) SQL Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Financial Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) XML Analyst
4 5 (25.00%) UAT Analyst
4 5 (25.00%) UAT Test Analyst
5 4 (20.00%) Migration Analyst
6 3 (15.00%) Data Migration Analyst
6 3 (15.00%) QC Analyst
7 2 (10.00%) Data Analyst
7 2 (10.00%) ETL Analyst
7 2 (10.00%) MIS Analyst
7 2 (10.00%) SQL Data Analyst
7 2 (10.00%) Tester
8 1 (5.00%) Agile Manual Tester
8 1 (5.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (60.00%) XML
1 12 (60.00%) XML Messaging
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 15 (75.00%) V-Model
2 15 (75.00%) Waterfall
3 12 (60.00%) Integration Testing
4 9 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (35.00%) Data Migration
5 7 (35.00%) Migration
6 4 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (15.00%) ETL
8 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
8 2 (10.00%) System Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Defect Management
9 1 (5.00%) Defect Tracking
9 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
9 1 (5.00%) SDLC
9 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
9 1 (5.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Talend
2 1 (5.00%) Capita
2 1 (5.00%) Cognos
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft