The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 66 72 50
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -22
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 10 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 1.31% 0.15% 1.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.49% 0.70% 5.34%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 5
Average salary £36,250 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £32,500 £18,200
10% offered a salary of more than £44,100 £32,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
ISTQB
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Coventry region.

Qualifications Category
Coventry
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
182 143 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 23.79% 21.77% 24.08%
Number of salaries quoted 144 121 109
Average salary £40,000 £39,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.62% -16.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £59,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
Salary Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Coventry region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Coventry

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Coventry

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 30 (96.77%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (64.52%) ISEB
3 17 (54.84%) Java
3 17 (54.84%) Test Scripting
4 16 (51.61%) Selenium
5 14 (45.16%) Automation Testing
6 13 (41.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (38.71%) Manual Testing
8 11 (35.48%) QA
8 11 (35.48%) Software Testing
8 11 (35.48%) Scrum
8 11 (35.48%) Waterfall
9 10 (32.26%) SQL
9 10 (32.26%) V-Model
9 10 (32.26%) Test Automation
10 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (29.03%) Ruby
10 9 (29.03%) TDD
10 9 (29.03%) Retail
10 9 (29.03%) Automated Testing
10 9 (29.03%) Perl
10 9 (29.03%) Ant
10 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
10 9 (29.03%) BDD
10 9 (29.03%) RSpec
10 9 (29.03%) Bash Shell
11 8 (25.81%) Hudson
11 8 (25.81%) REST
11 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
11 8 (25.81%) QA Automation

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.68%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 16 (51.61%) Selenium
2 9 (29.03%) Ant
2 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
2 9 (29.03%) RSpec
3 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
3 8 (25.81%) Hudson
3 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
3 8 (25.81%) JIRA
3 8 (25.81%) Mercurial
3 8 (25.81%) WATIR
4 6 (19.35%) Eclipse
4 6 (19.35%) IntelliJ
5 2 (6.45%) LoadRunner
5 2 (6.45%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (3.23%) Concordion
6 1 (3.23%) JMeter
General
1 9 (29.03%) Retail
2 8 (25.81%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (80.65%) Analyst
1 25 (80.65%) Test Analyst
2 17 (54.84%) Software Analyst
2 17 (54.84%) Software Test Analyst
3 9 (29.03%) Automation Analyst
3 9 (29.03%) Automation Test Analyst
3 9 (29.03%) QA Analyst
3 9 (29.03%) QA Test Analyst
4 6 (19.35%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Tester
6 3 (9.68%) Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Data Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Data Migration Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Migration Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Performance Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Test Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Test Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) REST
1 8 (25.81%) SOAP
2 6 (19.35%) J2EE
3 3 (9.68%) XML
3 3 (9.68%) XML Messaging
4 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (96.77%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (54.84%) Test Scripting
3 14 (45.16%) Automation Testing
4 12 (38.71%) Manual Testing
5 11 (35.48%) Scrum
5 11 (35.48%) Software Testing
5 11 (35.48%) Waterfall
6 10 (32.26%) Test Automation
6 10 (32.26%) V-Model
7 9 (29.03%) Automated Testing
7 9 (29.03%) BDD
7 9 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (29.03%) TDD
8 8 (25.81%) QA Automation
9 7 (22.58%) E-Commerce
10 6 (19.35%) Agile Testing
10 6 (19.35%) Web Development
10 6 (19.35%) Web Testing
11 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
11 4 (12.90%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) Java
2 10 (32.26%) SQL
3 9 (29.03%) Bash Shell
3 9 (29.03%) Perl
3 9 (29.03%) Ruby
4 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (64.52%) ISEB
2 13 (41.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (9.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (35.48%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Citrix
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.45%) Talend
2 1 (3.23%) Cognos