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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 51 54 54
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 15 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 2.51% 0.80% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.63% 2.63% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 15 1 4
Average salary £37,500 £29,000 £31,416
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.31% -7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
129 152 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 21.57% 30.46% 32.94%
Number of salaries quoted 115 139 155
Average salary £38,500 £43,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.46% +14.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 18 September 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Coventry

ISTQB
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 17 (100.00%) ISEB
2 12 (70.59%) SQL
2 12 (70.59%) QA
3 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Retail
5 4 (23.53%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) TestComplete
7 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
7 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Oracle
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
7 2 (11.76%) Finance
7 2 (11.76%) UNIX
7 2 (11.76%) Windows
8 1 (5.88%) XML
8 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Degree
8 1 (5.88%) Cucumber

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) TestComplete
2 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (23.53%) Retail
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Tester
2 11 (64.71%) Senior Tester
3 4 (23.53%) Lead Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Automated Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Software Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (70.59%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + pension, health care
Posted: 4 days ago