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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 68 52 67
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 0.16% 1.32% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.75% 5.43% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 1
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
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
133 129 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 20.78% 24.39% 32.35%
Number of salaries quoted 114 102 160
Average salary £39,000 £46,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.12% +32.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,200 £27,881
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) ISEB
2 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) Automated Testing
3 7 (53.85%) TestComplete
4 6 (46.15%) SQL
4 6 (46.15%) QA
5 5 (38.46%) Scrum
6 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (23.08%) Degree
8 1 (7.69%) VBScript
8 1 (7.69%) JavaScript

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) TestComplete
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Tester
2 6 (46.15%) Senior Tester
3 4 (30.77%) Software Tester
3 4 (30.77%) Automated Tester
4 3 (23.08%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Automated Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VBScript
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) ISEB
2 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (23.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) QA