Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
West Midlands > Coventry
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 60 58
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2 +5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.78% 1.30% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.81% 8.40% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 1
Coventry median daily rate £310 £335 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.46% +21.82% -15.38%
10th Percentile £275 £280 £263
90th Percentile £371 £381 £288
West Midlands median daily rate £338 £300 £345
% change year-on-year +12.50% -13.04% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Coventry median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £35.00

ISTQB is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry.

Academic & Professional Certification
Coventry
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 104 131 88
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 16.15% 15.45% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 90 49
Coventry median daily rate £413 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +28.00% -13.19%
10th Percentile £221 £281 £152
90th Percentile £500 £501 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +8.55% +8.57% +4.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 5
Coventry median hourly rate £16.00 £35.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.93% -12.35% +15.71%
10th Percentile £11.13 £14.63 £16.95
90th Percentile £25.00 £43.75 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.13 £18.50 £29.91
% change year-on-year +25.00% -38.15% +47.83%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Coventry.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Coventry

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB in Coventry.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Coventry

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Coventry region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 4 (80.00%) QA
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) JMeter
2 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (20.00%) NHS
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) ERP
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Automotive
4 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Logistics
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Degree

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JMeter
1 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (20.00%) LoadUI
3 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Automotive
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) QA Leader
2 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Contract Management
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) ERP
4 1 (20.00%) Logistics
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP