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 3 months to 22 April 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
3 months to
22 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 42 36
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.87% 1.32% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.26% 9.80% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Median daily rate £310 £280 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +1.81%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.42% +133.33%  

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 57 51 40
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 16.52% 13.42% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 36 15
Median daily rate £425 £405 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +32.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £280 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.95% -16.32%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.31 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +18.30% +28.88%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry citing ISTQB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 April 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 7 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
3 4 (57.14%) SDLC
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) SOAP
3 4 (57.14%) JMeter
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) ISEB
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
5 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
5 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (14.29%) Contract Management
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Retail
5 1 (14.29%) Logistics
5 1 (14.29%) NHS
5 1 (14.29%) Automotive
5 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) ERP

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 4 (57.14%) JMeter
1 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
1 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Automotive
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Tester
3 2 (28.57%) QA Leader
3 2 (28.57%) Software Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Software Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
4 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
2 4 (57.14%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Contract Management
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) Logistics
4 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft