The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 65 61 51
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.54% 0.71% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.82% 4.48% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -40.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -58.75%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Qualifications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
177 134 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 19.26% 15.75% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 89 110
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £276 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 13
Average hourly rate £11.78 £33.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.83% +91.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.11 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Bristol region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (25.00%) SAP
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
5 1 (12.50%) SOAP
5 1 (12.50%) VB
5 1 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (12.50%) HTML

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) MSBuild
2 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Test Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) SAP Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
1 1 (12.50%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) MVC
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Logistics
5 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) OpenText