The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Bristol region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 56 49 51
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 11 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.43% 0.38% 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.73% 1.47% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 12
Average daily rate
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£275 £370 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.67% +11.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £442 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% -25.37%
Qualifications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
113 136 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 14.66% 25.90% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 94 88
Average daily rate £369 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 17
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.35 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -22.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
ISTQB
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 21 (87.50%) ISEB
2 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 9 (37.50%) QA
3 7 (29.17%) Selenium
3 7 (29.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (25.00%) Degree
5 5 (20.83%) Test Management
5 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (16.67%) HP
6 4 (16.67%) Java
6 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
7 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.50%) LTE
7 3 (12.50%) Supplier Management
7 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 3 (12.50%) PHP
7 3 (12.50%) SQL
7 3 (12.50%) SOA
7 3 (12.50%) GPRS
7 3 (12.50%) GSM
7 3 (12.50%) SMS
7 3 (12.50%) UMTS
7 3 (12.50%) WCDMA
7 3 (12.50%) C#
7 3 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (12.50%) LoadRunner
7 3 (12.50%) JMeter

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) LTE
1 3 (12.50%) GPRS
1 3 (12.50%) GSM
1 3 (12.50%) SMS
1 3 (12.50%) UMTS
1 3 (12.50%) WCDMA
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Selenium
2 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 3 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 3 (12.50%) JMeter
3 2 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.17%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA
4 1 (4.17%) WATIR
4 1 (4.17%) JUnit
4 1 (4.17%) ClearQuest
4 1 (4.17%) Bugzilla
4 1 (4.17%) NUnit
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Electronics
2 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.33%) Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Test Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Tester
4 5 (20.83%) Test Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) QA Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Technical Tester
5 3 (12.50%) QA Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) QA Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (4.17%) UAT Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.17%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) XML
1 1 (4.17%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Test Management
1 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (12.50%) Supplier Management
3 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (12.50%) SOA
3 3 (12.50%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Validation
4 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.33%) CRM
4 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Supply Chain Management
4 2 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) Java
2 3 (12.50%) PHP
2 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) Python
3 2 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (87.50%) ISEB
2 7 (29.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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Posted: 7 days ago
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago