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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 63 50 71
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +21
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 13 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.40% 1.09% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.34% 5.19% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 2
Average daily rate £325 £275 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £310 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.38 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-65.41% +1.69%
Qualifications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
177 135 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 19.11% 21.09% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 81 132
Average daily rate £380 £350 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £471 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 21
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% +38.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £38.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.97% -6.06%
ISTQB
South West

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 23 April 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 16 (94.12%) ISEB
2 6 (35.29%) QA
3 5 (29.41%) Degree
3 5 (29.41%) LTE
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
3 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) UMTS
3 5 (29.41%) GSM
4 4 (23.53%) SMS
4 4 (23.53%) WCDMA
4 4 (23.53%) GPRS
4 4 (23.53%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
4 4 (23.53%) Selenium
4 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Test Management
5 3 (17.65%) JMeter
5 3 (17.65%) HP
5 3 (17.65%) PHP
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
6 2 (11.76%) Windows
6 2 (11.76%) Linux
6 2 (11.76%) Python
6 2 (11.76%) CRM
6 2 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (11.76%) Electronics
6 2 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Validation

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) LTE
1 5 (29.41%) UMTS
1 5 (29.41%) GSM
2 4 (23.53%) SMS
2 4 (23.53%) WCDMA
2 4 (23.53%) GPRS
3 1 (5.88%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Selenium
2 3 (17.65%) JMeter
3 2 (11.76%) JIRA
3 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.88%) WATIR
4 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
4 1 (5.88%) ClearQuest
4 1 (5.88%) JUnit
4 1 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Test Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) QA Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
4 3 (17.65%) Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) QA Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Process Manager
6 1 (5.88%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) LAMP
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
2 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Test Management
4 2 (11.76%) CRM
4 2 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Validation
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
4 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PHP
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Python
2 2 (11.76%) Ruby
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (94.12%) ISEB
2 5 (29.41%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
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