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 1 October 2016 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 68 66 61
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.34% 0.78% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.49% 3.78% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 8
Median daily rate £280 £308 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.94% +11.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £340 £328
% change year-on-year
-2.20% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.18 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +151.85%
ISTQB
South West

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
202 185 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 22.80% 20.60% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 138 129
Median daily rate £355 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £285 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 10
Median hourly rate £40.00 £13.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+207.69% -65.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £10.67 £18.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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 Bristol region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Software Testing
3 7 (50.00%) Finance
4 6 (42.86%) ISEB
4 6 (42.86%) Scrum
5 5 (35.71%) Ruby
5 5 (35.71%) JIRA
5 5 (35.71%) WATIR
5 5 (35.71%) Selenium
5 5 (35.71%) C#
5 5 (35.71%) SQL
5 5 (35.71%) OO
5 5 (35.71%) GAP Analysis
5 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
5 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
5 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
5 5 (35.71%) Cucumber
5 5 (35.71%) SpecFlow
5 5 (35.71%) Behat
5 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
5 5 (35.71%) Capybara
5 5 (35.71%) Software Delivery
5 5 (35.71%) Rally
6 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (21.43%) User Stories
7 3 (21.43%) Wireframes
7 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
7 3 (21.43%) System Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Capybara
1 5 (35.71%) Cucumber
1 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
1 5 (35.71%) JIRA
1 5 (35.71%) Selenium
1 5 (35.71%) SpecFlow
1 5 (35.71%) WATIR
1 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
2 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
2 3 (21.43%) Games
3 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 2 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
1 7 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Software Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Software Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Scrum
4 5 (35.71%) GAP Analysis
4 5 (35.71%) OO
4 5 (35.71%) Software Delivery
4 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
4 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
5 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
5 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Kanban
5 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
5 3 (21.43%) System Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Time Management
5 3 (21.43%) User Stories
5 3 (21.43%) Wireframes
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) TDD
6 2 (14.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C#
1 5 (35.71%) Ruby
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) ISEB
2 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Rally
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft