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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 56 - 67
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.30% - 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.90% - 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 4
Average daily rate
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£275 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-55.00% -
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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
174 154 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 18.91% 25.12% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 108 86
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 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 19 (86.36%) ISEB
2 8 (36.36%) Finance
3 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (22.73%) Degree
4 5 (22.73%) Selenium
5 4 (18.18%) HP
5 4 (18.18%) C#
5 4 (18.18%) QA
5 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Supplier Management
6 3 (13.64%) Supply Chain Management
6 3 (13.64%) LTE
6 3 (13.64%) Java
6 3 (13.64%) .NET
6 3 (13.64%) SOA
6 3 (13.64%) GPRS
6 3 (13.64%) GSM
6 3 (13.64%) SMS
6 3 (13.64%) UMTS
6 3 (13.64%) WCDMA
6 3 (13.64%) IBM
6 3 (13.64%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner
6 3 (13.64%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Electronics
6 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
6 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
6 3 (13.64%) Waterfall

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) LTE
1 3 (13.64%) GPRS
1 3 (13.64%) GSM
1 3 (13.64%) SMS
1 3 (13.64%) UMTS
1 3 (13.64%) WCDMA
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Selenium
2 3 (13.64%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner
2 3 (13.64%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (4.55%) NUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) JMeter
3 1 (4.55%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Electronics
2 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Test Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) QA Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Tester
6 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Junior Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) PMI
1 1 (4.55%) NHS
1 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
2 4 (18.18%) Supplier Management
3 3 (13.64%) Supply Chain Management
3 3 (13.64%) SOA
3 3 (13.64%) Integration Acceptance Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
3 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
4 2 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Validation
4 2 (9.09%) CRM
4 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Test Management
4 2 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.55%) TDD
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.55%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) C#
2 3 (13.64%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (86.36%) ISEB
2 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (22.73%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) HL7
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) HP
2 3 (13.64%) IBM
3 2 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (9.09%) Cerner
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