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 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 62 50 66
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +16
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 6 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.71% 0.16% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.48% 0.62% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £460 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.21% +22.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £291
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +9.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-58.75% -
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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
134 162 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 15.78% 26.43% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 110 95
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 £276 £247 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 19
Average hourly rate £33.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.42% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

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 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 15 (83.33%) ISEB
2 10 (55.56%) Finance
3 5 (27.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (22.22%) QA
4 4 (22.22%) Selenium
4 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 4 (22.22%) HP
4 4 (22.22%) Supplier Management
4 4 (22.22%) Test Management
5 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 3 (16.67%) Supply Chain Management
5 3 (16.67%) IBM
5 3 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 3 (16.67%) Java
5 3 (16.67%) SOA
5 3 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (16.67%) Degree
5 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) PHP
6 2 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (11.11%) C#
6 2 (11.11%) CRM
6 2 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) JMeter
6 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Validation

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) GPRS
1 1 (5.56%) GSM
1 1 (5.56%) SMS
1 1 (5.56%) UMTS
1 1 (5.56%) WCDMA
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
1 1 (5.56%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Selenium
2 3 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 3 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (11.11%) JMeter
4 1 (5.56%) NUnit
4 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.56%) Selenium IDE
General
1 10 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Test Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Supplier Management
1 4 (22.22%) Test Management
1 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
2 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (16.67%) SOA
2 3 (16.67%) Supply Chain Management
3 2 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Validation
3 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
3 2 (11.11%) CRM
3 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) BDD
4 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) PHP
2 2 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (83.33%) ISEB
2 5 (27.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) HP
2 3 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
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