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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 54 70 60
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 18 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.05% 0.11% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.73% 0.49% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 10
Average daily rate £368 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.52% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £425 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+11.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £10.38
% change year-on-year
+133.33% +44.57%
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
185 203 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 21.02% 23.17% 20.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 138 121
Average daily rate £388 £389 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.32% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £295 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 10
Average hourly rate £41.50 £37.74 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.96% +50.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £36.40 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 April 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

ISTQB Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) ISEB
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
4 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (25.00%) C#
5 5 (25.00%) OO
5 5 (25.00%) JIRA
5 5 (25.00%) WATIR
5 5 (25.00%) Selenium
5 5 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Test Management
5 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
5 5 (25.00%) TDD
5 5 (25.00%) Ruby
5 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (25.00%) SpecFlow
5 5 (25.00%) Behat
5 5 (25.00%) Capybara
5 5 (25.00%) Software Delivery
5 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (25.00%) Rally
6 4 (20.00%) Finance
6 4 (20.00%) ITIL

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Capybara
1 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (25.00%) JIRA
1 5 (25.00%) Selenium
1 5 (25.00%) SpecFlow
1 5 (25.00%) WATIR
1 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (5.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (5.00%) Subversion
3 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (10.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (5.00%) Automotive
4 1 (5.00%) Games
4 1 (5.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Test Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Test Manager
4 4 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Behat
2 1 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 5 (25.00%) OO
3 5 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 5 (25.00%) TDD
3 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (25.00%) Test Management
3 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (20.00%) ITIL
5 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Project Management
6 2 (10.00%) Service Management
6 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) C#
2 5 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) ISEB
2 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Rally
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) VMware