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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 70 68 68
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.39% 0.61% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.69% 2.36% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Median daily rate £275 £300 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £300 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.93 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
-14.05% +23.83%
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
177 212 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 23.14% 26.01% 24.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 151 159
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 18
Median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -62.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £38.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
- +54.92%

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 29 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) QA
1 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (80.00%) User Stories
1 4 (80.00%) Wireframes
2 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (60.00%) System Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Product Management
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Prototyping

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:

Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Software Tester
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) User Stories
1 4 (80.00%) Wireframes
2 3 (60.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) System Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Product Management
3 1 (20.00%) Prototyping
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft