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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West / Bristol
Rank 67 70 72
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 4 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.48% 0.67% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.12% 2.56% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Median daily rate £500 £375 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +16.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +968.00%

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
189 234 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 22.47% 26.29% 22.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 171 160
Median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £496 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+4.03% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 4
Median hourly rate £37.50 £13.65 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+174.72% -61.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £13.00 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £28.90 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.69 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +84.44%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (37.50%) User Stories
3 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (37.50%) QA
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 3 (37.50%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) Wireframes
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) System Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) SoapUI

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (12.50%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 2 (25.00%) XML Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Programme Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Migration Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Project Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Public Sector Programme Manager
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Test Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) User Stories
3 3 (37.50%) Wireframes
4 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) System Testing
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) PDM
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle