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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 72 58 44
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -14
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.35% 1.14% 1.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.49% 5.35% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 12
Average daily rate
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£323 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+27.02% -59.13%
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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
202 187 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 23.30% 21.30% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 136 87
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.06% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £16.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £23.30 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -33.96%

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 2 March 2015.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 (93.75%) ISEB
2 7 (43.75%) QA
3 5 (31.25%) .NET
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Selenium
4 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
5 3 (18.75%) System Testing
5 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Electronics
5 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
5 3 (18.75%) C#
5 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
5 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
5 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (12.50%) LTE
6 2 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Finance
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 2 (12.50%) Cerner
6 2 (12.50%) GPRS
6 2 (12.50%) GSM
6 2 (12.50%) SMS
6 2 (12.50%) UMTS
6 2 (12.50%) WCDMA
6 2 (12.50%) Degree

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) GPRS
1 2 (12.50%) GSM
1 2 (12.50%) SMS
1 2 (12.50%) UMTS
1 2 (12.50%) WCDMA
1 2 (12.50%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.25%) JMeter
General
1 3 (18.75%) Electronics
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Tester
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Automation Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Software Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Programme Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Programme Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Tester
4 2 (12.50%) QA Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) QA Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.25%) WCF
2 1 (6.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
3 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
3 3 (18.75%) System Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
5 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (6.25%) SOA
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.25%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) ISEB
2 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) HL7
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Cerner
2 1 (6.25%) Open Text
2 1 (6.25%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) HP