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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 66 62 41
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -21
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 6 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.68% 0.65% 1.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.33% 3.31% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 8
Average daily rate
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£335 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £277 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £409 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%
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%
ISTQB
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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
180 151 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 20.55% 19.64% 18.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 109 71
Average daily rate £388 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £235 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 11
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £33.36 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 2015.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 14 (87.50%) ISEB
2 7 (43.75%) QA
3 5 (31.25%) .NET
4 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
5 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
5 3 (18.75%) System Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Selenium
5 3 (18.75%) C#
5 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Electronics
5 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
5 3 (18.75%) Finance
6 2 (12.50%) HP
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (12.50%) IBM
6 2 (12.50%) Cerner
6 2 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 2 (12.50%) SOA
6 2 (12.50%) GPRS
6 2 (12.50%) GSM
6 2 (12.50%) SMS

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (18.75%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (18.75%) Electronics
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
1 7 (43.75%) Test Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Tester
3 4 (25.00%) Test Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Software Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Programme Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Programme Test Manager
5 2 (12.50%) QA Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Test Programme Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Test Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
6 1 (6.25%) QA Leader
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 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
2 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
2 3 (18.75%) System Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) SOA
3 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Integration Acceptance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Supply Chain Management
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 2 (12.50%) Supplier Management
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (87.50%) ISEB
2 4 (25.00%) 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 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) HP
1 2 (12.50%) IBM
1 2 (12.50%) Cerner
2 1 (6.25%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Open Text
Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £400 - £450 per month
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