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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 69 70 60
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.74% 0.77% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.78% 3.78% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 8
Median daily rate £413 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £291 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £342 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £323
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+30.83% +122.22%
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
252 185 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 26.81% 20.40% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 133 88
Median daily rate £420 £380 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +3.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £480 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +82.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.11% +25.00%

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
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 27 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) ISEB
3 11 (47.83%) Software Testing
4 9 (39.13%) SQL
5 8 (34.78%) C#
5 8 (34.78%) OO
5 8 (34.78%) GAP Analysis
5 8 (34.78%) JIRA
5 8 (34.78%) Ruby
5 8 (34.78%) WATIR
5 8 (34.78%) Selenium
5 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
5 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
5 8 (34.78%) WebDriver
5 8 (34.78%) Cucumber
5 8 (34.78%) SpecFlow
5 8 (34.78%) Behat
5 8 (34.78%) Capybara
5 8 (34.78%) Software Delivery
5 8 (34.78%) Rally
6 6 (26.09%) Waterfall
6 6 (26.09%) Finance
7 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Test Management
7 5 (21.74%) TDD
7 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
7 5 (21.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Banking
8 4 (17.39%) Scrum

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Capybara
1 8 (34.78%) Cucumber
1 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
1 8 (34.78%) JIRA
1 8 (34.78%) Selenium
1 8 (34.78%) SpecFlow
1 8 (34.78%) WATIR
1 8 (34.78%) WebDriver
2 2 (8.70%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (4.35%) Bugzilla
3 1 (4.35%) Subversion
3 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Games
3 3 (13.04%) Retail
3 3 (13.04%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.35%) Automotive
4 1 (4.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
1 8 (34.78%) Test Analyst
1 8 (34.78%) Test Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Test Automation Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Test Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Test Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) Behat
2 1 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) Software Testing
3 8 (34.78%) GAP Analysis
3 8 (34.78%) OO
3 8 (34.78%) Software Delivery
3 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
4 6 (26.09%) Waterfall
5 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
5 5 (21.74%) TDD
5 5 (21.74%) Test Management
5 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
6 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Scrum
7 3 (13.04%) Kanban
7 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.04%) Time Management
8 2 (8.70%) Security Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Service Management
8 2 (8.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) Ruby
3 1 (4.35%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) ISEB
2 5 (21.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
4 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.35%) CCNA
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Rally
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft