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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 71 65 65
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.35% 0.81% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.29% 3.78% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
Average daily rate £338 £380 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.18% +10.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £248 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £513 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £330 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
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
233 185 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 27.28% 21.46% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 150 113
Average daily rate £360 £378 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.63% +1.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 5
Average hourly rate £15.25 £35.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.42% +68.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £47.50 £32.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) SAP
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
4 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Lync
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (12.50%) V-Model
4 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (12.50%) SCCM
4 1 (12.50%) SCOM
4 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 1 (12.50%) MS Office

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Lync
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Bugzilla
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Migration Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) XSD
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
4 1 (12.50%) ETL
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Logistics
4 1 (12.50%) OOD
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix
1 2 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) VMware