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 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 67 58 52
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.12% 1.08% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 5.42% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £11.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+68.08% -60.83%
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
170 166 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 20.14% 19.90% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 116 76
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 12
Average hourly rate £36.40 £25.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.60% +85.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 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 8 (88.89%) ISEB
2 6 (66.67%) QA
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Selenium
4 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 3 (33.33%) System Testing
4 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) JIRA
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
6 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (11.11%) Marketing
6 1 (11.11%) WCF
6 1 (11.11%) WPF
6 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Cucumber

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
3 1 (11.11%) JMeter
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Software Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Programme Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Programme Test Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 1 (11.11%) QA Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Technical Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) WCF
1 1 (11.11%) WPF
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) System Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) SAP
1 1 (11.11%) IBM
1 1 (11.11%) HP