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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 56 73 59
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -14
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.43% 0.43% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.71% 1.98% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 8
Median daily rate £369 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.91% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £340 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.93 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-50.25% +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
210 202 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 25.00% 21.70% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 140 103
Median daily rate £425 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 8
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.04 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.80% +111.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.90 £15.25 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.93 £62.80 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +26.94%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (60.87%) ISEB
3 10 (43.48%) SQL
3 10 (43.48%) Software Testing
4 8 (34.78%) GAP Analysis
4 8 (34.78%) C#
4 8 (34.78%) OO
4 8 (34.78%) Ruby
4 8 (34.78%) JIRA
4 8 (34.78%) WATIR
4 8 (34.78%) Selenium
4 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
4 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
4 8 (34.78%) WebDriver
4 8 (34.78%) Cucumber
4 8 (34.78%) SpecFlow
4 8 (34.78%) Behat
4 8 (34.78%) Capybara
4 8 (34.78%) Software Delivery
4 8 (34.78%) Rally
5 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
5 5 (21.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
5 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
5 5 (21.74%) Test Management
5 5 (21.74%) TDD
5 5 (21.74%) Finance
6 4 (17.39%) Banking
6 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
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%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (21.74%) 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 9 (39.13%) Analyst
1 9 (39.13%) Test Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Test Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Test Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
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
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) 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 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
4 5 (21.74%) TDD
4 5 (21.74%) Test Management
4 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
4 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
5 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
6 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
6 3 (13.04%) ITIL
6 3 (13.04%) Kanban
6 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Scrum
6 3 (13.04%) Time Management
7 2 (8.70%) Project Management
7 2 (8.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) Ruby
3 1 (4.35%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) ISEB
2 5 (21.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) CCNA
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Rally
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) VMware