Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
South West > Bristol
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 109 103
Rank change year-on-year -19 -6 +1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 10 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.46% 0.30% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.88% 1.50% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Bristol median daily rate £288 £275 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% -1.79% -29.56%
10th Percentile £251 £261 £268
90th Percentile £601 £390 £290
South West median daily rate £300 £410 £280
% change year-on-year -26.83% +46.43% -19.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - £33.50

ISTQB Foundation Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Bristol
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 531 401 385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 24.39% 20.37% 22.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 210 246
Bristol median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £268 £212 £280
90th Percentile £538 £606 £600
South West median daily rate £436 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +5.61% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 21 22
Bristol median hourly rate £37.53 £37.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.07% +53.06% +43.07%
10th Percentile £17.50 £13.50 £16.23
90th Percentile £59.13 £45.00 £47.40
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +1.45% -12.10%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Bristol

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Bristol

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Bristol over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Bristol

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Bristol

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 10 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 8 (80.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) Degree
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (60.00%) SQL
5 5 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
6 4 (40.00%) Test Management
7 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (30.00%) QA
7 3 (30.00%) Selenium
7 3 (30.00%) NUnit
7 3 (30.00%) JMeter
7 3 (30.00%) Finance
7 3 (30.00%) JUnit
7 3 (30.00%) C#
7 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
7 3 (30.00%) SpecFlow
7 3 (30.00%) Gherkin
7 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
7 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 3 (30.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (20.00%) Fintech

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring 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 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (30.00%) JMeter
2 3 (30.00%) JUnit
2 3 (30.00%) NUnit
2 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Advertising
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Test Automation Specialist
2 3 (30.00%) Test Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Graduate
3 2 (20.00%) Software Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Manual Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Head of Test
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (30.00%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (20.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Test Management
6 3 (30.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
7 2 (20.00%) Business Transformation
7 2 (20.00%) Health Informatics
7 2 (20.00%) Informatics
7 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
8 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Migration
8 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (70.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Cadence