Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 102 101
Rank change year-on-year -10 -1 -13
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.31% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.50% 0.78% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Bristol median daily rate £275 £280 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% -29.56% +6.00%
10th Percentile £261 £268 £307
90th Percentile £390 £290 £552
South West median daily rate £410 £280 £349
% change year-on-year +46.43% -19.66% +7.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - £33.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year - -15.19% -

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 401 385 405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 20.44% 22.82% 23.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 247 302
Bristol median daily rate £400 £400 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.31% +0.33%
10th Percentile £212 £281 £265
90th Percentile £601 £600 £518
South West median daily rate £411 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.81% +3.23% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 16
Bristol median hourly rate £37.50 £24.50 £17.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.06% +43.07% -62.97%
10th Percentile £13.50 £16.23 £10.84
90th Percentile £45.00 £47.40 £26.88
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year +1.45% -12.10% +12.14%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 Foundation Certification.

1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
1 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
1 5 (83.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (50.00%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Kanban
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (50.00%) User Experience
4 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Release Management
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Retail Banking
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) TestRail
5 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing

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 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) Power BI
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) TestRail
3 1 (16.67%) MSTest
3 1 (16.67%) NUnit
3 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) JSON
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) User Experience
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Kanban
3 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 2 (33.33%) Release Management
4 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (16.67%) ETL
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
1 5 (83.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) HP