Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 97 108
Rank change year-on-year -11 +11 -4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.054% 0.25% 0.059%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 1.09% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Bristol median daily rate £410 £280 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.43% -6.67% -20.00%
10th Percentile £405 £268 £288
90th Percentile £415 £478 £313
South West median daily rate £350 £335 £345
% change year-on-year +4.48% -2.90% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - £39.50

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 367 366 436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 19.77% 22.79% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 239 320
Bristol median daily rate £400 £390 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% -1.33%
10th Percentile £213 £272 £256
90th Percentile £600 £616 £500
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 19
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +100.00% -62.67%
South West median hourly rate £32.00 £38.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year -16.88% -7.23% +11.56%

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 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 25 February 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 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Retail Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management

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 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (100.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft