Period
to 2 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 2 April 2020 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 93 92 93
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 10 37 14
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 0.61% 1.84% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.67% 7.41% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 13
Median daily rate £425 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% - -13.33%
10th Percentile £402 £268 £273
90th Percentile £498 £438 £400
South West median daily rate £450 £365 £325
% change year-on-year +23.29% +12.31% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
South West median hourly rate £50.00 - -

ISTQB 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 374 499 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 22.69% 24.79% 19.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 289 196
Median daily rate £500 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £313 £276 £219
90th Percentile £662 £577 £566
South West median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 47 12
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +114.29% -53.33%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +40.35% -25.97%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Bristol

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ISTQB in Bristol.

Daily rate trend for ISTQB in Bristol

ISTQB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ISTQB in Bristol.

Hourly rate trend for ISTQB in Bristol

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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.

1 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) QA
3 3 (30.00%) Selenium
3 3 (30.00%) Test Management
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Debt
4 2 (20.00%) HP ALM
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Microservices
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Use Case
4 2 (20.00%) Release Management
4 2 (20.00%) Data Validation
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) Validation
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) BT
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Stress Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center

ISTQB
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:

Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Test Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Test Management
4 2 (20.00%) Data Validation
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Microservices
4 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Release Management
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Debt
4 2 (20.00%) Use Case
4 2 (20.00%) Validation
5 1 (10.00%) Commercial Awareness
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP ALM
2 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) BT