Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 112 96 95
Rank change year-on-year -16 -1 +6
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 34 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.37% 1.61% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.49% 6.50% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 12
Bristol median daily rate £410 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.84% +6.15% +16.07%
10th Percentile £402 £256 £263
90th Percentile £438 £438 £400
South West median daily rate £463 £368 £325
% change year-on-year +25.64% +13.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Bristol median hourly rate - £38.00 -
South West median hourly rate - £38.00 -

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 469 523 367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 25.01% 24.79% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 302 187
Bristol median daily rate £490 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.50% - -
10th Percentile £290 £269 £212
90th Percentile £663 £550 £600
South West median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 54 20
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 £37.55 £18.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.79% +107.89% -39.79%
10th Percentile £20.14 £17.50 £16.04
90th Percentile £49.88 £64.75 £47.28
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -10.96%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Bristol

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) QA
4 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
5 2 (28.57%) Selenium
5 2 (28.57%) Release Management
5 2 (28.57%) Test Management
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) Validation
5 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) Microservices
5 2 (28.57%) SDLC
5 2 (28.57%) Investment Management
5 2 (28.57%) Data Validation
5 2 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 2 (28.57%) Technical Debt
6 1 (14.29%) Technical Leadership
6 1 (14.29%) HP ALM
6 1 (14.29%) Commercial Awareness
6 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 1 (14.29%) Java

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 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
1 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Data Validation
4 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Investment Management
4 2 (28.57%) Microservices
4 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (28.57%) Release Management
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Technical Debt
4 2 (28.57%) Test Management
4 2 (28.57%) Validation
5 1 (14.29%) Commercial Awareness
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) System Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Technical Leadership
5 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP