Period
to 19 February 2018

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 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 94 93
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +6
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 13 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.69% 0.44% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.48% 1.91% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 6
Bristol median daily rate £325 £280 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.07% -20.00% +27.27%
10th Percentile £264 £235 £294
90th Percentile £412 £450 £426
South West median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.14% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate - - £31.00
South West median hourly rate - £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -

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 374 367 432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 19.95% 23.23% 25.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 234 318
Bristol median daily rate £400 £398 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +7.43% -1.33%
10th Percentile £211 £273 £256
90th Percentile £600 £620 £500
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 19
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £32.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.74% +84.29% -62.67%
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £38.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year -15.58% -6.67% +13.32%

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

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Bristol over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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 12 (92.31%) ISEB
2 8 (61.54%) Retail Banking
3 7 (53.85%) Banking
4 5 (38.46%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) Scrum
5 4 (30.77%) SQL
5 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Test Management
5 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 4 (30.77%) JIRA
5 4 (30.77%) TestRail
6 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
7 2 (15.38%) HP
7 2 (15.38%) Selenium
7 2 (15.38%) Release Management
7 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 2 (15.38%) System Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Kanban
7 2 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
7 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (15.38%) User Experience
7 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (15.38%) SDLC

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 4 (30.77%) JIRA
1 4 (30.77%) TestRail
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (61.54%) Retail Banking
2 7 (53.85%) Banking
3 5 (38.46%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Documentation Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
1 2 (15.38%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Scrum
1 4 (30.77%) Test Management
1 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
1 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
3 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Kanban
3 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Release Management
3 2 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (15.38%) SDLC
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (15.38%) System Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) HP