Period
to 19 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 93 105
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12 -8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 28 26 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.33% 1.34% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.82% 6.33% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 5
Bristol median daily rate £300 £325 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +16.07% -6.67%
10th Percentile £248 £234 £269
90th Percentile £438 £488 £420
South West median daily rate £350 £360 £308
% change year-on-year -2.78% +17.07% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate £38.00 - -
South West median hourly rate £38.00 - £33.50

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 481 411 418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 22.93% 21.11% 24.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 225 272
Bristol median daily rate £400 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £204 £270
90th Percentile £538 £600 £599
South West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 22 22
Bristol median hourly rate £39.50 £36.25 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +25.00% +69.34%
10th Percentile £17.50 £13.79 £17.53
90th Percentile £63.15 £44.88 £47.40
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +10.75% +36.36% -30.60%

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 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 16 (57.14%) ISEB
2 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) Test Automation
3 12 (42.86%) SQL
4 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 8 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 8 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Degree
6 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (17.86%) QA
7 5 (17.86%) Selenium
7 5 (17.86%) JIRA
7 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
7 5 (17.86%) C#
7 5 (17.86%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (17.86%) SpecFlow
7 5 (17.86%) Acceptance Criteria
8 4 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (14.29%) CRM
8 4 (14.29%) SAP
9 3 (10.71%) Aerospace
9 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (10.71%) Bugzilla
9 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) SAP Hybris
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) JIRA
1 5 (17.86%) Selenium
1 5 (17.86%) SpecFlow
1 5 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.71%) Bugzilla
2 3 (10.71%) Cucumber
2 3 (10.71%) HP UFT
2 3 (10.71%) Redmine
2 3 (10.71%) TestComplete
2 3 (10.71%) TestRail
2 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.14%) JMeter
3 2 (7.14%) JUnit
3 2 (7.14%) NUnit
3 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio Coded UI
4 1 (3.57%) JBehave
General
1 3 (10.71%) Aerospace
1 3 (10.71%) Retail
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Analyst
1 10 (35.71%) Test Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Test Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Test Leader
3 4 (14.29%) Digital Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Tester
4 3 (10.71%) Agile Tester
4 3 (10.71%) SAP Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) SAP Functional Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) SAP Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Graduate
5 2 (7.14%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Software Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Test Automation Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Test Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Manual Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Project Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
1 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
1 3 (10.71%) SOAP
1 3 (10.71%) Web Services
1 3 (10.71%) XML
1 3 (10.71%) XSD
2 2 (7.14%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Fintech
2 2 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (7.14%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (46.43%) Test Automation
2 8 (28.57%) Functional Testing
2 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 8 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 7 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
5 5 (17.86%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (17.86%) Defect Tracking
5 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
6 4 (14.29%) CRM
6 4 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (10.71%) Case Management
7 3 (10.71%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (10.71%) OO
7 3 (10.71%) OOP
7 3 (10.71%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (10.71%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) C#
3 3 (10.71%) C++
3 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) ISEB
2 7 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (21.43%) Degree
4 3 (10.71%) DBS Check
5 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) SAP
3 3 (10.71%) hybris
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) Cadence