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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 55 69
Rank change year-on-year -5 +14  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 13 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.53% 1.65% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.44% 6.76% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 3
Median daily rate £330 £419 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.19% +39.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £14.93 £30.00
% change year-on-year +191.45% -50.25%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bristol
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 202 207 192
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 23.85% 24.35% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 150 128
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £602 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 11
Median hourly rate £34.00 £36.00 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -2.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.20 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.90 £62.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing ISTQB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 10 (58.82%) Software Testing
2 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
4 5 (29.41%) Finance
4 5 (29.41%) Scrum
4 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
5 4 (23.53%) HP
5 4 (23.53%) ISEB
5 4 (23.53%) Billing
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) Degree
6 3 (17.65%) Banking
6 3 (17.65%) Retail
6 3 (17.65%) Test Management
6 3 (17.65%) ITIL
6 3 (17.65%) Change Management
6 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
7 2 (11.76%) User Stories
7 2 (11.76%) Value-Added Service
7 2 (11.76%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
7 2 (11.76%) Migration
7 2 (11.76%) ERP
7 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (11.76%) SAP
7 2 (11.76%) XML
7 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
7 2 (11.76%) Test Automation

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 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (5.88%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Value-Added Service
2 1 (5.88%) GGSN
2 1 (5.88%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Billing
3 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 3 (17.65%) Retail
4 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
4 2 (11.76%) Spanish Language
4 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
5 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
1 7 (41.18%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Leader
3 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Business Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum Master
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Core Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Digital Programme Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Public Sector Programme Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Test Project Leader
5 1 (5.88%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Software Testing
2 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
4 5 (29.41%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
6 3 (17.65%) Change Management
6 3 (17.65%) ITIL
6 3 (17.65%) Test Management
7 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
7 2 (11.76%) ERP
7 2 (11.76%) Fault Management
7 2 (11.76%) Migration
7 2 (11.76%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
7 2 (11.76%) User Stories
8 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.88%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
1 4 (23.53%) ISEB
2 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) IFRS
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) BT
3 1 (5.88%) Huawei
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Nokia
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Redknee
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