Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 104 99
Rank change year-on-year +9 -5 -5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 25 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.27% 0.29% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.22% 1.24% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 5
Bristol median daily rate £325 £280 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.07% -6.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £234 £235 £284
90th Percentile £488 £319 £321
South West median daily rate £360 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +20.00% -7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - £33.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year - -15.19% -

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 402 402 391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 20.34% 23.67% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 267 289
Bristol median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £202 £270 £263
90th Percentile £604 £600 £502
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 14
Bristol median hourly rate £36.25 £25.50 £17.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.16% +48.91% -59.10%
10th Percentile £13.79 £17.50 £10.70
90th Percentile £44.88 £47.50 £25.00
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £27.50 £40.25
% change year-on-year +38.18% -31.68% +15.00%

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 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 12 (48.00%) ISEB
1 12 (48.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (44.00%) Test Scripting
2 11 (44.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (32.00%) Scrum
3 8 (32.00%) Finance
4 7 (28.00%) HP
4 7 (28.00%) Banking
4 7 (28.00%) Test Strategy
5 6 (24.00%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (24.00%) Functional Testing
5 6 (24.00%) Retail Banking
6 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (20.00%) SQL
6 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (20.00%) Test Management
7 4 (16.00%) Manual Testing
7 4 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Defect Management
7 4 (16.00%) TestRail
7 4 (16.00%) JIRA
7 4 (16.00%) Selenium
8 3 (12.00%) Release Management
8 3 (12.00%) QA
8 3 (12.00%) SAP ERP
8 3 (12.00%) Billing
8 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
8 3 (12.00%) SAP
8 3 (12.00%) ERP

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Power BI
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) JIRA
1 4 (16.00%) Selenium
1 4 (16.00%) TestRail
2 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.00%) MSTest
4 1 (4.00%) NUnit
4 1 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 7 (28.00%) Banking
3 6 (24.00%) Retail Banking
4 3 (12.00%) Billing
5 2 (8.00%) Legal
5 2 (8.00%) Spanish Language
6 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
6 1 (4.00%) Military
6 1 (4.00%) Retail
6 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Analyst
1 14 (56.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Business Test Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Scrum Master
3 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (8.00%) Tester
4 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Documentation Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.00%) JSON
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) User Experience
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (44.00%) Software Testing
2 11 (44.00%) Test Scripting
3 8 (32.00%) Scrum
4 7 (28.00%) Test Strategy
5 6 (24.00%) Functional Testing
5 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (20.00%) Test Management
7 4 (16.00%) Defect Management
7 4 (16.00%) Manual Testing
7 4 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (12.00%) Change Management
8 3 (12.00%) ERP
8 3 (12.00%) Kanban
8 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Release Management
8 3 (12.00%) System Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (48.00%) ISEB
2 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) IFRS
3 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 15288
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) HP
2 3 (12.00%) SAP
3 2 (8.00%) BT
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Huawei
4 1 (4.00%) Nokia