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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South West / Bristol
Rank 63 61 70
Rank change year-on-year -2 +9  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.61% 1.22% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.65% 5.05% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 1
Median daily rate £500 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -11.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £38.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.17% +80.00%  

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 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 189 218 170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 23.16% 24.09% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 156 121
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 1
Median hourly rate £37.75 £41.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.03% +232.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Bristol

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Billing
5 1 (12.50%) JIRA
5 1 (12.50%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) Fault Management
5 1 (12.50%) PDM
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) Middleware
5 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management

ISTQB
Top Related 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 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (12.50%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
1 1 (12.50%) Billing
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (25.00%) XML Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Programme Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Migration Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Project Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Public Sector Programme Manager
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Test Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Management
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) Fault Management
4 1 (12.50%) PDM
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Prototyping
4 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories
4 1 (12.50%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
1 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle