Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 86 84
Rank change year-on-year -21 -2 +13
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 11 24 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.58% 1.40% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.88% 6.15% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 20
Bristol median daily rate £294 £323 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.99% -12.24% +22.50%
10th Percentile £239 £261 £270
90th Percentile £503 £488 £476
South West median daily rate £335 £378 £325
% change year-on-year -11.26% +16.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate £38.00 - £46.00
10th Percentile £37.00 - £45.00
90th Percentile £39.00 - £47.00
South West median hourly rate £38.00 - £35.00

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 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 382 390 415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 20.25% 22.74% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 250 286
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.54% +3.67%
10th Percentile £214 £250 £256
90th Percentile £560 £550 £594
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 19
Bristol median hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -3.85% +14.04%
10th Percentile £24.85 £13.80 £23.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.75 £46.60
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% -5.36%

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 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Bristol

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) ISEB
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) C#
4 4 (36.36%) .NET
4 4 (36.36%) Web Services
4 4 (36.36%) SpecFlow
5 3 (27.27%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
5 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (27.27%) Selenium
5 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 3 (27.27%) XML
5 3 (27.27%) XSD
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 3 (27.27%) C++
5 3 (27.27%) OOP
5 3 (27.27%) OO
5 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
5 3 (27.27%) Aerospace
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
6 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (18.18%) QA
7 1 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
7 1 (9.09%) Gherkin

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) SpecFlow
2 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (9.09%) JBehave
4 1 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (9.09%) JMeter
4 1 (9.09%) JUnit
4 1 (9.09%) NUnit
4 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (9.09%) TestComplete
4 1 (9.09%) TestRail
4 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (27.27%) Aerospace
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Test Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Test Leader
2 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Lead Tester
2 1 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Test Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
1 4 (36.36%) Web Services
2 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
2 3 (27.27%) XML
2 3 (27.27%) XSD
3 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Fintech
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) OO
3 3 (27.27%) OOP
3 3 (27.27%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Line Management
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) SDLC
4 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 1 (9.09%) System Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) C++
3 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
4 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Capita