The first table below looks at the demand for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cardiff region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 34 24 16
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing ISEB 13 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.59% 2.34% 7.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.81% 12.12% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 10
Average daily rate £289 £296 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.53% -18.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £288 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £424 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-25.41% +26.31%
Qualifications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
73 33 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 20.17% 19.30% 35.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 20 40
Average daily rate £340 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £600 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.16 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
ISEB
South Wales

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the Cardiff region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Cardiff region.

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB.

1 12 (63.16%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
4 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 5 (26.32%) Performance Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Banking
5 4 (21.05%) HP
5 4 (21.05%) Citrix
5 4 (21.05%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (21.05%) MS Office
5 4 (21.05%) UML
5 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Stress Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (15.79%) SAP SRM
6 3 (15.79%) QA
6 3 (15.79%) SAP
6 3 (15.79%) LoadRunner
6 3 (15.79%) ERP
6 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
6 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.79%) Project Management
6 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Analytics
7 2 (10.53%) RUP
7 2 (10.53%) Change Management
7 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
7 2 (10.53%) SQL
7 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) SAP SRM
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (15.79%) LoadRunner
2 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.26%) ClearQuest
General
1 12 (63.16%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Billing
3 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Analyst
2 10 (52.63%) Test Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Business Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Citrix Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Manual Tester
6 1 (5.26%) QA Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) AS400
2 1 (5.26%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
1 5 (26.32%) Performance Testing
2 4 (21.05%) UML
2 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.79%) ERP
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) Stress Testing
3 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Workflow
4 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Analytics
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) RUP
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) XenApp
1 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) HP
2 4 (21.05%) Citrix
3 3 (15.79%) SAP
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