The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 38 45 36
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 10 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.52% 0.81% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.51% 3.95% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 1
Average daily rate
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£185 £288 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.65% +21.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -46.00%
ISTQB
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Qualifications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
74 76 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 18.64% 20.60% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 54 27
Average daily rate £325 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £241 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £450 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.14 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

ISTQB
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing ISTQB 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 ISTQB.

1 12 (92.31%) Finance
1 12 (92.31%) Banking
1 12 (92.31%) ISEB
2 11 (84.62%) AS400
3 10 (76.92%) Retail
3 10 (76.92%) Retail Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (7.69%) Validation
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 1 (7.69%) XML
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing ISTQB 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 ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (92.31%) Finance
1 12 (92.31%) Banking
2 10 (76.92%) Retail
2 10 (76.92%) Retail Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Manual Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (84.62%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) Validation
1 1 (7.69%) Migration
1 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
1 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft