The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 42 34 28
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.79% 0.40% 2.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.90% 1.96% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£288 £238 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -13.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% -25.37%
Qualifications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
77 51 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 20.21% 20.16% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 28 23
Average daily rate £375 £370 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £147 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £556 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
ISTQB
South Wales

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 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 7 (87.50%) ISEB
2 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) ERP
4 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (37.50%) SAP
4 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) SAP SRM
4 3 (37.50%) Stress Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) .NET
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle
6 1 (12.50%) MS Office
6 1 (12.50%) UNIX
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
6 1 (12.50%) IBM
6 1 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) Java
6 1 (12.50%) Informatica
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
6 1 (12.50%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) Selenium
6 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) SAP SRM
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
2 1 (12.50%) ClearQuest
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) TestNG
2 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) AS400
1 1 (12.50%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) ERP
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Stress Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) SAP
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Informatica
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) HP
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