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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 46 - 33
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.85% - 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.85% - 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£193 - £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £320
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.42 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-21.94% +25.00%
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
78 65 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 22.16% 27.20% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 42 30
Average daily rate £365 £275 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.72% -36.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.29% +11.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £16.16 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.16 £16.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

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 November 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 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
4 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) TestNG
4 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) Digital Media
5 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 1 (14.29%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) iSeries
5 1 (14.29%) Test Management
5 1 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) SQL

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Financials
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) TestNG
1 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) TortoiseSVN
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Ant
2 1 (14.29%) JUnit
2 1 (14.29%) JMeter
2 1 (14.29%) Bugzilla
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Subversion
2 1 (14.29%) Maven
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Software Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Web Tester
4 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Media
2 1 (14.29%) iSeries
2 1 (14.29%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
1 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
2 1 (14.29%) BDD
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Test Management
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Kanban
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) IBM
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) Informatica