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 30 September 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 33 54 41
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -13
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 5 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.83% 0.88% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.33% 4.49% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 5
Median daily rate £350 £185 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.18% -17.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £185 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £185 £304
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £340 £328
% change year-on-year
-3.67% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.18 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +151.85%
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
60 89 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 21.98% 19.69% 23.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 57 71
Median daily rate £363 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £185 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £11.78 £8.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.56%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 14 (100.00%) ISEB
2 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) Selenium
2 11 (78.57%) Test Strategy
3 10 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 10 (71.43%) Finance
3 10 (71.43%) SQL
4 9 (64.29%) SDLC
5 8 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (57.14%) Software Testing
6 7 (50.00%) JMeter
7 5 (35.71%) Java
8 4 (28.57%) QA
9 3 (21.43%) Scrum
9 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
9 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
9 3 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
10 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
10 2 (14.29%) BDD
10 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
10 2 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (14.29%) Sitecore
10 2 (14.29%) Umbraco
10 2 (14.29%) Migration
10 2 (14.29%) CMS
10 2 (14.29%) TDD
10 2 (14.29%) Alterian
10 2 (14.29%) C#
10 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) CMS
1 2 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (14.29%) Umbraco
Development Applications
1 11 (78.57%) Selenium
2 7 (50.00%) JMeter
3 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (71.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Analyst
1 12 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
2 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Test Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Tester
2 1 (7.14%) Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (78.57%) Test Strategy
2 10 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 9 (64.29%) SDLC
4 8 (57.14%) Software Testing
4 8 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) BDD
6 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Migration
6 2 (14.29%) OOP
6 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 2 (14.29%) Service Management
6 2 (14.29%) TDD
7 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) QA Automation
7 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) ISEB
2 8 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Alterian
1 2 (14.29%) Sitecore
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle