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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 42 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.32% 0.86% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.49% 3.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£210 £283 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+27.02% -59.13%
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
67 52 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 21.34% 22.32% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 39 19
Average daily rate £425 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £501 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.29% -12.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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 4 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Subversion
3 1 (25.00%) Maven
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Kanban
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) TestNG
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) JMeter
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Java

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) Maven
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) TestNG
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) TortoiseSVN
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) JMeter
1 1 (25.00%) Ant
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Web Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Media
1 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Test Management
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) Kanban
1 1 (25.00%) BDD
1 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Scrum
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) TDD
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center