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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 33 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.20% 1.73% -
As % of the Qualifications category 5.26% 8.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£180 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.39% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -60.83%
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
57 69 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 22.71% 19.94% 21.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 39 22
Average daily rate £450 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £214 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £413 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Average hourly rate £15.13 £16.16 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.40% -2.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.03 £16.16 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.23 £16.16 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £24.90
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -27.71%

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 10 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 1 April 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
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) AS400
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Validation
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) Degree