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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 39 39 23
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.79% 0.35% 2.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.70% 1.75% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£288 £238 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -35.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-58.75% -
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
81 57 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 21.32% 19.72% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 38 20
Average daily rate £375 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £493 £451
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 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 22 August 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 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) SAP
4 1 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (20.00%) ERP
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Informatica
4 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (20.00%) ClearQuest
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Billing
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) SAP SRM
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (20.00%) SAP SRM
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (20.00%) ClearQuest
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (20.00%) TestNG
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (20.00%) AS400
1 1 (20.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Informatica
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