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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 27 38 42
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 11 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.81% 2.57% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.00% 14.49% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 3
Median daily rate £286 £185 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.72% -35.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £181 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £185 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+30.83% +122.22%
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
55 69 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 19.03% 17.74% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 52 53
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £185 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 £12.14 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.15% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.00% +31.57%

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 July 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 12 (85.71%) Test Strategy
3 10 (71.43%) Selenium
3 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (64.29%) Finance
4 9 (64.29%) Test Scripting
4 9 (64.29%) SDLC
5 8 (57.14%) SQL
6 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (50.00%) Software Testing
6 7 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (42.86%) JMeter
8 5 (35.71%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
9 4 (28.57%) QA
9 4 (28.57%) Java
10 3 (21.43%) Service Management
10 3 (21.43%) Migration
10 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
10 3 (21.43%) Scrum
10 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
10 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
11 2 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
11 2 (14.29%) BDD
11 2 (14.29%) Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (14.29%) Sitecore
11 2 (14.29%) CMS

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
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) LAN
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
1 2 (14.29%) WAN
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) JMeter
3 2 (14.29%) HP UFT
3 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
3 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Analyst
1 12 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Test Data Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Test Strategy
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (64.29%) SDLC
3 9 (64.29%) Test Scripting
4 7 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Migration
7 3 (21.43%) Scrum
7 3 (21.43%) Service Management
7 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
8 2 (14.29%) BDD
8 2 (14.29%) ITIL
8 2 (14.29%) OOP
8 2 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
8 2 (14.29%) Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) ISEB
2 7 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Alterian
1 2 (14.29%) Sitecore
2 1 (7.14%) CA
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) PlateSpin
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat