The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 1 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 36 31 26
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing ISEB 27 34 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.56% 5.26% 4.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.36% 16.83% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 10
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£323 £325 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.61% +6.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £185 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £45.78 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-54.12% +103.45%
ISEB
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Qualifications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
188 202 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 31.76% 31.27% 28.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 130 56
Average daily rate £363 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £487 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 11
Average hourly rate £11.50 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.90% +36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £14.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £25.00 £16.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the South Wales region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the South Wales region.

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +2 15 £310 -17.33% 4
Newport -13 12 £340 +4.61% 2
ISEB
Wales

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing ISEB 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 ISEB.

1 20 (48.78%) Finance
1 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (41.46%) Banking
3 16 (39.02%) .NET
4 15 (36.59%) Regression Testing
5 14 (34.15%) Java
5 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
6 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
6 13 (31.71%) Scrum
6 13 (31.71%) Test Scripting
7 12 (29.27%) BDD
7 12 (29.27%) JMeter
7 12 (29.27%) TDD
7 12 (29.27%) Test-First Development
7 12 (29.27%) ISTQB
7 12 (29.27%) Selenium
8 11 (26.83%) AS400
9 10 (24.39%) SpecFlow
9 10 (24.39%) Cucumber
10 9 (21.95%) Retail Banking
10 9 (21.95%) Retail
11 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
12 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
13 5 (12.20%) Software Testing
13 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (12.20%) Project Management
13 5 (12.20%) Change Management
14 4 (9.76%) UML
14 4 (9.76%) SQL
14 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing ISEB 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 ISEB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Project
2 2 (4.88%) MS Office
2 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (29.27%) JMeter
1 12 (29.27%) Selenium
2 10 (24.39%) Cucumber
2 10 (24.39%) SpecFlow
3 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.44%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.44%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.44%) JIRA
5 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.44%) TestNG
General
1 20 (48.78%) Finance
2 17 (41.46%) Banking
3 9 (21.95%) Retail
3 9 (21.95%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (56.10%) Tester
2 21 (51.22%) Analyst
3 11 (26.83%) Test Analyst
4 9 (21.95%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (2.44%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Change Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (39.02%) .NET
2 4 (9.76%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.88%) HTML
3 2 (4.88%) CSS
4 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) AS400
2 2 (4.88%) NHS
2 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) UNIX
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
1 2 (4.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (36.59%) Regression Testing
3 13 (31.71%) Scrum
3 13 (31.71%) Test Scripting
4 12 (29.27%) BDD
4 12 (29.27%) TDD
4 12 (29.27%) Test-First Development
5 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (12.20%) Project Management
5 5 (12.20%) Change Management
5 5 (12.20%) Software Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Test Strategy
6 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
6 4 (9.76%) UML
7 3 (7.32%) Business Analysis
7 3 (7.32%) Use Case
7 3 (7.32%) Performance Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Load Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) Java
2 4 (9.76%) SQL
3 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.44%) C
4 1 (2.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) ISTQB
2 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
3 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
4 4 (9.76%) Degree
5 1 (2.44%) APMG
5 1 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) OpenText
3 1 (2.44%) Casewise
3 1 (2.44%) HP
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) Progress