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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 30 29 41
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Contract jobs citing ISEB 34 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.32% 3.61% 2.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.61% 12.20% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 11
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£275 £300 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £267 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £433 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £32.78 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-54.69% +47.31%
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
165 123 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 30.67% 29.57% 25.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 68 56
Average daily rate £338 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.83 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.54% +1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.52 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £16.16 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Newport +6 18 £325 - 1
Cardiff -7 15 £275 - 5
Torfaen - - - - 1
ISEB
Wales

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 39 (56.52%) ISTQB
2 37 (53.62%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (44.93%) Finance
4 30 (43.48%) Software Testing
5 24 (34.78%) Test Management
5 24 (34.78%) HP Quality Center
6 22 (31.88%) Scrum
7 21 (30.43%) Project Management
8 20 (28.99%) Security Cleared
8 20 (28.99%) Automation Testing
9 19 (27.54%) JIRA
10 18 (26.09%) Selenium
10 18 (26.09%) WebDriver
10 18 (26.09%) Jenkins
11 17 (24.64%) Kanban
11 17 (24.64%) C#
11 17 (24.64%) SharePoint
12 16 (23.19%) Test Scripting
12 16 (23.19%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (23.19%) Banking
13 15 (21.74%) Bugzilla
13 15 (21.74%) Open Source
13 15 (21.74%) SC Cleared
13 15 (21.74%) Load Testing
14 14 (20.29%) TortoiseSVN
14 14 (20.29%) TDD
14 14 (20.29%) Subversion
14 14 (20.29%) Test Strategy
14 14 (20.29%) BDD
15 13 (18.84%) .NET Framework

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 17 (24.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.70%) MS Office
2 3 (4.35%) MS Project
3 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (27.54%) JIRA
2 18 (26.09%) Selenium
2 18 (26.09%) WebDriver
2 18 (26.09%) Jenkins
3 16 (23.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (21.74%) Bugzilla
5 14 (20.29%) TortoiseSVN
5 14 (20.29%) Subversion
6 11 (15.94%) JMeter
7 9 (13.04%) TestNG
7 9 (13.04%) Maven
7 9 (13.04%) Ant
7 9 (13.04%) JUnit
8 8 (11.59%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (2.90%) LoadUI
9 2 (2.90%) Rational Performance Tester
10 1 (1.45%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
General
1 31 (44.93%) Finance
2 16 (23.19%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Retail
3 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (44.93%) Analyst
2 19 (27.54%) Test Analyst
2 19 (27.54%) Tester
3 12 (17.39%) Business Analyst
4 11 (15.94%) Test Manager
5 3 (4.35%) Quality Manager
5 3 (4.35%) QA Manager
5 3 (4.35%) Automation Tester
6 2 (2.90%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (2.90%) Project Manager
6 2 (2.90%) Performance Test Manager
6 2 (2.90%) Performance Manager
6 2 (2.90%) UML Business Analyst
6 2 (2.90%) Software Tester
6 2 (2.90%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (2.90%) Programme Planner
6 2 (2.90%) QA Tester
7 1 (1.45%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (1.45%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (1.45%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.84%) .NET Framework
1 13 (18.84%) .NET
2 3 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.74%) Open Source
2 13 (18.84%) AS400
3 11 (15.94%) Client/Server
4 10 (14.49%) Computer Science
4 10 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (7.25%) PMI
6 2 (2.90%) Statistics
7 1 (1.45%) iSeries
7 1 (1.45%) NHS
7 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.45%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.90%) UNIX
1 2 (2.90%) Windows
2 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.45%) pSOS
2 1 (1.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (53.62%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (43.48%) Software Testing
3 24 (34.78%) Test Management
4 22 (31.88%) Scrum
5 21 (30.43%) Project Management
6 20 (28.99%) Automation Testing
7 17 (24.64%) Kanban
8 16 (23.19%) Test Scripting
9 15 (21.74%) Load Testing
10 14 (20.29%) TDD
10 14 (20.29%) Test Strategy
10 14 (20.29%) BDD
11 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (11.59%) Workflow
12 8 (11.59%) PRINCE2
12 8 (11.59%) UML
12 8 (11.59%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (11.59%) Coaching
13 6 (8.70%) Validation
13 6 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.64%) C#
2 12 (17.39%) Java
3 3 (4.35%) SQL
4 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.45%) PHP
4 1 (1.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 39 (56.52%) ISTQB
2 20 (28.99%) Security Cleared
3 15 (21.74%) SC Cleared
4 12 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (10.14%) Degree
5 7 (10.14%) PMI Certification
6 5 (7.25%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (2.90%) PMP
8 2 (2.90%) IBM Certification
8 2 (2.90%) IIBA
8 2 (2.90%) CBAP
9 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.04%) QA
2 5 (7.25%) ISO 9000
2 5 (7.25%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.90%) P3O
Systems Management
1 24 (34.78%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.90%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 10 (14.49%) HP
2 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.70%) Oracle
4 3 (4.35%) IBM
5 1 (1.45%) Informatica
5 1 (1.45%) Progress
5 1 (1.45%) SAP
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