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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 27 37 30
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing ISEB 35 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.01% 2.86% 3.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.82% 10.74% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 9 10
Average daily rate
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£325 £263 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -31.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £211 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £394 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.84% +5.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £15.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+110.36% -57.14%
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
186 121 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 31.96% 26.59% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 71 49
Average daily rate £375 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £220 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £585 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.58 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.41% +7.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +2 15 £350 -7.28% 3
Cardiff +1 14 £320 +8.01% 3
Bridgend - - - - 1
Torfaen - - - -
ISEB
Wales

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 40 (61.54%) ISTQB
2 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (43.08%) Finance
4 27 (41.54%) Software Testing
5 26 (40.00%) Test Management
6 24 (36.92%) Scrum
6 24 (36.92%) SharePoint
7 23 (35.38%) Test Scripting
7 23 (35.38%) Security Cleared
8 22 (33.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (33.85%) JMeter
8 22 (33.85%) Automation Testing
9 21 (32.31%) Java
9 21 (32.31%) JUnit
9 21 (32.31%) HP Quality Center
9 21 (32.31%) WebDriver
9 21 (32.31%) Open Source
9 21 (32.31%) Load Testing
9 21 (32.31%) Kanban
9 21 (32.31%) JIRA
9 21 (32.31%) Selenium
9 21 (32.31%) Banking
10 20 (30.77%) Subversion
10 20 (30.77%) TortoiseSVN
10 20 (30.77%) C#
10 20 (30.77%) Bugzilla
10 20 (30.77%) TestNG
11 19 (29.23%) Jenkins
11 19 (29.23%) .NET
11 19 (29.23%) Ant

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 24 (36.92%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.08%) CMS
2 2 (3.08%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (10.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.69%) MS Office
2 5 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (6.15%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 22 (33.85%) JMeter
1 22 (33.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (32.31%) WebDriver
2 21 (32.31%) JUnit
2 21 (32.31%) JIRA
2 21 (32.31%) Selenium
3 20 (30.77%) Bugzilla
3 20 (30.77%) Subversion
3 20 (30.77%) TortoiseSVN
3 20 (30.77%) TestNG
4 19 (29.23%) Ant
4 19 (29.23%) Jenkins
4 19 (29.23%) Maven
5 1 (1.54%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (1.54%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.54%) LoadUI
General
1 28 (43.08%) Finance
2 21 (32.31%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Billing
Job Titles
1 30 (46.15%) Analyst
2 21 (32.31%) Tester
3 17 (26.15%) Business Analyst
4 13 (20.00%) Test Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) Test Manager
6 4 (6.15%) Automation Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Web Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Web Business Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.08%) Quality Manager
8 2 (3.08%) QA Manager
8 2 (3.08%) Security Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Software Tester
8 2 (3.08%) QA Tester
8 2 (3.08%) Automation Tester
8 2 (3.08%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 1 (1.54%) Selenium Tester
9 1 (1.54%) Lead Tester
9 1 (1.54%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (29.23%) .NET
2 17 (26.15%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (32.31%) Open Source
2 16 (24.62%) Client/Server
3 10 (15.38%) AS400
4 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (7.69%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.62%) Social Media
6 3 (4.62%) PMI
7 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.08%) iSeries
7 2 (3.08%) User Experience
8 1 (1.54%) Statistics
8 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.54%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.08%) UNIX
2 1 (1.54%) Windows
2 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (41.54%) Software Testing
3 26 (40.00%) Test Management
4 24 (36.92%) Scrum
5 23 (35.38%) Test Scripting
6 22 (33.85%) Automation Testing
7 21 (32.31%) Kanban
7 21 (32.31%) Load Testing
8 19 (29.23%) TDD
8 19 (29.23%) BDD
9 12 (18.46%) UML
9 12 (18.46%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (16.92%) Project Management
10 11 (16.92%) Change Management
11 10 (15.38%) Automated Testing
12 6 (9.23%) Test Strategy
13 5 (7.69%) Coaching
14 4 (6.15%) Business Analysis
14 4 (6.15%) Validation
14 4 (6.15%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.31%) Java
2 20 (30.77%) C#
3 2 (3.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (61.54%) ISTQB
2 23 (35.38%) Security Cleared
3 18 (27.69%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.69%) Degree
4 5 (7.69%) PMI Certification
5 4 (6.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (4.62%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (3.08%) PMP
7 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (3.08%) IIBA
8 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.54%) IBM Certification
8 1 (1.54%) CCA
8 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) QA
2 3 (4.62%) ISO 9000
2 3 (4.62%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 21 (32.31%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.54%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 5 (7.69%) Oracle
1 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.62%) IBM
3 2 (3.08%) Sitecore
3 2 (3.08%) Informatica
3 2 (3.08%) SAP
4 1 (1.54%) Thunderhead
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