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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 32 32 31
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing ISEB 15 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.13% 3.67% 3.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.93% 15.13% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 9
Average daily rate
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£363 £288 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.08% -8.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £363 £455
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 £18.75 £17.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -37.95%
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
151 119 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 31.46% 24.24% 33.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 65 52
Average daily rate £450 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.06% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 6
Average hourly rate £11.25 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.41% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £15.00 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £21.56 £23.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -33.96%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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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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
Cardiff 0 12 £388 +34.78% 2
Torfaen - - - -
ISEB
Wales

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 37 (56.92%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (50.77%) ISTQB
3 30 (46.15%) Software Testing
4 24 (36.92%) Finance
5 23 (35.38%) Test Management
5 23 (35.38%) HP Quality Center
6 20 (30.77%) Scrum
7 18 (27.69%) Project Management
7 18 (27.69%) Test Strategy
7 18 (27.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (27.69%) Automation Testing
7 18 (27.69%) Security Cleared
8 17 (26.15%) WebDriver
8 17 (26.15%) JIRA
8 17 (26.15%) Selenium
9 16 (24.62%) Jenkins
10 15 (23.08%) Kanban
10 15 (23.08%) Test Scripting
10 15 (23.08%) C#
11 13 (20.00%) SharePoint
11 13 (20.00%) Bugzilla
11 13 (20.00%) Banking
11 13 (20.00%) SC Cleared
11 13 (20.00%) Load Testing
11 13 (20.00%) Open Source
12 12 (18.46%) BDD
12 12 (18.46%) TortoiseSVN
12 12 (18.46%) Subversion
12 12 (18.46%) .NET Framework
12 12 (18.46%) TDD

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 13 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) MS Office
2 4 (6.15%) MS Project
3 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (27.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (26.15%) WebDriver
2 17 (26.15%) JIRA
2 17 (26.15%) Selenium
3 16 (24.62%) Jenkins
4 13 (20.00%) Bugzilla
5 12 (18.46%) Subversion
5 12 (18.46%) TortoiseSVN
6 9 (13.85%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (13.85%) JMeter
7 7 (10.77%) Ant
7 7 (10.77%) JUnit
7 7 (10.77%) Maven
7 7 (10.77%) TestNG
8 4 (6.15%) Visual Studio
9 2 (3.08%) Rational Performance Tester
9 2 (3.08%) LoadUI
10 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.54%) FitNesse
General
1 24 (36.92%) Finance
2 13 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (53.85%) Analyst
2 24 (36.92%) Test Analyst
3 15 (23.08%) Tester
4 11 (16.92%) Test Manager
4 11 (16.92%) Business Analyst
5 4 (6.15%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Automation Tester
6 3 (4.62%) Quality Manager
6 3 (4.62%) QA Manager
6 3 (4.62%) QA Tester
7 2 (3.08%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) QA Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) Performance Manager
7 2 (3.08%) UML Business Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) Programme Planner
7 2 (3.08%) Performance Test Manager
8 1 (1.54%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.46%) .NET
1 12 (18.46%) .NET Framework
2 5 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.00%) Open Source
2 11 (16.92%) AS400
3 10 (15.38%) Client/Server
3 10 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 10 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.69%) PMI
5 3 (4.62%) NHS
6 2 (3.08%) Statistics
7 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.62%) UNIX
1 3 (4.62%) Windows
1 3 (4.62%) Linux
2 1 (1.54%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (56.92%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (46.15%) Software Testing
3 23 (35.38%) Test Management
4 20 (30.77%) Scrum
5 18 (27.69%) Project Management
5 18 (27.69%) Test Strategy
5 18 (27.69%) Automation Testing
6 15 (23.08%) Kanban
6 15 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 13 (20.00%) Load Testing
8 12 (18.46%) TDD
8 12 (18.46%) BDD
9 9 (13.85%) Workflow
9 9 (13.85%) UML
10 8 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (12.31%) Coaching
11 7 (10.77%) PRINCE2
11 7 (10.77%) Validation
11 7 (10.77%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.08%) C#
2 12 (18.46%) Java
3 5 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (1.54%) C
4 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.54%) PHP
4 1 (1.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 33 (50.77%) ISTQB
2 18 (27.69%) Security Cleared
3 13 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 12 (18.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (15.38%) Degree
6 5 (7.69%) PMI Certification
6 5 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (4.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (3.08%) IBM Certification
8 2 (3.08%) CBAP
9 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.38%) QA
2 5 (7.69%) ISO 9000
2 5 (7.69%) ISO 9001
3 2 (3.08%) P3O
Systems Management
1 23 (35.38%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.08%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 11 (16.92%) HP
2 9 (13.85%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.69%) Oracle
4 3 (4.62%) Progress
5 2 (3.08%) IBM