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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 34 35 32
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing ISEB 14 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.08% 3.27% 3.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.70% 12.16% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 9
Average daily rate
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£300 £288 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -8.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £365 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £21.94 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+86.89% -26.87%
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
161 148 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 35.46% 26.91% 33.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 78 54
Average daily rate £400 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £413 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 9
Average hourly rate £21.00 £16.16 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.95% -2.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £21.56 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 31 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 31 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 +7 11 £363 +26.08%
Newport - - - - 1
Torfaen - - - -
ISEB
Wales

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 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 22 (52.38%) Finance
2 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (35.71%) ISTQB
3 14 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (30.95%) Banking
4 13 (30.95%) Software Testing
5 12 (28.57%) AS400
6 11 (26.19%) Project Management
7 10 (23.81%) HP
7 10 (23.81%) Test Management
7 10 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (21.43%) Test Strategy
8 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 8 (19.05%) Workflow
9 8 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
9 8 (19.05%) UML
10 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2
10 7 (16.67%) Scrum
10 7 (16.67%) WebDriver
10 7 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (16.67%) Selenium
10 7 (16.67%) JIRA
11 6 (14.29%) Degree
11 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
11 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 6 (14.29%) Automation Testing
11 6 (14.29%) Java
12 5 (11.90%) C#
12 5 (11.90%) SQL
12 5 (11.90%) .NET

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Office
2 4 (9.52%) MS Project
3 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (16.67%) JIRA
3 7 (16.67%) Selenium
3 7 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
4 5 (11.90%) Bugzilla
5 4 (9.52%) Subversion
5 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
5 4 (9.52%) TortoiseSVN
6 2 (4.76%) JMeter
7 1 (2.38%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.38%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (2.38%) TestNG
7 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.38%) LoadUI
General
1 22 (52.38%) Finance
2 13 (30.95%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Retail Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (66.67%) Analyst
2 18 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 11 (26.19%) Tester
4 10 (23.81%) Business Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Programme Planner
7 2 (4.76%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) UML Business Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.38%) AWS Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Banking Business Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Performance Test Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) .NET
1 5 (11.90%) XML
1 5 (11.90%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) AS400
2 4 (9.52%) Client/Server
2 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.52%) Open Source
3 3 (7.14%) NHS
4 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.76%) PMI
5 1 (2.38%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) UNIX
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.95%) Software Testing
3 11 (26.19%) Project Management
4 10 (23.81%) Test Management
5 9 (21.43%) Test Strategy
6 8 (19.05%) Workflow
6 8 (19.05%) UML
7 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 7 (16.67%) Scrum
8 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 6 (14.29%) Automation Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Analytics
9 5 (11.90%) User Stories
9 5 (11.90%) Load Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (11.90%) SOA
10 4 (9.52%) Business Analysis
10 4 (9.52%) TDD
10 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) Java
2 5 (11.90%) C#
2 5 (11.90%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) C
3 1 (2.38%) C++
3 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 7 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (14.29%) Degree
3 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.76%) CBAP
5 2 (4.76%) PMI Certification
5 2 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.38%) IBM Certification
6 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) P3O
3 1 (2.38%) ISO 9000
3 1 (2.38%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 14 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) HP
2 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.90%) Oracle
4 3 (7.14%) Progress
5 1 (2.38%) IBM