The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB 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 ISTQB over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 46 64 42
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -22
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 6 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.20% 1.53% 3.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.29% 5.41% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 18
Median daily rate £313 £185 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.91% -37.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £181 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £185 £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £32.00 £12.38
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +158.58%
ISTQB
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
140 185 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 27.94% 28.29% 29.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 115 132
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £185 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £450 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.18% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 5
Median hourly rate £70.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+233.33% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £11.78 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £83.00 £21.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +17 5 £375 +102.70% 2
Bridgend - 1 £250 -
ISTQB
Wales

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 13 (100.00%) ISEB
2 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (76.92%) Selenium
3 10 (76.92%) Test Strategy
4 9 (69.23%) Test Scripting
4 9 (69.23%) Finance
4 9 (69.23%) SQL
5 8 (61.54%) Software Testing
6 7 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (53.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (53.85%) SDLC
7 6 (46.15%) JMeter
8 4 (30.77%) Java
8 4 (30.77%) QA
8 4 (30.77%) Scrum
9 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
9 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
10 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
10 2 (15.38%) BDD
10 2 (15.38%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (15.38%) Sitecore
10 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (15.38%) Umbraco
10 2 (15.38%) Test Management
10 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
10 2 (15.38%) Alterian
10 2 (15.38%) CMS
10 2 (15.38%) TDD
10 2 (15.38%) C#

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) CMS
1 2 (15.38%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (15.38%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) Selenium
2 6 (46.15%) JMeter
3 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.69%) MSTest
4 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Analyst
1 11 (84.62%) Test Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Test Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (76.92%) Test Strategy
3 9 (69.23%) Test Scripting
4 8 (61.54%) Software Testing
5 7 (53.85%) SDLC
5 7 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Scrum
7 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
8 2 (15.38%) BDD
8 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
8 2 (15.38%) OOP
8 2 (15.38%) TDD
8 2 (15.38%) Test Management
9 1 (7.69%) CRM
9 1 (7.69%) ITSM
9 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
9 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
9 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) ISEB
2 7 (53.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Alterian
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 2 (15.38%) Sitecore
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
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