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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 56 53 55
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.52% 1.73% 1.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.51% 4.69% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 11
Median daily rate £286 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £180 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £412 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £22.38
% change year-on-year
+52.67% +2.45%
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
127 192 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 27.49% 36.99% 30.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 140 111
Median daily rate £375 £394 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £537 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 7
Median hourly rate £43.50 £15.13 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+187.60% -26.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.70 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.80 £36.60 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 May 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 -3 7 £286 +59.02% 2
ISTQB
Wales

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 22 (64.71%) Software Testing
2 18 (52.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (44.12%) ISEB
4 13 (38.24%) Finance
5 12 (35.29%) SQL
6 11 (32.35%) Scrum
6 11 (32.35%) Test Management
7 10 (29.41%) PRINCE2
7 10 (29.41%) Functional Testing
7 10 (29.41%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (26.47%) User Stories
8 9 (26.47%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (26.47%) Project Management
8 9 (26.47%) Test Scripting
8 9 (26.47%) Manual Testing
8 9 (26.47%) Integration Testing
9 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
9 8 (23.53%) XML
10 7 (20.59%) MS Project
10 7 (20.59%) MS Visio
10 7 (20.59%) HL7
10 7 (20.59%) SDLC
10 7 (20.59%) Test Strategy
11 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (17.65%) Waterfall
11 6 (17.65%) V-Model
12 5 (14.71%) Selenium
12 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (14.71%) HTML

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 3 (8.82%) Confluence
2 2 (5.88%) CMS
2 2 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (5.88%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 7 (20.59%) MS Project
2 7 (20.59%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) LAN
1 2 (5.88%) SAN
1 2 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Selenium
2 4 (11.76%) Cucumber
3 3 (8.82%) JIRA
4 2 (5.88%) HP UFT
4 2 (5.88%) JMeter
4 2 (5.88%) LoadRunner
4 2 (5.88%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (38.24%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (70.59%) Analyst
1 24 (70.59%) Test Analyst
2 15 (44.12%) Tester
3 7 (20.59%) Lead Test Analyst
4 6 (17.65%) SQL Analyst
5 5 (14.71%) Excel Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Data Centre Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Lead Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Test Data Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Test Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Transition Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) XML
2 5 (14.71%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) NHS
2 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
1 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
1 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) Software Testing
2 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (32.35%) Scrum
3 11 (32.35%) Test Management
4 10 (29.41%) Functional Testing
4 10 (29.41%) Non-Functional Testing
4 10 (29.41%) PRINCE2
5 9 (26.47%) Integration Testing
5 9 (26.47%) Manual Testing
5 9 (26.47%) Project Management
5 9 (26.47%) System Integration Testing
5 9 (26.47%) Test Scripting
5 9 (26.47%) User Stories
6 7 (20.59%) SDLC
6 7 (20.59%) Test Strategy
7 6 (17.65%) V-Model
7 6 (17.65%) Waterfall
8 5 (14.71%) BDD
8 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (52.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 15 (44.12%) ISEB
3 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) HL7
2 3 (8.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (8.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) Alterian
2 2 (5.88%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.94%) CA
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco
3 1 (2.94%) PlateSpin
3 1 (2.94%) Red Hat