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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 41 43 51
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 27 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.27% 4.63% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.06% 16.27% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 2
Median daily rate £325 £300 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +62.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.67% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +968.00%

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
170 166 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 32.14% 28.47% 30.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 115 89
Median daily rate £375 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £138 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Median hourly rate £20.00 £51.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.78% +204.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.40% +86.66%

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 26 February 2017.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +5 12 £325 +8.33%
ISTQB
Wales

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) PRINCE2
2 8 (57.14%) Test Strategy
3 7 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (50.00%) NHS
4 6 (42.86%) Load Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Integration Testing
4 6 (42.86%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Degree
5 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Project Management
6 4 (28.57%) ISEB
6 4 (28.57%) SDLC
7 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (21.43%) Defect Management
7 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (21.43%) Validation
7 3 (21.43%) Service Management
7 3 (21.43%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (14.29%) Information Governance
8 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
8 2 (14.29%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (14.29%) Windows
8 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
8 2 (14.29%) XML
8 2 (14.29%) SQL Server

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:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
1 10 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Lead Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Test Leader
4 2 (14.29%) Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) NHS Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Lead
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) NHS
2 2 (14.29%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) PRINCE2
1 8 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 7 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Integration Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Load Testing
3 6 (42.86%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Project Management
5 4 (28.57%) SDLC
6 3 (21.43%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (21.43%) Defect Management
6 3 (21.43%) Service Management
6 3 (21.43%) Validation
7 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
7 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
7 2 (14.29%) Information Governance
7 2 (14.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 4 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Citrix
1 1 (7.14%) HP
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle