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 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 47 43 40
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.62% 1.06% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.99% 4.46% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate
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£185 £288 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.65% +130.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -59.13%
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
151 112 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 31.20% 23.73% 33.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 63 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 £275 £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
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 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 £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 February 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 -3 1 - -
Torfaen - - - -
ISTQB
Wales

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing ISTQB 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 ISTQB.

1 33 (100.00%) ISEB
2 28 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (69.70%) Software Testing
4 20 (60.61%) Scrum
5 18 (54.55%) Test Management
6 17 (51.52%) Security Cleared
6 17 (51.52%) Automation Testing
7 16 (48.48%) Jenkins
8 15 (45.45%) WebDriver
8 15 (45.45%) Kanban
8 15 (45.45%) Selenium
8 15 (45.45%) JIRA
8 15 (45.45%) C#
9 13 (39.39%) SharePoint
9 13 (39.39%) Bugzilla
9 13 (39.39%) Test Scripting
9 13 (39.39%) Load Testing
9 13 (39.39%) SC Cleared
9 13 (39.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (39.39%) Open Source
10 12 (36.36%) BDD
10 12 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
10 12 (36.36%) TortoiseSVN
10 12 (36.36%) TDD
10 12 (36.36%) Subversion
10 12 (36.36%) .NET Framework
10 12 (36.36%) .NET
11 11 (33.33%) Project Management
12 10 (30.30%) Client/Server
12 10 (30.30%) Test Strategy

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing ISTQB 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 ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (39.39%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 16 (48.48%) Jenkins
2 15 (45.45%) WebDriver
2 15 (45.45%) JIRA
2 15 (45.45%) Selenium
3 13 (39.39%) Bugzilla
3 13 (39.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (36.36%) TortoiseSVN
4 12 (36.36%) Subversion
5 9 (27.27%) JMeter
6 7 (21.21%) Maven
6 7 (21.21%) Ant
6 7 (21.21%) JUnit
6 7 (21.21%) TestNG
7 2 (6.06%) LoadUI
7 2 (6.06%) Rational Performance Tester
8 1 (3.03%) FitNesse
8 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Tester
2 9 (27.27%) Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Test Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Quality Manager
4 3 (9.09%) QA Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Test Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Web Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Lead Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) .NET
1 12 (36.36%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (39.39%) Open Source
2 10 (30.30%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (30.30%) Client/Server
3 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
4 5 (15.15%) PMI
5 2 (6.06%) AS400
5 2 (6.06%) Statistics
6 1 (3.03%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (69.70%) Software Testing
3 20 (60.61%) Scrum
4 18 (54.55%) Test Management
5 17 (51.52%) Automation Testing
6 15 (45.45%) Kanban
7 13 (39.39%) Load Testing
7 13 (39.39%) Test Scripting
8 12 (36.36%) BDD
8 12 (36.36%) TDD
9 11 (33.33%) Project Management
10 10 (30.30%) Test Strategy
11 8 (24.24%) Coaching
12 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (18.18%) Validation
13 5 (15.15%) Data Management
13 5 (15.15%) Software Deployment
13 5 (15.15%) Test Planning
14 3 (9.09%) Performance Testing
15 2 (6.06%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) C#
2 7 (21.21%) Java
3 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.03%) C++
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) ISEB
2 17 (51.52%) Security Cleared
3 13 (39.39%) SC Cleared
4 8 (24.24%) Degree
5 7 (21.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (15.15%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (15.15%) PMI Certification
7 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (6.06%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) QA
2 5 (15.15%) ISO 9000
2 5 (15.15%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 12 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.06%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) IBM