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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 26 51 37
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -14
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 34 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 5.87% 0.22% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.48% 0.85% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £238 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -35.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-55.00% +11.11%
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
184 117 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 31.78% 25.32% 27.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 74 55
Average daily rate £350 £285 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -25.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Average hourly rate £38.75 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.18% +10.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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
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 1 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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 -2 6 £225 -5.26% 1
ISTQB
Wales

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 52 (96.30%) ISEB
2 42 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (66.67%) Software Testing
4 34 (62.96%) Scrum
5 33 (61.11%) Security Cleared
6 31 (57.41%) Test Management
6 31 (57.41%) WebDriver
6 31 (57.41%) Automation Testing
6 31 (57.41%) Selenium
7 30 (55.56%) C#
8 29 (53.70%) JIRA
8 29 (53.70%) Kanban
9 28 (51.85%) Test Scripting
9 28 (51.85%) Load Testing
10 27 (50.00%) SharePoint
10 27 (50.00%) Open Source
10 27 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 27 (50.00%) Jenkins
11 26 (48.15%) HP Quality Center
11 26 (48.15%) SC Cleared
11 26 (48.15%) .NET
11 26 (48.15%) Bugzilla
12 25 (46.30%) Java
12 25 (46.30%) .NET Framework
12 25 (46.30%) Subversion
12 25 (46.30%) TortoiseSVN
13 24 (44.44%) TestNG
13 24 (44.44%) BDD
13 24 (44.44%) TDD
13 24 (44.44%) JMeter

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 27 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle Financials
Development Applications
1 31 (57.41%) WebDriver
1 31 (57.41%) Selenium
2 29 (53.70%) JIRA
3 27 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 26 (48.15%) Bugzilla
5 25 (46.30%) Subversion
5 25 (46.30%) TortoiseSVN
6 24 (44.44%) TestNG
6 24 (44.44%) JMeter
7 23 (42.59%) JUnit
8 21 (38.89%) Ant
8 21 (38.89%) Maven
9 1 (1.85%) LoadUI
9 1 (1.85%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 17 (31.48%) Finance
2 9 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (51.85%) Tester
2 13 (24.07%) Analyst
2 13 (24.07%) Test Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 4 (7.41%) Automation Tester
4 4 (7.41%) Automation Analyst
4 4 (7.41%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Quality Manager
5 3 (5.56%) QA Manager
5 3 (5.56%) Lead Tester
5 3 (5.56%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (3.70%) QA Tester
6 2 (3.70%) Security Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Software Tester
7 1 (1.85%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (1.85%) Team Leader
7 1 (1.85%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (1.85%) Senior Security Analyst
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (48.15%) .NET
2 25 (46.30%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (50.00%) Open Source
2 22 (40.74%) Client/Server
3 10 (18.52%) AS400
3 10 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 5 (9.26%) PMI
6 4 (7.41%) iSeries
7 1 (1.85%) Statistics
7 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 34 (62.96%) Scrum
4 31 (57.41%) Test Management
4 31 (57.41%) Automation Testing
5 29 (53.70%) Kanban
6 28 (51.85%) Test Scripting
6 28 (51.85%) Load Testing
7 24 (44.44%) BDD
7 24 (44.44%) TDD
8 13 (24.07%) Project Management
9 11 (20.37%) Automated Testing
10 10 (18.52%) Test Strategy
11 7 (12.96%) Coaching
12 5 (9.26%) Validation
12 5 (9.26%) Data Management
12 5 (9.26%) Software Deployment
12 5 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (9.26%) Test Planning
13 3 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (55.56%) C#
2 25 (46.30%) Java
3 2 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (96.30%) ISEB
2 33 (61.11%) Security Cleared
3 26 (48.15%) SC Cleared
4 6 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (11.11%) Degree
5 5 (9.26%) PMI Certification
5 5 (9.26%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.85%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.67%) QA
2 5 (9.26%) ISO 9000
2 5 (9.26%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 26 (48.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.85%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) IBM
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle
3 3 (5.56%) Informatica
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
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