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 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 51 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 11 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.22% 2.04% -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.18% 7.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 0
Average daily rate
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£243 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £330
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.93 £10.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+120.96% -65.41%
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
178 163 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 35.96% 27.77% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 91 53
Average daily rate £400 £355 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +3.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 10
Average hourly rate £15.25 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.60% +36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.33 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £25.00 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.31 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+29.50% -21.73%

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 May 2015.

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 May 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 +12 3 £180 -37.39%
Bridgend +10 2 £350 +86.66%
ISTQB
Wales

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 8 (61.54%) ISEB
2 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) Banking
2 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) Test Management
3 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
3 5 (38.46%) Use Case
3 5 (38.46%) HP
4 4 (30.77%) AS400
4 4 (30.77%) PL/SQL
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) XML
4 4 (30.77%) UNIX
4 4 (30.77%) XML Messaging
4 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (23.08%) SoapUI
5 3 (23.08%) SOAP
6 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
7 1 (7.69%) TestNG
7 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
7 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
7 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
7 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
7 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (7.69%) Scrum
7 1 (7.69%) Validation

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.69%) TestNG
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.69%) Bugzilla
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) FitNesse
2 1 (7.69%) JMeter
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
1 6 (46.15%) Banking
2 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Tester
4 1 (7.69%) AWS Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) XML
1 4 (30.77%) XML Messaging
2 3 (23.08%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Test Management
2 5 (38.46%) Use Case
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) PL/SQL
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) ISEB
2 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) HP