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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 53 45 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 10 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.69% 2.94% -
As % of the Qualifications category 5.32% 9.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 0
Average daily rate
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£185 £319 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.96% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £323 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -5.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+125.92% -46.00%
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
188 202 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 31.76% 31.27% 28.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 130 56
Average daily rate £363 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £487 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 11
Average hourly rate £11.50 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.90% +36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £14.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £25.00 £16.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 July 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 July 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 - 7 £185 - 2
Bridgend - 1 £430 -
ISTQB
Wales

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 12 (63.16%) ISEB
2 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 11 (57.89%) Banking
3 10 (52.63%) AS400
4 7 (36.84%) Retail
4 7 (36.84%) Retail Banking
4 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
4 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
5 6 (31.58%) Use Case
5 6 (31.58%) Test Management
5 6 (31.58%) HP
5 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
5 6 (31.58%) XML
5 6 (31.58%) SQL
6 5 (26.32%) PL/SQL
6 5 (26.32%) UNIX
6 5 (26.32%) XML Messaging
6 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
7 4 (21.05%) SOAP
8 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
9 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
9 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Load Testing
9 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
9 1 (5.26%) TestNG
9 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (5.26%) C#
9 1 (5.26%) Java

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.26%) JMeter
2 1 (5.26%) Bugzilla
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) TestNG
2 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (57.89%) Finance
1 11 (57.89%) Banking
2 7 (36.84%) Retail
2 7 (36.84%) Retail Banking
3 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Tester
2 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) XML
2 5 (26.32%) XML Messaging
3 4 (21.05%) SOAP
4 1 (5.26%) .NET
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Use Case
1 6 (31.58%) Test Management
2 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
3 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Load Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Validation
3 1 (5.26%) Migration
3 1 (5.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) ISEB
2 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
2 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft