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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 45 - 50
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 16 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.92% - 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.41% - 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 3
Average daily rate
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£325 - £125
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £288 £320
% change year-on-year
+13.91% -10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 - £9.75
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
170 123 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 31.02% 29.50% 24.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 67 52
Average daily rate £338 £375 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £265 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.94 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £16.16 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 1 £210 -
Torfaen - - - -
ISTQB
Wales

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 39 (95.12%) ISEB
2 32 (78.05%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (63.41%) Software Testing
4 22 (53.66%) Scrum
5 21 (51.22%) Security Cleared
6 20 (48.78%) Test Management
6 20 (48.78%) Automation Testing
7 19 (46.34%) WebDriver
7 19 (46.34%) Selenium
7 19 (46.34%) C#
8 18 (43.90%) Jenkins
9 17 (41.46%) Kanban
9 17 (41.46%) JIRA
10 16 (39.02%) Load Testing
10 16 (39.02%) SC Cleared
10 16 (39.02%) Test Scripting
11 15 (36.59%) Open Source
11 15 (36.59%) HP Quality Center
11 15 (36.59%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (36.59%) Bugzilla
11 15 (36.59%) SharePoint
12 14 (34.15%) .NET
12 14 (34.15%) Finance
12 14 (34.15%) .NET Framework
12 14 (34.15%) Subversion
12 14 (34.15%) TDD
12 14 (34.15%) TortoiseSVN
12 14 (34.15%) BDD
13 12 (29.27%) Project Management
13 12 (29.27%) Client/Server

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 15 (36.59%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 19 (46.34%) Selenium
1 19 (46.34%) WebDriver
2 18 (43.90%) Jenkins
3 17 (41.46%) JIRA
4 15 (36.59%) Bugzilla
4 15 (36.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (34.15%) TortoiseSVN
5 14 (34.15%) Subversion
6 11 (26.83%) JMeter
6 11 (26.83%) TestNG
7 9 (21.95%) Maven
7 9 (21.95%) Ant
7 9 (21.95%) JUnit
8 2 (4.88%) Rational Performance Tester
8 2 (4.88%) LoadUI
9 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.44%) FitNesse
General
1 14 (34.15%) Finance
2 7 (17.07%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Tester
2 9 (21.95%) Analyst
2 9 (21.95%) Test Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) Test Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Quality Manager
4 3 (7.32%) QA Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Automation Tester
5 2 (4.88%) Performance Test Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Lead Tester
5 2 (4.88%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (4.88%) Software Tester
5 2 (4.88%) Performance Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Web Team Leader
6 1 (2.44%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.44%) QA Tester
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Trainer
6 1 (2.44%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (34.15%) .NET
1 14 (34.15%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (36.59%) Open Source
2 12 (29.27%) Client/Server
3 10 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (17.07%) Computer Science
5 6 (14.63%) AS400
6 5 (12.20%) PMI
7 3 (7.32%) iSeries
8 2 (4.88%) Statistics
9 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (78.05%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (63.41%) Software Testing
3 22 (53.66%) Scrum
4 20 (48.78%) Automation Testing
4 20 (48.78%) Test Management
5 17 (41.46%) Kanban
6 16 (39.02%) Load Testing
6 16 (39.02%) Test Scripting
7 14 (34.15%) TDD
7 14 (34.15%) BDD
8 12 (29.27%) Project Management
9 10 (24.39%) Test Strategy
10 8 (19.51%) Coaching
11 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (12.20%) Validation
12 5 (12.20%) Data Management
12 5 (12.20%) Automated Testing
12 5 (12.20%) Test Planning
12 5 (12.20%) Software Deployment
13 2 (4.88%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (46.34%) C#
2 11 (26.83%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.44%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 39 (95.12%) ISEB
2 21 (51.22%) Security Cleared
3 16 (39.02%) SC Cleared
4 7 (17.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (17.07%) Degree
5 5 (12.20%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (12.20%) PMI Certification
6 3 (7.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (4.88%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.51%) QA
2 5 (12.20%) ISO 9000
2 5 (12.20%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 15 (36.59%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.88%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) IBM
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle
3 2 (4.88%) Informatica