The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 31 41 33
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing ISEB 54 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.71% 2.75% 3.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.22% 10.00% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 11 14
Average daily rate
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£300 £270 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £31.56 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.87%
ISEB
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Qualifications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
267 160 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 33.17% 27.49% 33.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 92 73
Average daily rate £350 £330 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 8
Average hourly rate £20.71 £16.16 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% +11.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the Wales region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Wales

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Wales region over the 3 months to 17 October 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Wales region.

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Wales region over the 3 months to 17 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
South Wales +17 49 £300 +13.20% 6
West Wales - 2 £290 -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing ISEB 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 ISEB.

1 70 (66.04%) ISTQB
2 54 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (45.28%) Software Testing
4 46 (43.40%) Test Management
5 43 (40.57%) Security Cleared
6 42 (39.62%) HP Quality Center
7 41 (38.68%) Finance
8 40 (37.74%) Scrum
9 39 (36.79%) Automation Testing
10 37 (34.91%) SharePoint
11 36 (33.96%) JIRA
11 36 (33.96%) Selenium
11 36 (33.96%) SC Cleared
11 36 (33.96%) WebDriver
12 35 (33.02%) Team Foundation Server
12 35 (33.02%) Test Scripting
12 35 (33.02%) Kanban
13 34 (32.08%) C#
14 33 (31.13%) Load Testing
14 33 (31.13%) Bugzilla
14 33 (31.13%) Open Source
15 32 (30.19%) Jenkins
15 32 (30.19%) .NET
16 31 (29.25%) Subversion
16 31 (29.25%) TortoiseSVN
17 30 (28.30%) BDD
17 30 (28.30%) TDD
17 30 (28.30%) Project Management
18 29 (27.36%) .NET Framework
19 28 (26.42%) JMeter

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing ISEB 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 ISEB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 37 (34.91%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.89%) CICS
2 2 (1.89%) CMS
2 2 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (9.43%) MS Office
2 8 (7.55%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.77%) MS Project
4 4 (3.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.89%) Adabas
1 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 36 (33.96%) JIRA
1 36 (33.96%) Selenium
1 36 (33.96%) WebDriver
2 35 (33.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (31.13%) Bugzilla
4 32 (30.19%) Jenkins
5 31 (29.25%) TortoiseSVN
5 31 (29.25%) Subversion
6 28 (26.42%) JMeter
7 25 (23.58%) JUnit
8 24 (22.64%) Maven
8 24 (22.64%) TestNG
9 23 (21.70%) Ant
10 8 (7.55%) QuickTest Pro
11 4 (3.77%) TestDirector
12 2 (1.89%) LoadUI
12 2 (1.89%) Rational Performance Tester
13 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (38.68%) Finance
2 24 (22.64%) Banking
3 1 (0.94%) Billing
3 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (42.45%) Analyst
2 36 (33.96%) Tester
3 29 (27.36%) Test Analyst
4 16 (15.09%) Business Analyst
5 15 (14.15%) Test Manager
6 5 (4.72%) Automation Tester
7 4 (3.77%) Automation Analyst
7 4 (3.77%) QA Tester
7 4 (3.77%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (2.83%) Web Analyst
8 3 (2.83%) Project Manager
8 3 (2.83%) Quality Manager
8 3 (2.83%) QA Manager
8 3 (2.83%) Software Tester
8 3 (2.83%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 3 (2.83%) Web Business Analyst
9 2 (1.89%) Selenium Tester
9 2 (1.89%) Lead Tester
9 2 (1.89%) Programme Planner
9 2 (1.89%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (30.19%) .NET
2 29 (27.36%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.94%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 33 (31.13%) Open Source
2 27 (25.47%) Client/Server
3 20 (18.87%) AS400
4 10 (9.43%) Computer Science
4 10 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.72%) PMI
6 3 (2.83%) Social Media
7 2 (1.89%) User Experience
7 2 (1.89%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.89%) iSeries
7 2 (1.89%) Statistics
8 1 (0.94%) NHS
8 1 (0.94%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.72%) UNIX
2 2 (1.89%) Windows
3 1 (0.94%) Linux
3 1 (0.94%) pSOS
3 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (45.28%) Software Testing
3 46 (43.40%) Test Management
4 40 (37.74%) Scrum
5 39 (36.79%) Automation Testing
6 35 (33.02%) Test Scripting
6 35 (33.02%) Kanban
7 33 (31.13%) Load Testing
8 30 (28.30%) BDD
8 30 (28.30%) TDD
8 30 (28.30%) Project Management
9 16 (15.09%) Test Strategy
10 13 (12.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (10.38%) UML
12 10 (9.43%) Change Management
12 10 (9.43%) Automated Testing
13 8 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (7.55%) Workflow
13 8 (7.55%) Coaching
14 6 (5.66%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 34 (32.08%) C#
2 26 (24.53%) Java
3 5 (4.72%) SQL
4 2 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 70 (66.04%) ISTQB
2 43 (40.57%) Security Cleared
3 36 (33.96%) SC Cleared
4 19 (17.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (8.49%) Degree
6 7 (6.60%) PMI Certification
7 5 (4.72%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (2.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.89%) IIBA
9 2 (1.89%) PMP
9 2 (1.89%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.94%) CCA
10 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.38%) QA
2 5 (4.72%) ISO 9000
2 5 (4.72%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.89%) P3O
Systems Management
1 42 (39.62%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.89%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.55%) HP
3 6 (5.66%) Oracle
4 4 (3.77%) IBM
5 2 (1.89%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.89%) Informatica
6 1 (0.94%) Thunderhead
6 1 (0.94%) SAP
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