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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 44 28 32
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing ISEB 30 45 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.41% 6.03% 4.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.11% 16.79% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 34 16
Average daily rate
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£185 £325 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.07% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £185 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £375 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +147.49%
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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
270 268 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 30.65% 35.92% 30.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 167 83
Average daily rate £360 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £257 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 13
Average hourly rate £12.75 £22.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% +44.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.20 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £36.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 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
South Wales -13 20 £249 -23.46% 6
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UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 46 (60.53%) Finance
2 43 (56.58%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (36.84%) Banking
4 27 (35.53%) ISTQB
5 25 (32.89%) Security Cleared
6 24 (31.58%) AS400
7 23 (30.26%) SC Cleared
8 22 (28.95%) Business Analysis
9 21 (27.63%) Use Case
10 20 (26.32%) Test Scripting
11 19 (25.00%) .NET
12 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
12 17 (22.37%) Microsoft
12 17 (22.37%) Regression Testing
12 17 (22.37%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (21.05%) User Stories
13 16 (21.05%) Scrum
13 16 (21.05%) Java
14 15 (19.74%) User Experience
14 15 (19.74%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 15 (19.74%) Axure RP
14 15 (19.74%) Selenium
14 15 (19.74%) System Testing
15 14 (18.42%) BDD
15 14 (18.42%) TDD
15 14 (18.42%) JMeter
16 13 (17.11%) Test-First Development
16 13 (17.11%) Cucumber
16 13 (17.11%) Retail Banking
16 13 (17.11%) Retail

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 6 (7.89%) Confluence
2 2 (2.63%) CMS
3 1 (1.32%) Magnolia
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.95%) MS Project
2 3 (3.95%) MS Office
3 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) Firebird
3 1 (1.32%) MySQL
3 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (19.74%) Selenium
1 15 (19.74%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 15 (19.74%) Axure RP
2 14 (18.42%) JMeter
3 13 (17.11%) Cucumber
4 12 (15.79%) SpecFlow
5 8 (10.53%) JIRA
6 4 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.63%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.32%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.32%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.32%) JUnit
9 1 (1.32%) TestNG
General
1 46 (60.53%) Finance
2 28 (36.84%) Banking
3 13 (17.11%) Retail
3 13 (17.11%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Legal
4 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (52.63%) Tester
2 38 (50.00%) Analyst
3 24 (31.58%) Business Analyst
4 11 (14.47%) Test Analyst
5 8 (10.53%) Manual Tester
6 6 (7.89%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Lead Test Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Banking Business Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Agile Business Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Automation Tester
9 2 (2.63%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Selenium Tester
10 1 (1.32%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 1 (1.32%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 1 (1.32%) Software Tester
10 1 (1.32%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.00%) .NET
2 5 (6.58%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.95%) HTML
3 3 (3.95%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (31.58%) AS400
2 15 (19.74%) User Experience
3 4 (5.26%) NHS
3 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.32%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.95%) Windows
2 2 (2.63%) Linux
2 2 (2.63%) UNIX
3 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (56.58%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (28.95%) Business Analysis
3 21 (27.63%) Use Case
4 20 (26.32%) Test Scripting
5 17 (22.37%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (22.37%) Regression Testing
6 16 (21.05%) User Stories
6 16 (21.05%) Scrum
7 15 (19.74%) System Testing
8 14 (18.42%) TDD
8 14 (18.42%) BDD
9 13 (17.11%) Test-First Development
10 7 (9.21%) PRINCE2
10 7 (9.21%) Project Management
11 6 (7.89%) Software Testing
12 4 (5.26%) Data Migration
12 4 (5.26%) Performance Testing
12 4 (5.26%) Migration
12 4 (5.26%) Test Strategy
13 3 (3.95%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.05%) Java
2 8 (10.53%) SQL
3 3 (3.95%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.32%) PHP
5 1 (1.32%) C
5 1 (1.32%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (35.53%) ISTQB
2 25 (32.89%) Security Cleared
3 23 (30.26%) SC Cleared
4 7 (9.21%) Degree
5 4 (5.26%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.32%) APMG
6 1 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (22.37%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.26%) OpenText
3 2 (2.63%) HP
4 1 (1.32%) Teradata
4 1 (1.32%) Casewise
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle