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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 37 37 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing ISEB 23 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.19% 3.19% 3.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.88% 12.33% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £288 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £363 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -37.95%
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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
259 146 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 35.87% 25.89% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 80 72
Average daily rate £450 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 9
Average hourly rate £11.50 £16.16 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.83% -2.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £15.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £21.56 £22.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.33%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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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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 -1 15 £363 +26.08% 1
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ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 45 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (49.33%) ISTQB
3 32 (42.67%) Software Testing
4 30 (40.00%) Finance
5 25 (33.33%) Test Management
5 25 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
6 24 (32.00%) Security Cleared
7 22 (29.33%) Scrum
8 20 (26.67%) Project Management
8 20 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (25.33%) SC Cleared
9 19 (25.33%) JIRA
9 19 (25.33%) Selenium
9 19 (25.33%) WebDriver
9 19 (25.33%) Automation Testing
10 18 (24.00%) Test Strategy
11 17 (22.67%) Jenkins
11 17 (22.67%) Kanban
12 16 (21.33%) Test Scripting
13 15 (20.00%) Bugzilla
13 15 (20.00%) C#
13 15 (20.00%) SharePoint
13 15 (20.00%) Open Source
14 14 (18.67%) Load Testing
14 14 (18.67%) TortoiseSVN
14 14 (18.67%) BDD
14 14 (18.67%) TDD
14 14 (18.67%) Banking
14 14 (18.67%) Subversion
15 13 (17.33%) .NET Framework

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 15 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) MS Office
2 4 (5.33%) MS Project
3 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) MySQL
3 1 (1.33%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 20 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (25.33%) JIRA
2 19 (25.33%) Selenium
2 19 (25.33%) WebDriver
3 17 (22.67%) Jenkins
4 15 (20.00%) Bugzilla
5 14 (18.67%) TortoiseSVN
5 14 (18.67%) Subversion
6 9 (12.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (12.00%) JMeter
7 7 (9.33%) Ant
7 7 (9.33%) JUnit
7 7 (9.33%) Maven
7 7 (9.33%) TestNG
8 4 (5.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 4 (5.33%) Axure RP
8 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.67%) LoadUI
9 2 (2.67%) Rational Performance Tester
10 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
General
1 30 (40.00%) Finance
2 14 (18.67%) Banking
3 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (53.33%) Analyst
2 24 (32.00%) Test Analyst
3 19 (25.33%) Tester
4 16 (21.33%) Business Analyst
5 11 (14.67%) Test Manager
6 4 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Quality Manager
7 3 (4.00%) QA Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.00%) QA Tester
8 2 (2.67%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Programme Planner
8 2 (2.67%) QA Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Performance Manager
8 2 (2.67%) UML Business Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Performance Test Manager
8 2 (2.67%) Senior Business Analyst
9 1 (1.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.33%) .NET Framework
1 13 (17.33%) .NET
2 5 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.00%) Open Source
2 13 (17.33%) AS400
3 11 (14.67%) Client/Server
4 10 (13.33%) Computer Science
4 10 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.67%) User Experience
5 5 (6.67%) PMI
6 4 (5.33%) NHS
7 2 (2.67%) Statistics
8 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.00%) UNIX
1 3 (4.00%) Windows
1 3 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (1.33%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (42.67%) Software Testing
3 25 (33.33%) Test Management
4 22 (29.33%) Scrum
5 20 (26.67%) Project Management
6 19 (25.33%) Automation Testing
7 18 (24.00%) Test Strategy
8 17 (22.67%) Kanban
9 16 (21.33%) Test Scripting
10 14 (18.67%) Load Testing
10 14 (18.67%) BDD
10 14 (18.67%) TDD
11 11 (14.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (12.00%) User Stories
12 9 (12.00%) Business Analysis
12 9 (12.00%) Workflow
13 8 (10.67%) UML
13 8 (10.67%) PRINCE2
13 8 (10.67%) Coaching
14 7 (9.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.00%) C#
2 12 (16.00%) Java
3 6 (8.00%) SQL
4 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.33%) PHP
4 1 (1.33%) C++
4 1 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (49.33%) ISTQB
2 24 (32.00%) Security Cleared
3 19 (25.33%) SC Cleared
4 13 (17.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (16.00%) Degree
6 5 (6.67%) PMI Certification
6 5 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (2.67%) CBAP
8 2 (2.67%) IBM Certification
9 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.33%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.33%) QA
2 5 (6.67%) ISO 9000
2 5 (6.67%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.67%) P3O
Systems Management
1 25 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.67%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 11 (14.67%) HP
2 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.67%) Oracle
4 3 (4.00%) Progress
5 2 (2.67%) IBM