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 25 August 2016 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 33 56 33
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -23
Contract jobs citing ISEB 24 23 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.95% 2.51% 5.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.81% 8.30% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 31
Median daily rate £350 £185 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.18% -43.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £180 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £448 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.64 £36.72 £31.56
% change year-on-year
-60.13% +16.35%
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
162 277 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 26.69% 30.17% 34.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 168 172
Median daily rate £375 £380 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £185 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £494 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £351
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 6
Median hourly rate £80.00 £21.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+280.95% -11.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £11.78 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £83.00 £32.50 £42.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing ISEB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Wales region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +24 24 £350 +89.18% 3
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 31 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (59.52%) Selenium
3 21 (50.00%) Finance
4 16 (38.10%) Software Testing
4 16 (38.10%) Test Scripting
5 15 (35.71%) Cucumber
5 15 (35.71%) Scrum
6 14 (33.33%) JMeter
6 14 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (30.95%) ISTQB
7 13 (30.95%) Java
8 11 (26.19%) SQL
8 11 (26.19%) Project Management
9 10 (23.81%) TDD
9 10 (23.81%) SDLC
9 10 (23.81%) BDD
9 10 (23.81%) WebDriver
9 10 (23.81%) Test Strategy
9 10 (23.81%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (21.43%) Visual Studio
11 8 (19.05%) .NET
11 8 (19.05%) Regression Testing
11 8 (19.05%) SpecFlow
11 8 (19.05%) Gherkin
11 8 (19.05%) Kanban
12 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
12 7 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (16.67%) WinRunner
12 7 (16.67%) HP UFT
12 7 (16.67%) SQL Server

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.76%) CMS
1 2 (4.76%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (4.76%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) SaaS
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (59.52%) Selenium
2 15 (35.71%) Cucumber
3 14 (33.33%) JMeter
4 10 (23.81%) WebDriver
5 9 (21.43%) Visual Studio
6 8 (19.05%) SpecFlow
7 7 (16.67%) HP UFT
7 7 (16.67%) WinRunner
8 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.38%) JIRA
9 1 (2.38%) MSTest
9 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (61.90%) Analyst
2 17 (40.48%) Test Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) Business Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) Tester
4 5 (11.90%) Security Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Test Automation Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Test Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Digital Product Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Digital Product Owner
8 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Test Manager
8 1 (2.38%) IT Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Product Owner
8 1 (2.38%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) .NET
1 8 (19.05%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) AS400
2 3 (7.14%) CESG
2 3 (7.14%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (38.10%) Software Testing
2 16 (38.10%) Test Scripting
3 15 (35.71%) Scrum
4 11 (26.19%) Project Management
5 10 (23.81%) BDD
5 10 (23.81%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (23.81%) SDLC
5 10 (23.81%) TDD
5 10 (23.81%) Test Strategy
6 8 (19.05%) Kanban
6 8 (19.05%) Regression Testing
7 7 (16.67%) Test-First Development
7 7 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (11.90%) Business Analysis
8 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2
8 5 (11.90%) Translating Business Requirements
9 4 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (9.52%) Manual Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) Java
2 11 (26.19%) SQL
3 2 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 13 (30.95%) ISTQB
3 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.14%) CISSP
5 3 (7.14%) CLAS
6 2 (4.76%) Degree
7 1 (2.38%) CBAP
7 1 (2.38%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
2 3 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Ansible
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) HP
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) Alterian
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) Sitecore
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