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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 33 36 39
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing ISEB 45 34 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.64% 4.06% 1.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.95% 13.60% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £216 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.94 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.25% -14.00%
ISEB
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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
301 250 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 37.72% 29.83% 28.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 142 70
Average daily rate £400 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.70% +36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.65 £16.08 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.45 £25.00 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.64%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +3 23 £325 +1.96% 2
West Wales +7 1 £265 -41.11%
North Wales - 1 - -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (67.16%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (49.25%) Finance
3 27 (40.30%) Security Cleared
4 25 (37.31%) SC Cleared
5 22 (32.84%) Use Case
5 22 (32.84%) Business Analysis
6 20 (29.85%) Test Scripting
7 19 (28.36%) User Stories
7 19 (28.36%) .NET
8 18 (26.87%) Java
8 18 (26.87%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (25.37%) Selenium
9 17 (25.37%) User Experience
9 17 (25.37%) SQL Server
9 17 (25.37%) Microsoft
9 17 (25.37%) Regression Testing
10 16 (23.88%) Scrum
10 16 (23.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 16 (23.88%) Axure RP
10 16 (23.88%) System Testing
11 14 (20.90%) Banking
11 14 (20.90%) BDD
11 14 (20.90%) TDD
11 14 (20.90%) JMeter
12 13 (19.40%) Test-First Development
12 13 (19.40%) Cucumber
13 12 (17.91%) SpecFlow
14 11 (16.42%) ISTQB
15 10 (14.93%) SQL
16 8 (11.94%) PRINCE2

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (8.96%) Confluence
2 2 (2.99%) CMS
3 1 (1.49%) Magnolia
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.48%) MS Project
2 3 (4.48%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.37%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.48%) MySQL
3 2 (2.99%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 17 (25.37%) Selenium
2 16 (23.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 16 (23.88%) Axure RP
3 14 (20.90%) JMeter
4 13 (19.40%) Cucumber
5 12 (17.91%) SpecFlow
6 8 (11.94%) JIRA
7 5 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (5.97%) WebDriver
9 3 (4.48%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.49%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.49%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (1.49%) JUnit
10 1 (1.49%) TestNG
General
1 33 (49.25%) Finance
2 14 (20.90%) Banking
3 4 (5.97%) Retail Banking
3 4 (5.97%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (67.16%) Analyst
2 29 (43.28%) Business Analyst
3 26 (38.81%) Tester
4 13 (19.40%) Test Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Business Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) QA Tester
8 2 (2.99%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) QA Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Banking Business Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Automation Tester
8 2 (2.99%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (2.99%) Test Engineer
9 1 (1.49%) Coordinator
9 1 (1.49%) Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (28.36%) .NET
2 5 (7.46%) .NET Framework
3 3 (4.48%) HTML
3 3 (4.48%) CSS
4 2 (2.99%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.37%) User Experience
2 8 (11.94%) AS400
3 4 (5.97%) NHS
3 4 (5.97%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.49%) CMDB
5 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) Windows
2 2 (2.99%) Linux
2 2 (2.99%) UNIX
3 1 (1.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (67.16%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (32.84%) Use Case
2 22 (32.84%) Business Analysis
3 20 (29.85%) Test Scripting
4 19 (28.36%) User Stories
5 18 (26.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (25.37%) Regression Testing
7 16 (23.88%) Scrum
7 16 (23.88%) System Testing
8 14 (20.90%) BDD
8 14 (20.90%) TDD
9 13 (19.40%) Test-First Development
10 8 (11.94%) PRINCE2
11 6 (8.96%) Software Testing
11 6 (8.96%) Project Management
12 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (7.46%) UML
13 4 (5.97%) Performance Testing
13 4 (5.97%) Data Migration
13 4 (5.97%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.87%) Java
2 10 (14.93%) SQL
3 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.99%) PHP
4 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.49%) C
5 1 (1.49%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (40.30%) Security Cleared
2 25 (37.31%) SC Cleared
3 11 (16.42%) ISTQB
4 7 (10.45%) Degree
5 4 (5.97%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.49%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (25.37%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.97%) OpenText
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle
4 2 (2.99%) Progress
4 2 (2.99%) HP
5 1 (1.49%) Casewise