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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 54 36 40
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Contract jobs citing ISEB 16 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.34% 2.97% 2.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.96% 10.14% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 9
Average daily rate
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£388 £275 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -35.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £347 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.81% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £11.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+27.02% -53.00%
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
230 148 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 33.63% 29.31% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 71 60
Average daily rate £450 £356 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.40% +2.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £513 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 16
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.33 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £16.16 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 January 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 January 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 -15 14 £363 +31.81%
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 38 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (51.52%) ISTQB
3 30 (45.45%) Software Testing
4 24 (36.36%) Test Management
4 24 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
4 24 (36.36%) Finance
5 22 (33.33%) Scrum
6 21 (31.82%) Security Cleared
7 20 (30.30%) Project Management
7 20 (30.30%) Automation Testing
8 19 (28.79%) WebDriver
8 19 (28.79%) JIRA
8 19 (28.79%) Selenium
9 17 (25.76%) Kanban
9 17 (25.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (25.76%) Jenkins
10 16 (24.24%) C#
10 16 (24.24%) SC Cleared
11 15 (22.73%) Test Scripting
11 15 (22.73%) Open Source
11 15 (22.73%) Bugzilla
11 15 (22.73%) SharePoint
12 14 (21.21%) TDD
12 14 (21.21%) Subversion
12 14 (21.21%) TortoiseSVN
12 14 (21.21%) BDD
12 14 (21.21%) Test Strategy
12 14 (21.21%) Load Testing
13 13 (19.70%) .NET Framework
13 13 (19.70%) .NET

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (22.73%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) MS Office
2 3 (4.55%) MS Project
3 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) MySQL
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (28.79%) WebDriver
1 19 (28.79%) JIRA
1 19 (28.79%) Selenium
2 17 (25.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (25.76%) Jenkins
3 15 (22.73%) Bugzilla
4 14 (21.21%) Subversion
4 14 (21.21%) TortoiseSVN
5 9 (13.64%) JMeter
6 8 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
7 7 (10.61%) Maven
7 7 (10.61%) TestNG
7 7 (10.61%) Ant
7 7 (10.61%) JUnit
8 2 (3.03%) LoadUI
8 2 (3.03%) Rational Performance Tester
9 1 (1.52%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.52%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (1.52%) Axure RP
9 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
General
1 24 (36.36%) Finance
2 10 (15.15%) Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Retail
3 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (50.00%) Analyst
2 20 (30.30%) Test Analyst
3 17 (25.76%) Tester
4 13 (19.70%) Business Analyst
5 11 (16.67%) Test Manager
6 4 (6.06%) QA Tester
7 3 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) QA Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.55%) Quality Manager
7 3 (4.55%) QA Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Business Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Performance Test Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Programme Planner
8 2 (3.03%) Performance Manager
8 2 (3.03%) UML Business Analyst
9 1 (1.52%) Banking Business Analyst
9 1 (1.52%) Automation Test Analyst
9 1 (1.52%) IT Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.70%) .NET Framework
1 13 (19.70%) .NET
2 5 (7.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) Open Source
2 11 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 10 (15.15%) Computer Science
3 10 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (12.12%) AS400
5 5 (7.58%) PMI
6 2 (3.03%) User Experience
6 2 (3.03%) Statistics
7 1 (1.52%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.52%) pSOS
1 1 (1.52%) UNIX
1 1 (1.52%) Windows
1 1 (1.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (45.45%) Software Testing
3 24 (36.36%) Test Management
4 22 (33.33%) Scrum
5 20 (30.30%) Project Management
5 20 (30.30%) Automation Testing
6 17 (25.76%) Kanban
7 15 (22.73%) Test Scripting
8 14 (21.21%) TDD
8 14 (21.21%) BDD
8 14 (21.21%) Test Strategy
8 14 (21.21%) Load Testing
9 9 (13.64%) UML
10 8 (12.12%) Workflow
10 8 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (12.12%) Coaching
11 7 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (9.09%) PRINCE2
12 6 (9.09%) Validation
12 6 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.24%) C#
2 12 (18.18%) Java
3 3 (4.55%) SQL
4 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.52%) PHP
4 1 (1.52%) C++
Qualifications
1 34 (51.52%) ISTQB
2 21 (31.82%) Security Cleared
3 16 (24.24%) SC Cleared
4 13 (19.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (12.12%) Degree
6 5 (7.58%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (7.58%) PMI Certification
7 3 (4.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (3.03%) IBM Certification
8 2 (3.03%) CBAP
9 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.67%) QA
2 5 (7.58%) ISO 9000
2 5 (7.58%) ISO 9001
3 2 (3.03%) P3O
Systems Management
1 24 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.03%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 10 (15.15%) HP
2 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.58%) Oracle
4 3 (4.55%) Progress
5 2 (3.03%) IBM
6 1 (1.52%) SAP