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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 32 39 36
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing ISEB 46 30 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.01% 4.18% 1.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.75% 15.08% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 26 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £319 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £238 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £394 £395
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 £17.69 £22.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% -25.41%
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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
292 199 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 38.12% 27.72% 29.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 113 67
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 10
Average hourly rate £15.25 £20.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.60% +28.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £16.08 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £25.00 £19.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 -2 22 £325 +4.00%
West Wales +5 1 £265 -41.11%
North Wales - 1 - -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 42 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (48.39%) Finance
3 26 (41.94%) Security Cleared
4 25 (40.32%) SC Cleared
5 22 (35.48%) User Stories
5 22 (35.48%) Business Analysis
6 20 (32.26%) Java
7 19 (30.65%) Use Case
8 18 (29.03%) Test Scripting
9 17 (27.42%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (27.42%) User Experience
10 16 (25.81%) Selenium
10 16 (25.81%) System Testing
10 16 (25.81%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 16 (25.81%) Axure RP
10 16 (25.81%) SQL Server
11 15 (24.19%) .NET
11 15 (24.19%) Scrum
11 15 (24.19%) Regression Testing
12 14 (22.58%) JMeter
12 14 (22.58%) TDD
12 14 (22.58%) Banking
12 14 (22.58%) BDD
13 13 (20.97%) Cucumber
13 13 (20.97%) Test-First Development
14 12 (19.35%) Microsoft
14 12 (19.35%) ISTQB
14 12 (19.35%) SpecFlow
15 9 (14.52%) JIRA
16 8 (12.90%) UML

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (9.68%) Confluence
2 1 (1.61%) Magnolia
2 1 (1.61%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Project
1 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) Firebird
2 2 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (25.81%) Selenium
1 16 (25.81%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 16 (25.81%) Axure RP
2 14 (22.58%) JMeter
3 13 (20.97%) Cucumber
4 12 (19.35%) SpecFlow
5 9 (14.52%) JIRA
6 5 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (4.84%) WebDriver
7 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.61%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (1.61%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.61%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.61%) TestNG
8 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (48.39%) Finance
2 14 (22.58%) Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Retail
3 3 (4.84%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (69.35%) Analyst
2 28 (45.16%) Business Analyst
3 21 (33.87%) Tester
4 13 (20.97%) Test Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Agile Business Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Automation Tester
9 2 (3.23%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) QA Tester
9 2 (3.23%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) QA Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Lead Test Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) UML Business Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Senior Business Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Selenium Tester
9 2 (3.23%) Agile Test Analyst
10 1 (1.61%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.19%) .NET
2 5 (8.06%) XML
3 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.42%) User Experience
2 8 (12.90%) AS400
3 4 (6.45%) NHS
4 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.84%) Windows
2 2 (3.23%) Linux
2 2 (3.23%) UNIX
3 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (35.48%) Business Analysis
2 22 (35.48%) User Stories
3 19 (30.65%) Use Case
4 18 (29.03%) Test Scripting
5 17 (27.42%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (25.81%) System Testing
7 15 (24.19%) Scrum
7 15 (24.19%) Regression Testing
8 14 (22.58%) TDD
8 14 (22.58%) BDD
9 13 (20.97%) Test-First Development
10 8 (12.90%) UML
11 7 (11.29%) PRINCE2
12 5 (8.06%) SOA
13 4 (6.45%) Project Management
13 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (6.45%) Test Strategy
14 3 (4.84%) Test Management
14 3 (4.84%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (32.26%) Java
2 6 (9.68%) SQL
3 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.61%) PHP
4 1 (1.61%) C
4 1 (1.61%) C#
4 1 (1.61%) C++
Qualifications
1 26 (41.94%) Security Cleared
2 25 (40.32%) SC Cleared
3 12 (19.35%) ISTQB
4 5 (8.06%) Degree
5 4 (6.45%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.23%) CBAP
7 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.06%) Oracle
3 3 (4.84%) Progress
3 3 (4.84%) HP