The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK / Wales
Rank 38 47 59
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +12
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 27 27 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.87% 4.02% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.82% 13.57% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 4
Median daily rate £350 £300 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +62.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.67% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +1033.33%

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
275 199 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 39.40% 29.61% 34.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 140 105
Median daily rate £405 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £139 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 9
Median hourly rate £20.00 £48.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% +284.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +86.66%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Wales region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Wales

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

ISTQB
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 ISTQB within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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 +3 12 £325 +8.33% 2
West Wales - 12 £470 -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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 ISTQB.

1 21 (72.41%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (62.07%) ISEB
3 17 (58.62%) Test Scripting
4 11 (37.93%) SAP
5 10 (34.48%) MS Office
5 10 (34.48%) Test Strategy
6 9 (31.03%) Software Testing
6 9 (31.03%) SQL
6 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
7 8 (27.59%) PRINCE2
8 7 (24.14%) NHS
8 7 (24.14%) Finance
8 7 (24.14%) Integration Testing
9 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
9 6 (20.69%) Load Testing
9 6 (20.69%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (20.69%) SDLC
9 6 (20.69%) Disclosure Scotland
9 6 (20.69%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
10 5 (17.24%) Degree
11 4 (13.79%) QA
11 4 (13.79%) Project Management
11 4 (13.79%) Migration
11 4 (13.79%) Defect Management
11 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
12 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (10.34%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (10.34%) Customer Requirements

ISTQB
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:

Applications
1 10 (34.48%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.45%) JMeter
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
3 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
1 10 (34.48%) Test Analyst
1 10 (34.48%) UAT Manager
2 6 (20.69%) Lead Test Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Test Manager
3 5 (17.24%) Test Leader
4 3 (10.34%) Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.90%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (6.90%) UAT Test Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Lead Tester
6 1 (3.45%) SAP Manager
6 1 (3.45%) SAP Test Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Testing Manager
6 1 (3.45%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) NHS
2 2 (6.90%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Unix
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (58.62%) Test Scripting
3 10 (34.48%) Test Strategy
4 9 (31.03%) Software Testing
5 8 (27.59%) PRINCE2
6 7 (24.14%) Integration Testing
7 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (20.69%) Load Testing
7 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
7 6 (20.69%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
7 6 (20.69%) SDLC
7 6 (20.69%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Defect Management
8 4 (13.79%) Migration
8 4 (13.79%) Project Management
9 3 (10.34%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (10.34%) Service Management
9 3 (10.34%) Validation
10 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
10 2 (6.90%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (62.07%) ISEB
2 5 (17.24%) Degree
3 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
4 3 (10.34%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (13.79%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) SAP
2 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Citrix
3 1 (3.45%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle