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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 42 55 49
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 26 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.68% 0.51% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.74% 1.71% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 3
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£295 £289 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.16% -21.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-55.00% -
ISTQB
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
242 175 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 34.28% 29.46% 34.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 92 81
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 5
Average hourly rate £23.75 £15.58 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.43% +7.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.88 £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 20 August 2014.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

ISTQB
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 ISTQB within the Wales region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 20 £294 +23.68% 3
West Wales - 3 £290 - 1
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing ISTQB 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 ISTQB.

1 45 (95.74%) ISEB
2 26 (55.32%) Security Cleared
3 24 (51.06%) Test Scripting
3 24 (51.06%) HP Quality Center
4 23 (48.94%) SC Cleared
5 22 (46.81%) Automation Testing
5 22 (46.81%) Test Management
5 22 (46.81%) Java
6 21 (44.68%) C#
6 21 (44.68%) Selenium
6 21 (44.68%) WebDriver
7 20 (42.55%) Load Testing
7 20 (42.55%) .NET
8 19 (40.43%) SharePoint
8 19 (40.43%) JMeter
8 19 (40.43%) JIRA
8 19 (40.43%) TestNG
8 19 (40.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (38.30%) Kanban
9 18 (38.30%) Open Source
9 18 (38.30%) Software Testing
9 18 (38.30%) Bugzilla
9 18 (38.30%) Scrum
9 18 (38.30%) JUnit
10 17 (36.17%) Client/Server
10 17 (36.17%) Subversion
10 17 (36.17%) Maven
10 17 (36.17%) .NET Framework
10 17 (36.17%) TortoiseSVN
11 16 (34.04%) Jenkins

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing ISTQB 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 ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (40.43%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.38%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.26%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (6.38%) SAP SRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Adabas
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (44.68%) Selenium
1 21 (44.68%) WebDriver
2 19 (40.43%) JIRA
2 19 (40.43%) TestNG
2 19 (40.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (40.43%) JMeter
3 18 (38.30%) Bugzilla
3 18 (38.30%) JUnit
4 17 (36.17%) Subversion
4 17 (36.17%) Maven
4 17 (36.17%) TortoiseSVN
5 16 (34.04%) Ant
5 16 (34.04%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.38%) TestDirector
6 3 (6.38%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.13%) ClearQuest
General
1 15 (31.91%) Finance
2 10 (21.28%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 26 (55.32%) Tester
2 16 (34.04%) Analyst
2 16 (34.04%) Test Analyst
3 4 (8.51%) Test Manager
3 4 (8.51%) QA Tester
4 3 (6.38%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (6.38%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Lead Tester
5 2 (4.26%) Automation Tester
5 2 (4.26%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (4.26%) Security Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Software Tester
5 2 (4.26%) QA Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Trainer
6 1 (2.13%) Web Team Leader
6 1 (2.13%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (42.55%) .NET
2 17 (36.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (38.30%) Open Source
2 17 (36.17%) Client/Server
3 12 (25.53%) AS400
4 4 (8.51%) iSeries
5 2 (4.26%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) Test Scripting
2 22 (46.81%) Test Management
2 22 (46.81%) Automation Testing
3 20 (42.55%) Load Testing
4 18 (38.30%) Scrum
4 18 (38.30%) Software Testing
4 18 (38.30%) Kanban
5 16 (34.04%) BDD
5 16 (34.04%) TDD
6 9 (19.15%) Automated Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Project Management
8 4 (8.51%) Service Management
8 4 (8.51%) Migration
8 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (8.51%) System Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Data Migration
9 3 (6.38%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.38%) Manual Testing
9 3 (6.38%) Stress Testing
9 3 (6.38%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 22 (46.81%) Java
2 21 (44.68%) C#
3 6 (12.77%) SQL
4 2 (4.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (95.74%) ISEB
2 26 (55.32%) Security Cleared
3 23 (48.94%) SC Cleared
4 6 (12.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) QA
Systems Management
1 24 (51.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Oracle
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) IBM
3 3 (6.38%) Citrix
3 3 (6.38%) Informatica
3 3 (6.38%) SAP
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