The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Wales region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 39 53 52
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 31 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.16% 0.18% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.57% 0.58% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 1 1
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£300 £238 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -35.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £344 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.45% +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% -25.37%
Qualifications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
268 173 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 35.92% 30.84% 32.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 86 82
Average daily rate £400 £370 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £223 £189
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 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.58 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.41% +7.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.30 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
ISTQB
UK

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +6 21 £288 +21.05% 4
West Wales - 7 £314 - 1
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 44 (95.65%) ISEB
2 26 (56.52%) Security Cleared
3 24 (52.17%) Test Scripting
3 24 (52.17%) HP Quality Center
4 23 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 22 (47.83%) Test Management
5 22 (47.83%) Java
6 21 (45.65%) Selenium
6 21 (45.65%) Automation Testing
6 21 (45.65%) WebDriver
7 20 (43.48%) Load Testing
7 20 (43.48%) .NET
7 20 (43.48%) C#
8 19 (41.30%) SharePoint
8 19 (41.30%) JMeter
8 19 (41.30%) JIRA
8 19 (41.30%) TestNG
8 19 (41.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (39.13%) Kanban
9 18 (39.13%) Open Source
9 18 (39.13%) Software Testing
9 18 (39.13%) Bugzilla
9 18 (39.13%) Scrum
9 18 (39.13%) JUnit
10 17 (36.96%) Client/Server
10 17 (36.96%) .NET Framework
10 17 (36.96%) Subversion
10 17 (36.96%) Maven
10 17 (36.96%) TortoiseSVN
11 16 (34.78%) Jenkins

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (41.30%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.35%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (6.52%) SAP SRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Adabas
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (45.65%) Selenium
1 21 (45.65%) WebDriver
2 19 (41.30%) JMeter
2 19 (41.30%) JIRA
2 19 (41.30%) TestNG
2 19 (41.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (39.13%) Bugzilla
3 18 (39.13%) JUnit
4 17 (36.96%) Subversion
4 17 (36.96%) Maven
4 17 (36.96%) TortoiseSVN
5 16 (34.78%) Jenkins
5 16 (34.78%) Ant
6 3 (6.52%) TestDirector
6 3 (6.52%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.17%) ClearQuest
General
1 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 10 (21.74%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 25 (54.35%) Tester
2 15 (32.61%) Analyst
2 15 (32.61%) Test Analyst
3 4 (8.70%) Test Manager
4 3 (6.52%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) QA Tester
5 2 (4.35%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Software Tester
5 2 (4.35%) Security Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Lead Tester
5 2 (4.35%) Automation Tester
5 2 (4.35%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (2.17%) Automated Tester
6 1 (2.17%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (2.17%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) Performance Tester
6 1 (2.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (43.48%) .NET
2 17 (36.96%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (39.13%) Open Source
2 17 (36.96%) Client/Server
3 12 (26.09%) AS400
4 4 (8.70%) iSeries
5 2 (4.35%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (52.17%) Test Scripting
2 22 (47.83%) Test Management
3 21 (45.65%) Automation Testing
4 20 (43.48%) Load Testing
5 18 (39.13%) Kanban
5 18 (39.13%) Software Testing
5 18 (39.13%) Scrum
6 16 (34.78%) BDD
6 16 (34.78%) TDD
7 9 (19.57%) Automated Testing
8 7 (15.22%) Project Management
9 4 (8.70%) Service Management
9 4 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (8.70%) Migration
9 4 (8.70%) Data Migration
9 4 (8.70%) System Testing
10 3 (6.52%) Test Automation
10 3 (6.52%) Stress Testing
10 3 (6.52%) Performance Testing
10 3 (6.52%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (47.83%) Java
2 20 (43.48%) C#
3 6 (13.04%) SQL
4 2 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (95.65%) ISEB
2 26 (56.52%) Security Cleared
3 23 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 24 (52.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle
2 4 (8.70%) IBM
3 3 (6.52%) Citrix
3 3 (6.52%) Informatica
3 3 (6.52%) SAP
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