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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 52 39 54
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +15
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 21 31 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.31% 4.11% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.75% 11.52% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 1
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£185 £300 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.33% +26.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -46.00%
ISTQB
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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
271 269 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 29.81% 35.68% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 168 85
Average daily rate £360 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 13
Average hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +60.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £14.60 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £41.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 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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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 -11 10 £185 -35.65% 1
West Wales -6 3 £325 +3.50%
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 27 (72.97%) ISEB
2 24 (64.86%) Finance
2 24 (64.86%) Banking
3 23 (62.16%) AS400
4 11 (29.73%) Retail
4 11 (29.73%) Retail Banking
5 10 (27.03%) SQL
6 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
7 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (18.92%) HP
7 7 (18.92%) Use Case
7 7 (18.92%) UNIX
7 7 (18.92%) XML
7 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
8 6 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (16.22%) Test Management
8 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
9 5 (13.51%) XML Messaging
9 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
9 5 (13.51%) PL/SQL
10 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
10 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
10 4 (10.81%) SOAP
10 4 (10.81%) Migration
10 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Data Migration
10 4 (10.81%) SoapUI
11 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (8.11%) System Integration Testing
11 3 (8.11%) Degree

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 2 (5.41%) CMS
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) Magnolia
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Project
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
1 4 (10.81%) SoapUI
2 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.11%) JIRA
3 2 (5.41%) Selenium
3 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.70%) JUnit
4 1 (2.70%) TestNG
4 1 (2.70%) JMeter
4 1 (2.70%) Bugzilla
General
1 24 (64.86%) Finance
1 24 (64.86%) Banking
2 11 (29.73%) Retail
2 11 (29.73%) Retail Banking
3 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (75.68%) Tester
2 9 (24.32%) Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) Test Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) Manual Tester
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Tester
5 1 (2.70%) QA Tester
5 1 (2.70%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (2.70%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) XML
2 5 (13.51%) XML Messaging
3 4 (10.81%) SOAP
4 1 (2.70%) .NET
4 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (62.16%) AS400
2 2 (5.41%) NHS
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) UNIX
2 3 (8.11%) Windows
3 2 (5.41%) Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (18.92%) Use Case
2 6 (16.22%) Test Management
3 4 (10.81%) Data Migration
3 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
3 4 (10.81%) Migration
4 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
4 3 (8.11%) Integration Testing
4 3 (8.11%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.41%) Software Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.41%) RUP
5 2 (5.41%) Scrum
6 1 (2.70%) Automated Testing
6 1 (2.70%) Validation
6 1 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.70%) V-Model
6 1 (2.70%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.41%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) PHP
4 1 (2.70%) C
4 1 (2.70%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (72.97%) ISEB
2 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
3 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.11%) Degree
5 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) HP
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle