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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 62 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 15 20 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.88% 2.49% -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.98% 8.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.15% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.93 £13.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+69.81% -50.90%
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
301 236 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 37.77% 29.39% 27.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 137 61
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% +36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.60 £16.08 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £25.00 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -1 9 £300 - 1
West Wales +13 3 £325 -20.14%
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 11 (55.00%) ISEB
2 9 (45.00%) SQL
3 8 (40.00%) Finance
3 8 (40.00%) Banking
3 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (35.00%) Use Case
4 7 (35.00%) HP
4 7 (35.00%) AS400
4 7 (35.00%) UNIX
4 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (30.00%) XML
5 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
5 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (30.00%) Test Management
6 5 (25.00%) XML Messaging
6 5 (25.00%) PL/SQL
7 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (20.00%) SOAP
7 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 4 (20.00%) SoapUI
8 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
8 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Degree
8 3 (15.00%) JIRA
8 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Migration
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (10.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) Magnolia
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Project
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (15.00%) JIRA
3 2 (10.00%) Selenium
3 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.00%) JUnit
4 1 (5.00%) TestNG
4 1 (5.00%) JMeter
4 1 (5.00%) Bugzilla
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
1 8 (40.00%) Banking
2 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Tester
2 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Tester
4 1 (5.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Manual Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (5.00%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) XML
2 5 (25.00%) XML Messaging
3 4 (20.00%) SOAP
4 1 (5.00%) .NET
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) AS400
2 2 (10.00%) NHS
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) UNIX
2 3 (15.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Use Case
2 6 (30.00%) Test Management
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) RUP
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Load Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.00%) V-Model
6 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) PHP
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) ISEB
2 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) Degree
5 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) HP
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle