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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 44 54 46
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 37 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.60% 0.51% 1.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.02% 1.88% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 6
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£325 £289 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.55% -21.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +25.00%
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
264 160 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 32.80% 27.35% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 92 72
Average daily rate £350 £330 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 10
Average hourly rate £21.91 £16.16 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.58% +11.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £16.16 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +19 33 £325 +36.84% 2
West Wales - 2 £290 - 1
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 63 (96.92%) ISEB
2 43 (66.15%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (56.92%) Software Testing
3 37 (56.92%) Security Cleared
4 35 (53.85%) Test Management
5 34 (52.31%) Scrum
6 33 (50.77%) Automation Testing
7 32 (49.23%) SC Cleared
8 31 (47.69%) WebDriver
8 31 (47.69%) Selenium
9 29 (44.62%) JIRA
9 29 (44.62%) Kanban
9 29 (44.62%) HP Quality Center
9 29 (44.62%) C#
10 27 (41.54%) SharePoint
10 27 (41.54%) Open Source
10 27 (41.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 27 (41.54%) Load Testing
10 27 (41.54%) Test Scripting
11 26 (40.00%) Jenkins
11 26 (40.00%) Bugzilla
12 25 (38.46%) Subversion
12 25 (38.46%) .NET
12 25 (38.46%) TortoiseSVN
13 24 (36.92%) BDD
13 24 (36.92%) .NET Framework
13 24 (36.92%) TDD
14 21 (32.31%) JMeter
14 21 (32.31%) Client/Server
14 21 (32.31%) Java

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 27 (41.54%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.08%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) Adabas
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 31 (47.69%) Selenium
1 31 (47.69%) WebDriver
2 29 (44.62%) JIRA
3 27 (41.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 26 (40.00%) Bugzilla
5 25 (38.46%) Subversion
5 25 (38.46%) TortoiseSVN
6 21 (32.31%) JMeter
7 20 (30.77%) TestNG
8 19 (29.23%) JUnit
9 17 (26.15%) Ant
9 17 (26.15%) Maven
10 3 (4.62%) TestDirector
11 2 (3.08%) Rational Performance Tester
11 2 (3.08%) LoadUI
General
1 20 (30.77%) Finance
2 11 (16.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (52.31%) Tester
2 15 (23.08%) Analyst
2 15 (23.08%) Test Analyst
3 11 (16.92%) Test Manager
4 4 (6.15%) QA Tester
5 3 (4.62%) Quality Manager
5 3 (4.62%) QA Manager
5 3 (4.62%) Software Tester
5 3 (4.62%) Automation Tester
5 3 (4.62%) Automation Analyst
5 3 (4.62%) Lead Tester
5 3 (4.62%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (3.08%) Performance Test Manager
6 2 (3.08%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (3.08%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (3.08%) QA Analyst
6 2 (3.08%) Performance Manager
7 1 (1.54%) Web Team Leader
7 1 (1.54%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (38.46%) .NET
2 24 (36.92%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (41.54%) Open Source
2 21 (32.31%) Client/Server
3 12 (18.46%) AS400
4 10 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (10.77%) Computer Science
6 5 (7.69%) PMI
7 4 (6.15%) iSeries
8 2 (3.08%) Mainframe
8 2 (3.08%) Statistics
9 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (66.15%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (56.92%) Software Testing
3 35 (53.85%) Test Management
4 34 (52.31%) Scrum
5 33 (50.77%) Automation Testing
6 29 (44.62%) Kanban
7 27 (41.54%) Load Testing
7 27 (41.54%) Test Scripting
8 24 (36.92%) TDD
8 24 (36.92%) BDD
9 18 (27.69%) Project Management
10 12 (18.46%) Test Strategy
11 9 (13.85%) Automated Testing
12 8 (12.31%) Coaching
13 5 (7.69%) Test Planning
13 5 (7.69%) Software Deployment
13 5 (7.69%) Data Management
13 5 (7.69%) Validation
13 5 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
14 4 (6.15%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 29 (44.62%) C#
2 21 (32.31%) Java
3 4 (6.15%) SQL
4 2 (3.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 63 (96.92%) ISEB
2 37 (56.92%) Security Cleared
3 32 (49.23%) SC Cleared
4 13 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (10.77%) Degree
6 5 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (7.69%) PMI Certification
7 3 (4.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (3.08%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.92%) QA
2 5 (7.69%) ISO 9000
2 5 (7.69%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 29 (44.62%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.08%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 6 (9.23%) Oracle
1 6 (9.23%) IBM
2 3 (4.62%) Informatica
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft
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