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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 54 - 52
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 18 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.59% - 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.96% - 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 2
Average daily rate
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£325 - £280
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 - £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 - £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £320
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 - £21.00
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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
226 163 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 32.56% 31.84% 29.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 77 64
Average daily rate £350 £370 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £509 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 18
Average hourly rate £16.16 £15.83 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -6.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £12.52 £14.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.16 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 16 £325 - 2
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ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 34 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (59.57%) Software Testing
4 24 (51.06%) Scrum
5 23 (48.94%) Automation Testing
6 22 (46.81%) Test Management
6 22 (46.81%) Security Cleared
7 21 (44.68%) WebDriver
7 21 (44.68%) Selenium
8 20 (42.55%) C#
9 19 (40.43%) JIRA
9 19 (40.43%) Kanban
9 19 (40.43%) Jenkins
10 17 (36.17%) SC Cleared
10 17 (36.17%) Test Scripting
10 17 (36.17%) Open Source
10 17 (36.17%) HP Quality Center
10 17 (36.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (36.17%) Load Testing
10 17 (36.17%) SharePoint
10 17 (36.17%) Finance
10 17 (36.17%) Bugzilla
11 16 (34.04%) TDD
11 16 (34.04%) Subversion
11 16 (34.04%) TortoiseSVN
11 16 (34.04%) BDD
12 15 (31.91%) .NET Framework
12 15 (31.91%) .NET
13 13 (27.66%) Client/Server
13 13 (27.66%) Project Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 17 (36.17%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 21 (44.68%) WebDriver
1 21 (44.68%) Selenium
2 19 (40.43%) JIRA
2 19 (40.43%) Jenkins
3 17 (36.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (36.17%) Bugzilla
4 16 (34.04%) Subversion
4 16 (34.04%) TortoiseSVN
5 11 (23.40%) JMeter
5 11 (23.40%) TestNG
6 9 (19.15%) Maven
6 9 (19.15%) Ant
6 9 (19.15%) JUnit
7 2 (4.26%) Rational Performance Tester
7 2 (4.26%) LoadUI
8 1 (2.13%) FitNesse
8 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
General
1 17 (36.17%) Finance
2 9 (19.15%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (53.19%) Tester
2 11 (23.40%) Analyst
2 11 (23.40%) Test Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Test Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Quality Manager
4 3 (6.38%) QA Manager
4 3 (6.38%) QA Tester
4 3 (6.38%) Automation Tester
5 2 (4.26%) Lead Tester
5 2 (4.26%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (4.26%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) QA Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Performance Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Software Tester
5 2 (4.26%) Performance Test Manager
6 1 (2.13%) Trainer
6 1 (2.13%) Developer
6 1 (2.13%) Web Tester
6 1 (2.13%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.91%) .NET Framework
1 15 (31.91%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.17%) Open Source
2 13 (27.66%) Client/Server
3 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (17.02%) AS400
5 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
6 5 (10.64%) PMI
7 3 (6.38%) iSeries
8 2 (4.26%) Statistics
9 1 (2.13%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (59.57%) Software Testing
3 24 (51.06%) Scrum
4 23 (48.94%) Automation Testing
5 22 (46.81%) Test Management
6 19 (40.43%) Kanban
7 17 (36.17%) Test Scripting
7 17 (36.17%) Load Testing
8 16 (34.04%) TDD
8 16 (34.04%) BDD
9 13 (27.66%) Project Management
10 10 (21.28%) Test Strategy
11 8 (17.02%) Coaching
12 6 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (10.64%) Software Deployment
13 5 (10.64%) Test Planning
13 5 (10.64%) Data Management
13 5 (10.64%) Automated Testing
13 5 (10.64%) Validation
14 3 (6.38%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (42.55%) C#
2 11 (23.40%) Java
3 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.13%) SQL
3 1 (2.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 45 (95.74%) ISEB
2 22 (46.81%) Security Cleared
3 17 (36.17%) SC Cleared
4 7 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (14.89%) Degree
5 5 (10.64%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (10.64%) PMI Certification
6 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (4.26%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.28%) QA
2 5 (10.64%) ISO 9000
2 5 (10.64%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 17 (36.17%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.26%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) IBM
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) Informatica