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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 68 48 50
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.29% 0.59% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.87% 2.03% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
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£210 £225 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +80.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -59.13%
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
230 148 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 33.63% 29.31% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 71 60
Average daily rate £450 £356 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.40% +2.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £513 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 16
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.33 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £16.16 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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
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 28 January 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 -15 2 £210 -6.66% 1
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ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 34 (100.00%) ISEB
2 30 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (73.53%) Software Testing
4 22 (64.71%) Scrum
5 20 (58.82%) Test Management
6 19 (55.88%) Automation Testing
7 18 (52.94%) Security Cleared
8 17 (50.00%) Kanban
8 17 (50.00%) JIRA
8 17 (50.00%) Selenium
8 17 (50.00%) WebDriver
8 17 (50.00%) Jenkins
9 16 (47.06%) C#
10 15 (44.12%) SharePoint
10 15 (44.12%) Bugzilla
10 15 (44.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (44.12%) Open Source
11 14 (41.18%) BDD
11 14 (41.18%) HP Quality Center
11 14 (41.18%) TortoiseSVN
11 14 (41.18%) SC Cleared
11 14 (41.18%) Load Testing
11 14 (41.18%) Test Scripting
11 14 (41.18%) Subversion
11 14 (41.18%) TDD
12 13 (38.24%) .NET
12 13 (38.24%) .NET Framework
13 12 (35.29%) Project Management
14 11 (32.35%) Client/Server
15 10 (29.41%) Test Strategy

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 15 (44.12%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 17 (50.00%) JIRA
1 17 (50.00%) Selenium
1 17 (50.00%) WebDriver
1 17 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 15 (44.12%) Bugzilla
2 15 (44.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (41.18%) TortoiseSVN
3 14 (41.18%) Subversion
4 9 (26.47%) JMeter
5 7 (20.59%) TestNG
5 7 (20.59%) Maven
5 7 (20.59%) Ant
5 7 (20.59%) JUnit
6 2 (5.88%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (5.88%) LoadUI
7 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.94%) FitNesse
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Tester
2 9 (26.47%) Analyst
2 9 (26.47%) Test Analyst
3 7 (20.59%) Test Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Automation Tester
4 3 (8.82%) Quality Manager
4 3 (8.82%) QA Manager
5 2 (5.88%) QA Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Performance Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Performance Test Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (2.94%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Lead Tester
6 1 (2.94%) Web Tester
6 1 (2.94%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) QA Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Software Tester
6 1 (2.94%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (38.24%) .NET
1 13 (38.24%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (44.12%) Open Source
2 11 (32.35%) Client/Server
3 10 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (20.59%) Computer Science
5 5 (14.71%) PMI
6 2 (5.88%) Statistics
7 1 (2.94%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (73.53%) Software Testing
3 22 (64.71%) Scrum
4 20 (58.82%) Test Management
5 19 (55.88%) Automation Testing
6 17 (50.00%) Kanban
7 14 (41.18%) BDD
7 14 (41.18%) Load Testing
7 14 (41.18%) Test Scripting
7 14 (41.18%) TDD
8 12 (35.29%) Project Management
9 10 (29.41%) Test Strategy
10 8 (23.53%) Coaching
11 6 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (14.71%) Data Management
12 5 (14.71%) Validation
12 5 (14.71%) Software Deployment
12 5 (14.71%) Test Planning
13 2 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
13 2 (5.88%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) C#
2 7 (20.59%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) ISEB
2 18 (52.94%) Security Cleared
3 14 (41.18%) SC Cleared
4 7 (20.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (20.59%) Degree
5 5 (14.71%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (14.71%) PMI Certification
6 3 (8.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (5.88%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (26.47%) QA
2 5 (14.71%) ISO 9000
2 5 (14.71%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 14 (41.18%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.88%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) IBM