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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 46 52 45
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 29 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.76% 0.54% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.28% 2.10% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 5
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£290 £289 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.43% -21.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-55.00% -
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
257 143 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 33.33% 25.91% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 84 78
Average daily rate £375 £330 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £220 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £600 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 7
Average hourly rate £21.91 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.93% +10.34%
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 19 September 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 September 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 +14 25 £301 +26.84% 3
West Wales - 2 £290 -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 55 (96.49%) ISEB
2 35 (61.40%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (59.65%) Security Cleared
4 31 (54.39%) Test Management
5 29 (50.88%) Automation Testing
5 29 (50.88%) Software Testing
6 28 (49.12%) Java
6 28 (49.12%) SC Cleared
7 27 (47.37%) WebDriver
7 27 (47.37%) HP Quality Center
7 27 (47.37%) Selenium
7 27 (47.37%) C#
7 27 (47.37%) Scrum
8 26 (45.61%) JMeter
8 26 (45.61%) Test Scripting
8 26 (45.61%) Load Testing
9 25 (43.86%) JIRA
9 25 (43.86%) TestNG
9 25 (43.86%) SharePoint
10 24 (42.11%) JUnit
10 24 (42.11%) Bugzilla
10 24 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (42.11%) Kanban
10 24 (42.11%) Open Source
11 23 (40.35%) TortoiseSVN
11 23 (40.35%) Subversion
11 23 (40.35%) Maven
11 23 (40.35%) .NET
12 22 (38.60%) Ant
12 22 (38.60%) TDD

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 25 (43.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.51%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) Adabas
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (47.37%) WebDriver
1 27 (47.37%) Selenium
2 26 (45.61%) JMeter
3 25 (43.86%) JIRA
3 25 (43.86%) TestNG
4 24 (42.11%) JUnit
4 24 (42.11%) Bugzilla
4 24 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (40.35%) TortoiseSVN
5 23 (40.35%) Subversion
5 23 (40.35%) Maven
6 22 (38.60%) Ant
6 22 (38.60%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.26%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.75%) LoadUI
8 1 (1.75%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 15 (26.32%) Finance
2 11 (19.30%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (49.12%) Tester
2 16 (28.07%) Analyst
2 16 (28.07%) Test Analyst
3 8 (14.04%) Test Manager
4 4 (7.02%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) QA Tester
4 4 (7.02%) Automation Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Software Tester
6 2 (3.51%) Quality Manager
6 2 (3.51%) QA Manager
6 2 (3.51%) QA Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Security Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Lead Tester
6 2 (3.51%) Automation Tester
6 2 (3.51%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (1.75%) Automated Tester
7 1 (1.75%) Performance Test Manager
7 1 (1.75%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (40.35%) .NET
2 21 (36.84%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (42.11%) Open Source
2 21 (36.84%) Client/Server
3 12 (21.05%) AS400
4 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
5 4 (7.02%) iSeries
6 3 (5.26%) PMI
7 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.75%) Statistics
8 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (61.40%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (54.39%) Test Management
3 29 (50.88%) Automation Testing
3 29 (50.88%) Software Testing
4 27 (47.37%) Scrum
5 26 (45.61%) Test Scripting
5 26 (45.61%) Load Testing
6 24 (42.11%) Kanban
7 22 (38.60%) TDD
7 22 (38.60%) BDD
8 12 (21.05%) Project Management
9 11 (19.30%) Automated Testing
10 8 (14.04%) Test Strategy
11 5 (8.77%) Coaching
12 4 (7.02%) Service Management
12 4 (7.02%) Migration
12 4 (7.02%) Data Migration
12 4 (7.02%) System Testing
13 3 (5.26%) Software Deployment
13 3 (5.26%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 28 (49.12%) Java
2 27 (47.37%) C#
3 4 (7.02%) SQL
4 2 (3.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (96.49%) ISEB
2 34 (59.65%) Security Cleared
3 28 (49.12%) SC Cleared
4 10 (17.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (8.77%) Degree
6 3 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (5.26%) PMI Certification
7 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (1.75%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.04%) QA
2 3 (5.26%) ISO 9000
2 3 (5.26%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 27 (47.37%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.75%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Oracle
2 5 (8.77%) IBM
3 3 (5.26%) Informatica
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
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