Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 41 44
Rank change year-on-year -37 +3 +36
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 3 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.36% 2.85% 2.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.63% 12.59% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 16 5
Cardiff median daily rate £456 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.19% -3.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £424 £288 £325
90th Percentile £473 £381 £405
South Wales median daily rate £456 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +35.19% -3.57% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - -

ISTQB Foundation Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cardiff
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 114 135 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 13.82% 22.65% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 108 73
Cardiff median daily rate £405 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.71% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £225 £175 £188
90th Percentile £588 £538 £475
South Wales median daily rate £425 £358 £390
% change year-on-year +18.88% -8.33% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Cardiff median hourly rate £17.50 £22.38 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.81% +49.20% +27.33%
10th Percentile £12.19 £14.84 £12.75
90th Percentile £27.75 £45.50 £17.25
South Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £41.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year -54.53% -27.83% +325.93%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Cardiff

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) FitNesse
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (66.67%) Nightwatchjs
3 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) FitNesse
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) Nightwatchjs
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft