Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 2017 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
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 48 80
Rank change year-on-year -4 +32 -14
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 10 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.62% 1.28% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% 5.83% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Cardiff median daily rate £310 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +16.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £264 £325 £275
90th Percentile £393 £410 £325
South Wales median daily rate £310 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -11.43% +16.67% +9.09%
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 150 120 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 24.31% 21.86% 17.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 88 105
Cardiff median daily rate £350 £363 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +12.40% -11.64%
10th Percentile £141 £196 £185
90th Percentile £503 £475 £451
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Cardiff median hourly rate £22.38 £15.25 £12.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.75% +25.62% -27.87%
10th Percentile £15.08 £12.63 £9.65
90th Percentile £32.72 £19.88 £36.73
South Wales median hourly rate £37.50 £50.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -25.74% +140.48% +20.00%

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

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Cardiff over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 8 (80.00%) ITIL
1 8 (80.00%) PRINCE2
2 7 (70.00%) Service Management
2 7 (70.00%) Degree
3 5 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 5 (50.00%) CCAA
3 5 (50.00%) Information Governance
3 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (50.00%) NHS
3 5 (50.00%) ITSM
3 5 (50.00%) ISEB
3 5 (50.00%) Citrix
3 5 (50.00%) CCA
3 5 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) XML
3 5 (50.00%) LAN
3 5 (50.00%) WAN
3 5 (50.00%) POP3
3 5 (50.00%) SMTP
3 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (50.00%) Legal
3 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) IBM
4 3 (30.00%) XSLT
4 3 (30.00%) C++
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (30.00%) JCAPS
1 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (20.00%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) LAN
1 5 (50.00%) POP3
1 5 (50.00%) SMTP
1 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
2 2 (20.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (20.00%) Big Data
2 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) JMeter
General
1 5 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Test Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Systems Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (30.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (30.00%) SOAP
2 3 (30.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) NHS
2 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) ITIL
1 8 (80.00%) PRINCE2
2 7 (70.00%) Service Management
3 5 (50.00%) Information Governance
3 5 (50.00%) ITSM
3 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) Release Management
5 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
5 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (20.00%) ETL
5 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C++
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Degree
2 5 (50.00%) CCA
2 5 (50.00%) CCAA
2 5 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 5 (50.00%) ISEB
2 5 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (20.00%) XenApp
1 2 (20.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Citrix
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Fiorano
2 3 (30.00%) IBM
2 3 (30.00%) InterSystems
3 2 (20.00%) Informatica
3 2 (20.00%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Teradata