Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 July 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 56 53
Rank change year-on-year +13 -3 +13
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 19 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.91% 2.15% 2.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.18% 9.40% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 12
Cardiff median daily rate £338 £375 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +102.70% -35.65%
South Wales median daily rate £338 £375 £185
% change year-on-year -10.00% +102.70% -35.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - -

ISTQB is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 170 149 123
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 25.99% 22.92% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 91 95
Cardiff median daily rate £350 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.90% -17.33%
10th Percentile £175 £288 £161
90th Percentile £538 £465 £470
South Wales median daily rate £350 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 8
Cardiff median hourly rate £20.08 £17.50 £12.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.71% +44.15% -24.88%
10th Percentile £11.88 £17.25 £8.85
90th Percentile £43.75 £17.75 £16.11
South Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £54.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year -35.19% +323.53% -37.80%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Cardiff

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Cardiff

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Cardiff over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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.

1 10 (52.63%) Migration
1 10 (52.63%) PRINCE2
1 10 (52.63%) Data Migration
1 10 (52.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (47.37%) XML
3 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
3 8 (42.11%) NHS
3 8 (42.11%) Project Management
4 7 (36.84%) Service Delivery
4 7 (36.84%) C++
4 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 7 (36.84%) XSLT
4 7 (36.84%) ITIL
4 7 (36.84%) SOAP
4 7 (36.84%) VMware
4 7 (36.84%) HL7
4 7 (36.84%) Release Management
4 7 (36.84%) Test Strategy
4 7 (36.84%) SoapUI
5 6 (31.58%) Performance Analysis
5 6 (31.58%) IBM Integration Bus
5 6 (31.58%) WebSphere
5 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
5 6 (31.58%) JCAPS
5 6 (31.58%) Fiorano
5 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (31.58%) IBM
5 6 (31.58%) InterSystems
5 6 (31.58%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (26.32%) Software Testing

ISTQB
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 6 (31.58%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (31.58%) JCAPS
1 6 (31.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) GIS
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) SoapUI
2 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Analyst
1 12 (63.16%) Test Analyst
2 10 (52.63%) Test Leader
3 9 (47.37%) Lead Test Analyst
4 7 (36.84%) Team Leader
4 7 (36.84%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) C++ Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) ETL Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Tester
5 1 (5.26%) NHS Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Support Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) XML
2 7 (36.84%) SOAP
2 7 (36.84%) XSLT
3 6 (31.58%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) NHS
2 2 (10.53%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Data Migration
1 10 (52.63%) Migration
1 10 (52.63%) PRINCE2
2 8 (42.11%) Project Management
3 7 (36.84%) ITIL
3 7 (36.84%) Release Management
3 7 (36.84%) Service Delivery
3 7 (36.84%) Test Strategy
4 6 (31.58%) Performance Analysis
4 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
5 5 (26.32%) Load Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
5 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
7 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Service Management
7 3 (15.79%) Test Management
7 3 (15.79%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) C++
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (26.32%) Degree
3 4 (21.05%) ISEB
4 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) HL7
2 4 (21.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (21.05%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) VMware
2 6 (31.58%) Fiorano
2 6 (31.58%) IBM
2 6 (31.58%) InterSystems
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) SAP