Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 55 65
Rank change year-on-year -2 +10 -6
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 6 2 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.93% 0.36% 2.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.45% 1.68% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 21
Cardiff median daily rate £388 £325 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% +71.05% -12.64%
South Wales median daily rate £388 £288 £190
% change year-on-year +34.78% +51.32% -41.54%
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 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 174 119 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 26.85% 21.33% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 91 119
Cardiff median daily rate £361 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.34% +11.54% -10.34%
10th Percentile £140 £185 £158
90th Percentile £482 £475 £450
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £360
% change year-on-year -6.25% +11.11% -0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Cardiff median hourly rate £16.78 £15.25 £29.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.03% -48.11% +74.63%
10th Percentile £14.20 £12.63 £14.75
90th Percentile £19.36 £19.88 £43.54
South Wales median hourly rate £37.50 £46.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -18.48% +100.00% +43.03%

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 5 (83.33%) XML
1 5 (83.33%) SoapUI
1 5 (83.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (66.67%) JCAPS
2 4 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 4 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (66.67%) HL7
2 4 (66.67%) Release Management
2 4 (66.67%) IBM Integration Bus
2 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 4 (66.67%) Fiorano
2 4 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) PRINCE2
3 3 (50.00%) C++
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) SOAP
3 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (50.00%) XSLT
3 3 (50.00%) IBM
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) InterSystems
3 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) Big Data
4 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) User Stories
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Defect Tracking

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 4 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (66.67%) JCAPS
1 4 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (33.33%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (33.33%) Big Data
2 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Test Data Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
4 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (16.67%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (50.00%) SOAP
3 3 (50.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Data Migration
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
1 4 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 4 (66.67%) Release Management
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (33.33%) ETL
3 2 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Fiorano
2 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) InterSystems
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Informatica
3 2 (33.33%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) Teradata