Period
to 23 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 May 2019 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)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 79 88 64
Rank change year-on-year +9 -24 -3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.91% 1.26% 1.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.53% 4.07% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 20
South Wales median daily rate £311 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.07% +7.69% +10.17%
10th Percentile £258 £322 £165
90th Percentile £400 £435 £350
Wales median daily rate £311 £358 £344
% change year-on-year -12.94% +4.00% +15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate £36.00 - -
Wales median hourly rate £36.00 - -

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 South Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South Wales
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 340 418 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 25.89% 31.10% 29.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 265 243
South Wales median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £224 £196 £175
90th Percentile £641 £545 £538
Wales median daily rate £450 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 14
South Wales median hourly rate £35.50 £19.44 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.66% -4.02% -57.05%
10th Percentile £15.66 £10.88 £11.43
90th Percentile £46.00 £49.71 £57.33
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +75.00% -2.44% -56.38%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in South Wales

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in South Wales

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in South Wales over the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in South Wales

ISTQB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB in South Wales

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 23 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -1 8 £308 -18.00% 1
Newport -4 4 £388 -
ISTQB
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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 South Wales region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 8 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) Unix
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 4 (33.33%) XML
5 4 (33.33%) SoapUI
5 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (25.00%) Network Management
6 3 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Requirements Management
6 3 (25.00%) XML Messaging
6 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (25.00%) Degree
6 3 (25.00%) SOAP
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) Linux
6 3 (25.00%) ISDN
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) ISDN
1 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) SoapUI
1 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 3 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) JMeter
3 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Validation Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Verification Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Test and Validation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) XML
2 3 (25.00%) SOAP
2 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Cyber Defence
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (16.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Unix
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
3 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Data Development
4 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Network Management
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Requirements Management
4 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) Validation
5 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Traceability Matrix
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CCNA
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) ISEB
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) EMC
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) HP