Period
to 19 December 2018

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 19 December 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)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 75 82
Rank change year-on-year -8 +7 +10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 18 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.25% 0.71% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.84% 2.28% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 3
South Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% +71.05%
10th Percentile £255 £333 £243
90th Percentile £450 £400 £378
Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38% +73.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate £25.00 - -
Wales median hourly rate £25.00 - -

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 372 307 319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 25.82% 30.95% 28.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 200 217
South Wales median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £145 £218
90th Percentile £588 £575 £530
Wales median daily rate £450 £393 £400
% change year-on-year +14.65% -1.88% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 12
South Wales median hourly rate £19.34 £35.00 £50.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.74% -30.69% +140.48%
10th Percentile £10.04 £12.92 £14.29
90th Percentile £42.00 £50.67 £63.73
Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% -36.36% +161.90%

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 19 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 19 December 2018. 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 -14 11 £344 -8.33% 3
Newport - 5 £450 - 2
ISTQB
Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, 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 11 (61.11%) Software Testing
1 11 (61.11%) Test Strategy
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Degree
2 9 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 8 (44.44%) PRINCE2
4 7 (38.89%) Project Management
4 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
5 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 6 (33.33%) Requirements Management
5 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 6 (33.33%) Finance
5 6 (33.33%) SQL
6 5 (27.78%) Scrum
6 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Selenium
6 5 (27.78%) PKI
6 5 (27.78%) Test Management
6 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (27.78%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (27.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (27.78%) Technical Leadership
7 4 (22.22%) HP ALM
7 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) ISDN
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Selenium
1 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 3 (16.67%) JMeter
4 2 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
4 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Test Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) QA Leader
4 1 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) SOAP
1 2 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) PKI
2 3 (16.67%) NHS
3 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Unix
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Software Testing
1 11 (61.11%) Test Strategy
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 8 (44.44%) PRINCE2
4 7 (38.89%) Project Management
4 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
5 6 (33.33%) Requirements Management
5 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 5 (27.78%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Scrum
6 5 (27.78%) Technical Leadership
6 5 (27.78%) Test Management
7 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
7 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
9 2 (11.11%) Data Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Degree
2 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 5 (27.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (16.67%) ISEB
6 2 (11.11%) CCNA
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (22.22%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) HP
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) EMC
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle