Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 79 94
Rank change year-on-year +13 +15 -51
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 9 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.95% 0.71% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.27% 2.46% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 13
South Wales median daily rate £355 £325 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.23% +75.68% -41.27%
Wales median daily rate £355 £325 £185
% change year-on-year +9.23% +75.68% -42.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate - - -
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 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 275 325 345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 29.01% 28.71% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 214 235
South Wales median daily rate £355 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £163 £225 £208
90th Percentile £574 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £375 £415 £375
% change year-on-year -9.64% +10.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 14
South Wales median hourly rate £40.00 £56.25 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.89% +171.08% +29.04%
10th Percentile £21.15 £14.29 £9.65
90th Percentile £58.75 £69.40 £31.13
Wales median hourly rate £38.75 £57.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year -32.61% +177.11% +23.29%

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
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 22 November 2017. 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 9 £355 +1.43% 1
ISTQB
Wales

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 South Wales region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 7 (77.78%) XML
1 7 (77.78%) SoapUI
1 7 (77.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (66.67%) JCAPS
2 6 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 6 (66.67%) HL7
2 6 (66.67%) Release Management
2 6 (66.67%) IBM Integration Bus
2 6 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 6 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 6 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (66.67%) Fiorano
2 6 (66.67%) Migration
3 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 5 (55.56%) Project Management
3 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
3 5 (55.56%) InterSystems
3 5 (55.56%) C++
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) XSLT
3 5 (55.56%) IBM
3 5 (55.56%) SOAP
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (66.67%) JCAPS
1 6 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (22.22%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (22.22%) Big Data
2 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) SoapUI
2 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Analyst
1 8 (88.89%) Test Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) XML
2 6 (66.67%) IBM Integration Bus
3 5 (55.56%) SOAP
3 5 (55.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Data Migration
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
1 6 (66.67%) Migration
1 6 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 6 (66.67%) Release Management
2 5 (55.56%) Project Management
2 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
2 5 (55.56%) Test Strategy
3 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) Service Management
3 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (22.22%) ETL
4 2 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C++
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Fiorano
2 5 (55.56%) IBM
2 5 (55.56%) InterSystems
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Informatica
3 2 (22.22%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Teradata
4 1 (11.11%) SAP