Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 11 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
UK > Wales
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 85 97
Rank change year-on-year -24 +12 +18
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 6 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.34% 0.98% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.31% 3.02% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 5
Wales median daily rate £406 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.11% -5.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £320 £265 £325
90th Percentile £469 £391 £405
UK median daily rate £353 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +8.46% +8.33% -9.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £29.00 - £33.50

ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wales
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 457 398 450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 26.26% 32.57% 31.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 262 304
Wales median daily rate £438 £375 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -8.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £264 £136 £218
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 14
Wales median hourly rate £25.00 £22.69 £56.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.18% -59.66% +167.86%
10th Percentile £13.15 £13.03 £14.62
90th Percentile £42.00 £43.78 £77.00
UK median hourly rate £26.10 £25.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% -1.92% +4.00%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Wales

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Wales

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Wales over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Wales

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Wales

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the Wales region over the 6 months to 11 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
South Wales -26 6 £406 +23.11% 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 Wales region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Regression Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Unix
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) XML
3 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (66.67%) Degree
3 4 (66.67%) Selenium
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) System Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (33.33%) Nightwatchjs
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) JMeter
4 2 (33.33%) FitNesse

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) FitNesse
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) JMeter
2 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) Nightwatchjs
2 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Regression Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) System Testing
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) Traceability Matrix
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft