Period
to 18 March 2019

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 18 March 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 101 93 110
Rank change year-on-year -8 +17 -16
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 5 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.30% 0.28% 0.066%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.20% 0.83% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Wales median daily rate £315 £340 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.35% -17.58% +28.40%
10th Percentile £269 £340 £406
90th Percentile £390 £340 £419
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £310
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.68% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 - -

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 418 484 564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.73% 33.45% 37.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 297 424
Wales median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £233 £181 £190
90th Percentile £639 £575 £560
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 16
Wales median hourly rate £18.06 £26.91 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.91% +32.89% -56.91%
10th Percentile £10.53 £10.75 £13.19
90th Percentile £35.00 £50.67 £61.25
UK median hourly rate £29.90 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +19.60% -9.09% -0.58%

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 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 18 March 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
South Wales -4 5 £315 -7.35% 4
ISTQB Foundation Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 18 March 2019, 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
3 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (40.00%) JMeter
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) C
4 2 (40.00%) NHS
4 2 (40.00%) Project Management
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (40.00%) SOAP
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (40.00%) Unix
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) XML Messaging
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JMeter
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
1 2 (40.00%) XML
1 2 (40.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) System Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) Traceability Matrix
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Decision-Making
4 1 (20.00%) Health Informatics
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft