Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 July 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 60 82
Rank change year-on-year -24 +22 -13
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 22 36 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.47% 2.73% 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.02% 8.22% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 33 9
Wales median daily rate £365 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% -6.67% +102.70%
10th Percentile £325 £308 £263
90th Percentile £450 £486 £600
UK median daily rate £370 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +5.71% +4.48% +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £15.75 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -65.00% +28.57% +18.64%

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 Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wales
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 438 438 383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 29.30% 33.16% 31.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 321 240
Wales median daily rate £402 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £226 £175 £287
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 14
Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £26.50 £50.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.79% -47.52% +288.46%
10th Percentile £10.68 £13.39 £17.36
90th Percentile £42.00 £58.75 £78.20
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Wales

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Wales

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Wales over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Wales

ISTQB
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 within the Wales region over the 6 months to 20 July 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 -21 21 £364 +9.81% 3
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Wales region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 12 (54.55%) Software Testing
2 11 (50.00%) Project Management
3 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
4 7 (31.82%) DevOps
4 7 (31.82%) Requirements Management
4 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
4 7 (31.82%) Java
4 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 7 (31.82%) PHP
4 7 (31.82%) C#
5 6 (27.27%) HTML
5 6 (27.27%) CSS
5 6 (27.27%) Web Services
5 6 (27.27%) Unix
5 6 (27.27%) Windows
5 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
5 6 (27.27%) RESTful
5 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 6 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (22.73%) Defect Management
6 5 (22.73%) Cyber Defence
6 5 (22.73%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (22.73%) Acceptance Criteria
6 5 (22.73%) Microservices
6 5 (22.73%) Self-Motivation

ISTQB
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:

Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 5 (22.73%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (9.09%) JIRA
3 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.55%) Selenium
4 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.09%) Law
1 2 (9.09%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
1 8 (36.36%) Test Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Software Test Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Test Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Verification Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Verification Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) SAP Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) SAP Test Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) QA Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) QA Leader
7 1 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) CSS
1 6 (27.27%) HTML
1 6 (27.27%) RESTful
1 6 (27.27%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) SOAP
2 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Cyber Defence
1 5 (22.73%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) PKI
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Unix
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Software Testing
2 11 (50.00%) Project Management
3 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 7 (31.82%) DevOps
4 7 (31.82%) Requirements Management
5 6 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
6 5 (22.73%) Acceptance Criteria
6 5 (22.73%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (22.73%) Data Development
6 5 (22.73%) Defect Management
6 5 (22.73%) Microservices
6 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Validation
7 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
8 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) C#
1 7 (31.82%) Java
1 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
1 7 (31.82%) PHP
2 4 (18.18%) C
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 5 (22.73%) CCNA
3 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (18.18%) Degree
5 2 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) HP ALM
2 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) EMC
3 4 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (9.09%) SAP