Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 99 85
Rank change year-on-year +13 -14 -16
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 7 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.55% 0.50% 1.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 1.50% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 27
Wales median daily rate £388 £216 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +79.19% -21.36% -15.38%
10th Percentile £336 £165 £190
90th Percentile £400 £338 £350
UK median daily rate £338 £340 £328
% change year-on-year -0.74% +3.62% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £34.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year -60.58% +0.74% +128.96%

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 425 466 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 33.28% 33.03% 25.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 337 253
Wales median daily rate £400 £423 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +20.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £163 £200 £190
90th Percentile £582 £560 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 16
Wales median hourly rate £36.25 £46.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.20% +100.00% +42.33%
10th Percentile £12.61 £14.13 £13.81
90th Percentile £50.66 £61.25 £52.27
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -3.85% -5.45% +44.74%

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
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 21 January 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 +7 6 £388 +112.33% 2
West Wales - 1 - -
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Wales region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 6 (85.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (71.43%) SoapUI
2 5 (71.43%) XML
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
3 4 (57.14%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (57.14%) Fiorano
3 4 (57.14%) Migration
3 4 (57.14%) WebSphere
3 4 (57.14%) HL7
3 4 (57.14%) Release Management
3 4 (57.14%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (57.14%) Data Migration
3 4 (57.14%) JCAPS
4 3 (42.86%) JIRA
4 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) SOAP
4 3 (42.86%) Project Management
4 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
4 3 (42.86%) InterSystems
4 3 (42.86%) C++
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 3 (42.86%) XSLT
4 3 (42.86%) IBM
5 2 (28.57%) Informatica

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (57.14%) JCAPS
1 4 (57.14%) WebSphere
2 2 (28.57%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (28.57%) Big Data
2 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) SoapUI
2 3 (42.86%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium
4 1 (14.29%) TestRail
4 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Data Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
4 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 1 (14.29%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) XML
2 4 (57.14%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (42.86%) SOAP
3 3 (42.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) NHS
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Data Migration
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
1 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
1 4 (57.14%) Release Management
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (28.57%) ETL
3 2 (28.57%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C++
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) ISEB
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Fiorano
2 3 (42.86%) IBM
2 3 (42.86%) InterSystems
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Informatica
3 2 (28.57%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Teradata
4 1 (14.29%) HP