Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 95 87
Rank change year-on-year +13 -8 -29
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 11 9 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.92% 0.64% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.00% 2.02% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 22
Wales median daily rate £353 £300 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.50% +62.16% -41.27%
10th Percentile £339 £236 £180
90th Percentile £400 £373 £190
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £24.18 £29.50
% change year-on-year +86.14% -18.05% +118.52%

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 367 446 466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 30.74% 31.54% 28.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 299 305
Wales median daily rate £375 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +10.67% -
10th Percentile £143 £224 £185
90th Percentile £575 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 17
Wales median hourly rate £38.75 £57.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.61% +180.49% +14.97%
10th Percentile £14.99 £16.74 £10.30
90th Percentile £58.75 £79.00 £41.47
UK median hourly rate £26.35 £26.25 £24.41
% change year-on-year +0.36% +7.55% +28.46%

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 18 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
South Wales +12 10 £353 +17.50%
West Wales - 1 - -
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 Wales region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 9 (81.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (72.73%) SoapUI
2 8 (72.73%) XML
3 7 (63.64%) ITIL
3 7 (63.64%) PRINCE2
3 7 (63.64%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (63.64%) Migration
3 7 (63.64%) Fiorano
3 7 (63.64%) WebSphere
3 7 (63.64%) HL7
3 7 (63.64%) Release Management
3 7 (63.64%) IBM Integration Bus
3 7 (63.64%) Data Migration
3 7 (63.64%) JCAPS
4 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (54.55%) VMware
4 6 (54.55%) InterSystems
4 6 (54.55%) Project Management
4 6 (54.55%) SOAP
4 6 (54.55%) Service Delivery
4 6 (54.55%) C++
4 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
4 6 (54.55%) XSLT
4 6 (54.55%) IBM
5 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
6 4 (36.36%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
7 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Degree
7 3 (27.27%) JIRA

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 7 (63.64%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (63.64%) JCAPS
1 7 (63.64%) WebSphere
2 2 (18.18%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (18.18%) Big Data
2 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) SoapUI
2 3 (27.27%) JIRA
3 2 (18.18%) JMeter
4 1 (9.09%) Selenium
4 1 (9.09%) TestRail
4 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Analyst
1 9 (81.82%) Test Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Team Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Test Data Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) C++ Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Support Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) XML
2 7 (63.64%) IBM Integration Bus
3 6 (54.55%) SOAP
3 6 (54.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) NHS
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Data Migration
1 7 (63.64%) ITIL
1 7 (63.64%) Migration
1 7 (63.64%) PRINCE2
1 7 (63.64%) Release Management
2 6 (54.55%) Project Management
2 6 (54.55%) Service Delivery
3 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
4 4 (36.36%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) Service Management
5 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
6 2 (18.18%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (18.18%) ETL
6 2 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 2 (18.18%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C++
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) ISEB
4 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) HL7
2 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Fiorano
2 6 (54.55%) IBM
2 6 (54.55%) InterSystems
2 6 (54.55%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Informatica
3 2 (18.18%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) Teradata
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) SAP