The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 86 81 85
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing ISEB 37 36 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.46% 1.42% 1.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.48% 5.33% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 17
Average daily rate
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£260 £265 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% -15.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £176 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £386 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.94 £26.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.75% -3.63%
ISEB
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
571 675 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.51% 26.67% 23.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 285 213
Average daily rate £375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 14 16
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.84 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.21% -12.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.87 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £27.20 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the Berkshire region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Berkshire region.

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +4 10 £260 -4.58% 1
Bracknell +6 6 - -
Slough -2 6 £290 +28.88%
Newbury -2 2 £135 -68.23%
Maidenhead +6 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 - -
ISEB
South East

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB.

1 27 (35.53%) Telecoms
2 25 (32.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 24 (31.58%) ISTQB
3 24 (31.58%) HP
4 23 (30.26%) Test Scripting
5 20 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (25.00%) Finance
7 18 (23.68%) QA
7 18 (23.68%) HP Quality Center
8 17 (22.37%) Software Testing
8 17 (22.37%) SQL
9 16 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (19.74%) Degree
11 14 (18.42%) Business Analysis
12 13 (17.11%) ITIL
12 13 (17.11%) Test Management
13 12 (15.79%) Selenium
13 12 (15.79%) Test Automation
14 11 (14.47%) Java
14 11 (14.47%) Project Management
14 11 (14.47%) System Testing
14 11 (14.47%) Integration Testing
14 11 (14.47%) Test Strategy
15 10 (13.16%) LTE
15 10 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (11.84%) GSM
16 9 (11.84%) UMTS
16 9 (11.84%) MS Office
17 8 (10.53%) XML

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.89%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.95%) MQSeries
2 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (11.84%) MS Office
2 3 (3.95%) MS Project
3 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.16%) LTE
2 9 (11.84%) GSM
2 9 (11.84%) UMTS
3 6 (7.89%) CDMA
3 6 (7.89%) GPRS
3 6 (7.89%) VoIP
3 6 (7.89%) RTCP
3 6 (7.89%) RTP
3 6 (7.89%) Wireless
3 6 (7.89%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (7.89%) VoLTE
4 4 (5.26%) 3G
5 3 (3.95%) MVNO
5 3 (3.95%) 4G
5 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.32%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) DB2
1 6 (7.89%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Selenium
2 6 (7.89%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (7.89%) LoadRunner
3 4 (5.26%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.95%) JBehave
4 3 (3.95%) SoapUI
4 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.95%) JIRA
4 3 (3.95%) Subversion
5 2 (2.63%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.32%) eggPlant
6 1 (1.32%) NeoLoad
6 1 (1.32%) JMeter
6 1 (1.32%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.32%) WinRunner
6 1 (1.32%) TestDirector
General
1 27 (35.53%) Telecoms
2 19 (25.00%) Finance
3 6 (7.89%) Retail
4 4 (5.26%) Billing
5 3 (3.95%) Spanish Language
5 3 (3.95%) Legal
6 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.63%) Publishing
6 2 (2.63%) Electronics
6 2 (2.63%) Marketing
7 1 (1.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (40.79%) Analyst
2 17 (22.37%) Business Analyst
3 12 (15.79%) Test Manager
4 11 (14.47%) Test Analyst
5 10 (13.16%) Test Leader
6 7 (9.21%) Test Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Tester
8 3 (3.95%) Automation Tester
8 3 (3.95%) Business Process Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Process Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Functional Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Telecoms Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Integration Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Telecoms Business Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Functional Test Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) AWS Developer
10 1 (1.32%) Data Protection Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) XML
2 6 (7.89%) Flash
2 6 (7.89%) HTML
2 6 (7.89%) J2EE
3 3 (3.95%) Gherkin
3 3 (3.95%) RESTful
4 2 (2.63%) SOAP
5 1 (1.32%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.58%) Smart Meter
3 3 (3.95%) Handset
4 2 (2.63%) DTV
5 1 (1.32%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.32%) PKI
5 1 (1.32%) Replication
5 1 (1.32%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.21%) UNIX
2 3 (3.95%) Windows
2 3 (3.95%) Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (30.26%) Test Scripting
2 19 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (22.37%) Software Testing
4 16 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (18.42%) Business Analysis
6 13 (17.11%) ITIL
6 13 (17.11%) Test Management
7 12 (15.79%) Test Automation
8 11 (14.47%) Project Management
8 11 (14.47%) System Testing
8 11 (14.47%) Integration Testing
8 11 (14.47%) Test Strategy
9 10 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (10.53%) Service Management
10 8 (10.53%) Automated Testing
10 8 (10.53%) Performance Testing
11 7 (9.21%) Release Management
11 7 (9.21%) Test Planning
11 7 (9.21%) eTOM
11 7 (9.21%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.37%) SQL
2 11 (14.47%) Java
3 6 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (32.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 24 (31.58%) ISTQB
3 15 (19.74%) Degree
4 7 (9.21%) CBAP
5 6 (7.89%) Security Cleared
6 5 (6.58%) SC Cleared
6 5 (6.58%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.95%) HND
8 2 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (23.68%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 18 (23.68%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.32%) Netcool
2 1 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 24 (31.58%) HP
2 5 (6.58%) Remedy
3 4 (5.26%) SAP
3 4 (5.26%) IBM
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle
5 2 (2.63%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.63%) Nokia
5 2 (2.63%) Ericsson
5 2 (2.63%) Capita
6 1 (1.32%) Informatica
6 1 (1.32%) Veritas
6 1 (1.32%) Citrix
6 1 (1.32%) Software AG
6 1 (1.32%) McAfee
6 1 (1.32%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.32%) Cognos