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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 96 86 81
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing ISEB 23 38 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.90% 1.52% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.69% 5.36% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 19
Average daily rate
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£355 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £216 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £449 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +147.49%
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
624 709 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.32% 28.34% 25.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 305 236
Average daily rate £385 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £188
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 34 11 12
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -44.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.54 £17.07 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £25.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 -3 7 £388 -11.93% 2
Slough -6 4 £290 - 2
Bracknell -5 3 - - 1
ISEB
South East

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (43.86%) ISTQB
2 21 (36.84%) Test Scripting
3 20 (35.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 20 (35.09%) HP
4 17 (29.82%) Telecoms
5 16 (28.07%) SQL
6 15 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (24.56%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (24.56%) Software Testing
8 13 (22.81%) QA
8 13 (22.81%) Finance
8 13 (22.81%) System Integration Testing
8 13 (22.81%) Integration Testing
9 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (19.30%) Degree
11 10 (17.54%) LTE
11 10 (17.54%) Test Strategy
11 10 (17.54%) Java
12 9 (15.79%) XML
12 9 (15.79%) ITIL
12 9 (15.79%) GSM
12 9 (15.79%) UMTS
12 9 (15.79%) Automated Testing
12 9 (15.79%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 9 (15.79%) Test Planning
12 9 (15.79%) System Testing
13 8 (14.04%) Test Automation
13 8 (14.04%) Business Analysis
13 8 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.26%) MQSeries
3 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS Office
2 3 (5.26%) MS Project
3 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.75%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.54%) LTE
2 9 (15.79%) GSM
2 9 (15.79%) UMTS
3 6 (10.53%) VoIP
3 6 (10.53%) RTCP
3 6 (10.53%) RTP
3 6 (10.53%) Wireless
3 6 (10.53%) CDMA
3 6 (10.53%) GPRS
3 6 (10.53%) VoLTE
4 5 (8.77%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (7.02%) 3G
6 3 (5.26%) 4G
6 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.75%) 2G
7 1 (1.75%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) DB2
2 6 (10.53%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) LoadRunner
2 5 (8.77%) Selenium
2 5 (8.77%) HP UFT
3 4 (7.02%) WebDriver
4 3 (5.26%) SoapUI
4 3 (5.26%) JBehave
4 3 (5.26%) Subversion
5 2 (3.51%) JIRA
5 2 (3.51%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.75%) JMeter
6 1 (1.75%) eggPlant
6 1 (1.75%) NeoLoad
General
1 17 (29.82%) Telecoms
2 13 (22.81%) Finance
3 7 (12.28%) Retail
4 2 (3.51%) Billing
4 2 (3.51%) Marketing
4 2 (3.51%) Publishing
4 2 (3.51%) Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.51%) Electronics
5 1 (1.75%) Advertising
5 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (42.11%) Analyst
2 13 (22.81%) Test Analyst
3 11 (19.30%) Test Leader
4 9 (15.79%) Business Analyst
5 8 (14.04%) Test Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Tester
7 3 (5.26%) Business Process Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Process Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Automation Tester
8 2 (3.51%) Functional Test Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Functional Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Data Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Data Migration Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Telecoms Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Integration Engineer
9 1 (1.75%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) XML
2 6 (10.53%) Flash
2 6 (10.53%) HTML
2 6 (10.53%) J2EE
3 3 (5.26%) RESTful
3 3 (5.26%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.51%) SOAP
5 1 (1.75%) JSF
5 1 (1.75%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.77%) Smart Meter
3 3 (5.26%) Handset
4 2 (3.51%) DTV
5 1 (1.75%) FMCG
5 1 (1.75%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.75%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) UNIX
2 1 (1.75%) AIX
2 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) Test Scripting
2 15 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (24.56%) Software Testing
4 13 (22.81%) Integration Testing
4 13 (22.81%) System Integration Testing
5 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (17.54%) Test Strategy
7 9 (15.79%) System Testing
7 9 (15.79%) Automated Testing
7 9 (15.79%) ITIL
7 9 (15.79%) Test Planning
7 9 (15.79%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 8 (14.04%) Business Analysis
8 8 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (14.04%) Test Automation
9 7 (12.28%) Waterfall
9 7 (12.28%) Test Management
9 7 (12.28%) Service Management
10 6 (10.53%) Performance Testing
11 5 (8.77%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) SQL
2 10 (17.54%) Java
3 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.51%) Python
5 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (43.86%) ISTQB
2 20 (35.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (19.30%) Degree
4 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
5 5 (8.77%) CBAP
5 5 (8.77%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.75%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.75%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.81%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 15 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (35.09%) HP
2 5 (8.77%) SAP
2 5 (8.77%) Remedy
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle
3 4 (7.02%) IBM
4 2 (3.51%) Ericsson
4 2 (3.51%) Nokia
4 2 (3.51%) Capita
4 2 (3.51%) Talend
5 1 (1.75%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.75%) Software AG
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.75%) Cognos
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