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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 89 87 76
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs citing ISEB 36 45 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.25% 1.56% 1.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.14% 6.45% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 29 19
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£326 £274 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.17% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £115 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £403 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £22.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+83.24% -25.41%
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
700 698 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.26% 24.22% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 294 205
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 19
Average hourly rate £21.55 £15.38 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.16% -16.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.76 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £180.00 £56.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -9 9 £375 +41.50%
Slough -2 5 £313 +38.88% 1
Newbury -2 5 £350 -17.64%
Bracknell +5 4 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Windsor - 1 £325 - 3
Thatcham - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
ISEB
South East

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 26 (37.14%) Telecoms
2 20 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 19 (27.14%) ISTQB
3 19 (27.14%) HP Quality Center
3 19 (27.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 19 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (25.71%) Software Testing
5 17 (24.29%) Finance
5 17 (24.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (22.86%) Business Analysis
7 15 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (20.00%) Test Management
8 14 (20.00%) SQL
9 13 (18.57%) Degree
10 12 (17.14%) Java
11 11 (15.71%) Project Management
11 11 (15.71%) HP
11 11 (15.71%) Selenium
11 11 (15.71%) Test Automation
12 10 (14.29%) System Testing
12 10 (14.29%) QA
13 9 (12.86%) ITIL
13 9 (12.86%) TDD
14 8 (11.43%) GSM
14 8 (11.43%) UMTS
14 8 (11.43%) eTOM
14 8 (11.43%) Performance Testing
14 8 (11.43%) LTE
14 8 (11.43%) CBAP
14 8 (11.43%) Radio Access Network

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (5.71%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.43%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS Project
1 3 (4.29%) MS Office
2 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.43%) GSM
1 8 (11.43%) UMTS
1 8 (11.43%) LTE
1 8 (11.43%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (8.57%) Wireless
2 6 (8.57%) VoLTE
2 6 (8.57%) VoIP
2 6 (8.57%) CDMA
2 6 (8.57%) GPRS
2 6 (8.57%) RTCP
2 6 (8.57%) RTP
3 3 (4.29%) MVNO
4 2 (2.86%) 4G
4 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.86%) 3G
5 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) DB2
1 4 (5.71%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (15.71%) Selenium
2 5 (7.14%) WebDriver
2 5 (7.14%) Eclipse
3 4 (5.71%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (5.71%) LoadRunner
4 3 (4.29%) Subversion
4 3 (4.29%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.29%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.29%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.29%) JBehave
5 2 (2.86%) JIRA
6 1 (1.43%) WinRunner
6 1 (1.43%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.43%) JMeter
6 1 (1.43%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.43%) eggPlant
6 1 (1.43%) NeoLoad
General
1 26 (37.14%) Telecoms
2 17 (24.29%) Finance
3 5 (7.14%) Retail
4 3 (4.29%) Spanish Language
4 3 (4.29%) Legal
5 2 (2.86%) Publishing
5 2 (2.86%) Billing
6 1 (1.43%) Back Office
6 1 (1.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (47.14%) Analyst
2 18 (25.71%) Business Analyst
3 12 (17.14%) Test Manager
4 11 (15.71%) Test Analyst
5 8 (11.43%) Test Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) Tester
7 4 (5.71%) Business Process Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Process Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Automation Tester
8 3 (4.29%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) AWS Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Telecoms Business Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) UML Business Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) Functional Test Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) Telecoms Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Integration Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Functional Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 1 (1.43%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.57%) XML
2 4 (5.71%) Flash
2 4 (5.71%) HTML
2 4 (5.71%) J2EE
3 3 (4.29%) RESTful
3 3 (4.29%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.86%) SOAP
5 1 (1.43%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.86%) Handset
3 1 (1.43%) Replication
3 1 (1.43%) Clustering
3 1 (1.43%) PKI
3 1 (1.43%) Video on Demand
3 1 (1.43%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.57%) UNIX
2 4 (5.71%) Windows
3 3 (4.29%) Linux
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.43%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 19 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (25.71%) Software Testing
4 17 (24.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (22.86%) Business Analysis
6 14 (20.00%) Test Management
7 11 (15.71%) Test Automation
7 11 (15.71%) Project Management
8 10 (14.29%) System Testing
9 9 (12.86%) ITIL
9 9 (12.86%) TDD
10 8 (11.43%) eTOM
10 8 (11.43%) Performance Testing
11 7 (10.00%) Use Case
11 7 (10.00%) Waterfall
11 7 (10.00%) Test Strategy
11 7 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (8.57%) Automated Testing
12 6 (8.57%) Regression Testing
12 6 (8.57%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.00%) SQL
2 12 (17.14%) Java
3 4 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.29%) C#
5 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (27.14%) ISTQB
1 19 (27.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 13 (18.57%) Degree
3 8 (11.43%) CBAP
4 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.29%) HND
7 2 (2.86%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.43%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (27.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.43%) Netcool
2 1 (1.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 11 (15.71%) HP
2 3 (4.29%) Oracle
2 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.86%) IBM
3 2 (2.86%) Ericsson
3 2 (2.86%) Nokia
3 2 (2.86%) Remedy
4 1 (1.43%) McAfee
4 1 (1.43%) Veritas
4 1 (1.43%) Informatica
4 1 (1.43%) Citrix
4 1 (1.43%) Software AG
4 1 (1.43%) Business Objects