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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 84 86 90
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing ISEB 28 40 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.14% 1.64% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.50% 5.67% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 15
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£310 £273 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.76% -10.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £208 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £440
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 £21.00 £45.78 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-54.12% +103.45%
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
509 705 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.74% 28.89% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 289 237
Average daily rate £395 £375 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 7 16
Average hourly rate £21.55 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% +8.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 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 3 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 +10 10 £260 -13.33% 3
Bracknell -1 5 - - 1
Slough -7 4 £290 +31.81%
Wokingham - 1 - -
ISEB
South East

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 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 28 (38.36%) ISTQB
1 28 (38.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 25 (34.25%) Telecoms
3 22 (30.14%) Test Scripting
4 21 (28.77%) HP
5 20 (27.40%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (27.40%) HP Quality Center
6 19 (26.03%) Finance
7 18 (24.66%) Software Testing
7 18 (24.66%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (23.29%) QA
8 17 (23.29%) SQL
9 15 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (19.18%) Test Strategy
10 14 (19.18%) System Integration Testing
11 13 (17.81%) Degree
11 13 (17.81%) Integration Testing
11 13 (17.81%) Test Management
12 12 (16.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 12 (16.44%) ITIL
13 11 (15.07%) Java
13 11 (15.07%) Business Analysis
13 11 (15.07%) System Testing
13 11 (15.07%) Test Automation
14 10 (13.70%) LTE
14 10 (13.70%) Automated Testing
15 9 (12.33%) Project Management
15 9 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (12.33%) XML
15 9 (12.33%) GSM

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (8.22%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.11%) MQSeries
3 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (10.96%) MS Office
2 3 (4.11%) MS Project
3 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.70%) LTE
2 9 (12.33%) GSM
2 9 (12.33%) UMTS
3 6 (8.22%) VoIP
3 6 (8.22%) RTCP
3 6 (8.22%) RTP
3 6 (8.22%) Wireless
3 6 (8.22%) CDMA
3 6 (8.22%) GPRS
3 6 (8.22%) VoLTE
4 5 (6.85%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (5.48%) 3G
6 3 (4.11%) MVNO
6 3 (4.11%) 4G
6 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.37%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) DB2
2 6 (8.22%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Selenium
2 8 (10.96%) HP UFT
2 8 (10.96%) LoadRunner
3 4 (5.48%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.11%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.11%) Subversion
4 3 (4.11%) JBehave
5 2 (2.74%) JIRA
5 2 (2.74%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.37%) JMeter
6 1 (1.37%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.37%) WinRunner
6 1 (1.37%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.37%) eggPlant
6 1 (1.37%) NeoLoad
General
1 25 (34.25%) Telecoms
2 19 (26.03%) Finance
3 6 (8.22%) Retail
4 4 (5.48%) Billing
5 2 (2.74%) Marketing
5 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.74%) Publishing
5 2 (2.74%) Banking
5 2 (2.74%) Electronics
6 1 (1.37%) Legal
6 1 (1.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (41.10%) Analyst
2 14 (19.18%) Test Manager
2 14 (19.18%) Test Analyst
2 14 (19.18%) Business Analyst
3 10 (13.70%) Test Leader
4 5 (6.85%) Test Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Tester
6 3 (4.11%) Business Process Analyst
6 3 (4.11%) Automation Tester
6 3 (4.11%) Process Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) Data Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) Functional Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) Functional Test Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) Telecoms Business Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) Senior Manager
7 2 (2.74%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) Senior Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) XML
2 6 (8.22%) Flash
2 6 (8.22%) HTML
2 6 (8.22%) J2EE
3 3 (4.11%) RESTful
3 3 (4.11%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.74%) SOAP
5 1 (1.37%) JSF
5 1 (1.37%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.66%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.85%) Smart Meter
3 3 (4.11%) Handset
4 2 (2.74%) DTV
5 1 (1.37%) Clustering
5 1 (1.37%) PKI
5 1 (1.37%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.59%) UNIX
2 2 (2.74%) Windows
2 2 (2.74%) AIX
2 2 (2.74%) Linux
3 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.14%) Test Scripting
2 20 (27.40%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (24.66%) Software Testing
4 15 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (19.18%) Test Strategy
5 14 (19.18%) System Integration Testing
6 13 (17.81%) Integration Testing
6 13 (17.81%) Test Management
7 12 (16.44%) ITIL
7 12 (16.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 11 (15.07%) Business Analysis
8 11 (15.07%) Test Automation
8 11 (15.07%) System Testing
9 10 (13.70%) Automated Testing
10 9 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (12.33%) Project Management
10 9 (12.33%) Performance Testing
10 9 (12.33%) Test Planning
11 8 (10.96%) Service Management
12 7 (9.59%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.29%) SQL
2 11 (15.07%) Java
3 6 (8.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.74%) Python
5 1 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (38.36%) ISTQB
1 28 (38.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 13 (17.81%) Degree
3 9 (12.33%) Security Cleared
4 8 (10.96%) SC Cleared
5 6 (8.22%) CBAP
6 5 (6.85%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.74%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (2.74%) HND
8 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.29%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 20 (27.40%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.37%) Netcool
2 1 (1.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 21 (28.77%) HP
2 5 (6.85%) Remedy
3 4 (5.48%) SAP
3 4 (5.48%) IBM
4 3 (4.11%) Oracle
5 2 (2.74%) Capita
5 2 (2.74%) Talend
5 2 (2.74%) Ericsson
5 2 (2.74%) Nokia
6 1 (1.37%) Veritas
6 1 (1.37%) Citrix
6 1 (1.37%) Software AG
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.37%) Cognos
6 1 (1.37%) McAfee
6 1 (1.37%) Ab Initio