The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 49 63 45
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -18
Contract jobs citing ISEB 44 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 3.37% 1.70% 2.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.26% 9.23% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 13 16
Average daily rate
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£331 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £207 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £394 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £32.78 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-54.69% +47.31%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
359 195 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 27.49% 18.47% 29.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 94 84
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 4 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +54.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
Milton Keynes +6 30 £295 +6.30% 1
High Wycombe +7 5 £294 -25.63% 2
ISEB
South East

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 40 (52.63%) Finance
2 36 (47.37%) QA
3 33 (43.42%) HP Quality Center
4 30 (39.47%) SQL
5 26 (34.21%) SAP
5 26 (34.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 26 (34.21%) ISTQB
6 25 (32.89%) Test Management
7 22 (28.95%) Software Testing
8 17 (22.37%) Waterfall
9 15 (19.74%) Java
10 14 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (17.11%) Oracle
11 13 (17.11%) Telecoms
11 13 (17.11%) Selenium
12 12 (15.79%) V-Model
12 12 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (14.47%) Manual Testing
13 11 (14.47%) XML
14 10 (13.16%) Performance Testing
14 10 (13.16%) Business Analysis
14 10 (13.16%) Banking
14 10 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (13.16%) Relational Database
14 10 (13.16%) Test Strategy
15 9 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (11.84%) Automotive
15 9 (11.84%) Validation
15 9 (11.84%) Test Scripting
16 8 (10.53%) CMS

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 8 (10.53%) CMS
2 3 (3.95%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
1 2 (2.63%) MS Office
2 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.58%) SAP FI
2 3 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.63%) SAP CRM
3 2 (2.63%) Summit
4 1 (1.32%) SAP CS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) DHCP
1 2 (2.63%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.16%) Relational Database
2 7 (9.21%) SAP BW
3 5 (6.58%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 13 (17.11%) Selenium
2 6 (7.89%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.58%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (3.95%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.63%) Bugzilla
5 2 (2.63%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.32%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (1.32%) WebDriver
General
1 40 (52.63%) Finance
2 13 (17.11%) Telecoms
3 10 (13.16%) Banking
4 9 (11.84%) Automotive
5 3 (3.95%) Retail
6 1 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (61.84%) Analyst
2 28 (36.84%) Test Analyst
3 13 (17.11%) Business Analyst
4 11 (14.47%) Tester
5 8 (10.53%) Test Manager
6 6 (7.89%) SAP Analyst
6 6 (7.89%) Test Leader
6 6 (7.89%) Test Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) QA Analyst
7 5 (6.58%) Telecoms Business Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Quality Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) QA Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Automation Tester
9 3 (3.95%) SAP Business Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Lead Test Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Functional Tester
9 3 (3.95%) SAP Test Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.47%) XML
2 5 (6.58%) .NET
3 1 (1.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.95%) User Experience
3 1 (1.32%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.21%) UNIX
2 6 (7.89%) Windows
3 5 (6.58%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.32%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.21%) User Acceptance Testing
2 25 (32.89%) Test Management
3 22 (28.95%) Software Testing
4 17 (22.37%) Waterfall
5 14 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (15.79%) V-Model
7 11 (14.47%) Manual Testing
8 10 (13.16%) Performance Testing
8 10 (13.16%) Business Analysis
8 10 (13.16%) Test Strategy
9 9 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (11.84%) Validation
9 9 (11.84%) Test Scripting
10 7 (9.21%) Data Modelling
10 7 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (7.89%) Regression Testing
11 6 (7.89%) CRM
12 5 (6.58%) Black-Box Testing
12 5 (6.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 5 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 30 (39.47%) SQL
2 15 (19.74%) Java
3 8 (10.53%) C
4 7 (9.21%) C#
5 6 (7.89%) VBScript
6 5 (6.58%) C++
7 4 (5.26%) Python
7 4 (5.26%) Perl
8 2 (2.63%) VB
8 2 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (34.21%) ISTQB
2 12 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (6.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (47.37%) QA
Systems Management
1 33 (43.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (34.21%) SAP
2 13 (17.11%) Oracle
3 7 (9.21%) HP
4 6 (7.89%) IBM
5 4 (5.26%) Business Objects
6 3 (3.95%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.95%) Cognos
6 3 (3.95%) Lotus
7 2 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.32%) Apple