The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 50 40 54
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Contract jobs citing ISEB 6 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.24% 1.82% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.26% 4.62% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
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£445 £429 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.79% +185.83%
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 £18.75 £17.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -37.95%
ISEB
South West

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

Qualifications Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
265 130 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 54.64% 39.39% 60.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 55 127
Average daily rate £450 £375 £409
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -8.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 26
Average hourly rate £41.00 £17.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+134.28% -55.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £12.88 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.33%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 4 March 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
Gloucester -5 2 £306 -28.57%
Cheltenham - 2 £508 - 2
Cirencester - - - -
ISEB
South West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 7 (70.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) DV Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 6 (60.00%) LoadRunner
3 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 5 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
3 5 (50.00%) Test Management
4 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (40.00%) Python
4 4 (40.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) UNIX
4 4 (40.00%) Scrum
5 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (30.00%) Perl
5 3 (30.00%) C++
5 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (30.00%) Project Management
5 3 (30.00%) Ruby
5 3 (30.00%) TDD
5 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (20.00%) Coaching
6 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Finance

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) LoadRunner
2 5 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (10.00%) JMeter
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Test Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Requirements Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Lead Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) UNIX
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 5 (50.00%) Test Management
3 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
4 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) TDD
4 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (20.00%) Coaching
5 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Validation
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL
6 1 (10.00%) RUP
6 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
1 4 (40.00%) Python
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) Perl
2 3 (30.00%) C++
2 3 (30.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) VB
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (60.00%) DV Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) IBM