The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 24 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISEB 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.98% - 1.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.12% - 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.65 £18.88 £22.38
% change year-on-year
+104.68% -15.62%
ISEB
England

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

Qualifications Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
33 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 16.34% 11.56% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 5
Average daily rate £500 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £450 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 6 (85.71%) ISTQB
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) System Testing
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (14.29%) Case Management
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Pega
4 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
4 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) Logistics
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Software Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
2 1 (14.29%) UAT Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) UAT Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Web Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) Case Management
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) Logistics
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Practice Management
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Pega