The first table below looks at the demand for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Reading region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 61 66 65
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing ISEB 8 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.89% 1.24% 1.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.74% 4.86% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 6
Average daily rate
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£440 £310 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.93% -5.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £260 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £12.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+147.49% -46.31%
Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
292 247 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 32.41% 25.62% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 108 121
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 1
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% +10.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Reading

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Reading region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 14 (46.67%) Security Cleared
3 13 (43.33%) SC Cleared
4 12 (40.00%) TestDirector
5 10 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 10 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
5 10 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (30.00%) ISTQB
6 9 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (30.00%) WinRunner
7 8 (26.67%) Business Analysis
8 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
9 5 (16.67%) Netcool
9 5 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (16.67%) McAfee
9 5 (16.67%) Veritas
9 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 5 (16.67%) Citrix
9 5 (16.67%) AIX
9 5 (16.67%) SQL
9 5 (16.67%) Clustering
9 5 (16.67%) Automation Testing
9 5 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 4 (13.33%) Windows 2000
10 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
10 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
10 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
11 3 (10.00%) MS Visio

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 10 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.33%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.33%) MS Project
3 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle CRM
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) TestDirector
2 9 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (30.00%) WinRunner
3 2 (6.67%) Selenium
4 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
1 2 (6.67%) Games
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Analyst
2 10 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Tester
4 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Tester
4 4 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Applications Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.33%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) GIS Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Open Source
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) PMI
2 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.33%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (16.67%) AIX
5 4 (13.33%) Windows 2000
6 2 (6.67%) UNIX
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Vista
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.33%) BlackBerry OS
7 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Business Analysis
2 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
3 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 5 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Stress Testing
5 2 (6.67%) V-Model
5 2 (6.67%) Business Process Mapping
5 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
5 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (6.67%) Validation
5 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.67%) Scrum
5 2 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.33%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) C
2 2 (6.67%) C#
2 2 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 13 (43.33%) SC Cleared
3 9 (30.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) PMP
6 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (16.67%) Netcool
2 5 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 5 (16.67%) Citrix
1 5 (16.67%) Veritas
1 5 (16.67%) McAfee
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle
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