The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 55 53 61
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing ISEB 13 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.55% 2.49% 1.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.18% 9.77% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 7
Average daily rate
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£388 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.39% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £115 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £465 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £11.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+27.02% -53.00%
ISEB
Berkshire

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

Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
251 256 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.95% 25.45% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 105 59
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £254 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 3
Average hourly rate £55.65 £16.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.81% -62.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015, 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 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
2 6 (31.58%) Business Analysis
3 5 (26.32%) Java
3 5 (26.32%) Finance
4 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
4 4 (21.05%) Validation
4 4 (21.05%) TDD
4 4 (21.05%) SQL
4 4 (21.05%) Windows
4 4 (21.05%) Eclipse
4 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) BDD
4 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (15.79%) V-Model
5 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Selenium
5 3 (15.79%) Project Management
5 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
6 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (5.26%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Project
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
1 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Eclipse
2 3 (15.79%) Selenium
3 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.26%) JIRA
4 1 (5.26%) WinRunner
4 1 (5.26%) TestDirector
4 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Billing
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Business Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Test Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) QA Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Web Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Senior QA Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior QA Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) HTML5
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
2 1 (5.26%) PKI
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.26%) UNIX
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
3 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.26%) AIX
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
2 6 (31.58%) Business Analysis
3 4 (21.05%) Validation
3 4 (21.05%) TDD
3 4 (21.05%) BDD
4 3 (15.79%) V-Model
4 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
4 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
6 1 (5.26%) Line Management
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
1 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.53%) HND
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.26%) Netcool
2 1 (5.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Verint
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Citrix
2 1 (5.26%) Informatica
2 1 (5.26%) Veritas
2 1 (5.26%) McAfee
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