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 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 80 62 53
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -9
Contract jobs citing ISEB 3 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.29% 0.61% 2.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.00% 1.97% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 16
Average daily rate £436 £300 £274
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.41% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £300 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £420 £350
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
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
299 305 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.06% 31.03% 32.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 150 144
Average daily rate £400 £360 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 5
Average hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +45.21%
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 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
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 30 April 2016, 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 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Business Analysis
2 6 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 5 (35.71%) User Stories
3 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
3 5 (35.71%) Retail
3 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 4 (28.57%) Business Process Mapping
4 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Degree
4 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
6 2 (14.29%) HP
6 2 (14.29%) EPoS
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 2 (14.29%) LabVIEW
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (14.29%) eggPlant
6 2 (14.29%) User Experience
6 2 (14.29%) TestComplete
6 2 (14.29%) Smart Meter
6 2 (14.29%) QA
6 2 (14.29%) ZigBee
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Test Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Value-Added Service
1 2 (14.29%) ZigBee
2 1 (7.14%) SS7
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) eggPlant
1 2 (14.29%) LabVIEW
1 2 (14.29%) TestComplete
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 5 (35.71%) Retail
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Test Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Automation Tester
4 2 (14.29%) EPoS Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Network Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Regression Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) UAT Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Business Development Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Development Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Public Sector Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Software Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Software Licensing Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Testing Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Web Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Web Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
1 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) EPoS
2 2 (14.29%) Smart Meter
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Business Analysis
2 6 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (35.71%) User Stories
4 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Business Process Mapping
4 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 2 (14.29%) Test Management
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.14%) ITIL
6 1 (7.14%) ITSM
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
6 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle