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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 64 55 60
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing ISEB 9 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.99% 1.53% 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.23% 4.59% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 5
Average daily rate
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£260 £275 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -19.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.94 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.25% -14.00%
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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
279 327 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.59% 33.30% 24.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 143 98
Average daily rate £375 £365 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £234 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £493 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 4 7
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.84 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.21% -19.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 May 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 May 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 13 (68.42%) Test Scripting
2 11 (57.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (52.63%) ISTQB
4 7 (36.84%) HP
4 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (36.84%) Test Planning
4 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (31.58%) QA
5 6 (31.58%) Integration Testing
5 6 (31.58%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (31.58%) MS Office
6 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
6 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
6 5 (26.32%) Selenium
7 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
7 4 (21.05%) BDD
7 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
7 4 (21.05%) V-Model
7 4 (21.05%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Java
7 4 (21.05%) Finance
7 4 (21.05%) Validation
7 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
8 3 (15.79%) TDD
8 3 (15.79%) Service Management
8 3 (15.79%) Linux

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) CDMA
1 1 (5.26%) GPRS
1 1 (5.26%) GSM
1 1 (5.26%) UMTS
1 1 (5.26%) VoIP
1 1 (5.26%) RTCP
1 1 (5.26%) RTP
1 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (5.26%) Wireless
1 1 (5.26%) LTE
1 1 (5.26%) VoLTE
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Selenium
2 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
3 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (10.53%) Eclipse
4 1 (5.26%) WinRunner
4 1 (5.26%) TestDirector
4 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.26%) JMeter
4 1 (5.26%) JIRA
4 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.26%) eggPlant
4 1 (5.26%) NeoLoad
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Billing
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Test Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Test Leader
4 4 (21.05%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Functional Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) AWS Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Functional Test Analyst
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%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) SOAP
1 2 (10.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Test Scripting
2 7 (36.84%) Test Planning
2 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Integration Testing
3 6 (31.58%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (21.05%) Validation
5 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
5 4 (21.05%) V-Model
5 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
5 4 (21.05%) BDD
5 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
5 4 (21.05%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) TDD
6 3 (15.79%) Service Management
6 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
7 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 10 (52.63%) ISTQB
3 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) HND
5 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.26%) Netcool
2 1 (5.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) SAP
2 2 (10.53%) Capita
3 1 (5.26%) Cognos
3 1 (5.26%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) Veritas
3 1 (5.26%) McAfee