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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 53 57 70
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +13
Contract jobs citing ISEB 25 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.31% 1.30% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.62% 5.46% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 3
Average daily rate £265 £333 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.36% -21.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £231 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £417 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-25.41% +26.31%
Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
328 183 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.37% 23.70% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 78 149
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £511 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 7
Average hourly rate £15.25 £18.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.56% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £18.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
ISEB
Berkshire

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 19 (37.25%) Windows
1 19 (37.25%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (35.29%) ISTQB
3 17 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 16 (31.37%) Windows XP
4 16 (31.37%) TestDirector
4 16 (31.37%) QuickTest Pro
5 15 (29.41%) SC Cleared
5 15 (29.41%) SharePoint Server
6 14 (27.45%) Test Scripting
7 13 (25.49%) MS Visio
7 13 (25.49%) MS Excel
8 12 (23.53%) WinRunner
9 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (21.57%) Finance
9 11 (21.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (21.57%) SQL
9 11 (21.57%) Software Testing
10 10 (19.61%) Waterfall
11 8 (15.69%) Netcool
11 8 (15.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 8 (15.69%) McAfee
11 8 (15.69%) Veritas
11 8 (15.69%) Citrix
11 8 (15.69%) C#
11 8 (15.69%) AIX
11 8 (15.69%) Test Automation
11 8 (15.69%) Business Analysis
11 8 (15.69%) Clustering

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 15 (29.41%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.84%) MS Project Server
4 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.96%) CMS
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (25.49%) MS Excel
1 13 (25.49%) MS Visio
2 5 (9.80%) MS Office
3 4 (7.84%) MS Project
3 4 (7.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.96%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (31.37%) TestDirector
1 16 (31.37%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (23.53%) WinRunner
3 5 (9.80%) Selenium
4 2 (3.92%) TestComplete
4 2 (3.92%) QAComplete
5 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.96%) CaliberRM
5 1 (1.96%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.96%) JMeter
5 1 (1.96%) JIRA
General
1 11 (21.57%) Finance
2 7 (13.73%) Games
3 4 (7.84%) Banking
4 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (41.18%) Analyst
2 16 (31.37%) Test Analyst
3 9 (17.65%) Tester
4 8 (15.69%) Test Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
5 6 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (11.76%) Test Leader
6 5 (9.80%) Applications Tester
6 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Tester
6 5 (9.80%) Project Manager
6 5 (9.80%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Software Tester
8 1 (1.96%) Performance Test Leader
8 1 (1.96%) Change Project Manager
8 1 (1.96%) Automated Tester
8 1 (1.96%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Senior Security Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) HTML
2 2 (3.92%) .NET
2 2 (3.92%) Web Services
3 1 (1.96%) XML
3 1 (1.96%) Middleware
3 1 (1.96%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Clustering
2 4 (7.84%) PMI
3 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.96%) GIS
3 1 (1.96%) MPEG
3 1 (1.96%) Statistics
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.96%) Open Source
3 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (37.25%) Windows
2 16 (31.37%) Windows XP
3 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (15.69%) AIX
5 6 (11.76%) Windows 2000
5 6 (11.76%) UNIX
6 4 (7.84%) Windows Vista
6 4 (7.84%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.96%) Android
8 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.96%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Test Scripting
2 11 (21.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (21.57%) Software Testing
3 10 (19.61%) Waterfall
4 8 (15.69%) Business Analysis
4 8 (15.69%) Test Automation
5 7 (13.73%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (11.76%) Automation Testing
7 5 (9.80%) PRINCE2
7 5 (9.80%) Project Management
8 4 (7.84%) Scrum
8 4 (7.84%) V-Model
8 4 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (3.92%) Stress Testing
10 2 (3.92%) Test Management
10 2 (3.92%) Test Strategy
10 2 (3.92%) Validation
10 2 (3.92%) CRM
11 1 (1.96%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.57%) SQL
2 8 (15.69%) C#
3 7 (13.73%) C++
3 7 (13.73%) C
4 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.92%) VBScript
6 1 (1.96%) VB
6 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.96%) VBA
6 1 (1.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (35.29%) ISTQB
2 17 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 15 (29.41%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.84%) PMP
4 4 (7.84%) PMI Certification
5 3 (5.88%) Degree
6 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (37.25%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (15.69%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (15.69%) Netcool
2 8 (15.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.96%) nmon
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.69%) Citrix
2 8 (15.69%) Veritas
2 8 (15.69%) McAfee
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle
4 1 (1.96%) IBM
4 1 (1.96%) HP
4 1 (1.96%) Ektron