The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 40 31 36
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing ISEB 2 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.65% 4.30% 2.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.86% 16.25% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 5
Average daily rate £398 £675 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.11% +126.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £741 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
ISEB
South West

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

Qualifications Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
70 80 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 22.58% 26.49% 36.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 48 49
Average daily rate £400 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £238 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £745 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 3
Average hourly rate £57.00 £36.40 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.59% +81.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton +2 1 £445 -35.15%
ISEB
South West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 16 (72.73%) Software Testing
1 16 (72.73%) ISTQB
2 15 (68.18%) Test Automation
3 14 (63.64%) Test Management
3 14 (63.64%) Waterfall
4 13 (59.09%) Non-Functional Testing
4 13 (59.09%) QA
4 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (50.00%) SpecFlow
6 11 (50.00%) Selenium
7 10 (45.45%) Performance Testing
7 10 (45.45%) Load Testing
7 10 (45.45%) Security Testing
7 10 (45.45%) Functional Testing
7 10 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
8 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
9 6 (27.27%) SAP
10 4 (18.18%) CRM
10 4 (18.18%) ERP
10 4 (18.18%) SOA
10 4 (18.18%) Information Security
10 4 (18.18%) Service Management
10 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
10 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (18.18%) TOGAF
10 4 (18.18%) Translating Business Requirements

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS Project
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Selenium
1 11 (50.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Analyst
2 11 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 10 (45.45%) Senior Analyst
4 9 (40.91%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Architect
5 4 (18.18%) Test Leader
6 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
6 2 (9.09%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) IT Architect
7 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Security Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) J2EE
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Software Testing
2 15 (68.18%) Test Automation
3 14 (63.64%) Test Management
3 14 (63.64%) Waterfall
4 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (59.09%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (45.45%) Functional Testing
5 10 (45.45%) Load Testing
5 10 (45.45%) Performance Testing
5 10 (45.45%) Security Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Business Process Mapping
6 4 (18.18%) Change Control
6 4 (18.18%) CRM
6 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (18.18%) ERP
6 4 (18.18%) Information Security
6 4 (18.18%) Service Management
6 4 (18.18%) SOA
6 4 (18.18%) TOGAF
6 4 (18.18%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (72.73%) ISTQB
2 12 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
3 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) APMG
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (59.09%) QA
2 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) SAP
2 1 (4.55%) Casewise
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft