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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 34 35 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -20
Contract jobs citing ISEB 11 4 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.26% 1.83% 10.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.68% 7.84% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £344 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +2.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £32.78 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-54.69% +47.31%
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
103 51 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 30.56% 23.29% 36.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 25 39
Average daily rate £325 £361 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.97% +7.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.53 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% +23.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £32.44 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £36.62 £39.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 18 December 2014. 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
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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 -9 9 £350 -
Yeovil - - - -
ISEB
South West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (68.42%) ISTQB
1 13 (68.42%) BDD
2 12 (63.16%) SpecFlow
3 11 (57.89%) Scrum
4 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
4 10 (52.63%) SQL
4 10 (52.63%) C#
4 10 (52.63%) Software Testing
4 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
4 10 (52.63%) Gherkin
5 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
5 9 (47.37%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (42.11%) Integration Testing
7 7 (36.84%) Automated Testing
7 7 (36.84%) TDD
8 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
8 6 (31.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (26.32%) User Stories
9 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (26.32%) Test Management
9 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
9 5 (26.32%) Selenium
10 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
10 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
10 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
10 4 (21.05%) Web Services
10 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
11 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
11 3 (15.79%) QA

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) ATG Dynamo
1 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) SpecFlow
2 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (26.32%) Selenium
3 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
4 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
5 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
5 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.26%) Hudson
6 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
6 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
6 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
6 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Analyst
1 13 (68.42%) Test Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Team Leader
3 2 (10.53%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) SAP Manager
4 1 (5.26%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) Gherkin
2 4 (21.05%) Web Services
3 2 (10.53%) SOAP
3 2 (10.53%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (68.42%) BDD
2 11 (57.89%) Scrum
3 10 (52.63%) Software Testing
4 9 (47.37%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (42.11%) Integration Testing
6 7 (36.84%) Automated Testing
6 7 (36.84%) TDD
7 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
8 5 (26.32%) User Stories
8 5 (26.32%) Test Management
8 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
9 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
10 3 (15.79%) Security Testing
11 2 (10.53%) Compatibility Testing
11 2 (10.53%) System Testing
11 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
11 2 (10.53%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) SQL
1 10 (52.63%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) ISTQB
2 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
3 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) SAP
2 2 (10.53%) ATG