The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 65 67 62
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing ISEB 87 47 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.64% 2.13% 2.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.37% 8.36% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 30 54
Average daily rate
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£348 £373 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% +7.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £323 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £501 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.92 £31.56 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-49.55% +40.24%
ISEB
England

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

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1040 562 794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.52% 25.46% 29.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 303 374
Average daily rate £380 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £492 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 40 58
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -20.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.36 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in the South West

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 November 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
Bristol +6 33 £350 -26.31% 7
Devon +1 25 £331 -22.05% 4
Somerset 0 10 £350 -6.66% 4
Wiltshire -26 5 £313 -15.54% 3
Gloucestershire -14 4 £456 +21.66% 14
Dorset -4 3 £300 -7.69%
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 74 (48.05%) ISTQB
2 63 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (40.26%) Software Testing
4 55 (35.71%) Security Cleared
5 42 (27.27%) Finance
6 41 (26.62%) SC Cleared
7 38 (24.68%) SQL
8 34 (22.08%) HP Quality Center
8 34 (22.08%) Selenium
9 32 (20.78%) Automated Testing
10 29 (18.83%) Test Scripting
11 27 (17.53%) User Acceptance Testing
12 26 (16.88%) Scrum
12 26 (16.88%) Java
12 26 (16.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 25 (16.23%) Microsoft
14 24 (15.58%) HP
15 23 (14.94%) JIRA
16 22 (14.29%) User Stories
17 21 (13.64%) Business Analysis
18 20 (12.99%) Project Management
19 19 (12.34%) QuickTest Pro
20 18 (11.69%) C#
20 18 (11.69%) PRINCE2
20 18 (11.69%) BDD
21 17 (11.04%) Test Management
21 17 (11.04%) QA
22 16 (10.39%) Degree
23 15 (9.74%) Integration Testing
23 15 (9.74%) .NET

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (1.95%) Lync
2 2 (1.30%) Mule
2 2 (1.30%) CMS
2 2 (1.30%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.30%) JBoss
3 1 (0.65%) SAS
3 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.65%) ATG Dynamo
3 1 (0.65%) Liferay
3 1 (0.65%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 5 (3.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.95%) MS Project
2 3 (1.95%) MS Office
3 2 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.90%) Summit
2 4 (2.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.65%) Agresso
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.95%) GPRS
1 3 (1.95%) GSM
1 3 (1.95%) UMTS
1 3 (1.95%) LTE
2 2 (1.30%) WCDMA
2 2 (1.30%) SMS
3 1 (0.65%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.65%) Network Security
3 1 (0.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.60%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.65%) Big Data
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.65%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 34 (22.08%) Selenium
2 23 (14.94%) JIRA
3 19 (12.34%) QuickTest Pro
4 15 (9.74%) SpecFlow
5 9 (5.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (5.19%) LoadRunner
7 7 (4.55%) Cucumber
8 5 (3.25%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.25%) Rational Functional Tester
8 5 (3.25%) WebDriver
8 5 (3.25%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.95%) RequisitePro
9 3 (1.95%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.30%) JUnit
10 2 (1.30%) TestDirector
10 2 (1.30%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.65%) Behat
11 1 (0.65%) Yeoman
11 1 (0.65%) eggPlant
11 1 (0.65%) Toad
General
1 42 (27.27%) Finance
2 12 (7.79%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.90%) Electronics
4 5 (3.25%) Marketing
4 5 (3.25%) Retail
5 4 (2.60%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.95%) Local Government
7 2 (1.30%) Banking
7 2 (1.30%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.30%) Legal
8 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.65%) Billing
Job Titles
1 73 (47.40%) Analyst
2 51 (33.12%) Test Analyst
3 31 (20.13%) Tester
4 21 (13.64%) Business Analyst
5 19 (12.34%) Senior Analyst
6 16 (10.39%) Automation Tester
7 11 (7.14%) Test Engineer
7 11 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
8 9 (5.84%) Test Manager
9 8 (5.19%) Test Leader
10 7 (4.55%) Senior Business Analyst
10 7 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
11 6 (3.90%) Senior Test Engineer
11 6 (3.90%) Service Manager
11 6 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.90%) Architect
12 5 (3.25%) Programme Manager
12 5 (3.25%) Financial Business Analyst
13 4 (2.60%) Financial Services Business Analyst
13 4 (2.60%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.74%) .NET
2 12 (7.79%) Gherkin
3 7 (4.55%) .NET Framework
4 6 (3.90%) CSS
4 6 (3.90%) HTML
4 6 (3.90%) Web Services
5 3 (1.95%) SOAP
5 3 (1.95%) Middleware
6 1 (0.65%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.65%) WCF
6 1 (0.65%) WPF
6 1 (0.65%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.49%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.60%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.60%) DTV
4 3 (1.95%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.30%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.30%) Replication
5 2 (1.30%) NHS
5 2 (1.30%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.65%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.19%) Windows
1 8 (5.19%) Linux
2 6 (3.90%) UNIX
3 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (40.26%) Software Testing
3 32 (20.78%) Automated Testing
4 29 (18.83%) Test Scripting
5 27 (17.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 26 (16.88%) Scrum
7 22 (14.29%) User Stories
8 21 (13.64%) Business Analysis
9 20 (12.99%) Project Management
10 18 (11.69%) PRINCE2
10 18 (11.69%) BDD
11 17 (11.04%) Test Management
12 15 (9.74%) Integration Testing
13 14 (9.09%) Manual Testing
13 14 (9.09%) Test Automation
14 12 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (7.14%) Regression Testing
15 11 (7.14%) Software Engineering
16 10 (6.49%) TDD
16 10 (6.49%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 38 (24.68%) SQL
2 26 (16.88%) Java
3 18 (11.69%) C#
4 6 (3.90%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.90%) C
5 5 (3.25%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.25%) Ruby
6 4 (2.60%) Perl
6 4 (2.60%) C++
6 4 (2.60%) Python
Qualifications
1 74 (48.05%) ISTQB
2 55 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 41 (26.62%) SC Cleared
4 26 (16.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (10.39%) Degree
6 10 (6.49%) ISEB Practitioner
7 8 (5.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (5.19%) DV Cleared
7 8 (5.19%) HND
8 5 (3.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.30%) APMP
9 2 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.65%) CISSP
10 1 (0.65%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.65%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.04%) QA
2 6 (3.90%) ISO 14001
2 6 (3.90%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.95%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.30%) SLA
4 2 (1.30%) P3O
5 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.65%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 34 (22.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (16.23%) Microsoft
2 24 (15.58%) HP
3 7 (4.55%) SAP
3 7 (4.55%) Open Text
4 4 (2.60%) Oracle
4 4 (2.60%) Informatica
5 2 (1.30%) VMware
5 2 (1.30%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.30%) Cerner
5 2 (1.30%) Dell
6 1 (0.65%) Talend
6 1 (0.65%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.65%) CODA
6 1 (0.65%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.65%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.65%) ATG
6 1 (0.65%) Casewise
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