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 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 74 69 54
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Contract jobs citing ISEB 81 49 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.46% 2.08% 2.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.83% 8.03% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 33 49
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£350 £370 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +7.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £305 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £500 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £9.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £32.78 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-54.69% +47.31%
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
1035 610 829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.39% 25.90% 30.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 331 400
Average daily rate £400 £369 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £221 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 38 65
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -18.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.00 £54.50
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 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 18 December 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 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
Bristol +9 28 £353 -25.78% 8
Devon +11 23 £325 -23.52% 2
Somerset +1 11 £350 +1.81% 2
Gloucestershire -17 5 £463 +15.62% 3
Wiltshire -28 5 £220 -40.54% 5
Dorset -5 2 - - 2
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 72 (47.68%) ISTQB
2 62 (41.06%) Software Testing
3 60 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (37.09%) Security Cleared
5 41 (27.15%) Finance
5 41 (27.15%) SC Cleared
6 35 (23.18%) Selenium
6 35 (23.18%) HP Quality Center
6 35 (23.18%) SQL
7 32 (21.19%) Automated Testing
8 31 (20.53%) Test Scripting
9 29 (19.21%) User Acceptance Testing
10 26 (17.22%) Scrum
10 26 (17.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 25 (16.56%) Java
11 25 (16.56%) Microsoft
12 24 (15.89%) HP
13 23 (15.23%) JIRA
13 23 (15.23%) User Stories
14 22 (14.57%) Business Analysis
15 19 (12.58%) QuickTest Pro
16 18 (11.92%) C#
16 18 (11.92%) Project Management
16 18 (11.92%) Test Management
16 18 (11.92%) BDD
17 17 (11.26%) PRINCE2
18 16 (10.60%) Integration Testing
18 16 (10.60%) QA
18 16 (10.60%) Degree
19 15 (9.93%) Test Automation

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2 (1.32%) Lync
1 2 (1.32%) CMS
1 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.66%) SAS
2 1 (0.66%) JBoss
2 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.66%) ArcGIS
2 1 (0.66%) ATG Dynamo
2 1 (0.66%) Mule
2 1 (0.66%) Liferay
2 1 (0.66%) ArcSDE
2 1 (0.66%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 5 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.99%) MS Project
2 3 (1.99%) MS Office
3 2 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.97%) Summit
2 3 (1.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.66%) Agresso
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.99%) UMTS
1 3 (1.99%) GPRS
1 3 (1.99%) GSM
1 3 (1.99%) LTE
2 2 (1.32%) SMS
2 2 (1.32%) WCDMA
3 1 (0.66%) WLAN
3 1 (0.66%) Network Security
3 1 (0.66%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (0.66%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.66%) Big Data
3 1 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 35 (23.18%) Selenium
2 23 (15.23%) JIRA
3 19 (12.58%) QuickTest Pro
4 15 (9.93%) SpecFlow
5 10 (6.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (5.96%) LoadRunner
7 6 (3.97%) Cucumber
7 6 (3.97%) Rational Functional Tester
7 6 (3.97%) Git (software)
8 5 (3.31%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.31%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.99%) TestDirector
9 3 (1.99%) RequisitePro
9 3 (1.99%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.32%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.32%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.66%) Toad
11 1 (0.66%) JUnit
11 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.66%) NUnit
General
1 41 (27.15%) Finance
2 12 (7.95%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.31%) Electronics
3 5 (3.31%) Retail
4 4 (2.65%) Marketing
5 3 (1.99%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.99%) Banking
5 3 (1.99%) Local Government
6 2 (1.32%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.66%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.66%) Billing
Job Titles
1 69 (45.70%) Analyst
2 48 (31.79%) Test Analyst
3 31 (20.53%) Tester
4 21 (13.91%) Business Analyst
5 18 (11.92%) Senior Analyst
6 16 (10.60%) Automation Tester
7 12 (7.95%) Test Engineer
8 11 (7.28%) Senior Test Analyst
9 10 (6.62%) Test Manager
10 8 (5.30%) Test Leader
11 7 (4.64%) Senior Business Analyst
11 7 (4.64%) Architect
11 7 (4.64%) Senior Test Engineer
12 6 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (3.31%) Programme Manager
13 5 (3.31%) Financial Business Analyst
13 5 (3.31%) Software Test Analyst
14 4 (2.65%) Financial Services Business Analyst
14 4 (2.65%) Test Team Leader
14 4 (2.65%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.93%) .NET
2 12 (7.95%) Gherkin
3 7 (4.64%) HTML
3 7 (4.64%) .NET Framework
4 6 (3.97%) CSS
4 6 (3.97%) Web Services
5 3 (1.99%) SOAP
6 2 (1.32%) Middleware
7 1 (0.66%) WAP
7 1 (0.66%) XML
7 1 (0.66%) SyncML
7 1 (0.66%) WCF
7 1 (0.66%) WPF
7 1 (0.66%) Spring
7 1 (0.66%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.62%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.65%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.99%) DTV
3 3 (1.99%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.32%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.32%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.32%) Replication
4 2 (1.32%) NHS
5 1 (0.66%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.66%) GIS
5 1 (0.66%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.66%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.66%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.66%) Open Source
5 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.28%) Windows
2 9 (5.96%) Linux
3 6 (3.97%) UNIX
4 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.66%) bada
5 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (41.06%) Software Testing
2 60 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (21.19%) Automated Testing
4 31 (20.53%) Test Scripting
5 29 (19.21%) User Acceptance Testing
6 26 (17.22%) Scrum
7 23 (15.23%) User Stories
8 22 (14.57%) Business Analysis
9 18 (11.92%) Project Management
9 18 (11.92%) Test Management
9 18 (11.92%) BDD
10 17 (11.26%) PRINCE2
11 16 (10.60%) Integration Testing
12 15 (9.93%) Test Automation
13 13 (8.61%) Manual Testing
13 13 (8.61%) Software Engineering
14 12 (7.95%) TDD
15 11 (7.28%) Regression Testing
16 10 (6.62%) V-Model
16 10 (6.62%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 35 (23.18%) SQL
2 25 (16.56%) Java
3 18 (11.92%) C#
4 7 (4.64%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.97%) C
6 5 (3.31%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.31%) Ruby
7 4 (2.65%) Perl
7 4 (2.65%) C++
7 4 (2.65%) Python
Qualifications
1 72 (47.68%) ISTQB
2 56 (37.09%) Security Cleared
3 41 (27.15%) SC Cleared
4 26 (17.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (10.60%) Degree
6 9 (5.96%) HND
6 9 (5.96%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.97%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (2.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.99%) APMP
10 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.66%) CISSP
11 1 (0.66%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.66%) CEH
11 1 (0.66%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.60%) QA
2 6 (3.97%) ISO 14001
2 6 (3.97%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.32%) P3O
3 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.32%) SLA
4 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.66%) HL7
4 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 35 (23.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (16.56%) Microsoft
2 24 (15.89%) HP
3 7 (4.64%) Open Text
4 6 (3.97%) SAP
5 4 (2.65%) Informatica
5 4 (2.65%) Oracle
6 2 (1.32%) VMware
6 2 (1.32%) ATG
6 2 (1.32%) Cerner
6 2 (1.32%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.32%) Dell
7 1 (0.66%) CODA
7 1 (0.66%) Symbian
7 1 (0.66%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.66%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.66%) ESRI
7 1 (0.66%) Casewise
7 1 (0.66%) ForgeRock
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