The first table below looks at the demand for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Taunton 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 23 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing ISEB 16 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 9.36% 6.78% 12.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.22% 16.67% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 1
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£313 - £230
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £12.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+147.49% -46.31%
Qualifications Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
121 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 70.76% 40.68% 50.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 6 15
Average daily rate £350 £350 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £423 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Taunton region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 26 (70.27%) ISTQB
1 26 (70.27%) SC Cleared
1 26 (70.27%) Security Cleared
2 24 (64.86%) Software Testing
3 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
3 23 (62.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (51.35%) Test Management
5 18 (48.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (45.95%) Test Scripting
7 16 (43.24%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (37.84%) Service Management
8 14 (37.84%) ITIL
8 14 (37.84%) Scrum
8 14 (37.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 13 (35.14%) SQL
10 12 (32.43%) BDD
10 12 (32.43%) SpecFlow
11 11 (29.73%) C#
12 10 (27.03%) Gherkin
13 7 (18.92%) Visual Studio
13 7 (18.92%) SAP
14 6 (16.22%) Project Management
14 6 (16.22%) ITSM
14 6 (16.22%) Portfolio Management
15 5 (13.51%) ISEB Practitioner
15 5 (13.51%) User Stories
15 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 5 (13.51%) Change Management
15 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
15 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Summit
2 1 (2.70%) assyst
Development Applications
1 18 (48.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (32.43%) SpecFlow
3 7 (18.92%) Visual Studio
4 4 (10.81%) Selenium
5 1 (2.70%) eggPlant
General
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Analyst
2 15 (40.54%) Test Analyst
3 9 (24.32%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (21.62%) Test Team Leader
4 8 (21.62%) Senior Test Analyst
4 8 (21.62%) Team Leader
5 6 (16.22%) Transition Manager
5 6 (16.22%) Service Transition Manager
5 6 (16.22%) Service Manager
5 6 (16.22%) Tester
6 3 (8.11%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.41%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Tester
8 1 (2.70%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Business Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) UAT Test Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) UAT Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (64.86%) Software Testing
2 19 (51.35%) Test Management
3 17 (45.95%) Test Scripting
4 16 (43.24%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (37.84%) Scrum
5 14 (37.84%) ITIL
5 14 (37.84%) Service Management
6 12 (32.43%) BDD
7 6 (16.22%) Portfolio Management
7 6 (16.22%) Project Management
7 6 (16.22%) ITSM
8 5 (13.51%) Change Management
8 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
8 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (13.51%) User Stories
9 4 (10.81%) Business Continuity
9 4 (10.81%) Automated Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Process Management
9 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
9 4 (10.81%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) SQL
2 11 (29.73%) C#
3 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (70.27%) ISTQB
1 26 (70.27%) SC Cleared
1 26 (70.27%) Security Cleared
2 23 (62.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (37.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (13.51%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) ISO 9001
1 2 (5.41%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.92%) SAP
3 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
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