The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 19 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing ISEB 9 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 8.26% 9.43% 18.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.85% 19.23% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
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£350 £375 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £31.56 £27.75
% change year-on-year
-38.20% +13.71%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Taunton region.

Qualifications Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
65 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 59.63% 49.06% 47.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 16 10
Average daily rate £350 £339 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.10% -1.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £388 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.39%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 20 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (68.00%) Software Testing
3 17 (68.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (68.00%) BDD
4 16 (64.00%) SpecFlow
4 16 (64.00%) SQL
5 15 (60.00%) Scrum
5 15 (60.00%) Security Cleared
6 14 (56.00%) SC Cleared
6 14 (56.00%) Gherkin
6 14 (56.00%) C#
7 12 (48.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (48.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (48.00%) Test Scripting
7 12 (48.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (32.00%) Automated Testing
8 8 (32.00%) Visual Studio
8 8 (32.00%) Integration Testing
8 8 (32.00%) Test Management
9 7 (28.00%) User Stories
10 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
11 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
11 5 (20.00%) Selenium
11 5 (20.00%) SAP
11 5 (20.00%) TDD
12 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
12 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
12 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
13 3 (12.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) assyst
Development Applications
1 16 (64.00%) SpecFlow
2 12 (48.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (32.00%) Visual Studio
4 5 (20.00%) Selenium
5 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
7 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
7 1 (4.00%) eggPlant
7 1 (4.00%) Hudson
7 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Analyst
1 17 (68.00%) Test Analyst
2 9 (36.00%) Senior Analyst
2 9 (36.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Test Team Leader
3 5 (20.00%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) SAP Manager
5 1 (4.00%) SAP Test Manager
5 1 (4.00%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Security Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (56.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) SOAP
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (68.00%) Software Testing
2 17 (68.00%) BDD
3 15 (60.00%) Scrum
4 12 (48.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (48.00%) Test Scripting
5 8 (32.00%) Automated Testing
5 8 (32.00%) Integration Testing
5 8 (32.00%) Test Management
6 7 (28.00%) User Stories
7 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
8 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 5 (20.00%) TDD
9 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
10 3 (12.00%) Automation Testing
10 3 (12.00%) ITIL
10 3 (12.00%) Project Management
10 3 (12.00%) Service Management
11 2 (8.00%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) SQL
2 14 (56.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 15 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 14 (56.00%) SC Cleared
4 12 (48.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) SAP
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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