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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 14 16 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing ISEB 1 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 2.08% 11.11% 3.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.88% 32.26% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 3
Average daily rate £445 £686 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.15% +130.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
ISEB
Somerset

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
17 31 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 35.42% 34.44% 56.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 31
Average daily rate £450 £625 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +78.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £745 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 13 (76.47%) Software Testing
1 13 (76.47%) ISTQB
1 13 (76.47%) Test Management
1 13 (76.47%) Test Automation
1 13 (76.47%) Waterfall
2 12 (70.59%) Non-Functional Testing
3 11 (64.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (58.82%) SpecFlow
4 10 (58.82%) QA
4 10 (58.82%) Selenium
4 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (52.94%) Performance Testing
5 9 (52.94%) Load Testing
5 9 (52.94%) Security Testing
5 9 (52.94%) Functional Testing
6 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
6 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
7 6 (35.29%) SAP
8 4 (23.53%) CRM
8 4 (23.53%) ERP
8 4 (23.53%) SOA
8 4 (23.53%) Service Management
8 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
8 4 (23.53%) Information Security
8 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
8 4 (23.53%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (23.53%) Translating Business Requirements
8 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Selenium
1 10 (58.82%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Analyst
1 10 (58.82%) Test Analyst
2 9 (52.94%) Senior Analyst
2 9 (52.94%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Architect
4 3 (17.65%) Test Leader
5 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Team Leader
5 2 (11.76%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) IT Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Security Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Security Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Software Testing
1 13 (76.47%) Test Automation
1 13 (76.47%) Test Management
1 13 (76.47%) Waterfall
2 12 (70.59%) Non-Functional Testing
3 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (52.94%) Functional Testing
4 9 (52.94%) Load Testing
4 9 (52.94%) Performance Testing
4 9 (52.94%) Security Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Business Process Mapping
5 4 (23.53%) Change Control
5 4 (23.53%) CRM
5 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (23.53%) ERP
5 4 (23.53%) Information Security
5 4 (23.53%) Service Management
5 4 (23.53%) SOA
5 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
5 4 (23.53%) Translating Business Requirements
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) ISTQB
2 11 (64.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
3 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (58.82%) QA
2 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) SAP