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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 25 15 11
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing ISEB 7 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 4.64% 6.00% 18.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.29% 12.50% 32.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £15.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+110.36% -50.00%
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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
96 24 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 63.58% 48.00% 56.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 14 15
Average daily rate £400 £339 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.83% +7.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £299 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £375 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -26.53%

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 15 September 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 24 (77.42%) ISTQB
2 23 (74.19%) SC Cleared
2 23 (74.19%) Security Cleared
3 22 (70.97%) Software Testing
4 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
4 21 (67.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (54.84%) Test Management
7 16 (51.61%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (48.39%) Test Scripting
9 14 (45.16%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (45.16%) Scrum
10 13 (41.94%) SQL
11 12 (38.71%) BDD
11 12 (38.71%) SpecFlow
12 11 (35.48%) C#
13 10 (32.26%) ITIL
13 10 (32.26%) Service Management
13 10 (32.26%) Gherkin
13 10 (32.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (22.58%) Visual Studio
14 7 (22.58%) SAP
15 6 (19.35%) Portfolio Management
16 5 (16.13%) User Stories
16 5 (16.13%) Project Management
16 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
17 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
17 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
17 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
17 4 (12.90%) Test Strategy

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (16.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) assyst
Development Applications
1 16 (51.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (38.71%) SpecFlow
3 7 (22.58%) Visual Studio
4 4 (12.90%) Selenium
5 1 (3.23%) eggPlant
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Analyst
2 15 (48.39%) Test Analyst
3 9 (29.03%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (25.81%) Test Team Leader
4 8 (25.81%) Senior Test Analyst
4 8 (25.81%) Team Leader
5 4 (12.90%) Tester
6 3 (9.68%) Test Leader
7 2 (6.45%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Service Transition Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Transition Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Service Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Business Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Business Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) UAT Test Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) UAT Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (70.97%) Software Testing
2 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (54.84%) Test Management
4 15 (48.39%) Test Scripting
5 14 (45.16%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (45.16%) Scrum
6 12 (38.71%) BDD
7 10 (32.26%) ITIL
7 10 (32.26%) Service Management
8 6 (19.35%) Portfolio Management
9 5 (16.13%) Project Management
9 5 (16.13%) User Stories
10 4 (12.90%) Test Strategy
10 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
10 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
10 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
11 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
11 3 (9.68%) Change Management
11 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
11 3 (9.68%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) SQL
2 11 (35.48%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (77.42%) ISTQB
2 23 (74.19%) SC Cleared
2 23 (74.19%) Security Cleared
3 21 (67.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (32.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (6.45%) ISEB Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) Microsoft
2 7 (22.58%) SAP
3 3 (9.68%) SolarWinds