The first table below looks at the demand for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 31 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 West Midlands 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 94 74 45
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -29
Contract jobs citing ISEB 28 28 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.14% 1.41% 2.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.57% 9.12% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 31
Average daily rate
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£388 £325 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +21.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £313 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £12.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+147.49% -49.00%
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
426 307 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.35% 15.45% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 153 174
Average daily rate £338 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £175 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 19
Average hourly rate £21.50 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.57% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.10 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.45 £28.00
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 the West Midlands

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the West Midlands region.

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
Birmingham -3 5 £450 +28.57% 6
Coventry -11 5 £300 - 2
Warwickshire -6 2 £313 -3.84% 1
Worcestershire -9 2 £485 +49.23% 1
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 37 (52.11%) ISTQB
2 26 (36.62%) Test Scripting
3 19 (26.76%) SAP
4 16 (22.54%) SQL
4 16 (22.54%) Test Strategy
5 15 (21.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (21.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (21.13%) Software Testing
6 14 (19.72%) Business Analysis
6 14 (19.72%) ERP
6 14 (19.72%) Integration Testing
7 11 (15.49%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
7 11 (15.49%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (15.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (14.08%) System Testing
8 10 (14.08%) SC Cleared
8 10 (14.08%) MS Excel
9 9 (12.68%) ITIL
9 9 (12.68%) Oracle
10 8 (11.27%) Change Management
10 8 (11.27%) Selenium
10 8 (11.27%) QA
10 8 (11.27%) Test Automation
10 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (9.86%) Degree
11 7 (9.86%) JIRA
11 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
11 7 (9.86%) UNIX
12 6 (8.45%) PRINCE2

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 3 (4.23%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.41%) Apache
2 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.41%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (1.41%) Drupal
2 1 (1.41%) Alfresco
Applications
1 10 (14.08%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.63%) MS Office
3 2 (2.82%) MS Project
3 2 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (7.04%) SAP HR
1 5 (7.04%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (2.82%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.82%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (2.82%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.41%) SAP PM
3 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.41%) Retail-J
3 1 (1.41%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.41%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.41%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.41%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.04%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.04%) SAP BI
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.82%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.41%) MS Access
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Selenium
2 7 (9.86%) JIRA
3 3 (4.23%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.82%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.82%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.41%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (7.04%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Retail
3 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.41%) Marketing
4 1 (1.41%) Automotive
4 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (63.38%) Analyst
2 29 (40.85%) Test Analyst
3 13 (18.31%) Business Analyst
4 8 (11.27%) SAP Analyst
5 7 (9.86%) SAP Test Analyst
6 6 (8.45%) Test Manager
7 5 (7.04%) Tester
7 5 (7.04%) Test Leader
8 3 (4.23%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) QA Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Business Architect
9 2 (2.82%) QA Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Lead Test Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Quality Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Business Process Architect
9 2 (2.82%) SAP Tester
9 2 (2.82%) Business Process Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Business Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) XML
2 4 (5.63%) .NET
3 2 (2.82%) CSS
3 2 (2.82%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (2.82%) EPoS
2 2 (2.82%) EFT
2 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.41%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.41%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.86%) UNIX
2 4 (5.63%) Windows
3 3 (4.23%) Linux
4 1 (1.41%) SUSE
4 1 (1.41%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (36.62%) Test Scripting
2 16 (22.54%) Test Strategy
3 15 (21.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (21.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (21.13%) Software Testing
4 14 (19.72%) Business Analysis
4 14 (19.72%) ERP
4 14 (19.72%) Integration Testing
5 11 (15.49%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (14.08%) System Testing
7 9 (12.68%) ITIL
8 8 (11.27%) Change Management
8 8 (11.27%) Test Automation
8 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (8.45%) Test Management
9 6 (8.45%) Project Management
9 6 (8.45%) PRINCE2
9 6 (8.45%) Use Case
10 5 (7.04%) ETL
10 5 (7.04%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.54%) SQL
2 6 (8.45%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.63%) Java
4 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.82%) VB
6 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.41%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (1.41%) VBScript
6 1 (1.41%) PHP
6 1 (1.41%) C#
6 1 (1.41%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 37 (52.11%) ISTQB
2 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (14.08%) SC Cleared
4 7 (9.86%) Degree
5 4 (5.63%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (2.82%) IIBA
6 2 (2.82%) CBAP
6 2 (2.82%) APMP
7 1 (1.41%) HND
7 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 11 (15.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (26.76%) SAP
2 9 (12.68%) Oracle
3 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.45%) HP
4 3 (4.23%) JD Edwards
4 3 (4.23%) IBM
4 3 (4.23%) Pega
5 2 (2.82%) webMethods
5 2 (2.82%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.41%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.41%) Siebel
6 1 (1.41%) Mercator
6 1 (1.41%) Casewise