The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 February 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England / West Midlands
Rank 85 81 88
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing ISEB 34 45 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.41% 1.71% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.34% 8.65% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 17
Median daily rate £338 £334 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £268 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £600 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £16.49 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £170.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-70.58% +909.80%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
463 520 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.26% 19.73% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 279 206
Median daily rate £375 £401 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% +23.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+4.03% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 54
Median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £41.75 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.69 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +84.44%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing ISEB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +5 10 £330 -23.91% 3
Staffordshire 0 6 - -
Worcestershire - 5 £350 -
Shropshire +22 3 - - 2
Warwickshire -12 2 £369 -38.54% 1
Coventry -9 1 £335 -8.84% 1
Herefordshire - 1 £325 - 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 46 (60.53%) ISTQB
2 40 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (35.53%) Test Scripting
4 18 (23.68%) Microsoft
5 17 (22.37%) SQL
6 16 (21.05%) QA
7 14 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (18.42%) Selenium
7 14 (18.42%) Finance
7 14 (18.42%) Migration
8 13 (17.11%) BDD
9 11 (14.47%) Test Automation
9 11 (14.47%) Data Migration
9 11 (14.47%) System Testing
9 11 (14.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (13.16%) Cucumber
10 10 (13.16%) MS Excel
10 10 (13.16%) Scrum
11 9 (11.84%) PRINCE2
11 9 (11.84%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (11.84%) JIRA
11 9 (11.84%) SDLC
12 8 (10.53%) Functional Testing
12 8 (10.53%) Waterfall
12 8 (10.53%) Windows
12 8 (10.53%) Oracle
12 8 (10.53%) Project Management
12 8 (10.53%) Business Analysis
13 7 (9.21%) Regression Testing
13 7 (9.21%) MS Project

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.95%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.63%) CMS
2 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.63%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.32%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.21%) MS Project
3 6 (7.89%) MS Office
4 5 (6.58%) MS Visio
5 3 (3.95%) Open Workbench
6 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (1.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.32%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (1.32%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (18.42%) Selenium
2 10 (13.16%) Cucumber
3 9 (11.84%) JIRA
4 4 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.95%) Toad
5 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (2.63%) Appium
6 2 (2.63%) Gatling
6 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.63%) YouTrack
7 1 (1.32%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.32%) FogBugz
7 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (18.42%) Finance
2 2 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Automotive
3 1 (1.32%) Games
3 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (48.68%) Analyst
2 25 (32.89%) Test Analyst
3 13 (17.11%) Tester
4 12 (15.79%) Test Leader
5 8 (10.53%) Agile Test Analyst
5 8 (10.53%) Business Analyst
5 8 (10.53%) Test Manager
6 7 (9.21%) Automation Test Lead
6 7 (9.21%) QA Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) QA Test Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) QA Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) QA Test Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) QA Tester
7 6 (7.89%) Software Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) Software QA Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Software QA Tester
7 6 (7.89%) Software Test Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) Software Test Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Software Tester
7 6 (7.89%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) XML
2 5 (6.58%) .NET
2 5 (6.58%) Gherkin
3 2 (2.63%) CSS
3 2 (2.63%) HTML
4 1 (1.32%) SOAP
4 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.95%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.63%) PMI
5 1 (1.32%) CESG
5 1 (1.32%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.32%) iPad
5 1 (1.32%) NHS
5 1 (1.32%) Online Games
5 1 (1.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.53%) Windows
2 6 (7.89%) Unix
3 4 (5.26%) Linux
4 3 (3.95%) AIX
4 3 (3.95%) Solaris
4 3 (3.95%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (35.53%) Test Scripting
3 14 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (18.42%) Migration
4 13 (17.11%) BDD
5 11 (14.47%) Data Migration
5 11 (14.47%) System Testing
5 11 (14.47%) Test Automation
6 10 (13.16%) Scrum
7 9 (11.84%) PRINCE2
7 9 (11.84%) SDLC
7 9 (11.84%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (10.53%) Business Analysis
8 8 (10.53%) Functional Testing
8 8 (10.53%) Project Management
8 8 (10.53%) Waterfall
9 7 (9.21%) Defect Management
9 7 (9.21%) Integration Testing
9 7 (9.21%) Manual Testing
9 7 (9.21%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.37%) SQL
2 5 (6.58%) Java
3 3 (3.95%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.63%) COBOL
5 1 (1.32%) C
5 1 (1.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 46 (60.53%) ISTQB
2 11 (14.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.95%) Degree
5 2 (2.63%) CBAP
5 2 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.63%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.32%) CISSP
6 1 (1.32%) CLAS
6 1 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.05%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.32%) GDPR
2 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.32%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.53%) Oracle
3 3 (3.95%) HP
3 3 (3.95%) webMethods
4 2 (2.63%) Niku
4 2 (2.63%) Remedy
4 2 (2.63%) SAP
5 1 (1.32%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.32%) Cerner
5 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.32%) CODA
5 1 (1.32%) Demandware
5 1 (1.32%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.32%) hybris