Period
to 19 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 142 129 149
Rank change year-on-year -13 +20 -3
Contract jobs citing ISEB 37 38 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.89% 0.98% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.57% 4.94% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 13
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £331 £263 £244
90th Percentile £545 £513 £485
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £62.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% -6.67% -25.00%

ISEB is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Berkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,036 770 879
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 24.97% 19.84% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 377 393
Berkshire median daily rate £430 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £267 £208 £231
90th Percentile £575 £540 £588
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 37 58
Berkshire median hourly rate £52.50 £26.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +98.11% +85.96% +14.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £83.75 £51.00 £39.75
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +90.48% -8.70%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Berkshire

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISEB in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Berkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Berkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ISEB in Berkshire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 19 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -10 15 £400 - 3
Bracknell -1 3 £450 -6.25% 1
Newbury -5 3 £425 -
Wokingham +5 2 £600 +60.00% 4
Slough -2 1 £450 +32.35%
ISEB
South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 26 (70.27%) ISTQB
2 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (37.84%) Degree
3 14 (37.84%) QA
3 14 (37.84%) Java
3 14 (37.84%) Scrum
4 13 (35.14%) Test Automation
5 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
5 12 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (32.43%) Oracle
5 12 (32.43%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (29.73%) Regression Testing
7 9 (24.32%) HTML
7 9 (24.32%) HP
8 8 (21.62%) Selenium
8 8 (21.62%) Cucumber
9 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
9 7 (18.92%) Computer Science
9 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
9 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
9 7 (18.92%) Oracle EBS
9 7 (18.92%) Intranet
9 7 (18.92%) CAD
10 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
10 6 (16.22%) Finance
10 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (16.22%) SQL
10 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (16.22%) Business Analysis
10 6 (16.22%) Test Planning

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 4 (10.81%) Apache
1 4 (10.81%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.70%) FileZilla
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.70%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.70%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) AWS
2 1 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (2.70%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.70%) SaaS
2 1 (2.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) Intranet
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (2.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) DB2
1 1 (2.70%) Endeca
1 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.70%) MySQL
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Cucumber
1 8 (21.62%) Selenium
2 5 (13.51%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.51%) JIRA
3 4 (10.81%) Ant
3 4 (10.81%) JBehave
3 4 (10.81%) Maven
3 4 (10.81%) Subversion
4 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.11%) Robot Framework
5 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.70%) Appium
6 1 (2.70%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.70%) JMeter
6 1 (2.70%) JProfiler
6 1 (2.70%) Protractor
6 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.70%) XMLSpy
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
1 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.11%) Legal
2 3 (8.11%) Marketing
3 2 (5.41%) Law
3 2 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Test Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Business Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) QA Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Developer in Test
5 4 (10.81%) Java Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Java Developer in Test
5 4 (10.81%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Test Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) QA Automation Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Tester
6 3 (8.11%) Web Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Web Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Architect
7 2 (5.41%) GDPR Officer
7 2 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) HTML
2 5 (13.51%) CSS
3 4 (10.81%) Hibernate
3 4 (10.81%) Spring
3 4 (10.81%) XML
4 2 (5.41%) .NET
5 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.70%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (2.70%) Kafka
5 1 (2.70%) Middleware
5 1 (2.70%) REST
5 1 (2.70%) SOAP
5 1 (2.70%) Web Services
5 1 (2.70%) WebdriverIO
5 1 (2.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) User Experience
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.41%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.70%) AS400
4 1 (2.70%) DataPower
4 1 (2.70%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Solaris
2 1 (2.70%) Unix
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (37.84%) Scrum
3 13 (35.14%) Test Automation
4 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
4 12 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (29.73%) Regression Testing
6 7 (18.92%) CAD
6 7 (18.92%) Computer Science
6 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Business Analysis
7 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (16.22%) SDLC
7 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (16.22%) Test Planning
8 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Waterfall
9 4 (10.81%) BDD
9 4 (10.81%) ITIL
9 4 (10.81%) OOA/OOD
9 4 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) Java
2 6 (16.22%) SQL
3 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
3 5 (13.51%) Python
4 4 (10.81%) PL/SQL
4 4 (10.81%) TypeScript
5 2 (5.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (70.27%) ISTQB
2 14 (37.84%) Degree
3 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
3 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
4 4 (10.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (8.11%) IIBA
6 2 (5.41%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) CITP
6 2 (5.41%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (2.70%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (37.84%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) GDPR
3 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (32.43%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.41%) HP ALM
3 1 (2.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Oracle
2 9 (24.32%) HP
3 2 (5.41%) IBM
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.70%) BMC
4 1 (2.70%) Coremetrics
4 1 (2.70%) Google
4 1 (2.70%) Vitria