Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 2018 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 148 145
Rank change year-on-year +15 -3 -10
Contract jobs citing ISEB 33 14 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.85% 0.35% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.37% 1.59% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 29
Berkshire median daily rate £348 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.55% +1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £244 £250
90th Percentile £501 £485 £445
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £42.00 £45.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% -25.00% +86.42%

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 756 881 1,162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.41% 22.11% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 409 570
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £198 £225 £250
90th Percentile £540 £588 £569
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 53 61
Berkshire median hourly rate £24.25 £16.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.56% +28.00% -59.55%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £46.45 £39.20 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £24.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year +64.10% -11.36% +1.85%

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

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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

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 21 October 2018. 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 -2 13 £398 -7.56% 3
Slough -8 2 £340 +14.77% 1
Bracknell - 2 £480 -
Maidenhead 0 1 - -
Newbury -8 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 £375 -
ISEB
South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 19 (57.58%) ISTQB
2 14 (42.42%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (39.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (30.30%) HP
5 10 (30.30%) Java
5 10 (30.30%) HP ALM
5 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
5 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
6 9 (27.27%) Software Testing
7 8 (24.24%) C#
7 8 (24.24%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
8 7 (21.21%) QA
8 7 (21.21%) SQL
9 6 (18.18%) Oracle
9 6 (18.18%) Regression Testing
9 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
9 6 (18.18%) V-Model
9 6 (18.18%) SDLC
10 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
10 5 (15.15%) JIRA
10 5 (15.15%) HTML
10 5 (15.15%) VB
10 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
10 5 (15.15%) SAN
11 4 (12.12%) SMS
11 4 (12.12%) Workflow
11 4 (12.12%) Migration
11 4 (12.12%) Waterfall

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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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) SAN
2 4 (12.12%) SMS
3 1 (3.03%) Internet
3 1 (3.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) JIRA
2 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.06%) LoadRunner
3 2 (6.06%) Selenium
3 2 (6.06%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.03%) Marketing
1 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Tester
3 5 (15.15%) Business Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Test Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Test Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Digital Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) QA Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Web Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Web Applications Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Performance Tester
5 3 (9.09%) QA Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Senior QA Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Software Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) HTML
2 3 (9.09%) .NET
3 2 (6.06%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.06%) Middleware
3 2 (6.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Android
1 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
5 6 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 6 (18.18%) SDLC
5 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 6 (18.18%) V-Model
6 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
6 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
7 4 (12.12%) Functional Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Migration
7 4 (12.12%) Traceability Matrix
7 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
7 4 (12.12%) Workflow
8 3 (9.09%) Black-Box Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (9.09%) Project Management
8 3 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) Java
2 8 (24.24%) C#
3 7 (21.21%) SQL
4 5 (15.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (57.58%) ISTQB
2 13 (39.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
3 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
4 4 (12.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (9.09%) Degree
5 3 (9.09%) DV Cleared
6 2 (6.06%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (30.30%) HP ALM
2 8 (24.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) HP
2 6 (18.18%) Oracle
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft