The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 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 West / Bristol
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 61 59
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 11 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.29% 0.94% 1.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.31% 3.76% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 13
Median daily rate £391 £435 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.05% +38.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £312 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year - +0.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £14.43 £19.94
% change year-on-year +97.57% -27.65%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bristol
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 207 213 200
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 24.30% 25.09% 21.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 157 140
Median daily rate £450 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +11.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 10
Median hourly rate £34.00 £36.00 £37.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -4.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.20 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.90 £95.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing ISEB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Bristol

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Bristol

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Bristol over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Bristol

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Bristol region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 9 (52.94%) Test Scripting
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) QA
3 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (29.41%) SDLC
4 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (23.53%) Scrum
4 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
5 3 (17.65%) Retail Banking
5 3 (17.65%) Finance
5 3 (17.65%) Migration
5 3 (17.65%) Banking
5 3 (17.65%) Retail
5 3 (17.65%) HP UFT
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) Selenium
5 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
5 3 (17.65%) DevOps
6 2 (11.76%) PuTTY
6 2 (11.76%) WinSCP
6 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
6 2 (11.76%) User Experience

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (5.88%) Confluence
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) PuTTY
1 2 (11.76%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (17.65%) HP UFT
2 3 (17.65%) Selenium
3 2 (11.76%) Ant
3 2 (11.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (11.76%) Eclipse
3 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
3 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
3 2 (11.76%) TeamCity
3 2 (11.76%) TestNG
3 2 (11.76%) Toad
4 1 (5.88%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (17.65%) Banking
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Retail
1 3 (17.65%) Retail Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Spanish Language
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Business Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Test Manager
3 4 (23.53%) Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum Master
5 2 (11.76%) Software Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Software Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Business IT Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Contracts Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Digital Programme Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (5.88%) IT Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Public Sector Programme Manager
6 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
1 2 (11.76%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
1 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.88%) Android
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Test Scripting
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) SDLC
3 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
3 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) Scrum
5 3 (17.65%) DevOps
5 3 (17.65%) Migration
5 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.76%) API Testing
6 2 (11.76%) BDD
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.76%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (11.76%) Product Management
6 2 (11.76%) Prototyping
6 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
6 2 (11.76%) User Stories
6 2 (11.76%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) F#
2 2 (11.76%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) IIBA
3 2 (11.76%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.88%) APMP
4 1 (5.88%) CITP
4 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (11.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) HP
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
1 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
1 2 (11.76%) VMware