Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 November 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 East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 91 80
Rank change year-on-year -9 -11 -19
Contract jobs citing ISEB 32 20 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.35% 1.15% 2.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.20% 4.35% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 46
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £320 £341 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.23% -2.50% +20.69%
10th Percentile £275 £270 £223
90th Percentile £350 £513 £437
South East median daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year - -3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £27.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £60.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -61.67% +106.90% -53.60%

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 516 460 562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.79% 26.44% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 327 373
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £163 £230 £213
90th Percentile £524 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 7 9
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -51.39% +140.00%
10th Percentile £12.01 £10.24 £16.82
90th Percentile £48.75 £36.30 £46.50
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £27.80 £30.90
% change year-on-year -9.64% -10.03% +81.76%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Buckinghamshire

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Buckinghamshire

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Buckinghamshire

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Buckinghamshire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Milton Keynes -16 26 £325 -5.80% 3
Aylesbury - 4 £270 -
ISEB
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 21 (65.63%) ISTQB
2 19 (59.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 15 (46.88%) Test Scripting
5 15 (46.88%) Waterfall
6 14 (43.75%) HP
7 11 (34.38%) Finance
8 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
8 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Excel
8 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
9 6 (18.75%) User Stories
9 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
9 6 (18.75%) Regression Testing
9 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (15.63%) Banking
10 5 (15.63%) Retail
10 5 (15.63%) JIRA
10 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (15.63%) Data Protection
10 5 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Project
10 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (15.63%) SAP
10 5 (15.63%) Information Governance
10 5 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (15.63%) Test Planning
10 5 (15.63%) Smoke Testing
10 5 (15.63%) Data Privacy
11 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) JIRA
1 5 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.38%) Selenium
3 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.13%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.13%) TestNG
3 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.13%) XMLSpy
General
1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
2 5 (15.63%) Retail
3 4 (12.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (75.00%) Analyst
2 20 (62.50%) Test Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Digital Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Middleware Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Process Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) SAP Test Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Software Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) SOAP
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 15 (46.88%) Test Scripting
3 15 (46.88%) Waterfall
4 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
5 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
5 6 (18.75%) Regression Testing
5 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (18.75%) User Stories
6 5 (15.63%) Data Privacy
6 5 (15.63%) Data Protection
6 5 (15.63%) Information Governance
6 5 (15.63%) Smoke Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Test Planning
6 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (12.50%) B2C
7 4 (12.50%) Change Management
7 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
8 3 (9.38%) Integration Testing
8 3 (9.38%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) C#
2 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (65.63%) ISTQB
2 19 (59.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.25%) APMP
5 2 (6.25%) HNC
5 2 (6.25%) HND
5 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) HP
2 5 (15.63%) SAP
3 1 (3.13%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft