Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 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)
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 89 74
Rank change year-on-year +22 -15 +10
Contract jobs citing ISEB 41 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.89% 0.97% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.64% 5.97% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 2
Essex median daily rate £438 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £320 £315 £316
90th Percentile £590 £417 £469
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Essex median hourly rate - - £36.00
East of England median hourly rate - £40.00 £105.50
% change year-on-year - -62.09% -

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 Essex with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Essex
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 280 134 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 26.54% 16.28% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 71 133
Essex median daily rate £475 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +33.33% -25.00%
10th Percentile £255 £150 £225
90th Percentile £613 £563 £504
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 32
Essex median hourly rate £13.50 £32.75 £34.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.79% -6.03% -13.95%
10th Percentile £12.32 £20.10 £15.75
90th Percentile £48.84 £41.50 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -28.00% +17.63%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Essex

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Essex

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Essex over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Essex

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Essex

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Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Essex region over the 6 months to 23 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
Southend-on-Sea +18 21 £450 +30.25% 3
Chelmsford - 2 £363 - 1
Brentwood +12 1 £438 +25.00% 1
ISEB
East of England

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

1 34 (82.93%) ISTQB
2 29 (70.73%) SQL
3 28 (68.29%) Oracle
4 26 (63.41%) Test Scripting
5 22 (53.66%) Unix
5 22 (53.66%) Windows
6 20 (48.78%) Java
6 20 (48.78%) XML
6 20 (48.78%) WebLogic
6 20 (48.78%) Test Automation
7 18 (43.90%) webMethods
7 18 (43.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (34.15%) Mentoring
8 14 (34.15%) SoapUI
8 14 (34.15%) LoadRunner
8 14 (34.15%) JMeter
9 13 (31.71%) Toad
9 13 (31.71%) Test Strategy
9 13 (31.71%) Software Testing
10 12 (29.27%) QA
10 12 (29.27%) Selenium
10 12 (29.27%) Performance Testing
11 11 (26.83%) TDD
11 11 (26.83%) JIRA
11 11 (26.83%) Confluence
11 11 (26.83%) BDD
11 11 (26.83%) SDLC
11 11 (26.83%) Customer Requirements
12 10 (24.39%) Scrum

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 20 (48.78%) WebLogic
2 11 (26.83%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.44%) Open Workbench
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) Internet
2 1 (2.44%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) Pentaho
2 5 (12.20%) Impala
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (34.15%) JMeter
1 14 (34.15%) LoadRunner
1 14 (34.15%) SoapUI
2 13 (31.71%) Toad
3 12 (29.27%) Selenium
4 11 (26.83%) JIRA
5 4 (9.76%) Zephyr
6 3 (7.32%) Bitbucket
7 2 (4.88%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.44%) HP UFT
8 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.44%) MSTest
8 1 (2.44%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Sahi
8 1 (2.44%) WATIR
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Analyst
2 13 (31.71%) Test Analyst
3 11 (26.83%) Tester
4 6 (14.63%) Test Manager
5 5 (12.20%) Performance Tester
6 3 (7.32%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.44%) Agile Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Commercial Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Commercial Business Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Integration Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Integration Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Lead Business Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
8 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner Tester
8 1 (2.44%) PMO Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (48.78%) XML
2 3 (7.32%) SOAP
3 1 (2.44%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Client/Server
2 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.44%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 22 (53.66%) Unix
1 22 (53.66%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (63.41%) Test Scripting
2 20 (48.78%) Test Automation
3 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (34.15%) Mentoring
5 13 (31.71%) Software Testing
5 13 (31.71%) Test Strategy
6 12 (29.27%) Performance Testing
7 11 (26.83%) BDD
7 11 (26.83%) Customer Requirements
7 11 (26.83%) SDLC
7 11 (26.83%) TDD
8 10 (24.39%) Functional Testing
8 10 (24.39%) Kanban
8 10 (24.39%) Scrum
9 9 (21.95%) Coaching
9 9 (21.95%) Integration Testing
9 9 (21.95%) Test Management
9 9 (21.95%) User Stories
10 8 (19.51%) Data Integration
10 8 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (70.73%) SQL
2 20 (48.78%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) C
3 1 (2.44%) COBOL
3 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (82.93%) ISTQB
2 18 (43.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (12.20%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.44%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (29.27%) QA
2 6 (14.63%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.44%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) HP ALM
2 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (68.29%) Oracle
2 18 (43.90%) webMethods
3 8 (19.51%) SAP
4 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.76%) IBM
6 3 (7.32%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.88%) HP
8 1 (2.44%) Niku