Period
to 23 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 79 67
Rank change year-on-year +21 -12 +8
Contract jobs citing ISEB 23 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.33% 1.61% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.04% 6.70% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 9
Essex median daily rate £448 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.69% -7.14% -27.46%
10th Percentile £314 £275 £288
90th Percentile £625 £350 £388
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Essex median hourly rate - - £36.00
East of England median hourly rate - £43.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year - +20.14% +140.00%

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 Essex with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Essex
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 135 194 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 19.57% 24.10% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 132 74
Essex median daily rate £475 £363 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.03% +1.75% -9.24%
10th Percentile £220 £263 £200
90th Percentile £671 £534 £538
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -4.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 19
Essex median hourly rate £27.38 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.77% -22.22% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.00 £19.05 £19.67
90th Percentile £36.16 £45.70 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -52.86% -2.78% +60.00%

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 May 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 May 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 +20 16 £458 +40.77%
Chelmsford - 2 £363 -
Brentwood - 1 £438 -
ISEB
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (47.83%) ISTQB
1 11 (47.83%) SoapUI
2 10 (43.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 10 (43.48%) Selenium
2 10 (43.48%) Test Scripting
2 10 (43.48%) Windows
3 9 (39.13%) Java
3 9 (39.13%) SQL
4 8 (34.78%) Oracle
4 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
4 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
5 7 (30.43%) BDD
5 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
5 7 (30.43%) Zephyr
5 7 (30.43%) Customer Requirements
5 7 (30.43%) Unix
5 7 (30.43%) Performance Testing
5 7 (30.43%) TDD
5 7 (30.43%) Software Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (26.09%) HP
6 6 (26.09%) HP ALM
6 6 (26.09%) Mentoring
6 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
6 6 (26.09%) Functional Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
7 5 (21.74%) webMethods
7 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
7 5 (21.74%) Toad

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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 5 (21.74%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) SoapUI
2 10 (43.48%) Selenium
3 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
3 7 (30.43%) Zephyr
4 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
5 5 (21.74%) Toad
6 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
6 4 (17.39%) JMeter
7 2 (8.70%) Artifactory
7 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
8 1 (4.35%) JIRA
8 1 (4.35%) MSTest
8 1 (4.35%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (4.35%) Robot Framework
8 1 (4.35%) The Grinder
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Analyst
2 10 (43.48%) Test Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Test Manager
4 5 (21.74%) Tester
5 4 (17.39%) Agile Test Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Tester
6 2 (8.70%) QA Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) QA Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Software Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Software Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Programme Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Programme Test Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) XML
2 3 (13.04%) SOAP
3 1 (4.35%) JSON
3 1 (4.35%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Unix
3 3 (13.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Test Scripting
3 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
3 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
4 7 (30.43%) BDD
4 7 (30.43%) Customer Requirements
4 7 (30.43%) Performance Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Software Testing
4 7 (30.43%) TDD
5 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (26.09%) Functional Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Mentoring
6 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
6 5 (21.74%) Test Management
6 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
7 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
7 4 (17.39%) PDM
7 4 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
7 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Java
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) C
3 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) ISTQB
2 10 (43.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (21.74%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) HP ALM
2 3 (13.04%) Ansible
2 3 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (13.04%) Puppet
3 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle
2 6 (26.09%) HP
3 5 (21.74%) webMethods
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.35%) AppDynamics
5 1 (4.35%) IBM