Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 2019 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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 66 77
Rank change year-on-year +1 +11 -7
Contract jobs citing ISEB 30 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.54% 2.85% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.15% 13.33% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 5
Essex median daily rate £400 £458 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.57% +40.77% -10.34%
10th Percentile £315 £316 £277
90th Percentile £488 £625 £345
East of England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £26.50 -

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 247 135 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 29.16% 21.36% 26.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 71 158
Essex median daily rate £475 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +25.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £321 £185 £218
90th Percentile £613 £625 £520
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 26
Essex median hourly rate £14.50 £38.26 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.10% +10.90% -19.77%
10th Percentile £12.37 £38.26 £15.75
90th Percentile £22.50 £38.26 £40.88
East of England median hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.86% -50.00% +47.37%

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

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Essex over the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019. 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 -21 13 £395 -13.66% 1
Chelmsford - 1 £350 -
Colchester - 1 £450 -
ISEB
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 30 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 26 (86.67%) SQL
3 25 (83.33%) Oracle
4 23 (76.67%) Test Automation
5 21 (70.00%) Test Strategy
5 21 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (70.00%) Selenium
5 21 (70.00%) Test Scripting
6 20 (66.67%) SoapUI
6 20 (66.67%) SDLC
7 18 (60.00%) Coaching
8 17 (56.67%) QA
8 17 (56.67%) Software Testing
8 17 (56.67%) Regression Testing
8 17 (56.67%) JMeter
9 16 (53.33%) JIRA
9 16 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (53.33%) LoadRunner
9 16 (53.33%) Acceptance Criteria
9 16 (53.33%) Confluence
10 15 (50.00%) Pentaho
10 15 (50.00%) Functional Testing
10 15 (50.00%) User Stories
10 15 (50.00%) Internet
10 15 (50.00%) Client/Server
10 15 (50.00%) ETL
10 15 (50.00%) Performance Testing
10 15 (50.00%) Integration Testing
10 15 (50.00%) Data Integration
10 15 (50.00%) Scrum

ISEB
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 16 (53.33%) Confluence
2 9 (30.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) GitHub
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) PuTTY
2 1 (3.33%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (50.00%) Pentaho
2 12 (40.00%) Impala
3 4 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (10.00%) MySQL
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (70.00%) Selenium
2 20 (66.67%) SoapUI
3 17 (56.67%) JMeter
4 16 (53.33%) JIRA
4 16 (53.33%) LoadRunner
5 11 (36.67%) Bitbucket
6 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
7 3 (10.00%) Toad
8 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (3.33%) GitLab
9 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
9 1 (3.33%) JUnit
9 1 (3.33%) MSTest
9 1 (3.33%) NUnit
9 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
9 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
9 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
9 1 (3.33%) WatiN
9 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Tester
2 11 (36.67%) Analyst
2 11 (36.67%) Test Analyst
3 9 (30.00%) QA Tester
4 5 (16.67%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.33%) Lead Tester
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Tester
5 1 (3.33%) QA Leader
5 1 (3.33%) Risk Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Risk Management Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Test Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) XML
2 3 (10.00%) JSON
2 3 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (3.33%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.33%) REST
3 1 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (50.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Unix
2 12 (40.00%) Linux
3 10 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) Test Automation
2 21 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (70.00%) Test Scripting
2 21 (70.00%) Test Strategy
3 20 (66.67%) SDLC
4 18 (60.00%) Coaching
5 17 (56.67%) Regression Testing
5 17 (56.67%) Software Testing
6 16 (53.33%) Acceptance Criteria
6 16 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (50.00%) Data Integration
7 15 (50.00%) ETL
7 15 (50.00%) Functional Testing
7 15 (50.00%) Integration Testing
7 15 (50.00%) Performance Testing
7 15 (50.00%) Scrum
7 15 (50.00%) User Stories
8 14 (46.67%) Sprint Planning
8 14 (46.67%) Sprint Retrospective
8 14 (46.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (86.67%) SQL
2 12 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) C
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) Python
3 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (13.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (13.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (56.67%) QA
2 14 (46.67%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP ALM
1 1 (3.33%) Kibana
Vendors
1 25 (83.33%) Oracle
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.00%) webMethods
4 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
4 4 (13.33%) IBM
5 1 (3.33%) HP