Period
to 7 June 2020

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 7 June 2020 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
7 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 64 60
Rank change year-on-year +9 -4 +26
Contract jobs citing ISEB 10 31 23
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Essex 1.92% 3.73% 3.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.13% 13.60% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 12
Median daily rate £443 £445 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.56% -0.56% +37.69%
10th Percentile £398 £340 £314
90th Percentile £517 £540 £625
East of England median daily rate £425 £440 £400
% change year-on-year -3.41% +10.00% +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

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 123 228 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 23.61% 27.44% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 126 82
Median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £371 £316 £208
90th Percentile £562 £575 £665
East of England median daily rate £450 £435 £400
% change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 1
Median hourly rate £59.50 £20.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +197.50% +21.21% -52.86%
10th Percentile £26.37 £16.98 £15.75
90th Percentile £60.06 £35.95 £17.25
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £16.33
% change year-on-year +46.34% +25.52% -53.34%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Essex

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ISEB in Essex.

Daily rate trend for ISEB in Essex

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Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ISEB in Essex over the 6 months to 7 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for ISEB in Essex

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ISEB in Essex.

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 7 June 2020. 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 +9 5 £443 +0.57%
ISEB
East of England

For the 6 months to 7 June 2020, 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 8 (80.00%) Java
1 8 (80.00%) Performance Testing
1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
1 8 (80.00%) SoapUI
2 7 (70.00%) Integration Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (70.00%) Microservices
2 7 (70.00%) Spring
2 7 (70.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (60.00%) QA
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) Unix
4 5 (50.00%) Oracle
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (50.00%) J2SE
4 5 (50.00%) TDD
4 5 (50.00%) Spring Boot
4 5 (50.00%) BDD
4 5 (50.00%) REST Assured
5 4 (40.00%) Public Sector
6 3 (30.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
7 2 (20.00%) Ansible
7 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
7 2 (20.00%) Terraform

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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 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) SoapUI
2 7 (70.00%) Selenium
3 5 (50.00%) REST Assured
4 2 (20.00%) JIRA
5 1 (10.00%) JMeter
5 1 (10.00%) LoadUI
5 1 (10.00%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (40.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Tester
2 5 (50.00%) QA Tester
3 4 (40.00%) Senior QA Tester
3 4 (40.00%) Senior Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Defect Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Problem Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) Spring
2 5 (50.00%) J2SE
2 5 (50.00%) Spring Boot
3 2 (20.00%) JMS
4 1 (10.00%) J2EE
4 1 (10.00%) SOAP
4 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Performance Testing
1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Integration Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Microservices
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (50.00%) BDD
4 5 (50.00%) TDD
5 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 2 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (10.00%) Data-Driven Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Demand Management
7 1 (10.00%) Project Delivery
7 1 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (10.00%) SDLC
7 1 (10.00%) Test Management
7 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Java 8
4 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) ISTQB
1 7 (70.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (30.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Ansible
1 2 (20.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft