Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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)
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 79 82
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 -6
Contract jobs citing ISEB 12 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.50% 0.34% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.96% 1.38% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 4
Essex median daily rate £350 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +18.75% +23.08%
East of England median daily rate £350 £375 £301
% change year-on-year -6.67% +24.48% -18.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £13.00 £175.00 -
% change year-on-year -92.57% - -

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 134 217 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.79% 24.77% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 146 81
Essex median daily rate £400 £323 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.03% -19.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £163 £225 £225
90th Percentile £546 £494 £538
East of England median daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +1.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 31 21
Essex median hourly rate £26.44 £34.70 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.80% -16.39% +28.23%
10th Percentile £18.46 £15.75 £25.25
90th Percentile £39.90 £45.00 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £29.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -38.98% +37.21% +10.26%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 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
Southend-on-Sea -25 10 £350 -26.32% 1
Brentwood - 1 £350 -
ISEB
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 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 Essex region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (91.67%) Software Testing
2 9 (75.00%) Scrum
3 8 (66.67%) Selenium
4 7 (58.33%) QA
4 7 (58.33%) Test Management
4 7 (58.33%) Kanban
4 7 (58.33%) BDD
4 7 (58.33%) SoapUI
4 7 (58.33%) TDD
5 6 (50.00%) HP
5 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (41.67%) SDLC
6 5 (41.67%) User Stories
6 5 (41.67%) Zephyr
6 5 (41.67%) SOAP
6 5 (41.67%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (41.67%) Test Strategy
6 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
6 5 (41.67%) Cucumber
6 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
7 4 (33.33%) JIRA
7 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 4 (33.33%) Confluence
7 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
8 3 (25.00%) Artifactory

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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 4 (33.33%) Confluence
2 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Pentaho
2 1 (8.33%) DTS
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Selenium
2 7 (58.33%) SoapUI
3 5 (41.67%) Cucumber
3 5 (41.67%) Zephyr
4 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (33.33%) JIRA
5 3 (25.00%) Artifactory
6 1 (8.33%) JMeter
6 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
6 1 (8.33%) Robot Framework
6 1 (8.33%) The Grinder
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
1 8 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tester
4 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Manager
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (91.67%) Software Testing
2 9 (75.00%) Scrum
3 7 (58.33%) BDD
3 7 (58.33%) Kanban
3 7 (58.33%) TDD
3 7 (58.33%) Test Management
4 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (41.67%) SDLC
4 5 (41.67%) Test Strategy
4 5 (41.67%) User Stories
4 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
5 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Data Engineering
7 2 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ISEB Practitioner
1 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) QA
2 2 (16.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) AppDynamics