Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 75 68
Rank change year-on-year +11 -7 +7
Contract jobs citing ISEB 18 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.82% 0.87% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.33% 3.29% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 12
Essex median daily rate £458 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.77% -10.34% +11.54%
10th Percentile £316 £277 £350
90th Percentile £625 £345 £400
East of England median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -4.76%
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 135 213 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 21.13% 26.46% 16.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 158 80
Essex median daily rate £438 £350 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +5.00%
10th Percentile £185 £218 £236
90th Percentile £625 £520 £577
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 26 21
Essex median hourly rate £38.26 £34.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.90% -19.77% +8.86%
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -50.00% +47.37% +21.79%

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

ISEB
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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +6 17 £458 +40.77%
ISEB
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Software Testing
2 11 (61.11%) Selenium
2 11 (61.11%) HP
3 10 (55.56%) TDD
3 10 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (55.56%) Cucumber
3 10 (55.56%) BDD
3 10 (55.56%) SoapUI
3 10 (55.56%) Test Strategy
3 10 (55.56%) Zephyr
4 9 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 9 (50.00%) Performance Testing
5 8 (44.44%) ISEB Practitioner
6 7 (38.89%) Kanban
6 7 (38.89%) Test Management
6 7 (38.89%) SOAP
6 7 (38.89%) Scrum
7 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
7 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 6 (33.33%) QA
7 6 (33.33%) Mentoring
7 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
8 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
8 5 (27.78%) JMeter
8 5 (27.78%) SQL
8 5 (27.78%) Windows
9 4 (22.22%) Client/Server
9 4 (22.22%) Internet
9 4 (22.22%) C

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 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (5.56%) DTS
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) Selenium
2 10 (55.56%) Cucumber
2 10 (55.56%) SoapUI
2 10 (55.56%) Zephyr
3 9 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 5 (27.78%) JMeter
6 4 (22.22%) Artifactory
7 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
8 2 (11.11%) Robot Framework
8 2 (11.11%) The Grinder
9 1 (5.56%) Toad
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Test Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Test Manager
3 4 (22.22%) QA Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) QA Test Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Tester
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Test Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Programme Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Software Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.56%) UAT Manager
6 1 (5.56%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) JSON
2 1 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (22.22%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 2 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Software Testing
3 10 (55.56%) BDD
3 10 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (55.56%) TDD
3 10 (55.56%) Test Strategy
4 9 (50.00%) Performance Testing
5 7 (38.89%) Kanban
5 7 (38.89%) Scrum
5 7 (38.89%) Test Management
6 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 6 (33.33%) Mentoring
6 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
7 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
8 4 (22.22%) PDM
8 4 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
8 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) C
3 3 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) ISEB Practitioner
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Ansible
1 3 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) HP
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) AppDynamics
4 1 (5.56%) webMethods