The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 June 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)
South East / Kent
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 36 37
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 6 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.39% 0.91% 2.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.91% 4.23% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Median daily rate £321 £230 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.67% -38.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £214 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £230 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £14.68 £19.94
% change year-on-year +94.20% -26.40%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent.

Academic & Professional Certification
Kent
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 55 71 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 21.91% 21.52% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 38 23
Median daily rate £375 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.40% -4.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £130 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
Median hourly rate £22.52 £20.83 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -19.10%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing ISEB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Kent

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISEB in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Kent

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Kent

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Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dover - 1 £368 -
ISEB
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Kent region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 9 (81.82%) HP
2 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) Test Strategy
3 7 (63.64%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (63.64%) Selenium
3 7 (63.64%) LoadRunner
3 7 (63.64%) ISTQB
4 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (54.55%) JIRA
4 6 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (45.45%) Performance Testing
5 5 (45.45%) Test Management
6 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
6 4 (36.36%) WebDriver
6 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (36.36%) Confluence
6 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
6 4 (36.36%) BDD
6 4 (36.36%) Ruby
6 4 (36.36%) Scrum
6 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
6 4 (36.36%) JMeter
6 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
6 4 (36.36%) C#
6 4 (36.36%) Java
6 4 (36.36%) Windows
6 4 (36.36%) Linux
6 4 (36.36%) Smoke Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Component Testing
7 3 (27.27%) HP UFT

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 (36.36%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Workday HCM
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) LoadRunner
1 7 (63.64%) Selenium
2 6 (54.55%) JIRA
3 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
3 4 (36.36%) JMeter
3 4 (36.36%) WebDriver
4 3 (27.27%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Consultant
1 4 (36.36%) Test Automation Consultant
1 4 (36.36%) Test Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Test Automation Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Finance Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Financial Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Service Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Financial Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Workday Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
1 8 (72.73%) Test Strategy
2 7 (63.64%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) Performance Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Test Management
5 4 (36.36%) BDD
5 4 (36.36%) Component Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
5 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Scrum
5 4 (36.36%) Smoke Testing
6 3 (27.27%) API Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
6 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Project Management
7 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
1 4 (36.36%) Java
1 4 (36.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) CBAP
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) GDPR
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Workday