Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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)
South East > Kent
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 53 51
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +9
Contract jobs citing ISEB 12 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.25% 0.20% 1.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.67% 1.05% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 8
Kent median daily rate £350 £225 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -40.00% +20.97%
10th Percentile £293 £213 £205
90th Percentile £455 £238 £525
South East median daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year - -3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £60.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -61.67% +106.90% -53.60%

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 Kent with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Kent
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 72 95 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 13.48% 19.47% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 66 41
Kent median daily rate £350 £384 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.79% -4.06% +14.29%
10th Percentile £129 £163 £225
90th Percentile £526 £575 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.70% -2.94% -42.42%
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £27.80 £30.90
% change year-on-year -9.64% -10.03% +81.76%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Kent over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 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
Chatham - 3 £300 -
Dover - 2 £371 -
Maidstone - 1 - -
Tonbridge - 1 £500 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £350 -
ISEB
South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 Kent region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 7 (58.33%) Test Strategy
2 6 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (50.00%) HP
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 5 (41.67%) Integration Testing
3 5 (41.67%) JIRA
3 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Smoke Testing
4 4 (33.33%) SDLC
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Test Management
5 3 (25.00%) Selenium
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
6 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
6 2 (16.67%) GDPR
6 2 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Component Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner

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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 2 (16.67%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) JIRA
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (16.67%) JMeter
3 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) AS400 Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Test Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Data Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Software Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
5 1 (8.33%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) AS400
1 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Test Strategy
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Integration Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Smoke Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
4 4 (33.33%) SDLC
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Test Management
5 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (16.67%) BDD
6 2 (16.67%) Component Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
6 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C#
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) GDPR
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft