Period
to 19 February 2020

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 19 February 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)
South East > Kent
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 - 61
Rank change year-on-year - +61 -7
Contract jobs citing ISEB 6 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.74% - 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.50% - 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Kent median daily rate £325 - £330
South East median daily rate £430 £405 £380
% change year-on-year +6.17% +6.58% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £42.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +19.05% +23.53% -

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 48 49 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 13.91% 11.69% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 56
Kent median daily rate £383 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -3.57% -7.89%
10th Percentile £175 £123 £130
90th Percentile £497 £528 £556
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 8
Kent median hourly rate £50.75 £45.00 £25.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.78% +75.17% +35.21%
10th Percentile £29.64 £15.11 £10.24
90th Percentile £127.50 £55.00 £40.71
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.69
% change year-on-year +4.79% +30.01% +0.75%

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

ISEB
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

ISEB
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

ISEB
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 19 February 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
Canterbury - 2 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 - -
Dover - 1 £325 -
ISEB
South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 Kent region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) JMeter
4 2 (33.33%) PPP
4 2 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) System Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
4 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Open Source
5 1 (16.67%) hybris
5 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (16.67%) Business Transformation
5 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) HP

ISEB
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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) PPP
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) JMeter
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
4 2 (33.33%) System Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (16.67%) Business Transformation
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) hybris