Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 August 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 139 112
Rank change year-on-year +3 -27 +10
Contract jobs citing ISEB 120 99 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.49% 1.30% 1.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.98% 6.93% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 63 111
Midlands median daily rate £378 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +7.14% +8.53%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £268
90th Percentile £482 £520 £500
England median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Midlands median hourly rate - £40.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +31.15% +22.00%
England median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% +11.11% +24.14%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,504 1,428 1,865
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.73% 18.75% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 884 1,116
Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +4.58% +9.29%
10th Percentile £213 £220 £220
90th Percentile £550 £538 £563
England median daily rate £450 £428 £415
% change year-on-year +5.14% +3.13% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 66 78
Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +42.86% -28.57%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £34.00 £52.50 £43.98
England median hourly rate £22.93 £28.35 £26.50
% change year-on-year -19.10% +6.96% +17.78%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in the Midlands

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in the Midlands

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in the Midlands

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in the Midlands

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 August 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
West Midlands +14 97 £378 +23.77% 22
East Midlands -26 22 £365 -21.08% 11
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 Midlands region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 73 (60.83%) ISTQB
2 55 (45.83%) Java
2 55 (45.83%) SQL
3 51 (42.50%) Oracle
3 51 (42.50%) XML
3 51 (42.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 47 (39.17%) Unix
5 46 (38.33%) Windows
6 45 (37.50%) Test Scripting
7 39 (32.50%) Customer Requirements
8 38 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (29.17%) WebLogic
9 35 (29.17%) webMethods
10 30 (25.00%) Toad
11 27 (22.50%) Test Automation
12 19 (15.83%) Finance
13 18 (15.00%) Test Strategy
14 16 (13.33%) SoapUI
14 16 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
15 15 (12.50%) Waterfall
15 15 (12.50%) Selenium
15 15 (12.50%) JIRA
16 13 (10.83%) QA
16 13 (10.83%) Microsoft Office
16 13 (10.83%) Project Management
17 12 (10.00%) Microsoft
17 12 (10.00%) Cucumber
17 12 (10.00%) BDD
17 12 (10.00%) PMO
18 11 (9.17%) SDLC

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 35 (29.17%) WebLogic
2 8 (6.67%) Confluence
3 2 (1.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (10.83%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (5.83%) Open Workbench
4 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.67%) SAP FI-CA
1 2 (1.67%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (0.83%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.83%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.67%) Office 365
2 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.83%) BrowserStack
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.67%) Internet
1 2 (1.67%) LAN
1 2 (1.67%) Unified Communications
1 2 (1.67%) WLAN
2 1 (0.83%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 7 (5.83%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.50%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.83%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.83%) Power BI
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 30 (25.00%) Toad
2 16 (13.33%) SoapUI
3 15 (12.50%) JIRA
3 15 (12.50%) Selenium
4 12 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.17%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.33%) Protractor
6 4 (3.33%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.50%) Gatling
7 3 (2.50%) HP UFT
7 3 (2.50%) Sahi
7 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.50%) WATIR
8 2 (1.67%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.67%) TestRail
9 1 (0.83%) JMeter
9 1 (0.83%) LoadRunner
General
1 19 (15.83%) Finance
2 9 (7.50%) Retail
3 3 (2.50%) Automotive
3 3 (2.50%) Banking
3 3 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.83%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.83%) Law
4 1 (0.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 75 (62.50%) Analyst
2 53 (44.17%) Test Analyst
3 11 (9.17%) Business Analyst
4 10 (8.33%) Test Leader
5 9 (7.50%) PMO Analyst
6 8 (6.67%) Tester
7 7 (5.83%) Test Manager
8 5 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (3.33%) Oracle Analyst
9 4 (3.33%) Test Engineer
10 3 (2.50%) Financial Analyst
10 3 (2.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 3 (2.50%) Mainframe Analyst
10 3 (2.50%) Mainframe Test Analyst
10 3 (2.50%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 3 (2.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 3 (2.50%) Senior Business Analyst
10 3 (2.50%) Service Manager
11 2 (1.67%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (42.50%) XML
2 11 (9.17%) SOAP
3 10 (8.33%) Web Services
4 8 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (5.00%) RESTful
6 5 (4.17%) .NET
7 3 (2.50%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.67%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.83%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (5.83%) Mainframe
2 4 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (2.50%) NHS
4 2 (1.67%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.67%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.83%) CCTV
5 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.83%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 47 (39.17%) Unix
2 46 (38.33%) Windows
3 5 (4.17%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 39 (32.50%) Customer Requirements
3 38 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (22.50%) Test Automation
5 18 (15.00%) Test Strategy
6 15 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 13 (10.83%) Project Management
8 12 (10.00%) BDD
9 11 (9.17%) Scrum
9 11 (9.17%) SDLC
9 11 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (8.33%) API Testing
10 10 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (7.50%) Microservices
11 9 (7.50%) Software Testing
12 8 (6.67%) Defect Management
12 8 (6.67%) TDD
13 7 (5.83%) Analytics
13 7 (5.83%) Change Control
13 7 (5.83%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 55 (45.83%) Java
1 55 (45.83%) SQL
2 3 (2.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.50%) Ruby
3 2 (1.67%) C#
4 1 (0.83%) Groovy
4 1 (0.83%) Scala
4 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (60.83%) ISTQB
2 51 (42.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (7.50%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 7 (5.83%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (2.50%) Degree
6 3 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 1 (0.83%) CISM
8 1 (0.83%) CISMP
8 1 (0.83%) CISSP
8 1 (0.83%) IIBA
8 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.83%) QA
2 12 (10.00%) PMO
3 6 (5.00%) GDPR
4 3 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) HDFS
Vendors
1 51 (42.50%) Oracle
2 35 (29.17%) webMethods
3 12 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (9.17%) SAP
5 3 (2.50%) Niku
6 2 (1.67%) Adobe
6 2 (1.67%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.67%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.67%) IBM
6 2 (1.67%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.83%) Capita
7 1 (0.83%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.83%) ICL
7 1 (0.83%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.83%) Tableau