Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 127 114
Rank change year-on-year -22 -13 +7
Contract jobs citing ISEB 102 162 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.25% 1.64% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.74% 8.48% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 105 95
Midlands median daily rate £420 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +16.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £265 £263 £253
90th Percentile £488 £486 £423
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -2.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
England median hourly rate £23.00 £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -38.67% +50.00% -45.65%

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 1513 1910 1597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.52% 19.39% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 921 1128 855
Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.16% +4.29%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £524
England median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 72 104
Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.38 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.05% -18.33% +21.62%
10th Percentile £12.10 £12.01 £11.08
90th Percentile £52.50 £42.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +0.75% +10.87% +21.05%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 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
West Midlands -23 67 £378 +4.14% 7
East Midlands -5 33 £463 +42.31% 2
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 Midlands region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 62 (60.78%) ISTQB
2 29 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (26.47%) Finance
3 27 (26.47%) Test Automation
4 23 (22.55%) BDD
4 23 (22.55%) Test Scripting
5 22 (21.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (19.61%) Scrum
7 18 (17.65%) Banking
7 18 (17.65%) Business Analysis
7 18 (17.65%) Test Planning
8 14 (13.73%) Selenium
8 14 (13.73%) PRINCE2
9 12 (11.76%) Java
9 12 (11.76%) Microsoft
9 12 (11.76%) Retail
9 12 (11.76%) TDD
9 12 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (10.78%) WebDriver
11 10 (9.80%) Migration
12 9 (8.82%) Defect Management
12 9 (8.82%) Scenario Testing
12 9 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (7.84%) Degree
13 8 (7.84%) Software Testing
14 7 (6.86%) CRM
14 7 (6.86%) SQL
14 7 (6.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (5.88%) Data Protection
15 6 (5.88%) HP Quality Center

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 1 (0.98%) Confluence
1 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.96%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (0.98%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.98%) IaaS
3 1 (0.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.96%) DAB
2 1 (0.98%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.98%) Essbase
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (13.73%) Selenium
2 11 (10.78%) WebDriver
3 4 (3.92%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.94%) LoadUI
4 3 (2.94%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.96%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.96%) JIRA
5 2 (1.96%) JMeter
5 2 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.98%) Toad
General
1 27 (26.47%) Finance
2 18 (17.65%) Banking
3 12 (11.76%) Retail
4 5 (4.90%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.92%) Spanish Language
6 3 (2.94%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.96%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.96%) Automotive
7 2 (1.96%) Legal
8 1 (0.98%) Back Office
8 1 (0.98%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (60.78%) Analyst
2 37 (36.27%) Test Analyst
3 23 (22.55%) Business Analyst
4 18 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
5 16 (15.69%) Test Leader
6 14 (13.73%) Automation Test Analyst
7 11 (10.78%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 11 (10.78%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
7 11 (10.78%) Senior Test Analyst
8 10 (9.80%) Test Manager
9 9 (8.82%) Automation Test Lead
10 7 (6.86%) Senior Business Analyst
11 4 (3.92%) Payments Test Manager
11 4 (3.92%) Scrum Master
12 3 (2.94%) CRM Analyst
12 3 (2.94%) Data Protection Officer
12 3 (2.94%) Digital Analyst
12 3 (2.94%) Digital Business Analyst
12 3 (2.94%) IT Analyst
12 3 (2.94%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.96%) .NET
1 2 (1.96%) XML
2 1 (0.98%) SOAP
2 1 (0.98%) Web Services
2 1 (0.98%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.92%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (3.92%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.96%) NHS
5 1 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.98%) PMI
5 1 (0.98%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.92%) Windows
2 2 (1.96%) Unix
2 2 (1.96%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.98%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (26.47%) Test Automation
3 23 (22.55%) BDD
3 23 (22.55%) Test Scripting
4 22 (21.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (19.61%) Scrum
6 18 (17.65%) Business Analysis
6 18 (17.65%) Test Planning
7 14 (13.73%) PRINCE2
8 12 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (11.76%) TDD
9 10 (9.80%) Migration
10 9 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (8.82%) Defect Management
10 9 (8.82%) Scenario Testing
11 8 (7.84%) Software Testing
12 7 (6.86%) CRM
13 6 (5.88%) Data Protection
13 6 (5.88%) Test Strategy
14 5 (4.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.76%) Java
2 7 (6.86%) SQL
3 3 (2.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 62 (60.78%) ISTQB
2 8 (7.84%) Degree
3 7 (6.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (4.90%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.92%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (3.92%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.94%) CISSP
7 3 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.98%) CISM
9 1 (0.98%) CISMP
9 1 (0.98%) IIBA
9 1 (0.98%) MCSD
9 1 (0.98%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) QA
2 4 (3.92%) GDPR
2 4 (3.92%) PMO
3 3 (2.94%) COBIT
4 2 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.98%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.98%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.98%) SLA
5 1 (0.98%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 6 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.88%) HP
3 5 (4.90%) Oracle
4 3 (2.94%) SAP
5 1 (0.98%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.98%) hybris
5 1 (0.98%) Serena
5 1 (0.98%) Temenos
5 1 (0.98%) webMethods