Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 120 118
Rank change year-on-year -29 -2 +5
Contract jobs citing ISEB 94 166 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.19% 1.69% 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.56% 8.68% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 111 103
Midlands median daily rate £423 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.71% +16.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £259
90th Percentile £488 £500 £408
England median daily rate £400 £375 £356
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.26% +0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +50.00% -16.67%
England median hourly rate £17.00 £36.75 £18.88
% change year-on-year -53.74% +94.65% -59.83%

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 1432 1912 1556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.19% 19.51% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 1142 843
Midlands median daily rate £400 £392 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +12.00% -
10th Percentile £216 £238 £207
90th Percentile £540 £550 £515
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 72 108
Midlands median hourly rate £24.37 £18.14 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.33% -23.63% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.01 £11.18
90th Percentile £55.73 £43.63 £43.75
England median hourly rate £26.55 £25.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.13% +13.33% +13.35%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -27 56 £383 +9.29% 8
East Midlands -7 36 £469 +38.89% 5
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 56 (59.57%) ISTQB
2 29 (30.85%) Test Automation
3 25 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (22.34%) Finance
4 21 (22.34%) BDD
5 17 (18.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (18.09%) Test Scripting
6 16 (17.02%) Test Planning
7 15 (15.96%) Defect Management
7 15 (15.96%) Selenium
8 14 (14.89%) Scrum
9 13 (13.83%) Banking
9 13 (13.83%) Business Analysis
9 13 (13.83%) PRINCE2
9 13 (13.83%) Scenario Testing
10 12 (12.77%) WebDriver
10 12 (12.77%) Java
11 11 (11.70%) Software Testing
11 11 (11.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (9.57%) TDD
12 9 (9.57%) Microsoft
13 8 (8.51%) HP
13 8 (8.51%) Test Strategy
13 8 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (8.51%) Manual Testing
13 8 (8.51%) SDLC
14 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (7.45%) Migration
15 6 (6.38%) Retail
15 6 (6.38%) PRINCE2 Certification

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 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.06%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.19%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (1.06%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.06%) IaaS
2 1 (1.06%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.13%) DAB
2 1 (1.06%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.06%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (1.06%) SAP BW
1 1 (1.06%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 15 (15.96%) Selenium
2 12 (12.77%) WebDriver
3 6 (6.38%) LoadUI
3 6 (6.38%) SoapUI
4 5 (5.32%) HP UFT
4 5 (5.32%) JMeter
5 4 (4.26%) JIRA
6 3 (3.19%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (22.34%) Finance
2 13 (13.83%) Banking
3 6 (6.38%) Retail
4 4 (4.26%) Spanish Language
5 3 (3.19%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.19%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.13%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.13%) Automotive
6 2 (2.13%) Legal
7 1 (1.06%) Back Office
7 1 (1.06%) Publishing
7 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (67.02%) Analyst
2 40 (42.55%) Test Analyst
3 20 (21.28%) Business Analyst
4 18 (19.15%) Senior Analyst
5 16 (17.02%) Automation Test Analyst
6 13 (13.83%) Test Leader
7 12 (12.77%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 11 (11.70%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
8 11 (11.70%) Senior Test Analyst
9 8 (8.51%) Test Manager
10 7 (7.45%) Senior Business Analyst
11 6 (6.38%) Automation Test Lead
11 6 (6.38%) Performance Analyst
11 6 (6.38%) Performance Test Analyst
12 4 (4.26%) Agile Test Analyst
12 4 (4.26%) Architect
13 3 (3.19%) Business Systems Analyst
13 3 (3.19%) IT Business Analyst
13 3 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
13 3 (3.19%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) .NET
2 2 (2.13%) SOAP
3 1 (1.06%) Web Services
3 1 (1.06%) WPF
3 1 (1.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.06%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.06%) NHS
4 1 (1.06%) PMI
4 1 (1.06%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.19%) Windows
2 2 (2.13%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.06%) Linux
3 1 (1.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.85%) Test Automation
2 25 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (22.34%) BDD
4 17 (18.09%) Test Scripting
4 17 (18.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (17.02%) Test Planning
6 15 (15.96%) Defect Management
7 14 (14.89%) Scrum
8 13 (13.83%) Business Analysis
8 13 (13.83%) PRINCE2
8 13 (13.83%) Scenario Testing
9 11 (11.70%) Software Testing
9 11 (11.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (9.57%) TDD
11 8 (8.51%) Manual Testing
11 8 (8.51%) SDLC
11 8 (8.51%) Test Strategy
12 7 (7.45%) Migration
13 6 (6.38%) CRM
13 6 (6.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.77%) Java
2 5 (5.32%) SQL
3 3 (3.19%) C#
Qualifications
1 56 (59.57%) ISTQB
2 6 (6.38%) Degree
2 6 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (6.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.32%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.26%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (3.19%) CISSP
5 3 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.06%) CISM
6 1 (1.06%) CISMP
6 1 (1.06%) MCSD
6 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) QA
2 3 (3.19%) COBIT
2 3 (3.19%) PMO
3 1 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.06%) GDPR
3 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.06%) SLA
3 1 (1.06%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 8 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (9.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.51%) HP
3 5 (5.32%) SAP
4 3 (3.19%) Oracle
5 1 (1.06%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.06%) hybris
5 1 (1.06%) Serena
5 1 (1.06%) Temenos