Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 October 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 78 88
Rank change year-on-year -2 +10 +8
Contract jobs citing ISEB 13 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.91% 0.56% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.90% 2.27% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 9
Reading median daily rate £398 £430 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.56% +14.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £243 £308 £250
90th Percentile £538 £494 £428
Berkshire median daily rate £348 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -8.55% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Reading with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Reading
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 333 309 455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 23.32% 24.76% 30.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 155 237
Reading median daily rate £400 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.55% +3.75% -4.08%
10th Percentile £161 £246 £228
90th Percentile £574 £608 £565
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 15
Reading median hourly rate £35.50 £22.38 £27.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.66% -19.51% -10.03%
10th Percentile £17.30 £13.88 £21.28
90th Percentile £63.63 £46.75 £50.70
Berkshire median hourly rate £24.25 £16.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +51.56% +28.00% -59.55%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Reading

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Reading

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Reading

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 Reading region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 8 (61.54%) ISTQB
2 7 (53.85%) C#
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) VB
4 4 (30.77%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) SMS
4 4 (30.77%) HP
4 4 (30.77%) SAN
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle
4 4 (30.77%) Workflow
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (30.77%) HP ALM
5 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) Selenium
6 2 (15.38%) Use Case
6 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
6 2 (15.38%) Middleware
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
6 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
6 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (15.38%) Data Mapping
6 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 2 (15.38%) Requirements Engineering
6 2 (15.38%) Cucumber

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 4 (30.77%) SAN
1 4 (30.77%) SMS
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
1 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
1 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Business Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Software Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
1 2 (15.38%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
1 4 (30.77%) Workflow
2 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) API Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Data Mapping
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) SDLC
3 2 (15.38%) SOA
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
3 2 (15.38%) Use Case
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Case Management
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Presales
4 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) ISTQB
2 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) HP
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle