Period
to 15 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 15 July 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 > South West
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 79 127
Rank change year-on-year -33 +48 -32
Contract jobs citing ISEB 94 137 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.77% 2.47% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.44% 7.82% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 93 75
South West median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £213 £226 £256
90th Percentile £625 £525 £520
England median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
South West median hourly rate £50.00 £17.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +194.12% -51.43% -
England median hourly rate £39.50 £44.13 £41.00
% change year-on-year -10.48% +7.62% +38.98%

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 South West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,460 1,752 1,995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.51% 31.58% 32.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 1,077 1,179
South West median daily rate £422 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.44% +2.56% -
10th Percentile £224 £231 £263
90th Percentile £570 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 144 115
South West median hourly rate £41.27 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.16% - -
10th Percentile £16.15 £17.00 £19.60
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.75 £50.10
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +25.00%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in the South West

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in the South West

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in the South West over the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in the South West

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in the South West

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the South West region over the 6 months to 15 July 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
Bristol +10 31 £350 -16.22% 1
Wiltshire -1 24 £400 -5.88% 9
Gloucestershire +6 20 £335 -29.47% 3
Somerset +4 4 £450 +28.57% 2
Devon -29 4 £348 -13.13%
Cornwall -9 3 £350 +98.58% 3
Dorset -11 3 £350 -0.71% 1
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 South West region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 54 (57.45%) ISTQB
2 49 (52.13%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (37.23%) Test Automation
4 24 (25.53%) Security Cleared
4 24 (25.53%) Selenium
5 19 (20.21%) QA
6 18 (19.15%) Software Testing
6 18 (19.15%) Java
7 17 (18.09%) Finance
7 17 (18.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 16 (17.02%) Retail
9 15 (15.96%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (14.89%) Cybersecurity
11 13 (13.83%) DV Cleared
11 13 (13.83%) Functional Testing
11 13 (13.83%) Scrum
11 13 (13.83%) Windows
12 12 (12.77%) Microsoft
12 12 (12.77%) Test Strategy
13 11 (11.70%) Cucumber
13 11 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (11.70%) SDLC
13 11 (11.70%) API Testing
13 11 (11.70%) Defect Tracking
13 11 (11.70%) SQL Server
14 10 (10.64%) Business Analysis
14 10 (10.64%) Manual Testing
14 10 (10.64%) WebDriver
15 8 (8.51%) Acceptance Criteria
15 8 (8.51%) Waterfall

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 6 (6.38%) CMS
1 6 (6.38%) Drupal
2 3 (3.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (3.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.26%) PaaS
3 3 (3.19%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (1.06%) Office 365
4 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.13%) SMS
2 1 (1.06%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.06%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.26%) Power BI
3 3 (3.19%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.06%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (25.53%) Selenium
2 11 (11.70%) Cucumber
3 10 (10.64%) WebDriver
4 7 (7.45%) SoapUI
5 4 (4.26%) JIRA
5 4 (4.26%) SpecFlow
6 3 (3.19%) Gatling
6 3 (3.19%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.19%) JMeter
7 2 (2.13%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.06%) Ant
8 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.06%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.06%) JBehave
8 1 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (1.06%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (1.06%) Rational Quality Manager
8 1 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.06%) TestNG
8 1 (1.06%) TestRail
General
1 17 (18.09%) Finance
2 16 (17.02%) Retail
3 8 (8.51%) Banking
4 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.06%) Back Office
4 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.06%) Marketing
4 1 (1.06%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (56.38%) Analyst
2 37 (39.36%) Test Analyst
3 13 (13.83%) Business Analyst
3 13 (13.83%) Tester
4 11 (11.70%) Test Leader
5 9 (9.57%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
6 6 (6.38%) Agile Test Analyst
6 6 (6.38%) Business IT Analyst
6 6 (6.38%) IT Analyst
6 6 (6.38%) IT Business Analyst
6 6 (6.38%) Software Tester
6 6 (6.38%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Test Manager
8 3 (3.19%) Data Protection Specialist
8 3 (3.19%) Logistics Analyst
8 3 (3.19%) Senior Customer Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.51%) XML
2 6 (6.38%) HTML
3 2 (2.13%) .NET
4 1 (1.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.19%) User Experience
3 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.06%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.06%) NHS
4 1 (1.06%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.83%) Windows
2 4 (4.26%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.13%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.06%) Linux
4 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.06%) Unix
4 1 (1.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (52.13%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (37.23%) Test Automation
3 18 (19.15%) Software Testing
4 15 (15.96%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (14.89%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (13.83%) Functional Testing
6 13 (13.83%) Scrum
7 12 (12.77%) Test Strategy
8 11 (11.70%) API Testing
8 11 (11.70%) Defect Tracking
8 11 (11.70%) SDLC
9 10 (10.64%) Business Analysis
9 10 (10.64%) Manual Testing
10 8 (8.51%) Acceptance Criteria
10 8 (8.51%) Logistics
10 8 (8.51%) Migration
10 8 (8.51%) Waterfall
11 7 (7.45%) Customer Requirements
11 7 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (7.45%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.15%) Java
2 7 (7.45%) C#
3 6 (6.38%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.38%) SQL
3 6 (6.38%) VBScript
4 4 (4.26%) C
5 3 (3.19%) PHP
6 2 (2.13%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.06%) C++
7 1 (1.06%) F#
7 1 (1.06%) Perl
7 1 (1.06%) Python
7 1 (1.06%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 54 (57.45%) ISTQB
2 24 (25.53%) Security Cleared
3 17 (18.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (13.83%) DV Cleared
5 8 (8.51%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.19%) IIBA
7 2 (2.13%) Degree
8 1 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.06%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (20.21%) QA
2 6 (6.38%) WCAG
3 3 (3.19%) GDPR
4 1 (1.06%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.38%) WMI
2 5 (5.32%) HP ALM
3 4 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.45%) Oracle
3 6 (6.38%) MuleSoft
4 5 (5.32%) HP
5 3 (3.19%) Capita
5 3 (3.19%) Veracode
6 1 (1.06%) Hitachi
6 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.06%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.06%) Software AG
6 1 (1.06%) VMware
6 1 (1.06%) webMethods