Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 123 136 87
Rank change year-on-year +13 -49 -10
Contract jobs citing ISEB 101 62 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.58% 1.19% 2.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.92% 4.52% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 38 95
South West median daily rate £360 £351 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.49% -7.57% +1.33%
10th Percentile £269 £266 £299
90th Percentile £513 £429 £513
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South West median hourly rate - - £35.00
England median hourly rate £52.00 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +65.08% -16.00% +29.31%

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 2,052 1,372 1,780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 32.09% 26.40% 32.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,161 765 1,144
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £306 £213 £225
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 75 149
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -15.58% -7.23%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.75
England median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +2.32%

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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019. 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 +5 40 £325 - 9
Wiltshire -26 26 £425 +100.00% 1
Gloucestershire -16 12 £475 +46.15% 12
Devon +8 6 £355 -5.33% 1
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 68 (67.33%) ISTQB
2 62 (61.39%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (36.63%) Functional Testing
4 33 (32.67%) Retail
5 31 (30.69%) Test Automation
6 25 (24.75%) Security Cleared
6 25 (24.75%) Defect Tracking
7 24 (23.76%) SAP
8 18 (17.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (17.82%) Microsoft
9 16 (15.84%) Selenium
10 15 (14.85%) Finance
10 15 (14.85%) CRM
10 15 (14.85%) Test Strategy
10 15 (14.85%) SC Cleared
11 14 (13.86%) DV Cleared
11 14 (13.86%) Java
12 13 (12.87%) SQL
12 13 (12.87%) Manual Testing
12 13 (12.87%) Waterfall
13 12 (11.88%) Cucumber
13 12 (11.88%) Scrum
14 11 (10.89%) Test Scripting
15 10 (9.90%) Integration Testing
16 9 (8.91%) hybris
16 9 (8.91%) System Integration Testing
16 9 (8.91%) Business Analysis
16 9 (8.91%) Configuration Management
17 8 (7.92%) PRINCE2
17 8 (7.92%) Degree

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 2 (1.98%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.99%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (7.92%) SAP CRM
2 5 (4.95%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.99%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.99%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.97%) Sauce Labs
3 2 (1.98%) PaaS
4 1 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.98%) Big Data
1 2 (1.98%) Power BI
1 2 (1.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (15.84%) Selenium
2 12 (11.88%) Cucumber
3 6 (5.94%) JIRA
4 5 (4.95%) SpecFlow
5 4 (3.96%) SoapUI
5 4 (3.96%) TestRail
6 3 (2.97%) Bugzilla
6 3 (2.97%) Gatling
6 3 (2.97%) HP UFT
6 3 (2.97%) JMeter
6 3 (2.97%) Redmine
6 3 (2.97%) TestComplete
6 3 (2.97%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.98%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.98%) IntelliJ
7 2 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.98%) Toad
7 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.99%) JBehave
8 1 (0.99%) Robot Framework
General
1 33 (32.67%) Retail
2 15 (14.85%) Finance
3 5 (4.95%) Banking
4 2 (1.98%) Marketing
5 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (66.34%) Analyst
2 54 (53.47%) Test Analyst
3 22 (21.78%) SAP Analyst
3 22 (21.78%) SAP Test Analyst
4 17 (16.83%) SAP Functional Analyst
5 15 (14.85%) Agile Test Analyst
6 13 (12.87%) Business Analyst
7 11 (10.89%) Test Engineer
8 9 (8.91%) CRM Analyst
8 9 (8.91%) UAT Analyst
8 9 (8.91%) UAT Test Analyst
9 8 (7.92%) Web Analyst
9 8 (7.92%) Web Test Analyst
10 6 (5.94%) Financial Analyst
10 6 (5.94%) Tester
11 5 (4.95%) Digital Analyst
11 5 (4.95%) Salesforce Analyst
11 5 (4.95%) Test Leader
11 5 (4.95%) Test Manager
12 4 (3.96%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.95%) SOAP
2 2 (1.98%) LAMP
3 1 (0.99%) .NET
3 1 (0.99%) CSS
3 1 (0.99%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.99%) HTML
3 1 (0.99%) Spring
3 1 (0.99%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.98%) Replication
2 2 (1.98%) Smart Meter
2 2 (1.98%) User Experience
3 1 (0.99%) EPoS
3 1 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.95%) Linux
2 3 (2.97%) Windows
3 1 (0.99%) CentOS
3 1 (0.99%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (61.39%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (36.63%) Functional Testing
3 31 (30.69%) Test Automation
4 25 (24.75%) Defect Tracking
5 18 (17.82%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (14.85%) CRM
6 15 (14.85%) Test Strategy
7 13 (12.87%) Manual Testing
7 13 (12.87%) Waterfall
8 12 (11.88%) Scrum
9 11 (10.89%) Test Scripting
10 10 (9.90%) Integration Testing
11 9 (8.91%) Business Analysis
11 9 (8.91%) Configuration Management
11 9 (8.91%) System Integration Testing
12 8 (7.92%) Acceptance Criteria
12 8 (7.92%) Non-Functional Testing
12 8 (7.92%) PRINCE2
12 8 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (7.92%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.86%) Java
2 13 (12.87%) SQL
3 3 (2.97%) C#
3 3 (2.97%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.97%) Python
4 2 (1.98%) PHP
4 2 (1.98%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.99%) C
5 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (67.33%) ISTQB
2 25 (24.75%) Security Cleared
3 15 (14.85%) SC Cleared
4 14 (13.86%) DV Cleared
5 8 (7.92%) Degree
6 4 (3.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.97%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.98%) CEH
8 2 (1.98%) MCSA
8 2 (1.98%) MCSE
8 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.99%) APMP
9 1 (0.99%) CBAP
9 1 (0.99%) CITP
9 1 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.99%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.94%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.97%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.99%) SCCM
2 1 (0.99%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (23.76%) SAP
2 18 (17.82%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.91%) hybris
4 5 (4.95%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (3.96%) Oracle
6 3 (2.97%) Veracode
7 1 (0.99%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.99%) IBM
7 1 (0.99%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.99%) Workday