Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 117 124
Rank change year-on-year +11 +7 -43
Contract jobs citing ISEB 126 82 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.00% 1.46% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.48% 5.15% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 48 63
South West median daily rate £375 £374 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.40% -0.40% +3.45%
10th Percentile £213 £209 £270
90th Percentile £605 £479 £516
England median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £50.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.50 £23.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +54.35% -38.67% +38.89%

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 1,943 1,593 1,737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 30.85% 28.41% 30.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,003 858 1,075
South West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £273 £216 £233
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 103 103
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.75% +36.36% -31.25%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.38 £13.20
90th Percentile £49.75 £53.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.12 £26.00
% change year-on-year -0.48% -3.38% +8.33%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +15 54 £350 -9.09% 8
Gloucestershire +5 32 £335 -10.67% 3
Wiltshire -11 25 £463 +32.14% 3
Cornwall -1 4 £300 +73.91%
Somerset -8 2 - -
Devon -13 1 £300 -20.00% 1
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 75 (59.52%) ISTQB
2 61 (48.41%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (40.48%) Test Automation
4 35 (27.78%) Security Cleared
5 34 (26.98%) Selenium
6 33 (26.19%) Finance
7 25 (19.84%) Functional Testing
8 24 (19.05%) Test Strategy
8 24 (19.05%) QA
9 23 (18.25%) Microsoft
10 22 (17.46%) Test Scripting
11 21 (16.67%) Java
12 20 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
13 19 (15.08%) Defect Tracking
13 19 (15.08%) SC Cleared
13 19 (15.08%) Cucumber
14 18 (14.29%) Retail
14 18 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
15 16 (12.70%) Oracle
15 16 (12.70%) Banking
16 14 (11.11%) SQL
16 14 (11.11%) WebDriver
16 14 (11.11%) DV Cleared
16 14 (11.11%) Manual Testing
16 14 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
17 13 (10.32%) SDLC
17 13 (10.32%) Software Testing
18 12 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
19 11 (8.73%) User Acceptance Testing
19 11 (8.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 9 (7.14%) CMS
1 9 (7.14%) Drupal
2 6 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (3.97%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.17%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (1.59%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.79%) Actimize
3 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.79%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.79%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (3.97%) Sauce Labs
2 2 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.59%) Big Data
3 2 (1.59%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (1.59%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 34 (26.98%) Selenium
2 19 (15.08%) Cucumber
3 14 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 11 (8.73%) JIRA
5 10 (7.94%) SoapUI
6 6 (4.76%) SpecFlow
7 5 (3.97%) Gatling
7 5 (3.97%) JMeter
8 4 (3.17%) JBehave
8 4 (3.17%) TestRail
9 3 (2.38%) Bugzilla
9 3 (2.38%) Git (software)
9 3 (2.38%) HP UFT
9 3 (2.38%) Redmine
9 3 (2.38%) TestComplete
10 2 (1.59%) Robot Framework
10 2 (1.59%) Zephyr
11 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (26.19%) Finance
2 18 (14.29%) Retail
3 16 (12.70%) Banking
4 4 (3.17%) Marketing
4 4 (3.17%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.79%) Front Office
6 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (44.44%) Analyst
2 40 (31.75%) Test Analyst
3 17 (13.49%) Tester
4 16 (12.70%) Test Engineer
5 13 (10.32%) Business Analyst
6 12 (9.52%) Agile Test Analyst
6 12 (9.52%) Test Leader
7 11 (8.73%) Test Manager
8 10 (7.94%) Software Tester
9 5 (3.97%) Automation Tester
9 5 (3.97%) Business IT Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) Finance Systems Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) Financial Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) IT Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) IT Business Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) SAP Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) SAP Functional Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) SAP Test Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) Test Automation Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.94%) HTML
2 3 (2.38%) SOAP
3 2 (1.59%) .NET
4 1 (0.79%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.97%) User Experience
3 2 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (1.59%) Replication
3 2 (1.59%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.79%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (1.59%) Linux
3 1 (0.79%) Android
3 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (48.41%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (40.48%) Test Automation
3 25 (19.84%) Functional Testing
4 24 (19.05%) Test Strategy
5 22 (17.46%) Test Scripting
6 19 (15.08%) Defect Tracking
7 18 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
8 14 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
8 14 (11.11%) Manual Testing
9 13 (10.32%) SDLC
9 13 (10.32%) Software Testing
10 12 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (8.73%) Regression Testing
11 11 (8.73%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (7.14%) API Testing
12 9 (7.14%) CRM
12 9 (7.14%) Integration Testing
12 9 (7.14%) Scrum
12 9 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.67%) Java
2 14 (11.11%) SQL
3 10 (7.94%) PowerShell
4 9 (7.14%) VBScript
5 8 (6.35%) C#
6 3 (2.38%) C
6 3 (2.38%) PHP
6 3 (2.38%) Python
7 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (59.52%) ISTQB
2 35 (27.78%) Security Cleared
3 19 (15.08%) SC Cleared
4 14 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 11 (8.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (3.97%) Degree
7 3 (2.38%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.79%) APMP
8 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.79%) CBAP
8 1 (0.79%) CITP
8 1 (0.79%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (19.05%) QA
2 9 (7.14%) WCAG
3 3 (2.38%) PMO
4 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 9 (7.14%) WMI
2 3 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (18.25%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.70%) Oracle
3 8 (6.35%) SAP
4 5 (3.97%) Veracode
5 4 (3.17%) hybris
6 2 (1.59%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.79%) Capita
7 1 (0.79%) IBM
7 1 (0.79%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.79%) Workday