Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 109 140
Rank change year-on-year +2 +31 -51
Contract jobs citing ISEB 115 96 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.98% 1.76% 1.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.90% 5.83% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 59 59
South West median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -13.33%
10th Percentile £213 £211 £263
90th Percentile £625 £478 £483
England median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
South West median hourly rate £50.00 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +194.12% - -
England median hourly rate £29.00 £28.50 £24.91
% change year-on-year +1.75% +14.43% +18.60%

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 1,667 1,646 1,802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.74% 30.22% 31.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 842 921 1,079
South West median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +1.91%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £255
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £426 £415
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.73% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 117 97
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £40.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.54% +17.39% -12.10%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.90 £20.00
90th Percentile £48.38 £53.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.65 £27.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -14.00% +5.77% +15.56%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +7 39 £375 -5.66% 7
Wiltshire +5 29 £425 - 2
Gloucestershire +19 28 £335 -13.55% 3
Cornwall -16 4 £300 +70.21%
Somerset -2 3 - - 3
Dorset -3 2 £350 -0.71% 2
Devon -11 2 - - 1
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 68 (59.13%) ISTQB
2 60 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (39.13%) Test Automation
4 37 (32.17%) Finance
5 30 (26.09%) Security Cleared
6 28 (24.35%) Selenium
7 26 (22.61%) QA
8 23 (20.00%) Java
9 21 (18.26%) Retail
9 21 (18.26%) Functional Testing
10 19 (16.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 18 (15.65%) Defect Tracking
12 17 (14.78%) Software Testing
13 16 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (13.91%) Test Strategy
13 16 (13.91%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (13.04%) Test Scripting
14 15 (13.04%) SC Cleared
14 15 (13.04%) Cucumber
14 15 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
14 15 (13.04%) Oracle
14 15 (13.04%) Microsoft
15 14 (12.17%) Banking
15 14 (12.17%) SDLC
15 14 (12.17%) DV Cleared
15 14 (12.17%) Manual Testing
16 13 (11.30%) WebDriver
16 13 (11.30%) SQL Server
17 12 (10.43%) Windows
17 12 (10.43%) Scrum

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 (7.83%) CMS
1 9 (7.83%) Drupal
2 6 (5.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (3.48%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (5.22%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Actimize
1 1 (0.87%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.87%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (3.48%) Sauce Labs
2 3 (2.61%) PaaS
3 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.74%) VPN
2 1 (0.87%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.87%) SMS
2 1 (0.87%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.48%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.61%) Geospatial Data
3 3 (2.61%) Power BI
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 28 (24.35%) Selenium
2 15 (13.04%) Cucumber
3 13 (11.30%) WebDriver
4 10 (8.70%) SoapUI
5 7 (6.09%) JIRA
6 5 (4.35%) SpecFlow
7 4 (3.48%) Gatling
7 4 (3.48%) JBehave
7 4 (3.48%) JMeter
8 3 (2.61%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.74%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.87%) Ant
10 1 (0.87%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.87%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.87%) Rational Functional Tester
10 1 (0.87%) Robot Framework
10 1 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.87%) TestNG
10 1 (0.87%) Zephyr
General
1 37 (32.17%) Finance
2 21 (18.26%) Retail
3 14 (12.17%) Banking
4 4 (3.48%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.74%) Marketing
6 1 (0.87%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.87%) Back Office
6 1 (0.87%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 57 (49.57%) Analyst
2 41 (35.65%) Test Analyst
3 15 (13.04%) Tester
4 13 (11.30%) Business Analyst
5 11 (9.57%) Test Engineer
6 10 (8.70%) Agile Test Analyst
6 10 (8.70%) Test Leader
7 8 (6.96%) Software Tester
7 8 (6.96%) Test Manager
8 7 (6.09%) Business IT Analyst
8 7 (6.09%) IT Analyst
8 7 (6.09%) IT Business Analyst
9 6 (5.22%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
9 6 (5.22%) Financial Analyst
10 5 (4.35%) Finance Systems Analyst
11 4 (3.48%) Automation Tester
11 4 (3.48%) Banking Analyst
11 4 (3.48%) Manual Test Analyst
11 4 (3.48%) Payments Analyst
11 4 (3.48%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.70%) HTML
2 5 (4.35%) XML
3 2 (1.74%) .NET
4 1 (0.87%) HTML5
4 1 (0.87%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (2.61%) User Experience
3 2 (1.74%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.87%) PMI
4 1 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.43%) Windows
2 2 (1.74%) Linux
3 1 (0.87%) Android
3 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.87%) Unix
3 1 (0.87%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (39.13%) Test Automation
3 21 (18.26%) Functional Testing
4 18 (15.65%) Defect Tracking
5 17 (14.78%) Software Testing
6 16 (13.91%) Test Strategy
6 16 (13.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
7 15 (13.04%) Test Scripting
8 14 (12.17%) Manual Testing
8 14 (12.17%) SDLC
9 12 (10.43%) Acceptance Criteria
9 12 (10.43%) Scrum
10 11 (9.57%) API Testing
11 9 (7.83%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (7.83%) Workflow
12 8 (6.96%) Business Analysis
12 8 (6.96%) Content Management
12 8 (6.96%) Integration Testing
13 7 (6.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.00%) Java
2 10 (8.70%) SQL
3 9 (7.83%) PowerShell
3 9 (7.83%) VBScript
4 7 (6.09%) C#
5 3 (2.61%) C
5 3 (2.61%) PHP
6 2 (1.74%) Python
7 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.87%) C++
7 1 (0.87%) F#
7 1 (0.87%) Perl
7 1 (0.87%) Ruby
7 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (59.13%) ISTQB
2 30 (26.09%) Security Cleared
3 19 (16.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (13.04%) SC Cleared
5 14 (12.17%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.61%) Degree
7 2 (1.74%) IIBA
8 1 (0.87%) APMP
8 1 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.87%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.87%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (22.61%) QA
2 9 (7.83%) WCAG
3 3 (2.61%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.87%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (7.83%) WMI
2 2 (1.74%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (13.04%) Microsoft
1 15 (13.04%) Oracle
2 4 (3.48%) Veracode
3 3 (2.61%) MuleSoft
4 2 (1.74%) HP
4 2 (1.74%) SAP
5 1 (0.87%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.87%) Capita
5 1 (0.87%) hybris
5 1 (0.87%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.87%) Software AG
5 1 (0.87%) VMware
5 1 (0.87%) webMethods
5 1 (0.87%) Workday