The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 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)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 21 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 -  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.46% 3.23% -
As % of the Qualifications category 10.00% 17.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £44.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year +11.73% +9.14%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20 29 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 14.60% 18.71% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 28
Median daily rate £325 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.80% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire citing ISEB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Staffordshire

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Staffordshire

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Staffordshire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tamworth - 2 - - 1
ISEB
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 6 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 6 (100.00%) QA
1 6 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) QA Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) QA Engineer
1 6 (100.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) QA Test Engineer
1 6 (100.00%) QA Tester
1 6 (100.00%) Software Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Software QA Engineer
1 6 (100.00%) Software QA Tester
1 6 (100.00%) Software Test Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 6 (100.00%) Software Tester
1 6 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Test Engineer
1 6 (100.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA