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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 27
Contract jobs citing ISEB 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire - - 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £14.43 £21.00
% change year-on-year +97.57% -31.30%  

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 16 24 21
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 13.79% 12.97% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 31 17
Median daily rate £450 £325 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £251 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £325 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Median hourly rate £29.00 £155.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.29% +1048.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £152.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £157.50 £16.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting

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 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) QA Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) QA Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) QA Test Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) QA Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Software Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Software QA Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Software QA Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Software Test Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Software Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA