Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 November 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 101 84
Rank change year-on-year -11 -17 +27
Contract jobs citing ISEB 67 118 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.38% 1.91% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.80% 9.23% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 73 74
West Midlands median daily rate £378 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.14% +20.83% -16.67%
10th Percentile £266 £270 £252
90th Percentile £441 £490 £397
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £13.81 £37.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -63.17% +38.89% -41.30%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 859 1279 934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.74% 20.68% 18.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 709 499
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
10th Percentile £207 £250 £200
90th Percentile £524 £542 £525
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 44 67
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.75 £24.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.51% -22.07% +46.23%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.58 £10.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £43.76
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +26.32%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in the West Midlands

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in the West Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Birmingham +5 25 £405 +15.71% 6
Warwickshire -8 7 £353 -11.81% 2
Coventry +14 4 £315 -10.32% 4
Shropshire -7 4 £430 +10.26%
Wolverhampton +1 3 £315 -10.00% 1
Staffordshire +11 2 £350 -15.15% 2
Worcestershire +2 1 £363 -
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 46 (68.66%) ISTQB
2 23 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (32.84%) Test Scripting
4 20 (29.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (26.87%) Scrum
5 18 (26.87%) Test Planning
6 17 (25.37%) Finance
6 17 (25.37%) Banking
7 16 (23.88%) Test Automation
8 11 (16.42%) BDD
8 11 (16.42%) TDD
8 11 (16.42%) Business Analysis
8 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
9 9 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (10.45%) Defect Management
10 7 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (8.96%) CRM
11 6 (8.96%) Software Testing
11 6 (8.96%) Scenario Testing
11 6 (8.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (7.46%) Test Strategy
12 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (7.46%) SDLC
12 5 (7.46%) Data Protection
12 5 (7.46%) Degree
12 5 (7.46%) Retail Banking
12 5 (7.46%) SQL
12 5 (7.46%) Migration
13 4 (5.97%) HP
13 4 (5.97%) Data Protection Act

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (1.49%) Confluence
1 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.99%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (1.49%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.99%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.49%) IaaS
3 1 (1.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) Essbase
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) SoapUI
2 3 (4.48%) LoadUI
2 3 (4.48%) Selenium
2 3 (4.48%) SpecFlow
3 2 (2.99%) HP UFT
3 2 (2.99%) JIRA
3 2 (2.99%) JMeter
3 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.49%) Toad
General
1 17 (25.37%) Banking
1 17 (25.37%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Retail Banking
3 4 (5.97%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.99%) Legal
5 1 (1.49%) Back Office
5 1 (1.49%) Publishing
5 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (49.25%) Analyst
2 22 (32.84%) Test Analyst
3 16 (23.88%) Test Leader
4 10 (14.93%) Test Manager
5 9 (13.43%) Automation Test Lead
5 9 (13.43%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Payments Test Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Scrum Master
7 3 (4.48%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Data Protection Officer
7 3 (4.48%) Digital Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Digital Business Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Manual Test Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Banking Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) CRM Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) IT Security Manager
8 2 (2.99%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) XML
2 1 (1.49%) .NET
2 1 (1.49%) SOAP
2 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.97%) Data Protection Act
1 4 (5.97%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.49%) NHS
2 1 (1.49%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) Windows
2 2 (2.99%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (32.84%) Test Scripting
3 20 (29.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (26.87%) Scrum
4 18 (26.87%) Test Planning
5 16 (23.88%) Test Automation
6 11 (16.42%) BDD
6 11 (16.42%) Business Analysis
6 11 (16.42%) TDD
7 9 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (10.45%) Defect Management
8 7 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (8.96%) CRM
9 6 (8.96%) Scenario Testing
9 6 (8.96%) Software Testing
10 5 (7.46%) Data Protection
10 5 (7.46%) Migration
10 5 (7.46%) SDLC
10 5 (7.46%) Test Strategy
11 4 (5.97%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.46%) SQL
2 3 (4.48%) C#
3 1 (1.49%) Java
Qualifications
1 46 (68.66%) ISTQB
2 6 (8.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (7.46%) Degree
4 4 (5.97%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.99%) CISSP
6 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.49%) IIBA
7 1 (1.49%) MCSD
7 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) GDPR
1 4 (5.97%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) PMO
3 1 (1.49%) COBIT
3 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (5.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.97%) HP
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle
4 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.49%) hybris
4 1 (1.49%) SAP
4 1 (1.49%) Serena
4 1 (1.49%) Temenos
4 1 (1.49%) webMethods