Period
to 13 July 2020

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 13 July 2020 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
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 79 126 116
Rank change year-on-year +47 -10 +5
Contract jobs citing ISEB 37 65 85
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.01% 1.40% 1.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.16% 6.91% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 38 47
Median daily rate £425 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% +18.11%
10th Percentile £283 £260 £300
90th Percentile £450 £488 £477
England median daily rate £411 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.81% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - -11.39% -10.48%

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 517 940 1,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.10% 20.21% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 541 527
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.01% +2.91%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £218
90th Percentile £638 £600 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 55
Median hourly rate £15.85 £20.71 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.48% +9.01% -15.56%
10th Percentile £12.13 £12.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £20.32 £47.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -16.67%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing ISEB as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ISEB in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for ISEB in the West Midlands

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ISEB in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for ISEB in the West Midlands

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ISEB in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for ISEB in the West Midlands

ISEB
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 13 July 2020. 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
Shropshire +32 31 £425 +30.77% 1
Warwickshire +14 3 £325 -38.10%
Birmingham +27 1 - - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £150 -
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 29 (78.38%) Java
2 25 (67.57%) Oracle
3 24 (64.86%) SQL
3 24 (64.86%) XML
3 24 (64.86%) Unix
3 24 (64.86%) Test Automation
4 23 (62.16%) WebLogic
5 22 (59.46%) Windows
6 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
7 18 (48.65%) Test Strategy
7 18 (48.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 17 (45.95%) webMethods
9 16 (43.24%) ISTQB
10 15 (40.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (40.54%) Oracle OWB
10 15 (40.54%) Microsoft Project
10 15 (40.54%) Customer Requirements
11 13 (35.14%) Test Management
11 13 (35.14%) ISEB Practitioner
11 13 (35.14%) JIRA
12 12 (32.43%) Toad
12 12 (32.43%) IBM
12 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
12 12 (32.43%) Planning and Forecasting
13 11 (29.73%) SDLC
13 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (27.03%) JSON
14 10 (27.03%) Selenium
14 10 (27.03%) CheckPoint
14 10 (27.03%) Mentoring

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 23 (62.16%) WebLogic
2 7 (18.92%) Mule
3 5 (13.51%) Confluence
4 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (40.54%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) SAP FI-CA
2 3 (8.11%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (2.70%) SAP BPC
3 1 (2.70%) SAP CO
3 1 (2.70%) SAP FI
3 1 (2.70%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (2.70%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) AWS
1 5 (13.51%) Azure
1 5 (13.51%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (40.54%) Oracle OWB
2 5 (13.51%) Apache Hive
2 5 (13.51%) Hadoop
2 5 (13.51%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.41%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (5.41%) MySQL
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.70%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 13 (35.14%) JIRA
2 12 (32.43%) Toad
3 10 (27.03%) Cucumber
3 10 (27.03%) Selenium
4 9 (24.32%) JMeter
5 5 (13.51%) Git (software)
5 5 (13.51%) Jenkins
5 5 (13.51%) Postman
5 5 (13.51%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (16.22%) Public Sector
2 4 (10.81%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Analyst
2 11 (29.73%) Test Analyst
2 11 (29.73%) Test Manager
3 5 (13.51%) Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Test Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Test Leader
5 2 (5.41%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) QA Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Capability Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Information Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Information Risk Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Information Security Risk Manager
6 1 (2.70%) QA Leader
6 1 (2.70%) Risk Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Security Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (64.86%) XML
2 10 (27.03%) JSON
3 5 (13.51%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (10.81%) WireMock
5 2 (5.41%) SOAP
6 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (64.86%) Unix
2 22 (59.46%) Windows
3 2 (5.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (64.86%) Test Automation
2 18 (48.65%) Test Strategy
3 15 (40.54%) Customer Requirements
3 15 (40.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (35.14%) Test Management
5 12 (32.43%) Planning and Forecasting
5 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
6 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (29.73%) SDLC
7 10 (27.03%) Coaching
7 10 (27.03%) Mentoring
8 6 (16.22%) DevOps
9 5 (13.51%) Analytics
9 5 (13.51%) BDD
9 5 (13.51%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (13.51%) Data Analytics
9 5 (13.51%) Microservices
9 5 (13.51%) TDD
10 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (78.38%) Java
2 24 (64.86%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (48.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 16 (43.24%) ISTQB
3 13 (35.14%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
4 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) PMO
2 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Docker
1 5 (13.51%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) Kubernetes
1 5 (13.51%) Rancher
Vendors
1 25 (67.57%) Oracle
2 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
3 17 (45.95%) webMethods
4 12 (32.43%) IBM
5 10 (27.03%) CheckPoint
6 7 (18.92%) SAP