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 3 months to 24 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 92 75
Rank change year-on-year +4 -17  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 28 51 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.40% 1.69% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.20% 8.53% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 32 36
Median daily rate £325 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.98% +3.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £448 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £14.68 £19.94
% change year-on-year +94.20% -26.40%  

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 the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 389 598 463
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.38% 19.81% 19.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 330 286
Median daily rate £413 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 34
Median hourly rate £16.75 £18.28 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.34% -36.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £39.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

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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

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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
Birmingham 0 8 £288 -12.87% 7
Warwickshire +7 4 £400 -23.80% 2
Worcestershire - 3 £375 - 1
Coventry +13 1 £300 -18.36% 4
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 36 (58.06%) ISTQB
2 23 (37.10%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (32.26%) Test Automation
4 15 (24.19%) Defect Management
5 13 (20.97%) Finance
6 12 (19.35%) JIRA
6 12 (19.35%) BDD
7 11 (17.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (16.13%) Test Scripting
8 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (16.13%) Manual Testing
8 10 (16.13%) Scenario Testing
9 9 (14.52%) Data Migration
9 9 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (14.52%) System Testing
9 9 (14.52%) Migration
10 8 (12.90%) SQL
10 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
10 8 (12.90%) QA
10 8 (12.90%) TDD
10 8 (12.90%) Retail
10 8 (12.90%) Software Testing
11 7 (11.29%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
11 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
11 7 (11.29%) Test Planning
11 7 (11.29%) Scrum
12 6 (9.68%) Test Strategy
12 6 (9.68%) SDLC
12 6 (9.68%) Integration Testing

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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 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.84%) Open Workbench
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.23%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (1.61%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.61%) MySQL
2 1 (1.61%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.61%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (19.35%) JIRA
2 5 (8.06%) Selenium
3 4 (6.45%) HP UFT
4 3 (4.84%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.84%) JMeter
4 3 (4.84%) LoadUI
4 3 (4.84%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.84%) YouTrack
5 2 (3.23%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (20.97%) Finance
2 8 (12.90%) Retail
3 3 (4.84%) Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Automotive
4 2 (3.23%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (58.06%) Analyst
2 26 (41.94%) Test Analyst
3 17 (27.42%) Test Leader
4 8 (12.90%) Agile Test Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Automation Test Lead
5 5 (8.06%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Test Manager
5 5 (8.06%) Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Business Systems Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Performance Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Performance Test Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) QA Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Software Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) PMO Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Software Tester
7 3 (4.84%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) .NET
2 3 (4.84%) CSS
2 3 (4.84%) Gherkin
2 3 (4.84%) HTML
3 2 (3.23%) XML
4 1 (1.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.61%) CMDB
3 1 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.61%) NHS
3 1 (1.61%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.84%) Windows
1 3 (4.84%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.10%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (32.26%) Test Automation
3 15 (24.19%) Defect Management
4 12 (19.35%) BDD
5 11 (17.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (16.13%) Manual Testing
6 10 (16.13%) Scenario Testing
6 10 (16.13%) Test Scripting
7 9 (14.52%) Data Migration
7 9 (14.52%) Migration
7 9 (14.52%) System Testing
8 8 (12.90%) Software Testing
8 8 (12.90%) TDD
9 7 (11.29%) Scrum
9 7 (11.29%) Test Planning
10 6 (9.68%) Integration Testing
10 6 (9.68%) SDLC
10 6 (9.68%) Test Strategy
11 5 (8.06%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.90%) SQL
2 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.23%) C#
3 2 (3.23%) Java
4 1 (1.61%) PHP
4 1 (1.61%) Scala
4 1 (1.61%) VB
4 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (58.06%) ISTQB
2 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
2 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.06%) Degree
3 5 (8.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) QA
2 3 (4.84%) PMO
3 1 (1.61%) COBIT
3 1 (1.61%) GDPR
3 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.61%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.06%) SAP
3 4 (6.45%) HP
4 3 (4.84%) Remedy
5 2 (3.23%) Niku
6 1 (1.61%) CODA
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 225 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago