The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 35 45 24
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -21
Contract jobs citing ISEB 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.24% 0.39% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.69% 3.85% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£375 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £22.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+83.24% -25.41%
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Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Qualifications Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
39 26 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 16.12% 10.08% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 3
Average daily rate £400 £263 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £223 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £348 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Average hourly rate £19.05 £31.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.53% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £35.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.53 £46.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the Chester region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Chester

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

ISEB
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB.

1 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Time Management
2 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Local Government
3 1 (20.00%) Capita
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (20.00%) LiveLink
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) LiveLink
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Financial Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Capita