The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 21 24 17
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing ISEB 2 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.98% 2.50% 5.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.00% 14.29% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 5
Average daily rate £317 £380 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.64% +26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
ISEB
West Yorkshire

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

Qualifications Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 9.90% 17.50% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 27 7
Average daily rate £375 £396 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% +25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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%) Software Testing
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) MS Project
3 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Project
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Legal
3 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Banking Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Migration Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft