The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Halifax region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 18 22 28
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing ISEB 9 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 4.92% 0.85% 1.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.00% 6.67% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 4
Average daily rate £315 £315 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £315 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £315 £284
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-25.41% +26.31%
Qualifications Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
18 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 9.84% 12.82% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 9
Average daily rate £370 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.46% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
ISEB
West Yorkshire

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 18 April 2014, 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 15 (78.95%) Banking
2 14 (73.68%) Software Testing
3 13 (68.42%) ISTQB
4 12 (63.16%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (57.89%) Finance
5 11 (57.89%) Retail
6 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
7 7 (36.84%) Retail Banking
8 6 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
10 3 (15.79%) Change Management
11 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
11 2 (10.53%) Change Control
11 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
11 2 (10.53%) QA
11 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
11 2 (10.53%) Use Case
11 2 (10.53%) MS Office
11 2 (10.53%) UML
11 2 (10.53%) RAD
11 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
11 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
11 2 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (10.53%) Project Management
11 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
11 2 (10.53%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (5.26%) Degree
12 1 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (5.26%) MS Project

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (10.53%) MS Office
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 15 (78.95%) Banking
2 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 11 (57.89%) Retail
3 7 (36.84%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Analyst
2 13 (68.42%) Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Business Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Test Leader
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Junior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Junior
6 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Software Testing
2 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
3 6 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.79%) Change Management
6 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
6 2 (10.53%) Change Control
6 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Use Case
6 2 (10.53%) UML
6 2 (10.53%) RAD
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management
7 1 (5.26%) ITSM
7 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (63.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Remedy
2 1 (5.26%) BMC
Halifax, West Yorkshire
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