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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 30 23 23
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing ISEB 3 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.71% 1.57% 4.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.00% 21.43% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £246 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £366 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £12.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+147.49% -57.50%
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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 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 5.71% 7.33% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 8
Average daily rate £375 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £388 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 12 (92.31%) Banking
2 11 (84.62%) ISTQB
2 11 (84.62%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (76.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (76.92%) Software Testing
3 10 (76.92%) Finance
4 8 (61.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
6 6 (46.15%) Retail
7 4 (30.77%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
8 3 (23.08%) Remedy
8 3 (23.08%) Change Management
8 3 (23.08%) ITSM
8 3 (23.08%) BMC
8 3 (23.08%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (23.08%) Retail Banking
9 2 (15.38%) Project Management
9 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
10 1 (7.69%) MS Project
10 1 (7.69%) MS Office
10 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
10 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
10 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
10 1 (7.69%) Legal
10 1 (7.69%) Advertising
10 1 (7.69%) Degree
10 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (7.69%) Data Protection

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1 (7.69%) MS Project
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Remedy ITSM
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 12 (92.31%) Banking
2 10 (76.92%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) Retail
4 3 (23.08%) Retail Banking
5 1 (7.69%) Legal
5 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
1 8 (61.54%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Junior
3 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Junior Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Junior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Software Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 3 (23.08%) Change Management
4 3 (23.08%) ITSM
4 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
6 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) ISTQB
2 10 (76.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
Systems Management
1 11 (84.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Remedy
1 3 (23.08%) BMC
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft