The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 82 61 59
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -2
Contract jobs citing ISEB 19 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.21% 1.82% 2.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.64% 17.50% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 13
Average daily rate
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£275 £305 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% +22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £360 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £45.78 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-54.12% +103.45%
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 Leeds region.

Qualifications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
220 120 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 14.03% 10.43% 18.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 76 83
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £473 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Average hourly rate £16.51 £15.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.51% -31.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £15.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £15.50 £36.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 23 (54.76%) ISTQB
2 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (45.24%) Software Testing
3 15 (35.71%) Test Management
4 13 (30.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (28.57%) Oracle
6 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
7 10 (23.81%) SQL
7 10 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (19.05%) Web Testing
8 8 (19.05%) Change Control
8 8 (19.05%) Waterfall
8 8 (19.05%) Finance
9 7 (16.67%) RAD
9 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (16.67%) SDLC
10 6 (14.29%) Manual Testing
10 6 (14.29%) Test Automation
10 6 (14.29%) QA
10 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2
11 5 (11.90%) SOAP
11 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
11 5 (11.90%) ITIL
11 5 (11.90%) SOA
11 5 (11.90%) Banking
11 5 (11.90%) Retail
11 5 (11.90%) Integration Testing
11 5 (11.90%) JIRA
11 5 (11.90%) Mentoring

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 5 (11.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) JIRA
1 5 (11.90%) SoapUI
2 3 (7.14%) Selenium
2 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.76%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.76%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.38%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.38%) NUnit
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Banking
2 5 (11.90%) Retail
3 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Analyst
2 14 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 12 (28.57%) Tester
4 8 (19.05%) Test Manager
5 4 (9.52%) Business Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Software Asset Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Software Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Agile Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Integration Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Manual Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Testing Manager
8 1 (2.38%) CRM Programme Manager
8 1 (2.38%) CRM Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.38%) UAT Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) SOAP
2 3 (7.14%) .NET
3 2 (4.76%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.38%) J2EE
4 1 (2.38%) XML
4 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Solaris
2 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (45.24%) Software Testing
2 15 (35.71%) Test Management
3 10 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (19.05%) Web Testing
4 8 (19.05%) Waterfall
4 8 (19.05%) Change Control
5 7 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (16.67%) SDLC
5 7 (16.67%) RAD
6 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 6 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 6 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
7 5 (11.90%) Coaching
7 5 (11.90%) Integration Testing
7 5 (11.90%) ITIL
7 5 (11.90%) SOA
8 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (9.52%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (2.38%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.38%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (54.76%) ISTQB
2 13 (30.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Oracle
2 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.14%) SAP
3 3 (7.14%) IBM
3 3 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (2.38%) Siebel
4 1 (2.38%) HP
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