The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 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 Leeds 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 58 61 63
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing ISEB 22 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.04% 2.28% 1.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.64% 12.05% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 11
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.00% -24.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £366 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £14.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+125.39% -37.77%
Qualifications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
118 166 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 10.92% 18.91% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 86 98
Average daily rate £338 £300 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £244 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 6
Average hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.11% +87.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -2.27%
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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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014, 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 15 (28.85%) Selenium
2 14 (26.92%) BDD
3 13 (25.00%) QA
3 13 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 12 (23.08%) WebDriver
4 12 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (21.15%) VLAN
5 11 (21.15%) ISTQB
5 11 (21.15%) Ethernet
5 11 (21.15%) TCP/IP
5 11 (21.15%) User Stories
6 10 (19.23%) Java
6 10 (19.23%) Linux
6 10 (19.23%) TDD
6 10 (19.23%) Test Scripting
6 10 (19.23%) Cucumber
7 9 (17.31%) Performance Testing
7 9 (17.31%) Degree
7 9 (17.31%) Business Analysis
7 9 (17.31%) C#
7 9 (17.31%) Perl
7 9 (17.31%) Tcl
7 9 (17.31%) Test Strategy
8 8 (15.38%) SoapUI
8 8 (15.38%) Python
8 8 (15.38%) PHP
8 8 (15.38%) Ruby
8 8 (15.38%) Automated Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.77%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (5.77%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Office
1 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.15%) Ethernet
1 11 (21.15%) TCP/IP
1 11 (21.15%) VLAN
2 6 (11.54%) DVB
3 5 (9.62%) LAN
3 5 (9.62%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (28.85%) Selenium
2 12 (23.08%) WebDriver
3 10 (19.23%) Cucumber
4 8 (15.38%) SoapUI
4 8 (15.38%) JBehave
5 7 (13.46%) JIRA
6 5 (9.62%) JMeter
6 5 (9.62%) RSpec
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
1 3 (5.77%) Publishing
2 2 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Back Office
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Analyst
2 11 (21.15%) Tester
3 9 (17.31%) Test Leader
4 8 (15.38%) Automation Tester
4 8 (15.38%) Test Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Business Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Test Manager
6 5 (9.62%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Systems Test Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) Business Systems Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Systems Integration Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) SharePoint Administrator
8 1 (1.92%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) Lead Business Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) Telecoms Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) Web Services
3 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Client/Server
2 6 (11.54%) IPTV
2 6 (11.54%) Video on Demand
3 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.69%) MPEG
3 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.85%) STB
4 2 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Linux
2 2 (3.85%) Windows
2 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.92%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.92%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) BDD
2 13 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (23.08%) Software Testing
3 12 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (21.15%) User Stories
5 10 (19.23%) Test Scripting
5 10 (19.23%) TDD
6 9 (17.31%) Performance Testing
6 9 (17.31%) Business Analysis
6 9 (17.31%) Test Strategy
7 8 (15.38%) Automated Testing
8 7 (13.46%) Integration Testing
8 7 (13.46%) Project Management
9 6 (11.54%) Scrum
9 6 (11.54%) Test Management
10 5 (9.62%) GAP Analysis
10 5 (9.62%) Performance Analysis
11 4 (7.69%) Manual Testing
11 4 (7.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.23%) Java
2 9 (17.31%) Perl
2 9 (17.31%) C#
2 9 (17.31%) Tcl
3 8 (15.38%) Ruby
3 8 (15.38%) Python
3 8 (15.38%) PHP
4 4 (7.69%) C
4 4 (7.69%) C++
5 3 (5.77%) SQL
6 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) ISTQB
2 9 (17.31%) Degree
3 3 (5.77%) MCSE
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.85%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.92%) BS25999
3 1 (1.92%) SLA
3 1 (1.92%) BS7799
3 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.85%) Capita
3 1 (1.92%) Splunk