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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 73 57 66
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +9
Contract jobs citing ISEB 13 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.06% 2.46% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.99% 17.39% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 10
Average daily rate
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£324 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.72% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £250 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £362 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £32.78 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-54.69% +47.31%
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
186 138 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 15.10% 14.14% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 89 75
Average daily rate £330 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £413 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £62.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -72.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 17 (51.52%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (39.39%) Business Analysis
4 11 (33.33%) Finance
4 11 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (30.30%) Degree
6 9 (27.27%) Software Testing
6 9 (27.27%) ISTQB
7 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
8 7 (21.21%) Project Management
8 7 (21.21%) Waterfall
9 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
10 5 (15.15%) Migration
10 5 (15.15%) Regression Testing
10 5 (15.15%) Selenium
10 5 (15.15%) Test Management
10 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
11 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
11 4 (12.12%) RAD
11 4 (12.12%) Change Control
11 4 (12.12%) Functional Testing
11 4 (12.12%) User Stories
11 4 (12.12%) Business Process Mapping
11 4 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
12 3 (9.09%) BDD
12 3 (9.09%) SoapUI
12 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (9.09%) Mentoring

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Selenium
2 3 (9.09%) SoapUI
2 3 (9.09%) JIRA
3 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.06%) MSTest
3 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.09%) Back Office
4 2 (6.06%) Banking
5 1 (3.03%) Retail
5 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (75.76%) Analyst
2 13 (39.39%) Business Analyst
3 12 (36.36%) Test Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Tester
5 5 (15.15%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) Telecoms Business Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Test Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Customer Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Telecoms Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Tester
8 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Coordinator
8 2 (6.06%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Automated Tester
9 1 (3.03%) Functional Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Test Coordinator
9 1 (3.03%) Web Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Functional Test Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) SOAP
2 2 (6.06%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.03%) WSDL
3 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
1 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (39.39%) Business Analysis
4 9 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (21.21%) Project Management
6 7 (21.21%) Waterfall
7 5 (15.15%) Migration
7 5 (15.15%) Regression Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Test Management
7 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
8 4 (12.12%) RAD
8 4 (12.12%) Change Control
8 4 (12.12%) Functional Testing
8 4 (12.12%) User Stories
8 4 (12.12%) Business Process Mapping
9 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
9 3 (9.09%) BDD
9 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) Java
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Degree
2 9 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 4 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.03%) HP