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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 64 63 45
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Contract jobs citing ISEB 31 21 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.09% 1.84% 3.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.61% 11.93% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 20
Average daily rate £325 £344 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +19.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £450 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
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
267 176 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 17.97% 15.45% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 135 87
Average daily rate £410 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.81% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £245 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £471 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.25 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.27% +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 February 2016.

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 February 2016, 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 35 (59.32%) ISTQB
2 30 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (25.42%) .NET
4 14 (23.73%) Test Scripting
5 13 (22.03%) Load Testing
5 13 (22.03%) Manual Testing
5 13 (22.03%) Selenium
5 13 (22.03%) SQL
6 12 (20.34%) Test Management
6 12 (20.34%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (16.95%) Waterfall
8 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
8 9 (15.25%) Finance
9 8 (13.56%) HP
9 8 (13.56%) HP UFT
9 8 (13.56%) LoadRunner
9 8 (13.56%) Oracle
9 8 (13.56%) JIRA
9 8 (13.56%) Test Strategy
9 8 (13.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (13.56%) SDLC
10 7 (11.86%) Defect Tracking
10 7 (11.86%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (11.86%) Automation Testing
10 7 (11.86%) Degree
10 7 (11.86%) QA
10 7 (11.86%) Windows
11 6 (10.17%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (10.17%) SOA
11 6 (10.17%) Publishing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Office
2 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (22.03%) Selenium
2 8 (13.56%) HP UFT
2 8 (13.56%) JIRA
2 8 (13.56%) LoadRunner
3 5 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (6.78%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (6.78%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.39%) Metasploit
5 2 (3.39%) Subversion
6 1 (1.69%) Appium
6 1 (1.69%) eggPlant
6 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.69%) Toad
6 1 (1.69%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (49.15%) Analyst
2 24 (40.68%) Test Analyst
3 15 (25.42%) Tester
4 8 (13.56%) Agile Test Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Test Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Test Manager
5 6 (10.17%) Web Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Web Test Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) SQL Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) Test Leader
7 4 (6.78%) Agile Tester
7 4 (6.78%) Business Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Performance Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Performance Test Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 3 (5.08%) Senior Tester
8 3 (5.08%) Software Tester
8 3 (5.08%) UAT Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) UAT Test Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.42%) .NET
2 3 (5.08%) XML
3 2 (3.39%) SOAP
3 2 (3.39%) XML Messaging
4 1 (1.69%) JSON
4 1 (1.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Computer Science
1 5 (8.47%) N-Tier
2 3 (5.08%) NHS
3 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) Windows
2 6 (10.17%) Android
3 5 (8.47%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (23.73%) Test Scripting
3 13 (22.03%) Load Testing
3 13 (22.03%) Manual Testing
4 12 (20.34%) Test Management
5 10 (16.95%) Waterfall
6 8 (13.56%) SDLC
6 8 (13.56%) Test Strategy
7 7 (11.86%) Automation Testing
7 7 (11.86%) Defect Tracking
7 7 (11.86%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (10.17%) Analytics
8 6 (10.17%) Business Analysis
8 6 (10.17%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (10.17%) Functional Testing
8 6 (10.17%) SOA
8 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (10.17%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (10.17%) Test Automation
9 5 (8.47%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.03%) SQL
2 4 (6.78%) VB.NET
3 2 (3.39%) C
3 2 (3.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 35 (59.32%) ISTQB
2 8 (13.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (11.86%) Degree
4 2 (3.39%) CREST Certified
4 2 (3.39%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.69%) CBAP
5 1 (1.69%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (20.34%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.39%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.56%) HP
2 8 (13.56%) Oracle