The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 64 72 65
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing ISEB 42 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.27% 1.15% 1.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.53% 8.29% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.03% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £301 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £397 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.72 £31.56 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+16.35% +147.49%
ISEB
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
289 181 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.61% 13.83% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 105 78
Average daily rate £363 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £195 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 23
Average hourly rate £13.25 £23.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.61% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £23.80 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 2 £383 -
Oldham - 1 £375 -
Sale - 1 £378 -
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 25 (35.71%) Finance
2 22 (31.43%) ISTQB
3 20 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (22.86%) Test Scripting
4 16 (22.86%) Non-Functional Testing
4 16 (22.86%) Performance Testing
5 15 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 14 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 14 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 13 (18.57%) ISEB Practitioner
7 13 (18.57%) HP
7 13 (18.57%) Test Strategy
8 12 (17.14%) Oracle
9 11 (15.71%) Integration Testing
10 10 (14.29%) Business Analysis
10 10 (14.29%) Banking
10 10 (14.29%) PRINCE2
10 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (12.86%) System Integration Testing
11 9 (12.86%) Security Testing
11 9 (12.86%) Microsoft
11 9 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (12.86%) Release Management
12 8 (11.43%) Automated Testing
12 8 (11.43%) Retail
12 8 (11.43%) SQL
12 8 (11.43%) Security Cleared
13 7 (10.00%) Oracle Database
13 7 (10.00%) ITIL

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (4.29%) Apache
1 3 (4.29%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.86%) WebLogic Integration
2 2 (2.86%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.43%) JBoss
3 1 (1.43%) Liferay
3 1 (1.43%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) ATM
1 2 (2.86%) FTP
2 1 (1.43%) HTTP
2 1 (1.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.86%) MS Access
3 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.43%) OLAP
4 1 (1.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.29%) LoadRunner
2 3 (4.29%) JMeter
2 3 (4.29%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.86%) Selenium
3 2 (2.86%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (2.86%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.43%) Toad
4 1 (1.43%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 25 (35.71%) Finance
2 10 (14.29%) Banking
3 8 (11.43%) Retail
4 7 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.43%) Back Office
5 1 (1.43%) Advertising
5 1 (1.43%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 32 (45.71%) Analyst
2 15 (21.43%) Test Analyst
2 15 (21.43%) Test Leader
3 14 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 9 (12.86%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.57%) Test Manager
6 5 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Business Systems Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Senior Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Performance Test Leader
8 3 (4.29%) Tester
8 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (4.29%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (2.86%) Test Architect
9 2 (2.86%) Non-Functional Tester
10 1 (1.43%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) SOAP
2 1 (1.43%) Web Services
2 1 (1.43%) CORBA
2 1 (1.43%) WSDL
2 1 (1.43%) Middleware
2 1 (1.43%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.43%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.43%) Spring
2 1 (1.43%) JSF
2 1 (1.43%) Java EE
2 1 (1.43%) JPA
2 1 (1.43%) Ehcache
2 1 (1.43%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.43%) REST
2 1 (1.43%) Apache Camel
2 1 (1.43%) .NET
2 1 (1.43%) J2EE
2 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.43%) EJB
2 1 (1.43%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.86%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.86%) PMI
2 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.86%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.43%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.43%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.71%) UNIX
1 4 (5.71%) Windows
2 2 (2.86%) HPUX
2 2 (2.86%) Linux
2 2 (2.86%) SUSE
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.86%) Performance Testing
1 16 (22.86%) Test Scripting
1 16 (22.86%) Non-Functional Testing
2 15 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 14 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 13 (18.57%) Test Strategy
5 11 (15.71%) Integration Testing
6 10 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 10 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 9 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (12.86%) Release Management
7 9 (12.86%) System Integration Testing
7 9 (12.86%) Security Testing
8 8 (11.43%) Automated Testing
9 7 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
9 7 (10.00%) ITIL
9 7 (10.00%) Test Management
10 6 (8.57%) Waterfall
10 6 (8.57%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.43%) SQL
2 2 (2.86%) VB
2 2 (2.86%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 1 (1.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (31.43%) ISTQB
2 14 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 13 (18.57%) ISEB Practitioner
4 8 (11.43%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (5.71%) BC Cleared
6 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.86%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.43%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Squid
1 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (18.57%) HP
2 12 (17.14%) Oracle
3 9 (12.86%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.14%) IBM
5 4 (5.71%) Green Hat
6 3 (4.29%) VMware
7 2 (2.86%) TSYS
7 2 (2.86%) Hyperion
7 2 (2.86%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.43%) Teradata
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