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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 64 74 62
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Contract jobs citing ISEB 32 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.98% 1.14% 1.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.85% 8.75% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 5
Average daily rate
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£378 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.20% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £394 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +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
270 160 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.70% 13.00% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 82 80
Average daily rate £330 £309 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.88% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £195 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 20
Average hourly rate £17.14 £23.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.06% +14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £16.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £30.62 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Bolton 0 2 £220 -29.03%
Sale - 1 £378 -
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 23 (37.70%) Finance
2 21 (34.43%) ISTQB
3 16 (26.23%) Performance Testing
3 16 (26.23%) Test Scripting
3 16 (26.23%) Non-Functional Testing
4 15 (24.59%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (22.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 14 (22.95%) Manual Testing
6 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (21.31%) ISEB Practitioner
7 12 (19.67%) Oracle
8 11 (18.03%) Software Testing
8 11 (18.03%) Integration Testing
9 10 (16.39%) Test Strategy
10 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (14.75%) Security Testing
10 9 (14.75%) Release Management
10 9 (14.75%) Banking
10 9 (14.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (14.75%) HP
11 8 (13.11%) PRINCE2
11 8 (13.11%) Business Analysis
11 8 (13.11%) Automated Testing
12 7 (11.48%) Retail
12 7 (11.48%) Statistical Analysis
12 7 (11.48%) Test Management
12 7 (11.48%) ITIL
12 7 (11.48%) Oracle Database
12 7 (11.48%) System Integration Testing
13 6 (9.84%) QA

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (4.92%) Apache
1 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.28%) WebLogic Integration
2 2 (3.28%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.64%) JBoss
3 1 (1.64%) Liferay
3 1 (1.64%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) FTP
2 1 (1.64%) HTTP
2 1 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) Oracle Database
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.28%) MS Access
4 2 (3.28%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) LoadRunner
1 3 (4.92%) JMeter
1 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (4.92%) SoapUI
2 2 (3.28%) Selenium
2 2 (3.28%) Rational Performance Tester
2 2 (3.28%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.64%) Toad
General
1 23 (37.70%) Finance
2 9 (14.75%) Banking
3 7 (11.48%) Retail
4 6 (9.84%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.64%) Back Office
5 1 (1.64%) Billing
5 1 (1.64%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 27 (44.26%) Analyst
2 16 (26.23%) Business Analyst
3 15 (24.59%) Test Leader
4 11 (18.03%) Test Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) Project Manager
6 5 (8.20%) Test Manager
7 4 (6.56%) Architect
7 4 (6.56%) Tester
7 4 (6.56%) Business Systems Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Performance Test Leader
9 2 (3.28%) Test Architect
9 2 (3.28%) Non-Functional Tester
10 1 (1.64%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) SOAP
2 1 (1.64%) Web Services
2 1 (1.64%) CORBA
2 1 (1.64%) WSDL
2 1 (1.64%) Middleware
2 1 (1.64%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.64%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.64%) Spring
2 1 (1.64%) JSF
2 1 (1.64%) Java EE
2 1 (1.64%) JPA
2 1 (1.64%) Ehcache
2 1 (1.64%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.64%) REST
2 1 (1.64%) Apache Camel
2 1 (1.64%) .NET
2 1 (1.64%) J2EE
2 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.64%) EJB
2 1 (1.64%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.28%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.64%) Statistics
3 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) UNIX
2 2 (3.28%) HPUX
2 2 (3.28%) Linux
2 2 (3.28%) SUSE
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) Performance Testing
1 16 (26.23%) Test Scripting
1 16 (26.23%) Non-Functional Testing
2 14 (22.95%) Manual Testing
3 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (18.03%) Software Testing
4 11 (18.03%) Integration Testing
5 10 (16.39%) Test Strategy
6 9 (14.75%) Security Testing
6 9 (14.75%) Release Management
6 9 (14.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (13.11%) Automated Testing
7 8 (13.11%) Business Analysis
7 8 (13.11%) PRINCE2
8 7 (11.48%) Statistical Analysis
8 7 (11.48%) ITIL
8 7 (11.48%) Test Management
8 7 (11.48%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (9.84%) Scrum
10 5 (8.20%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.56%) SQL
2 2 (3.28%) VB
2 2 (3.28%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 1 (1.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (34.43%) ISTQB
2 14 (22.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 13 (21.31%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
5 4 (6.56%) BC Cleared
6 3 (4.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (4.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.64%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Squid
Systems Management
1 15 (24.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (19.67%) Oracle
2 9 (14.75%) HP
3 5 (8.20%) IBM
3 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.56%) Green Hat
5 2 (3.28%) Hyperion
5 2 (3.28%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.64%) Teradata