The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Manchester 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 72 61 58
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing ISEB 14 18 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.13% 1.58% 2.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.48% 10.06% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 16
Average daily rate
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£323 £300 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -0.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £294 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £325 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £12.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+147.49% -49.00%
Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
165 179 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.35% 15.72% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 82 88
Average daily rate £310 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £240 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 22
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
ISEB
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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 2014.

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 2014. 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 +1 1 £310 +7.82% 2
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Stockport - - - - 4
Altrincham - - - - 1
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 16 (53.33%) ISTQB
2 9 (30.00%) Integration Testing
2 9 (30.00%) Oracle
3 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
3 8 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
4 7 (23.33%) Security Testing
4 7 (23.33%) Oracle Database
4 7 (23.33%) Software Testing
4 7 (23.33%) HP
5 6 (20.00%) SUSE
5 6 (20.00%) N-Tier
5 6 (20.00%) WebLogic Integration
5 6 (20.00%) TIBCO
5 6 (20.00%) VB
5 6 (20.00%) WebLogic
5 6 (20.00%) HPUX
5 6 (20.00%) Linux
5 6 (20.00%) Apache
5 6 (20.00%) Tomcat
5 6 (20.00%) MS Access
5 6 (20.00%) SOA
5 6 (20.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 6 (20.00%) FTP
5 6 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
5 6 (20.00%) Release Management
5 6 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (20.00%) Business Analysis

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 6 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 6 (20.00%) Apache
1 6 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 6 (20.00%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project Server
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 4 (13.33%) MS Project
3 3 (10.00%) MS Office
4 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (3.33%) Agresso
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle Database
3 6 (20.00%) MS Access
4 3 (10.00%) QlikView
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.33%) JUnit
2 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.33%) Toad
2 1 (3.33%) TestDirector
2 1 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Games
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Business Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Tester
3 7 (23.33%) Test Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Non-Functional Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Process Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Web Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Web Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Solutions Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Solutions Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Business Process Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Manual Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Programme Planner
7 1 (3.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) J2EE
2 1 (3.33%) SOAP
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) XML
2 1 (3.33%) EDI
2 1 (3.33%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.33%) PMI
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile Games
2 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) TRADACOMS
2 1 (3.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) HPUX
1 6 (20.00%) Linux
1 6 (20.00%) SUSE
2 4 (13.33%) Windows
3 2 (6.67%) UNIX
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Integration Testing
2 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
2 7 (23.33%) Security Testing
2 7 (23.33%) Software Testing
3 6 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 6 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 6 (20.00%) Release Management
3 6 (20.00%) SOA
3 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 5 (16.67%) Six Sigma
4 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (13.33%) UML
5 4 (13.33%) V-Model
6 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Project Planning
7 2 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) VB
1 6 (20.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 4 (13.33%) SQL
3 2 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (53.33%) ISTQB
2 6 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 6 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (10.00%) Degree
4 2 (6.67%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.33%) HNC
5 1 (3.33%) HND
5 1 (3.33%) PMP
5 1 (3.33%) IIBA
5 1 (3.33%) APMP
5 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Oracle
2 7 (23.33%) HP
3 6 (20.00%) TIBCO
4 2 (6.67%) Splunk
5 1 (3.33%) Hyperion
5 1 (3.33%) CODA
5 1 (3.33%) JD Edwards
5 1 (3.33%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.33%) SAP
5 1 (3.33%) Cognos
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft