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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 79 61 71
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +10
Contract jobs citing ISEB 12 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.83% 1.65% 1.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.38% 12.95% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £373 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £31.56 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-52.46% +40.24%
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
188 139 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.98% 12.75% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 63 73
Average daily rate £363 £300 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £26.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £11.21 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.12 £31.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - - 4
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 4
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 (59.26%) ISTQB
2 11 (40.74%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (37.04%) Software Testing
4 9 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 9 (33.33%) Finance
5 8 (29.63%) Test Management
5 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
6 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (25.93%) SOA
6 7 (25.93%) HP
7 6 (22.22%) Oracle
7 6 (22.22%) Integration Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Performance Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Security Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Release Management
8 5 (18.52%) Statistical Analysis
8 5 (18.52%) Test Strategy
8 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
8 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
8 5 (18.52%) WebLogic
8 5 (18.52%) VB
8 5 (18.52%) HPUX
8 5 (18.52%) Linux
8 5 (18.52%) Apache
8 5 (18.52%) Tomcat
8 5 (18.52%) N-Tier
8 5 (18.52%) WebLogic Integration
8 5 (18.52%) TIBCO
8 5 (18.52%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 5 (18.52%) FTP

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 5 (18.52%) WebLogic
1 5 (18.52%) Apache
1 5 (18.52%) Tomcat
1 5 (18.52%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Project
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
1 5 (18.52%) MS Access
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) JIRA
2 2 (7.41%) Selenium
2 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Retail
4 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Tester
3 5 (18.52%) Non-Functional Tester
3 5 (18.52%) Test Manager
3 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Programme Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Web Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.70%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Web Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) J2EE
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
1 2 (7.41%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (18.52%) N-Tier
3 2 (7.41%) Open Source
4 1 (3.70%) iPad
4 1 (3.70%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile Games
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) HPUX
1 5 (18.52%) Linux
1 5 (18.52%) SUSE
2 4 (14.81%) Windows
3 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
3 3 (11.11%) Android
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Software Testing
2 8 (29.63%) Test Management
2 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
3 7 (25.93%) SOA
4 6 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Test Strategy
5 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (18.52%) Statistical Analysis
5 5 (18.52%) Release Management
5 5 (18.52%) Performance Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Security Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
6 4 (14.81%) Manual Testing
6 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
7 3 (11.11%) Project Management
7 3 (11.11%) TDD
8 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
8 2 (7.41%) UML
8 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) VB
1 5 (18.52%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 2 (7.41%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (59.26%) ISTQB
2 9 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 5 (18.52%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) IIBA
5 1 (3.70%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (40.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) HP
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle
3 5 (18.52%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft