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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 68 61 70
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing ISEB 15 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.13% 1.32% 1.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.06% 9.52% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 12
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -0.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £259 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £325 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £12.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+147.49% -57.50%
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
186 168 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.02% 13.83% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 75 89
Average daily rate £325 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £226 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £435 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 22
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.62 £37.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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% 1
Bury - - - -
Salford - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 4
Altrincham - - - - 2
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 17 (56.67%) ISTQB
2 9 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
3 8 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (26.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 7 (23.33%) Oracle
4 7 (23.33%) SOA
4 7 (23.33%) HP
4 7 (23.33%) Security Testing
4 7 (23.33%) Business Analysis
4 7 (23.33%) Software Testing
5 6 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 6 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
5 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Release Management
5 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 6 (20.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 6 (20.00%) FTP
5 6 (20.00%) MS Access
5 6 (20.00%) Tomcat
5 6 (20.00%) N-Tier
5 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (20.00%) HPUX
5 6 (20.00%) Linux
5 6 (20.00%) Apache
5 6 (20.00%) VB
5 6 (20.00%) WebLogic
5 6 (20.00%) WebLogic Integration
5 6 (20.00%) TIBCO
5 6 (20.00%) SUSE

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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%) Tomcat
1 6 (20.00%) Apache
1 6 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 6 (20.00%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project Server
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 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 6 (20.00%) MS Access
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) QlikView
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (3.33%) TestDirector
2 1 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Business Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Tester
3 7 (23.33%) Test Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Non-Functional Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Process Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Web Test Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Web Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Solutions Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Solutions Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Manual Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Business Process Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Programme Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Programme Planner
7 1 (3.33%) Security Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) J2EE
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.33%) PMI
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile Games
2 1 (3.33%) Open Source
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 3 (10.00%) Windows
3 2 (6.67%) UNIX
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Integration Testing
2 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
3 7 (23.33%) SOA
3 7 (23.33%) Security Testing
3 7 (23.33%) Business Analysis
3 7 (23.33%) Software Testing
4 6 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 6 (20.00%) Release Management
5 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (16.67%) Six Sigma
5 5 (16.67%) UML
6 4 (13.33%) V-Model
7 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
8 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
8 2 (6.67%) Project Planning
8 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
1 6 (20.00%) VB
2 4 (13.33%) SQL
3 2 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (56.67%) ISTQB
2 8 (26.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 6 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (6.67%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.33%) PMP
5 1 (3.33%) Degree
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 7 (23.33%) Oracle
1 7 (23.33%) HP
2 6 (20.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (6.67%) Splunk
4 1 (3.33%) Cognos
4 1 (3.33%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.33%) Hyperion
4 1 (3.33%) CODA
4 1 (3.33%) JD Edwards
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