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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 72 61 77
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +16
Contract jobs citing ISEB 16 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.17% 1.51% 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.25% 11.84% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 10
Average daily rate
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£323 £251 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.35% -16.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £219 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £300 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.84% +5.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £15.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+110.36% -57.14%
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
173 152 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.66% 12.71% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 69 100
Average daily rate £370 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £198 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 20
Average hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +61.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
Bolton -1 1 £310 +7.82%
Bury - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - - 5
Altrincham - - - -
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 15 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 10 (37.04%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
3 8 (29.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (29.63%) Finance
3 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (25.93%) Oracle
4 7 (25.93%) SOA
4 7 (25.93%) HP
4 7 (25.93%) Security Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Integration Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Business Analysis
4 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
5 6 (22.22%) Banking
5 6 (22.22%) Statistical Analysis
5 6 (22.22%) Release Management
5 6 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database
5 6 (22.22%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 6 (22.22%) FTP
5 6 (22.22%) MS Access
5 6 (22.22%) Tomcat
5 6 (22.22%) N-Tier
5 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 6 (22.22%) HPUX
5 6 (22.22%) Linux
5 6 (22.22%) Apache
5 6 (22.22%) VB
5 6 (22.22%) WebLogic

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (22.22%) WebLogic
1 6 (22.22%) Apache
1 6 (22.22%) Tomcat
1 6 (22.22%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Visio
2 4 (14.81%) MS Project
3 3 (11.11%) MS Office
4 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
5 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (3.70%) Agresso
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 6 (22.22%) MS Access
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 3 (11.11%) QlikView
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Selenium
1 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) TestDirector
2 1 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Business Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Tester
4 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Non-Functional Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Test Leader
5 3 (11.11%) Process Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Business Process Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Programme Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Security Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Programme Planner
7 1 (3.70%) Web Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) J2EE
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
1 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (22.22%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.70%) PMI
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile Games
3 1 (3.70%) Open Source
3 1 (3.70%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) HPUX
1 6 (22.22%) Linux
1 6 (22.22%) SUSE
2 3 (11.11%) Windows
3 2 (7.41%) UNIX
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
2 7 (25.93%) Security Testing
2 7 (25.93%) Integration Testing
2 7 (25.93%) SOA
2 7 (25.93%) Business Analysis
2 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Statistical Analysis
3 6 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Release Management
4 4 (14.81%) UML
4 4 (14.81%) Six Sigma
5 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Test Planning
6 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Information Security
6 2 (7.41%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) VB
1 6 (22.22%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 8 (29.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 6 (22.22%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (7.41%) PMI Certification
6 1 (3.70%) PMP
6 1 (3.70%) Degree
6 1 (3.70%) IIBA
6 1 (3.70%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle
1 7 (25.93%) HP
2 6 (22.22%) TIBCO
3 2 (7.41%) Splunk
4 1 (3.70%) Hyperion
4 1 (3.70%) CODA
4 1 (3.70%) JD Edwards
4 1 (3.70%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.70%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) Cognos
Manchester
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £500 - 535 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago