The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 24 23 25
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing ISEB 14 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.07% 1.09% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.22% 5.26% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate
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£295 £355 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.90% -21.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -37.95%
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 Merseyside region.

Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
92 38 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 26.74% 20.65% 29.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 21 33
Average daily rate £429 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.25% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £580 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.39% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £15.77 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.96%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the Merseyside region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 3 March 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
Liverpool +3 13 £295 -16.90% 4
Prescot - - - -
Wirral - - - -
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (88.89%) ISTQB
2 8 (44.44%) HP
2 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 8 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Finance
4 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
5 4 (22.22%) Test Planning
5 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 3 (16.67%) QA
6 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 3 (16.67%) System Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Validation
7 2 (11.11%) Scrum
7 2 (11.11%) UNIX
7 2 (11.11%) CRM
7 2 (11.11%) Siebel
7 2 (11.11%) Java
7 2 (11.11%) SQL
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle
7 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
7 2 (11.11%) TDD
8 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
8 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
8 1 (5.56%) VCP4
8 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Analyst
2 10 (55.56%) Test Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Test Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Test Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 3 (16.67%) Test Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
4 4 (22.22%) Test Planning
4 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 3 (16.67%) System Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Validation
6 2 (11.11%) Scrum
6 2 (11.11%) CRM
6 2 (11.11%) TDD
6 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Java
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (88.89%) ISTQB
2 6 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.56%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Siebel
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