The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 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 Merseyside 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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 19 30 29
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Contract jobs citing ISEB 7 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.65% 0.45% 2.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.91% 1.79% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Average daily rate
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£315 £310 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £310 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £310 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £12.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+147.49% -43.33%
Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
44 56 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.92% 25.45% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 42 21
Average daily rate £370 £425 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.00% +35.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £28.50 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
ISEB
North West

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 14 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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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
Liverpool - 6 £315 - 2
St Helens - 1 £310 -
Birkenhead - - - - 1
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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 8 (80.00%) SQL
1 8 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Security Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) TDD
3 4 (40.00%) Load Testing
3 4 (40.00%) QA
3 4 (40.00%) Selenium
3 4 (40.00%) .NET
3 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (40.00%) TestComplete
3 4 (40.00%) V-Model
3 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (40.00%) Automation Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
6 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
6 1 (10.00%) Release Management
6 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) System Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
1 4 (40.00%) TestComplete
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Analyst
2 9 (90.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) QA Tester
3 4 (40.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) QA Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Tester
4 3 (30.00%) Web Test Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Web Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Business Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (40.00%) V-Model
3 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (40.00%) Automation Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Load Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) TDD
3 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Security Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
6 1 (10.00%) Release Management
6 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) System Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
6 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA