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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 36 24 29
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs citing ISEB 8 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.04% 2.16% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.30% 10.53% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
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£295 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.83% -11.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £22.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-26.25% -25.41%
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
86 38 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.88% 20.54% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 22 38
Average daily rate £400 £250 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £110 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £438 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 24 April 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -6 7 £295 -4.83% 1
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 17 (85.00%) ISTQB
2 9 (45.00%) HP
2 9 (45.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (45.00%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (30.00%) Finance
6 5 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
7 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
8 3 (15.00%) SQL
8 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
8 3 (15.00%) System Testing
8 3 (15.00%) QA
9 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (10.00%) Web Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (10.00%) TDD
9 2 (10.00%) Oracle
9 2 (10.00%) UNIX
9 2 (10.00%) CRM
9 2 (10.00%) Siebel
9 2 (10.00%) Java
9 2 (10.00%) Validation
9 2 (10.00%) Scrum
10 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
10 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Analyst
2 12 (60.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Test Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (15.00%) System Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Web Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.00%) TDD
6 2 (10.00%) CRM
6 2 (10.00%) Validation
6 2 (10.00%) Scrum
7 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) Test Management
7 1 (5.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (85.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Siebel