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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 15 21 29
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs citing ISEB 24 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.61% 3.26% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.58% 15.38% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 2
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£500 £310 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £332 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £60.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-65.00% +166.66%
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
76 39 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 20.94% 21.20% 22.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 19 30
Average daily rate £500 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £488 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -6.97%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram 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 6 July 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 +4 21 £513 +65.32% 1
St Helens +1 1 £290 -6.45%
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 27 (77.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (54.29%) Test Scripting
4 18 (51.43%) Scrum
4 18 (51.43%) Test Strategy
5 17 (48.57%) Waterfall
5 17 (48.57%) QA
6 16 (45.71%) Supplier Management
7 15 (42.86%) PRINCE2
8 13 (37.14%) Test Automation
9 11 (31.43%) ISTQB
10 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
10 10 (28.57%) Test Planning
11 9 (25.71%) SC Cleared
12 7 (20.00%) HP
13 6 (17.14%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (17.14%) Integration Testing
13 6 (17.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
14 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
14 5 (14.29%) Finance
15 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
15 4 (11.43%) Functional Testing
16 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
16 3 (8.57%) SQL
16 3 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
16 3 (8.57%) Software Testing
17 2 (5.71%) Business Analysis
17 2 (5.71%) Test Management
17 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) JIRA
1 1 (2.86%) Selenium
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Analyst
1 12 (34.29%) Test Leader
2 10 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 9 (25.71%) Test Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Test Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Senior QA Tester
6 1 (2.86%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Integration Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Integration Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) UAT Test Manager
6 1 (2.86%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (77.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (54.29%) Test Scripting
4 18 (51.43%) Scrum
4 18 (51.43%) Test Strategy
5 17 (48.57%) Waterfall
6 16 (45.71%) Supplier Management
7 15 (42.86%) PRINCE2
8 13 (37.14%) Test Automation
9 10 (28.57%) Test Planning
10 6 (17.14%) Integration Testing
11 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
11 5 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
12 4 (11.43%) Functional Testing
13 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (8.57%) Software Testing
14 2 (5.71%) Manual Testing
14 2 (5.71%) System Testing
14 2 (5.71%) Data Migration
14 2 (5.71%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) ISTQB
2 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 9 (25.71%) SC Cleared
4 6 (17.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (48.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) Siebel