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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank - 28 16
Contract jobs citing ISEB 0 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 2.27% 5.21%
As % of the Qualifications category - 9.43% 34.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 6
Average daily rate
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- £481 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +54.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £334 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £31.56 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +13.71%
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
73 53 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 26.74% 24.09% 15.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 32 15
Average daily rate £425 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £213 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £19.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%

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 23 October 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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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
Birkenhead - - - -
Liverpool - - - - 1
Southport - - - -
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) Software Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Security Testing
2 4 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (42.86%) Line Management
3 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) TestComplete
3 3 (42.86%) V-Model
3 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 3 (42.86%) QA
3 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) Load Testing
3 3 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) System Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Information Assurance
5 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) TestComplete
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
1 3 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
2 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) Tester
3 3 (42.86%) Software Test Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) QA Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) QA Tester
3 3 (42.86%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Web Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
1 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Software Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Security Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Line Management
3 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) V-Model
3 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Load Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) System Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Information Assurance
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft