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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 39 29 33
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing ISEB 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.78% 1.67% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.35% 6.90% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
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£325 £310 £481
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -35.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.72 £31.56 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+16.35% +147.49%
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
69 58 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.88% 24.17% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 40 45
Average daily rate £400 £425 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -3.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 2 - - 9
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 23 (88.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (65.38%) Scrum
3 17 (65.38%) Test Strategy
3 17 (65.38%) Waterfall
4 16 (61.54%) Supplier Management
4 16 (61.54%) QA
5 15 (57.69%) PRINCE2
5 15 (57.69%) Test Scripting
6 13 (50.00%) Test Automation
7 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
8 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
8 9 (34.62%) Test Planning
9 5 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
10 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
10 4 (15.38%) Regression Testing
11 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (11.54%) HP
11 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
12 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
12 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (7.69%) SQL
12 2 (7.69%) Migration
12 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
12 2 (7.69%) Test Management
12 2 (7.69%) ISTQB

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (3.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Test Manager
1 9 (34.62%) Test Leader
2 7 (26.92%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Tester
5 1 (3.85%) UAT Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Agile Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Integration Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Tester
5 1 (3.85%) QA Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior QA Tester
5 1 (3.85%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Integration Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (88.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (65.38%) Scrum
3 17 (65.38%) Waterfall
3 17 (65.38%) Test Strategy
4 16 (61.54%) Supplier Management
5 15 (57.69%) PRINCE2
5 15 (57.69%) Test Scripting
6 13 (50.00%) Test Automation
7 9 (34.62%) Test Planning
8 4 (15.38%) Functional Testing
8 4 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Regression Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
10 2 (7.69%) Test Management
10 2 (7.69%) Migration
10 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
11 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (61.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) HP
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