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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 23 26 28
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing ISEB 13 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.58% 0.53% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.84% 2.27% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate
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£250 £400 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +48.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.81% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -53.00%
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 44 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 24.30% 23.16% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 25 32
Average daily rate £375 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £17.64 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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 12 £250 -37.50% 8
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 12 (92.31%) ISTQB
2 7 (53.85%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (53.85%) HP
3 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
4 5 (38.46%) Test Strategy
4 5 (38.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) CRM
6 2 (15.38%) Siebel
6 2 (15.38%) QA
6 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Web Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
7 1 (7.69%) TDD
7 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
7 1 (7.69%) System Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Java
7 1 (7.69%) SQL
7 1 (7.69%) Oracle
7 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 1 (7.69%) UNIX
7 1 (7.69%) Validation
7 1 (7.69%) Scrum
7 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Test Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Test Consultant
4 3 (23.08%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
2 5 (38.46%) Test Strategy
3 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
4 2 (15.38%) CRM
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Web Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.69%) System Testing
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) ISTQB
2 5 (38.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Siebel
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle