The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 36 46 21
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -25
Contract jobs citing ISEB 6 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.85% 1.22% 2.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.08% 2.40% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate
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£338 £440 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +24.89%
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 £18.75 £17.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -37.95%
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Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Qualifications Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
118 167 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 36.42% 51.07% 26.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 104 9
Average daily rate £325 £245 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% -24.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £196 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £369 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.06% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 1
Average hourly rate £16.16 £25.85 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.48% +106.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -33.96%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 13 (46.43%) Business Analysis
2 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
3 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 5 (17.86%) Finance
6 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
7 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (14.29%) HP
7 4 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
8 3 (10.71%) System Testing
8 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
9 2 (7.14%) Business Process Mapping
9 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
9 2 (7.14%) .NET
9 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
9 2 (7.14%) QA
10 1 (3.57%) Selenium
10 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
10 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (3.57%) Degree
10 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
10 1 (3.57%) BC Cleared
10 1 (3.57%) MS Excel

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (85.71%) Analyst
2 15 (53.57%) Business Analyst
3 9 (32.14%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Change Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Business Change Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Test Leader
5 2 (7.14%) Manual Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Business Analysis
2 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
3 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
4 3 (10.71%) System Testing
4 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
5 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Business Process Mapping
6 1 (3.57%) Test Planning
6 1 (3.57%) Line Management
6 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.57%) Functional Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
2 7 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft