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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 39 27 29
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing ISEB 22 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.77% 0.60% 3.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.78% 3.03% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 5
Average daily rate
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£428 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £450 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £450 £763
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £345
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.92 £31.56 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-49.55% +40.24%
ISEB
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
204 33 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 34.93% 19.88% 29.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 21 42
Average daily rate £358 £315 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.67% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £259 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £456 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 1
Average hourly rate £28.75 £15.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.48% +24.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

ISEB
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
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram 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

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 15 (34.88%) ISTQB
2 12 (27.91%) Test Scripting
2 12 (27.91%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (25.58%) Finance
4 10 (23.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (20.93%) HP
5 9 (20.93%) Project Management
5 9 (20.93%) Business Analysis
5 9 (20.93%) Knowledge Management
6 8 (18.60%) QA
6 8 (18.60%) APMP
6 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
7 7 (16.28%) Automated Testing
7 7 (16.28%) System Testing
7 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (11.63%) SQL
9 5 (11.63%) Oracle
9 5 (11.63%) WebSphere
10 4 (9.30%) Supplier Management
10 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
11 3 (6.98%) Software Testing
11 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
11 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
11 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
12 2 (4.65%) ITIL
12 2 (4.65%) .NET
12 2 (4.65%) Six Sigma
12 2 (4.65%) BS7799

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.33%) MS Project
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
2 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) CaliberRM
1 1 (2.33%) Selenium
1 1 (2.33%) JIRA
1 1 (2.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 11 (25.58%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (65.12%) Analyst
2 12 (27.91%) Test Analyst
3 11 (25.58%) Business Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Tester
5 3 (6.98%) Change Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Business Change Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Service Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Manual Tester
6 2 (4.65%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.65%) Environment Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Service Operations Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Environment Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Business Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Change Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Business Change Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Systems Tester
7 1 (2.33%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Test Scripting
2 9 (20.93%) Project Management
2 9 (20.93%) Business Analysis
2 9 (20.93%) Knowledge Management
3 7 (16.28%) Automated Testing
3 7 (16.28%) System Testing
3 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (9.30%) Supplier Management
6 3 (6.98%) Software Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.65%) ITIL
7 2 (4.65%) Six Sigma
7 2 (4.65%) Regression Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.65%) Service Management
7 2 (4.65%) CMMI
7 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.65%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) ISTQB
2 10 (23.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (18.60%) APMP
3 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) BS7799
2 2 (4.65%) SLA
2 2 (4.65%) BS15000
2 2 (4.65%) ISO 14001
3 1 (2.33%) P3O
Systems Management
1 12 (27.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) HP
2 5 (11.63%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.33%) Curam