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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 42 42 23
Rank change year-on-year
0 -19
Contract jobs citing ISEB 8 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.96% 2.99% 2.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.20% 6.22% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Average daily rate
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£338 £331 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% -6.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £21.94 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+86.89% -26.87%
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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
129 209 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 31.62% 48.05% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 134 13
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 £195 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 0
Average hourly rate £16.16 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £24.90
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -27.71%

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

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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 1 April 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 9 (52.94%) ISTQB
2 7 (41.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (29.41%) Business Analysis
3 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) HP
4 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
5 3 (17.65%) System Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
6 2 (11.76%) QA
6 2 (11.76%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (11.76%) ETL
6 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
7 1 (5.88%) JSF
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.88%) Java
7 1 (5.88%) SQL
7 1 (5.88%) MySQL
7 1 (5.88%) Oracle
7 1 (5.88%) Web Services
7 1 (5.88%) MS Excel

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) Test Analyst
3 6 (35.29%) Business Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Change Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Business Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) JSF
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Business Analysis
2 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
3 3 (17.65%) System Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
4 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (11.76%) ETL
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) ISTQB
2 7 (41.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle