The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 116 110 81
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -29
Contract jobs citing ISEB 39 63 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.10% 1.42% 1.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.25% 7.34% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 41 40
Median daily rate £325 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £40.25 - £38.78
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.05 - £31.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.45 - £46.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £13.81 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+7.53% -56.23%
ISEB
England

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

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
624 858 632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.62% 19.39% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 501 338
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £541 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 60 59
Median hourly rate £26.25 £34.95 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.89% +55.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.80 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing ISEB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in the North West

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

ISEB
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

ISEB Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -21 25 £308 -18.32% 4
Lancashire +19 9 £400 +11.11%
Merseyside - 3 £325 - 2
Cheshire 0 2 £325 -7.14% 5
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 31 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (39.19%) ISTQB
3 21 (28.38%) Finance
4 17 (22.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (22.97%) Test Scripting
4 17 (22.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (21.62%) Integration Testing
5 16 (21.62%) Degree
5 16 (21.62%) Software Testing
6 15 (20.27%) SQL
7 14 (18.92%) Oracle
7 14 (18.92%) Regression Testing
7 14 (18.92%) Web Testing
7 14 (18.92%) Test Management
8 13 (17.57%) Defect Management
8 13 (17.57%) Project Management
9 11 (14.86%) Java
9 11 (14.86%) QA
10 10 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (13.51%) Functional Testing
10 10 (13.51%) E-Commerce
11 9 (12.16%) PRINCE2
11 9 (12.16%) XML
11 9 (12.16%) Banking
11 9 (12.16%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (12.16%) Test Automation
11 9 (12.16%) JIRA
12 8 (10.81%) Selenium
12 8 (10.81%) SDLC
13 7 (9.46%) Automation Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.76%) WebSphere
1 5 (6.76%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (2.70%) SAS
3 1 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.35%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (9.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (6.76%) MS Project
3 2 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (5.41%) Magento
2 4 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.35%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.35%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) GitHub
1 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) Internet
2 5 (6.76%) FTP
2 5 (6.76%) HTTP
2 5 (6.76%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.70%) IP Telephony
3 2 (2.70%) Network Security
3 2 (2.70%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.35%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (12.16%) JIRA
2 8 (10.81%) Selenium
3 5 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.41%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.05%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.05%) HP UFT
5 3 (4.05%) JUnit
5 3 (4.05%) Maven
5 3 (4.05%) TestNG
6 1 (1.35%) CaliberRM
6 1 (1.35%) Gatling
6 1 (1.35%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.35%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.35%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (28.38%) Finance
2 9 (12.16%) Banking
3 7 (9.46%) Retail
4 6 (8.11%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.70%) Games
5 2 (2.70%) Online Betting
6 1 (1.35%) Advertising
6 1 (1.35%) Law
6 1 (1.35%) Legal
6 1 (1.35%) Local Government
6 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.35%) Marketing
6 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (51.35%) Analyst
2 29 (39.19%) Test Analyst
3 10 (13.51%) Agile Test Analyst
4 9 (12.16%) Business Analyst
5 7 (9.46%) Test Manager
6 6 (8.11%) Test Leader
7 5 (6.76%) Tester
8 4 (5.41%) Test Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) E-Commerce Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Manual Test Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) OAT Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) OAT Test Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.05%) SAP Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) SAP Test Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Test Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Automation Test Lead
10 2 (2.70%) Telephony Manager
10 2 (2.70%) UML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.16%) XML
2 7 (9.46%) SOAP
3 5 (6.76%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (4.05%) HTML
5 2 (2.70%) Web Services
6 1 (1.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.05%) SWIFT
3 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.70%) EPoS
3 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.35%) CESG
4 1 (1.35%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.35%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.35%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.35%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.76%) Unix
1 5 (6.76%) Windows
2 1 (1.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.97%) Stakeholder Management
2 17 (22.97%) Test Scripting
3 16 (21.62%) Integration Testing
3 16 (21.62%) Software Testing
4 14 (18.92%) Regression Testing
4 14 (18.92%) Test Management
4 14 (18.92%) Web Testing
5 13 (17.57%) Defect Management
5 13 (17.57%) Project Management
6 10 (13.51%) E-Commerce
6 10 (13.51%) Functional Testing
6 10 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (12.16%) Non-Functional Testing
7 9 (12.16%) PRINCE2
7 9 (12.16%) Test Automation
8 8 (10.81%) SDLC
9 7 (9.46%) Automation Testing
9 7 (9.46%) BDD
9 7 (9.46%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.27%) SQL
2 11 (14.86%) Java
3 6 (8.11%) Ruby
4 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.76%) PHP
5 2 (2.70%) Python
6 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (39.19%) ISTQB
2 17 (22.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 16 (21.62%) Degree
4 5 (6.76%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.70%) APMP
6 2 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.70%) CISSP
6 2 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.35%) CBAP
7 1 (1.35%) CISM
7 1 (1.35%) CLAS
7 1 (1.35%) IIBA
7 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.86%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.35%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (18.92%) Oracle
2 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.76%) VMware
4 3 (4.05%) SAP
4 3 (4.05%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco
5 1 (1.35%) F5
5 1 (1.35%) HP
5 1 (1.35%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.35%) Sage
5 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.35%) Splunk
5 1 (1.35%) Tableau
5 1 (1.35%) Talend
5 1 (1.35%) Twitter
5 1 (1.35%) Vertica