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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 109 104 92
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing ISEB 42 63 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.22% 1.49% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.94% 7.39% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 41 33
Median daily rate £325 £398 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.23% +23.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £43.43 £38.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.99%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.64 £36.72 £31.56
% change year-on-year
-60.13% +16.35%
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
605 853 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.58% 20.16% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 474 331
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.18% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 63 58
Median hourly rate £21.00 £38.43 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.35% +70.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £15.77 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.03 £57.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

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 27 August 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
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 27 August 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 -12 30 £325 -18.75% 11
Lancashire +11 7 £353 -8.44% 1
Merseyside +7 3 £325 -50.00% 1
Cheshire +7 2 £375 -1.31%
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 35 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 20 (25.97%) Software Testing
3 20 (25.97%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (25.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (24.68%) Regression Testing
5 18 (23.38%) Finance
5 18 (23.38%) Degree
5 18 (23.38%) Test Management
6 17 (22.08%) Test Scripting
6 17 (22.08%) Integration Testing
7 16 (20.78%) Defect Management
8 14 (18.18%) Project Management
9 13 (16.88%) Web Testing
10 12 (15.58%) Java
10 12 (15.58%) Oracle
10 12 (15.58%) Windows
10 12 (15.58%) VMware
11 11 (14.29%) Telecoms
11 11 (14.29%) SQL
11 11 (14.29%) System Testing
11 11 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (14.29%) Selenium
11 11 (14.29%) Functional Testing
12 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
13 9 (11.69%) E-Commerce
13 9 (11.69%) XML
13 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
13 9 (11.69%) QA
13 9 (11.69%) JIRA

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 6 (7.79%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.49%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.49%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (6.49%) Skype for Business
2 5 (6.49%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.49%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.30%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) MS Excel
1 5 (6.49%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (6.49%) MS Project
2 4 (5.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (5.19%) Magento
2 4 (5.19%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.30%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.30%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.30%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) GitHub
1 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.39%) Internet
2 5 (6.49%) FTP
2 5 (6.49%) HTTP
2 5 (6.49%) Skype
2 5 (6.49%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.60%) Network Security
4 1 (1.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.30%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.30%) MySQL
2 1 (1.30%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (14.29%) Selenium
2 9 (11.69%) JIRA
3 4 (5.19%) Cucumber
3 4 (5.19%) HP UFT
3 4 (5.19%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.90%) JUnit
4 3 (3.90%) Maven
4 3 (3.90%) TestNG
4 3 (3.90%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.30%) CaliberRM
5 1 (1.30%) Gatling
5 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.30%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (1.30%) TestDirector
General
1 18 (23.38%) Finance
2 11 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 8 (10.39%) Banking
4 5 (6.49%) Retail
5 4 (5.19%) Military
6 3 (3.90%) Games
7 2 (2.60%) Online Betting
8 1 (1.30%) Advertising
8 1 (1.30%) Local Government
8 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.30%) Marketing
8 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (51.95%) Analyst
2 31 (40.26%) Test Analyst
3 10 (12.99%) Agile Test Analyst
4 9 (11.69%) Business Analyst
5 8 (10.39%) Test Manager
6 6 (7.79%) Test Leader
6 6 (7.79%) Tester
7 5 (6.49%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Network Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Telecoms Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Telecoms Business Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Automation Test Lead
9 3 (3.90%) E-Commerce Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) OAT Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) OAT Test Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.69%) XML
2 7 (9.09%) SOAP
3 5 (6.49%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (3.90%) HTML
5 2 (2.60%) Web Services
6 1 (1.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.49%) Fat Client
2 5 (6.49%) Thin Client
3 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.90%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.60%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.60%) EPoS
5 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.30%) CESG
6 1 (1.30%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.30%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.30%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.30%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.58%) Windows
2 5 (6.49%) Unix
2 5 (6.49%) Windows 10
2 5 (6.49%) Windows Server
2 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (5.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.97%) Software Testing
2 20 (25.97%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (24.68%) Regression Testing
4 18 (23.38%) Test Management
5 17 (22.08%) Integration Testing
5 17 (22.08%) Test Scripting
6 16 (20.78%) Defect Management
7 14 (18.18%) Project Management
8 13 (16.88%) Web Testing
9 11 (14.29%) Functional Testing
9 11 (14.29%) System Testing
9 11 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (11.69%) BDD
10 9 (11.69%) E-Commerce
10 9 (11.69%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (11.69%) SDLC
11 8 (10.39%) Automation Testing
12 7 (9.09%) PRINCE2
12 7 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.58%) Java
2 11 (14.29%) SQL
3 8 (10.39%) Ruby
4 7 (9.09%) PHP
5 5 (6.49%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.90%) Python
7 2 (2.60%) C#
8 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 20 (25.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (23.38%) Degree
4 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
5 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.60%) CISSP
6 2 (2.60%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.30%) CISM
7 1 (1.30%) CLAS
7 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.69%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (10.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (15.58%) Oracle
1 12 (15.58%) VMware
2 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.90%) SAP
3 3 (3.90%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.60%) Cisco
4 2 (2.60%) HP
5 1 (1.30%) F5
5 1 (1.30%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.30%) Northgate
5 1 (1.30%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.30%) Splunk
5 1 (1.30%) Tableau
5 1 (1.30%) Talend
5 1 (1.30%) Twitter
5 1 (1.30%) Vertica
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