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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 116 84 83
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -1
Contract jobs citing ISEB 37 74 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.01% 1.93% 1.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.29% 9.31% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 52 38
Median daily rate £320 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £291 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £650 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £43.43 £39.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.21 £30.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
-15.95% -2.52%
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
700 795 596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.13% 20.77% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 425 299
Median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £213 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 60 51
Median hourly rate £42.73 £30.52 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +41.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £56.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +31.94%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -6 29 £300 -20.63% 7
Merseyside -21 4 £338 -32.50% 2
Cheshire -6 2 £375 -1.31% 1
Lancashire -12 2 £255 +2.00%
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 39 (50.65%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (46.75%) ISTQB
3 26 (33.77%) Software Testing
4 24 (31.17%) Finance
5 22 (28.57%) Regression Testing
6 20 (25.97%) Integration Testing
7 19 (24.68%) Test Scripting
8 17 (22.08%) Telecoms
9 16 (20.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (20.78%) Test Management
9 16 (20.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 16 (20.78%) Defect Management
10 14 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (18.18%) System Testing
11 13 (16.88%) Project Management
12 12 (15.58%) Internet
12 12 (15.58%) SQL
12 12 (15.58%) Web Testing
12 12 (15.58%) Degree
13 11 (14.29%) Microsoft
14 9 (11.69%) Java
14 9 (11.69%) Windows
14 9 (11.69%) Banking
14 9 (11.69%) Performance Testing
14 9 (11.69%) QA
14 9 (11.69%) Waterfall
14 9 (11.69%) BDD
15 8 (10.39%) BPMN
15 8 (10.39%) Security Cleared
15 8 (10.39%) Selenium

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
3 2 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.30%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MS Office
2 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Project
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
3 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) GitHub
1 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.58%) Internet
2 5 (6.49%) Skype
3 4 (5.19%) Network Security
4 2 (2.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.30%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.30%) MySQL
2 1 (1.30%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Selenium
2 7 (9.09%) JIRA
2 7 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.49%) HP UFT
4 4 (5.19%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.90%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.60%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.30%) CaliberRM
7 1 (1.30%) Gatling
7 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.30%) MSTest
7 1 (1.30%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 24 (31.17%) Finance
2 17 (22.08%) Telecoms
3 9 (11.69%) Banking
4 5 (6.49%) Retail
5 4 (5.19%) Military
6 3 (3.90%) Billing
6 3 (3.90%) Games
7 2 (2.60%) Online Betting
7 2 (2.60%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.30%) Electronics
8 1 (1.30%) Local Government
8 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (58.44%) Analyst
2 32 (41.56%) Test Analyst
3 12 (15.58%) Business Analyst
4 9 (11.69%) Agile Test Analyst
5 8 (10.39%) Network Analyst
5 8 (10.39%) Telecoms Analyst
5 8 (10.39%) Telecoms Business Analyst
6 7 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 7 (9.09%) Tester
7 5 (6.49%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) SQL Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Agile Business Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Senior Tester
8 4 (5.19%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.19%) UML Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) UML Business Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) E-Commerce Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) XML
2 4 (5.19%) .NET
3 3 (3.90%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.60%) Web Services
5 1 (1.30%) Middleware
5 1 (1.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Fat Client
1 5 (6.49%) Thin Client
2 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.90%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.60%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.60%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.30%) CESG
5 1 (1.30%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.30%) EPoS
5 1 (1.30%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.30%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.30%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.69%) Windows
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 39 (50.65%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (33.77%) Software Testing
3 22 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 20 (25.97%) Integration Testing
5 19 (24.68%) Test Scripting
6 16 (20.78%) Defect Management
6 16 (20.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (20.78%) Test Management
7 14 (18.18%) System Testing
7 14 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (16.88%) Project Management
9 12 (15.58%) Web Testing
10 9 (11.69%) BDD
10 9 (11.69%) Performance Testing
10 9 (11.69%) Waterfall
11 8 (10.39%) BPMN
11 8 (10.39%) eTOM
11 8 (10.39%) Stress Testing
11 8 (10.39%) UML
12 7 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.58%) SQL
2 9 (11.69%) Java
3 8 (10.39%) Ruby
4 7 (9.09%) PHP
5 5 (6.49%) C#
5 5 (6.49%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.90%) Python
7 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (46.75%) ISTQB
2 16 (20.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (15.58%) Degree
4 8 (10.39%) Security Cleared
5 6 (7.79%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.90%) CISSP
7 2 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.60%) CISM
7 2 (2.60%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.30%) CLAS
8 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.69%) QA
2 2 (2.60%) SLA
3 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.09%) VMware
3 6 (7.79%) Oracle
4 3 (3.90%) SAP
5 2 (2.60%) Cisco
5 2 (2.60%) F5
5 2 (2.60%) HP
5 2 (2.60%) Splunk
6 1 (1.30%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.30%) Northgate
6 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.30%) Tableau
6 1 (1.30%) Talend
6 1 (1.30%) Vertica
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £180 - £240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 5 days ago