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 21 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 98 77 84
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +7
Contract jobs citing ISEB 56 62 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.45% 1.96% 1.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.24% 9.66% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 47 18
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.18% +27.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £290 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £615 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £22.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-26.25% -25.41%
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
773 642 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.05% 20.28% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 307 193
Average daily rate £398 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £220 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 91 37
Average hourly rate £41.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £12.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £36.91 £29.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -3 25 £300 -4.00% 11
Lancashire -11 13 £400 -27.92% 4
Cheshire -4 9 £388 +22.04% 2
Merseyside -10 8 £295 -4.83% 4
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 32 (34.04%) Test Scripting
2 31 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (31.91%) ISTQB
4 21 (22.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (21.28%) HP Quality Center
5 20 (21.28%) SQL
5 20 (21.28%) Software Testing
5 20 (21.28%) Finance
6 16 (17.02%) Business Analysis
6 16 (17.02%) Selenium
6 16 (17.02%) QA
7 15 (15.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (15.96%) Test Planning
8 14 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (13.83%) Waterfall
9 13 (13.83%) TDD
9 13 (13.83%) Software Engineering
9 13 (13.83%) Java
9 13 (13.83%) Windows
9 13 (13.83%) HP
10 12 (12.77%) Microsoft
10 12 (12.77%) Project Management
10 12 (12.77%) Linux
10 12 (12.77%) Validation
11 11 (11.70%) HND
11 11 (11.70%) PRINCE2
11 11 (11.70%) Test Management
12 10 (10.64%) V-Model
12 10 (10.64%) Git (software)
12 10 (10.64%) Manual Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (2.13%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.13%) Apache
1 2 (2.13%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.13%) WebLogic Integration
1 2 (2.13%) SugarCRM
2 1 (1.06%) LiveLink
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) MS Office
2 3 (3.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.13%) FTP
2 1 (1.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.13%) MS Access
4 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.13%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (17.02%) Selenium
2 15 (15.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (10.64%) Git (software)
3 10 (10.64%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.13%) Toad
4 2 (2.13%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.06%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.06%) JIRA
General
1 20 (21.28%) Finance
2 8 (8.51%) Banking
3 5 (5.32%) Retail
4 4 (4.26%) Local Government
5 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.13%) Military
5 2 (2.13%) Billing
6 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (61.70%) Analyst
2 29 (30.85%) Test Analyst
3 26 (27.66%) Business Analyst
4 10 (10.64%) Developer
5 9 (9.57%) Tester
6 7 (7.45%) Project Manager
6 7 (7.45%) Test Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) AWS Developer
8 5 (5.32%) Test Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Senior Test Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (3.19%) Project Analyst
10 3 (3.19%) Test Consultant
10 3 (3.19%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.19%) Consultant
10 3 (3.19%) ICT Project Manager
10 3 (3.19%) Test Leader
11 2 (2.13%) Agile Test Analyst
11 2 (2.13%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.26%) Web Services
2 2 (2.13%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.06%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.06%) .NET
3 1 (1.06%) J2EE
3 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.26%) Open Source
2 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.13%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.13%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.06%) BYOD
4 1 (1.06%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.83%) Windows
2 12 (12.77%) Linux
3 4 (4.26%) UNIX
4 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.13%) SUSE
4 2 (2.13%) HPUX
5 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.04%) Test Scripting
2 31 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (21.28%) Software Testing
4 16 (17.02%) Business Analysis
5 15 (15.96%) Test Planning
6 14 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (13.83%) Waterfall
7 13 (13.83%) Software Engineering
7 13 (13.83%) TDD
8 12 (12.77%) Project Management
8 12 (12.77%) Validation
9 11 (11.70%) PRINCE2
9 11 (11.70%) Test Management
10 10 (10.64%) Manual Testing
10 10 (10.64%) V-Model
11 9 (9.57%) Integration Testing
11 9 (9.57%) BDD
11 9 (9.57%) Regression Testing
12 7 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (7.45%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.28%) SQL
2 13 (13.83%) Java
3 3 (3.19%) Ruby
4 2 (2.13%) VB
4 2 (2.13%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (1.06%) C#
Qualifications
1 30 (31.91%) ISTQB
2 21 (22.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (11.70%) HND
4 7 (7.45%) Degree
4 7 (7.45%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (4.26%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.19%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (3.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.06%) CISSP
8 1 (1.06%) IIBA
8 1 (1.06%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.02%) QA
2 2 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 20 (21.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (13.83%) HP
2 12 (12.77%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.45%) Oracle
4 4 (4.26%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.13%) Siebel
6 1 (1.06%) IBM
6 1 (1.06%) Capita
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