The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 41 30 19
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Contract jobs citing ISEB 8 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.92% 1.47% 3.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.26% 9.52% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £218 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.42% -40.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £32.78 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-54.69% +48.98%
ISEB
East Midlands

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

Qualifications Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
78 42 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 18.71% 15.38% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 14 10
Average daily rate £325 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £232 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £458 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 2 5
Average hourly rate £16.75 £11.84 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.52% -34.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Northampton -9 3 £325 +49.42% 1
ISEB
East Midlands

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 13 (72.22%) ISTQB
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) Selenium
4 6 (33.33%) JIRA
4 6 (33.33%) Web Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 6 (33.33%) Maven
5 5 (27.78%) SAP
5 5 (27.78%) Degree
6 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
6 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Finance
7 3 (16.67%) SAP Implementation
8 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 2 (11.11%) BDD
8 2 (11.11%) C#
8 2 (11.11%) C++
8 2 (11.11%) Java
8 2 (11.11%) Windows
8 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (11.11%) Scrum
8 2 (11.11%) TDD
9 1 (5.56%) Banking
9 1 (5.56%) Retail
9 1 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
9 1 (5.56%) C
9 1 (5.56%) Logistics

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP SD
1 1 (5.56%) SAP FI
1 1 (5.56%) SAP MM
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Retail
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Selenium
2 6 (33.33%) Maven
2 6 (33.33%) JIRA
2 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Analyst
2 9 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Test Leader
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Business Design Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) SAP Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) SAP Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 3 (16.67%) SAP Implementation
5 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.11%) BDD
5 2 (11.11%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Workflow
6 1 (5.56%) Logistics
6 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C#
1 2 (11.11%) C++
1 2 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) ISTQB
2 5 (27.78%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) TSYS