The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 70 69 51
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Contract jobs citing ISEB 44 38 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.24% 2.17% 3.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.68% 14.79% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 27
Average daily rate £325 £353 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £450 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £17.06
% change year-on-year
+575.35% -6.71%
ISEB
Yorkshire

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

Qualifications Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
347 257 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 17.68% 14.68% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 183 125
Average daily rate £400 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £260 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 7
Average hourly rate £13.75 £13.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £18.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Leeds +3 31 £325 -16.12% 7
Halifax 0 2 £317 -16.64%
ISEB
Yorkshire

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 39 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 30 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (24.36%) Finance
4 16 (20.51%) SQL
4 16 (20.51%) .NET
4 16 (20.51%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (19.23%) Test Scripting
6 14 (17.95%) Test Management
7 13 (16.67%) Business Analysis
7 13 (16.67%) Selenium
7 13 (16.67%) Load Testing
7 13 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 11 (14.10%) Waterfall
9 10 (12.82%) Test Strategy
9 10 (12.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (12.82%) HP UFT
10 9 (11.54%) Microsoft
10 9 (11.54%) HP
10 9 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (11.54%) JIRA
11 8 (10.26%) QA
11 8 (10.26%) LoadRunner
11 8 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (10.26%) SDLC
12 7 (8.97%) Functional Testing
12 7 (8.97%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (8.97%) Defect Tracking
12 7 (8.97%) Oracle
12 7 (8.97%) Windows
12 7 (8.97%) Degree

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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.

Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MS Office
1 3 (3.85%) MS Project
2 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) Ethernet
1 4 (5.13%) GSM
1 4 (5.13%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (16.67%) Selenium
2 10 (12.82%) HP UFT
3 9 (11.54%) JIRA
4 8 (10.26%) LoadRunner
5 4 (5.13%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (5.13%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.56%) Metasploit
7 2 (2.56%) Subversion
8 1 (1.28%) Appium
8 1 (1.28%) eggPlant
8 1 (1.28%) Toad
8 1 (1.28%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (24.36%) Finance
2 6 (7.69%) Publishing
3 3 (3.85%) Banking
4 2 (2.56%) Retail
5 1 (1.28%) Legal
5 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (57.69%) Analyst
2 32 (41.03%) Test Analyst
3 17 (21.79%) Tester
4 12 (15.38%) Business Analyst
5 8 (10.26%) Agile Test Analyst
5 8 (10.26%) Test Leader
5 8 (10.26%) Test Manager
6 7 (8.97%) Web Analyst
6 7 (8.97%) Web Test Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Lead Business Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Test Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) SQL Analyst
9 4 (5.13%) Agile Tester
9 4 (5.13%) Performance Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Performance Test Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Web Tester
10 3 (3.85%) Senior Penetration Tester
10 3 (3.85%) Senior Tester
10 3 (3.85%) Software Tester
10 3 (3.85%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.51%) .NET
2 4 (5.13%) XML
3 2 (2.56%) XML Messaging
4 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.28%) CSS
4 1 (1.28%) JSON
4 1 (1.28%) REST
4 1 (1.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Computer Science
1 5 (6.41%) Embedded Systems
1 5 (6.41%) N-Tier
2 3 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.97%) Windows
2 6 (7.69%) Android
3 5 (6.41%) Apple iOS
3 5 (6.41%) Linux
4 3 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (19.23%) Test Scripting
3 14 (17.95%) Test Management
4 13 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 13 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 13 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 11 (14.10%) Waterfall
6 10 (12.82%) Test Strategy
7 9 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (10.26%) SDLC
9 7 (8.97%) Defect Tracking
9 7 (8.97%) Functional Testing
9 7 (8.97%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (8.97%) Software Testing
10 6 (7.69%) Analytics
10 6 (7.69%) BDD
10 6 (7.69%) SOA
10 6 (7.69%) TDD
10 6 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.51%) SQL
2 4 (5.13%) VB.NET
3 2 (2.56%) C
3 2 (2.56%) Java
4 1 (1.28%) C#
4 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 10 (12.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (8.97%) Degree
4 4 (5.13%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.56%) CREST Certified
5 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.28%) CBAP
6 1 (1.28%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.28%) IIBA
6 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.26%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (20.51%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.56%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (11.54%) HP
1 9 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.97%) Oracle