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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 78 57 65
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +8
Contract jobs citing ISEB 36 53 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.81% 2.98% 2.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.29% 25.85% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 39 20
Average daily rate
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£305 £320 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £405 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.94 £22.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-10.88% -25.41%
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
252 205 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 12.70% 11.52% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 131 99
Average daily rate £350 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £498 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 8
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.73%

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 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
Leeds -26 17 £260 -22.67% 7
Bradford -12 9 £308 -44.09% 1
Halifax -7 6 £358 +8.33%
ISEB
Yorkshire

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 28 (38.36%) ISTQB
2 26 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (35.62%) Finance
3 22 (30.14%) SQL
4 20 (27.40%) Software Testing
5 19 (26.03%) QA
6 17 (23.29%) Test Management
6 17 (23.29%) Microsoft
7 14 (19.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (17.81%) SOA
9 12 (16.44%) Web Services
9 12 (16.44%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (13.70%) Web Testing
12 9 (12.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (12.33%) Banking
12 9 (12.33%) XML
12 9 (12.33%) .NET
13 8 (10.96%) ASP.NET
13 8 (10.96%) RAD
13 8 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (10.96%) Retail
13 8 (10.96%) Waterfall
14 7 (9.59%) Business Analysis
14 7 (9.59%) PRINCE2
14 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
14 7 (9.59%) Mentoring
14 7 (9.59%) Change Control
15 6 (8.22%) SoapUI
15 6 (8.22%) Mobile App

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.11%) MS Office
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Agresso
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (8.22%) SoapUI
3 5 (6.85%) JIRA
4 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.74%) LoadUI
6 1 (1.37%) Calabash
6 1 (1.37%) JMeter
6 1 (1.37%) Selenium
General
1 26 (35.62%) Finance
2 9 (12.33%) Banking
3 8 (10.96%) Retail
4 3 (4.11%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 53 (72.60%) Analyst
2 38 (52.05%) Test Analyst
3 15 (20.55%) Business Analyst
4 11 (15.07%) Tester
5 10 (13.70%) Test Manager
6 7 (9.59%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (8.22%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Web Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Software Manager
10 3 (4.11%) Software Asset Manager
11 2 (2.74%) Web Tester
11 2 (2.74%) Web Test Analyst
11 2 (2.74%) Business Manager
11 2 (2.74%) QA Analyst
11 2 (2.74%) Senior Tester
11 2 (2.74%) Systems Tester
11 2 (2.74%) Contracts Manager
11 2 (2.74%) Business Project Manager
11 2 (2.74%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.44%) Web Services
2 9 (12.33%) XML
2 9 (12.33%) .NET
3 8 (10.96%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.48%) CSS
4 4 (5.48%) WSDL
5 3 (4.11%) SOAP
5 3 (4.11%) WCF
6 1 (1.37%) RESTful
6 1 (1.37%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.22%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.11%) NHS
4 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.37%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.85%) Android
2 4 (5.48%) Windows
2 4 (5.48%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (27.40%) Software Testing
3 17 (23.29%) Test Management
4 13 (17.81%) SOA
5 12 (16.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (13.70%) Web Testing
7 8 (10.96%) Waterfall
7 8 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (10.96%) RAD
8 7 (9.59%) PRINCE2
8 7 (9.59%) Business Analysis
8 7 (9.59%) Change Control
8 7 (9.59%) Mentoring
9 6 (8.22%) Coaching
9 6 (8.22%) Manual Testing
10 5 (6.85%) Test Scripting
10 5 (6.85%) ITIL
11 4 (5.48%) Project Management
11 4 (5.48%) Change Management
11 4 (5.48%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.14%) SQL
2 6 (8.22%) C#
3 5 (6.85%) T-SQL
4 4 (5.48%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.37%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (38.36%) ISTQB
2 14 (19.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (5.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.74%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.37%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.37%) Degree
5 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (26.03%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) HL7
2 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.37%) FATCA
System Software
1 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (23.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.22%) Oracle
3 4 (5.48%) SAP
3 4 (5.48%) VMware
4 3 (4.11%) IBM
5 2 (2.74%) Apple
6 1 (1.37%) HP