The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 98 69 68
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -1
Contract jobs citing ISEB 40 49 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.37% 2.14% 2.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.31% 19.37% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 36 32
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£325 £308 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% +22.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £230 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £408 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £45.78 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-54.12% +103.45%
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 Yorkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
388 253 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.31% 11.06% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 151 159
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £212 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 21
Average hourly rate £23.61 £15.50 £42.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.32% -63.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £10.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £23.60 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 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
West Yorkshire -33 27 £290 -6.82% 11
South Yorkshire -14 7 £325 +18.18%
North Yorkshire -6 1 £350 +19.65% 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 45 (41.67%) ISTQB
2 41 (37.96%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (30.56%) Finance
4 31 (28.70%) Software Testing
5 27 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 26 (24.07%) SQL
7 22 (20.37%) Microsoft
8 21 (19.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 18 (16.67%) QA
9 18 (16.67%) Business Analysis
10 17 (15.74%) Oracle
10 17 (15.74%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (15.74%) Test Management
11 15 (13.89%) SOA
12 14 (12.96%) Test Scripting
13 13 (12.04%) System Integration Testing
14 12 (11.11%) System Testing
14 12 (11.11%) Waterfall
14 12 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (10.19%) Banking
15 11 (10.19%) Integration Testing
15 11 (10.19%) Manual Testing
16 10 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
16 10 (9.26%) Change Control
16 10 (9.26%) SDLC
16 10 (9.26%) SQL Server
16 10 (9.26%) C#
16 10 (9.26%) MS Excel
16 10 (9.26%) Retail
17 9 (8.33%) Migration

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 6 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.78%) MS Office
3 2 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.85%) Intranet
2 1 (0.93%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (7.41%) Selenium
2 8 (7.41%) SoapUI
3 5 (4.63%) JIRA
3 5 (4.63%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.70%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.85%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.85%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.85%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.85%) LoadUI
5 2 (1.85%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.93%) Calabash
6 1 (0.93%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.93%) JMeter
6 1 (0.93%) NUnit
General
1 33 (30.56%) Finance
2 11 (10.19%) Banking
3 10 (9.26%) Retail
4 4 (3.70%) Retail Banking
4 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.85%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.93%) Automotive
6 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 76 (70.37%) Analyst
2 49 (45.37%) Test Analyst
3 26 (24.07%) Business Analyst
4 15 (13.89%) Tester
5 11 (10.19%) Test Manager
6 10 (9.26%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (4.63%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (3.70%) Senior Business Analyst
10 3 (2.78%) Software Manager
10 3 (2.78%) Banking Business Analyst
10 3 (2.78%) Software Asset Manager
10 3 (2.78%) Test Leader
11 2 (1.85%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 2 (1.85%) Business Manager
11 2 (1.85%) Manual Tester
11 2 (1.85%) Contracts Manager
12 1 (0.93%) Technical Test Analyst
12 1 (0.93%) Business Project Manager
12 1 (0.93%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.33%) .NET
2 7 (6.48%) Web Services
2 7 (6.48%) XML
2 7 (6.48%) CSS
3 6 (5.56%) SOAP
4 4 (3.70%) HTML
4 4 (3.70%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.85%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.93%) J2EE
6 1 (0.93%) WSDL
6 1 (0.93%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.93%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.74%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (2.78%) NHS
4 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.85%) User Experience
5 2 (1.85%) FMCG
5 2 (1.85%) W3C
5 2 (1.85%) Smartcard
5 2 (1.85%) Life Science
6 1 (0.93%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.93%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.70%) Android
1 4 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.78%) Windows
3 1 (0.93%) Solaris
3 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.93%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (37.96%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (28.70%) Software Testing
3 27 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 17 (15.74%) Test Management
6 15 (13.89%) SOA
7 14 (12.96%) Test Scripting
8 13 (12.04%) System Integration Testing
9 12 (11.11%) System Testing
9 12 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 12 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (10.19%) Manual Testing
10 11 (10.19%) Integration Testing
11 10 (9.26%) Change Control
11 10 (9.26%) SDLC
12 9 (8.33%) Mentoring
12 9 (8.33%) Test Automation
12 9 (8.33%) Web Testing
12 9 (8.33%) Migration
12 9 (8.33%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 26 (24.07%) SQL
2 10 (9.26%) C#
3 8 (7.41%) T-SQL
3 8 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.78%) Java
5 1 (0.93%) R
Qualifications
1 45 (41.67%) ISTQB
2 21 (19.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.85%) CBAP
5 2 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.85%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) IIBA
6 1 (0.93%) Degree
6 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) HL7
2 1 (0.93%) FATCA
2 1 (0.93%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 3 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 17 (15.74%) Oracle
3 4 (3.70%) SAP
3 4 (3.70%) VMware
4 3 (2.78%) IBM
5 1 (0.93%) Siebel
5 1 (0.93%) HP
5 1 (0.93%) Apple
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