The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 92 97
Rank change year-on-year +16 +5  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 24 31 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.70% 1.51% 1.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.77% 10.73% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 20
Median daily rate £383 £375 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +27.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £261 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £425 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £14.68 £19.94
% change year-on-year +94.20% -26.40%  

ISEB is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 188 289 281
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 13.33% 14.08% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 183 184
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £612 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.57% +8.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.32 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.50 £20.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire citing ISEB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in West Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in West Yorkshire

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in West Yorkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in West Yorkshire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +13 18 £400 +16.95% 8
Bradford +9 2 - -
Huddersfield - 2 - -
Halifax +4 1 £412 -2.60%
ISEB
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (47.06%) ISTQB
3 12 (35.29%) Scrum
4 11 (32.35%) Test Automation
5 10 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (23.53%) SQL
6 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
6 8 (23.53%) Software Testing
6 8 (23.53%) BDD
6 8 (23.53%) Functional Testing
6 8 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (20.59%) Manual Testing
7 7 (20.59%) Degree
7 7 (20.59%) .NET
8 6 (17.65%) Oracle
8 6 (17.65%) Project Management
8 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (17.65%) Integration Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Exploratory Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Waterfall
9 5 (14.71%) Business Analysis
9 5 (14.71%) Finance
10 4 (11.76%) NHS
10 4 (11.76%) Six Sigma
10 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
10 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2
10 4 (11.76%) QA
10 4 (11.76%) SpecFlow

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Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) 3G
1 2 (5.88%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) SpecFlow
2 3 (8.82%) Selenium
2 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.88%) JIRA
3 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.94%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.94%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.94%) MSTest
4 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
2 3 (8.82%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.94%) Publishing
3 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Analyst
2 10 (29.41%) Test Analyst
3 9 (26.47%) Tester
4 6 (17.65%) Business Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Test Manager
6 3 (8.82%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Agile Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support
7 2 (5.88%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Scrum Master
7 2 (5.88%) Senior QA Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior QA Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Tester
8 1 (2.94%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.94%) CRM Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Agile Tester
8 1 (2.94%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.76%) NHS
3 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.94%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
1 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (35.29%) Scrum
3 11 (32.35%) Test Automation
4 10 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (23.53%) BDD
5 8 (23.53%) Functional Testing
5 8 (23.53%) Software Testing
5 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
6 7 (20.59%) Manual Testing
7 6 (17.65%) Exploratory Testing
7 6 (17.65%) Integration Testing
7 6 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (17.65%) Project Management
7 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (14.71%) Business Analysis
8 5 (14.71%) Waterfall
9 4 (11.76%) Defect Management
9 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2
9 4 (11.76%) Six Sigma
9 4 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) Java
2 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (47.06%) ISTQB
2 8 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (20.59%) Degree
4 2 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle
2 3 (8.82%) HP
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
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