The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 March 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)
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 98 75
Rank change year-on-year -11 -23  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 14 44 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.66% 1.52% 2.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.39% 9.38% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 39
Median daily rate £344 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £275 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £405 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +4.64% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £42.90 £41.00
% change year-on-year +16.56% +4.62%  

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 Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 319 469 399
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 15.05% 16.21% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 305 271
Median daily rate £399 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.31% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £238 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £588 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 14
Median hourly rate £19.00 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £33.60 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Yorkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Yorkshire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
West Yorkshire -7 11 £331 +1.92% 17
South Yorkshire +5 1 £350 +7.69%
Humberside - 1 £350 -
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 21 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (34.29%) Scrum
4 11 (31.43%) Software Testing
5 9 (25.71%) SQL
6 8 (22.86%) Finance
6 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (22.86%) Manual Testing
6 8 (22.86%) BDD
6 8 (22.86%) Exploratory Testing
7 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (20.00%) Functional Testing
7 7 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 7 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 7 (20.00%) .NET
7 7 (20.00%) Oracle
7 7 (20.00%) Project Management
8 6 (17.14%) Degree
8 6 (17.14%) SpecFlow
9 5 (14.29%) Business Analysis
9 5 (14.29%) Selenium
9 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
9 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (11.43%) Agile Testing
10 4 (11.43%) NHS
10 4 (11.43%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Process Improvement
10 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
11 3 (8.57%) Test Automation

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (2.86%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.86%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.86%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) SpecFlow
2 5 (14.29%) Selenium
3 3 (8.57%) SoapUI
4 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.71%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.86%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.86%) JIRA
5 1 (2.86%) JMeter
5 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Legal
3 2 (5.71%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Back Office
4 1 (2.86%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Analyst
2 11 (31.43%) Test Analyst
3 8 (22.86%) Tester
4 6 (17.14%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Agile Tester
5 3 (8.57%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Service Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Business Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Business Project Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Project Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) XML
3 1 (2.86%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.86%) SOAP
3 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) NHS
3 1 (2.86%) CESG
3 1 (2.86%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (2.86%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) Scrum
3 11 (31.43%) Software Testing
4 8 (22.86%) BDD
4 8 (22.86%) Exploratory Testing
4 8 (22.86%) Manual Testing
4 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 7 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 7 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 7 (20.00%) Project Management
6 5 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 4 (11.43%) Agile Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Process Improvement
7 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
8 3 (8.57%) SDLC
8 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
8 3 (8.57%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) C
4 1 (2.86%) Groovy
4 1 (2.86%) PHP
4 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (17.14%) Degree
4 2 (5.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) CISSP
5 1 (2.86%) CLAS
5 1 (2.86%) IIBA
5 1 (2.86%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.86%) FATCA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) HP
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
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