The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB Practitioner in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB Practitioner over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISEB Practitioner
Rank 561 545 523
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -22
Contract jobs citing ISEB Practitioner 54 24 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.046% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.27% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 19 39
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£413 £425 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.82% +14.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £278 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £534 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11520 8966 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.06% 17.13% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6487 5099 5271
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 384 590
Average hourly rate £19.91 £18.43 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.01% -18.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

ISEB Practitioner
Jobs Demand Trend

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

ISEB Practitioner Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ISEB Practitioner
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB Practitioner within the UK.

ISEB Practitioner Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ISEB Practitioner
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB Practitioner within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

ISEB Practitioner Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ISEB Practitioner
Hourly Rate Trend

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

ISEB Practitioner Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ISEB Practitioner
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB Practitioner within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. 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
England -7 45 £416 -2.11% 6
London +33 26 £500 +16.95% 3
South East -9 8 £340 -9.33%
City of London +20 5 £515 +21.17% 1
South West -31 4 £335 -34.63% 3
Scotland - 3 £410 -
East of England - 3 £325 -
Glasgow - 3 £410 -
Nottingham +13 2 £416 +75.15%
Nottinghamshire +10 2 £416 +75.15%
East Midlands 0 2 £416 +75.15%
Surrey 0 2 £340 -32.00%
North West -11 2 £400 -7.24%
Hampshire -22 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £280 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £280 -
Cheshire - 2 £400 -
Devon - 1 £416 -
Plymouth - 1 £416 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Hackney - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 2
Reading - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Swindon - - - - 2
Taunton - - - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - -

ISEB Practitioner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ISEB Practitioner 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 Practitioner.

1 102 (100.00%) ISEB
2 34 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 32 (31.37%) ISTQB
4 31 (30.39%) Project Management
5 30 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
5 30 (29.41%) Software Testing
6 26 (25.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 25 (24.51%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (24.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 25 (24.51%) Test Management
7 25 (24.51%) PRINCE2
8 24 (23.53%) Oracle
9 22 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (20.59%) QA
11 19 (18.63%) HP
11 19 (18.63%) Banking
12 16 (15.69%) QuickTest Pro
12 16 (15.69%) ITIL
12 16 (15.69%) Test Scripting
13 15 (14.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 14 (13.73%) Windows
14 14 (13.73%) Finance
15 13 (12.75%) Service Delivery
15 13 (12.75%) Java
15 13 (12.75%) Performance Testing
15 13 (12.75%) Security Testing
15 13 (12.75%) Release Management
15 13 (12.75%) Degree
15 13 (12.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 12 (11.76%) Test Planning

ISEB Practitioner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ISEB Practitioner 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 Practitioner. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (10.78%) WebLogic
2 7 (6.86%) WebLogic Integration
2 7 (6.86%) Apache
2 7 (6.86%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.94%) MS Project Server
4 2 (1.96%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.96%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.98%) SAS
5 1 (0.98%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (11.76%) MS Project
2 2 (1.96%) Mingle
2 2 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.96%) MS Office
3 1 (0.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (7.84%) Summit
2 2 (1.96%) Magento
2 2 (1.96%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.84%) FTP
2 3 (2.94%) UMTS
2 3 (2.94%) GPRS
2 3 (2.94%) GSM
2 3 (2.94%) LTE
3 2 (1.96%) Internet
4 1 (0.98%) HTTP
4 1 (0.98%) WAN
4 1 (0.98%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.98%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.78%) Oracle Database
2 7 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.86%) MS Access
3 3 (2.94%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.96%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.96%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.98%) DB2
5 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (15.69%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (4.90%) JIRA
3 4 (3.92%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (2.94%) Toad
4 3 (2.94%) WebDriver
4 3 (2.94%) Selenium
5 2 (1.96%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.96%) TestLink
5 2 (1.96%) QARun
5 2 (1.96%) TestNG
5 2 (1.96%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.96%) Maven
5 2 (1.96%) JUnit
5 2 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.96%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.98%) Introscope
6 1 (0.98%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.98%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (0.98%) JProfiler
General
1 19 (18.63%) Banking
2 14 (13.73%) Finance
3 6 (5.88%) Investment Banking
3 6 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.90%) Retail
5 3 (2.94%) Legal
6 2 (1.96%) Marketing
6 2 (1.96%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.96%) Front Office
7 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.98%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 24 (23.53%) Analyst
2 20 (19.61%) Test Manager
3 17 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 12 (11.76%) Test Leader
5 10 (9.80%) Tester
6 8 (7.84%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.90%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.90%) Transition Manager
7 5 (4.90%) Service Manager
7 5 (4.90%) Non-Functional Tester
7 5 (4.90%) Agile Coach
8 4 (3.92%) Service Transition Manager
8 4 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) Integration Manager
8 4 (3.92%) Senior Manager
8 4 (3.92%) QA Manager
9 3 (2.94%) Programme Manager
9 3 (2.94%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (2.94%) Software Manager
9 3 (2.94%) Programme Office Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.84%) XML
2 6 (5.88%) .NET
3 2 (1.96%) Gherkin
3 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.96%) Middleware
4 1 (0.98%) ODBC
4 1 (0.98%) COM
4 1 (0.98%) JDBC
4 1 (0.98%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.78%) PMI
2 11 (10.78%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.86%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.92%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.94%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.94%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.96%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.96%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.96%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.96%) CMDB
6 2 (1.96%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.98%) EPoS
7 1 (0.98%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.98%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.98%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.98%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.73%) Windows
2 8 (7.84%) Linux
3 7 (6.86%) HPUX
3 7 (6.86%) SUSE
4 6 (5.88%) UNIX
5 2 (1.96%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.96%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.98%) Solaris
6 1 (0.98%) Android
6 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 31 (30.39%) Project Management
3 30 (29.41%) Software Testing
4 25 (24.51%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (24.51%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (24.51%) Test Management
4 25 (24.51%) PRINCE2
5 16 (15.69%) ITIL
5 16 (15.69%) Test Scripting
6 13 (12.75%) Service Delivery
6 13 (12.75%) Performance Testing
6 13 (12.75%) Security Testing
6 13 (12.75%) Release Management
7 12 (11.76%) Test Planning
7 12 (11.76%) Test Automation
8 11 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (9.80%) Scrum
9 10 (9.80%) ITSM
9 10 (9.80%) Service Management
10 9 (8.82%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.75%) Java
2 12 (11.76%) VB
3 11 (10.78%) SQL
4 7 (6.86%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 4 (3.92%) Python
5 4 (3.92%) VBScript
5 4 (3.92%) C#
6 2 (1.96%) Ruby
6 2 (1.96%) Perl
7 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.98%) PHP
7 1 (0.98%) C++
Qualifications
1 102 (100.00%) ISEB
2 32 (31.37%) ISTQB
3 26 (25.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (14.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 13 (12.75%) Degree
5 13 (12.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 11 (10.78%) PMI Certification
7 9 (8.82%) APMP
8 7 (6.86%) Security Cleared
9 6 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (3.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (3.92%) SC Cleared
10 4 (3.92%) PMP
11 3 (2.94%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 3 (2.94%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 2 (1.96%) ISACA
12 2 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.96%) CISSP
12 2 (1.96%) Siebel Certification
12 2 (1.96%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (20.59%) QA
2 6 (5.88%) P3O
3 4 (3.92%) ISO 9001
4 3 (2.94%) ISO 9000
5 2 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.96%) COBIT
6 1 (0.98%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.98%) SLA
6 1 (0.98%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.96%) NDS
Systems Management
1 30 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.98%) nmon
Vendors
1 24 (23.53%) Oracle
2 19 (18.63%) HP
3 9 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.86%) TIBCO
4 7 (6.86%) Bloomberg
4 7 (6.86%) Murex
5 4 (3.92%) SAP
6 3 (2.94%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.94%) Remedy
7 2 (1.96%) Demandware
7 2 (1.96%) hybris
7 2 (1.96%) ATG
7 2 (1.96%) Siebel
7 2 (1.96%) Cisco
7 2 (1.96%) webMethods
7 2 (1.96%) Citrix
7 2 (1.96%) Lotus
8 1 (0.98%) BMC
8 1 (0.98%) Symantec
8 1 (0.98%) McAfee