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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISEB Practitioner
Rank 602 572 567
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -5
Contract jobs citing ISEB Practitioner 24 33 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.064% 0.065%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.32% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 30 15
Average daily rate £315 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £543 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +18.51%
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
10886 10379 9584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.11% 20.28% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6723 5993 5160
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 491 440
Average hourly rate £36.25 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.61% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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 14 February 2016.

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 28 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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -17 22 £315 -23.63% 1
South East +17 8 £300 -16.08% 1
London -5 5 £300 -27.27%
Wiltshire +1 3 £320 -36.00%
South West 0 3 £320 -36.00%
West Sussex - 3 £300 -
Swindon - 3 £320 -
City of London +43 2 - -
Berkshire +5 2 £250 -30.06%
Scotland -8 2 £366 -8.43%
Yorkshire -17 2 £304 -21.98%
Milton Keynes - 2 £425 -
Slough - 2 £250 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £425 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
Hampshire +12 1 - - 1
Glasgow +10 1 £308 -23.12%
West Yorkshire -9 1 £284 -28.22%
Edinburgh -13 1 £425 +6.25%
West Midlands -14 1 - -
South Yorkshire -17 1 £325 -29.72%
Halifax - 1 £284 -
Crawley - 1 £300 -
Derby - 1 £415 -
Derbyshire - 1 £415 -
East Midlands - 1 £415 -

ISEB Practitioner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 73 (100.00%) ISEB
2 46 (63.01%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (49.32%) Software Testing
4 32 (43.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 28 (38.36%) Scrum
6 25 (34.25%) Test Strategy
6 25 (34.25%) Test Scripting
7 22 (30.14%) SC Cleared
7 22 (30.14%) Security Cleared
7 22 (30.14%) SQL
8 21 (28.77%) XML
8 21 (28.77%) HP
9 17 (23.29%) ISTQB
9 17 (23.29%) Test Management
9 17 (23.29%) Defect Management
10 16 (21.92%) Oracle
11 15 (20.55%) SoapUI
11 15 (20.55%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (19.18%) BDD
12 14 (19.18%) Functional Testing
12 14 (19.18%) SOAP
13 13 (17.81%) HP UFT
13 13 (17.81%) JIRA
14 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
14 12 (16.44%) Automated Testing
14 12 (16.44%) Regression Testing
15 11 (15.07%) Web Services
15 11 (15.07%) C++
15 11 (15.07%) Java
15 11 (15.07%) Test Automation

ISEB Practitioner
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 3 (4.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.74%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.37%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.37%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (10.96%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.22%) MS Project
3 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) Oracle Reports
1 7 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.37%) MySQL
4 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (20.55%) SoapUI
2 13 (17.81%) HP UFT
2 13 (17.81%) JIRA
3 10 (13.70%) Ant
3 10 (13.70%) Jenkins
3 10 (13.70%) Maven
3 10 (13.70%) Selenium
3 10 (13.70%) WebDriver
4 9 (12.33%) Cucumber
4 9 (12.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (8.22%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (6.85%) SpecFlow
6 5 (6.85%) Toad
7 2 (2.74%) Introscope
7 2 (2.74%) JProfiler
7 2 (2.74%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (2.74%) SilkPerformer
8 1 (1.37%) JUnit
8 1 (1.37%) TestNG
8 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (9.59%) Finance
1 7 (9.59%) Military
2 3 (4.11%) Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Billing
3 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.37%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
4 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (26.03%) Test Manager
2 18 (24.66%) Analyst
2 18 (24.66%) Tester
3 12 (16.44%) Test Analyst
4 8 (10.96%) Automation Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) Consultant
4 8 (10.96%) Test Automation Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) Test Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) Automation Tester
5 7 (9.59%) UI Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.85%) Agile Tester
7 5 (6.85%) Functional Consultant
7 5 (6.85%) Test Consultant
7 5 (6.85%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.48%) Applications Manager
8 4 (5.48%) Selenium Tester
8 4 (5.48%) Systems Manager
8 4 (5.48%) Systems Test Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (28.77%) XML
2 14 (19.18%) SOAP
3 11 (15.07%) Web Services
4 10 (13.70%) .NET
5 9 (12.33%) WSDL
6 5 (6.85%) Middleware
7 4 (5.48%) XML Messaging
8 3 (4.11%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.48%) Biometrics
2 4 (5.48%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.74%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.74%) PMI
4 1 (1.37%) CCTV
4 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.37%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.37%) Statistics
4 1 (1.37%) User Experience
4 1 (1.37%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.96%) Unix
2 4 (5.48%) Windows
3 3 (4.11%) Linux
4 2 (2.74%) Solaris
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (63.01%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (49.32%) Software Testing
3 28 (38.36%) Scrum
4 25 (34.25%) Test Scripting
4 25 (34.25%) Test Strategy
5 17 (23.29%) Defect Management
5 17 (23.29%) Test Management
6 15 (20.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (19.18%) BDD
7 14 (19.18%) Functional Testing
8 12 (16.44%) Automated Testing
8 12 (16.44%) Regression Testing
9 11 (15.07%) Process Improvement
9 11 (15.07%) Test Automation
10 9 (12.33%) PRINCE2
11 8 (10.96%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 7 (9.59%) Business Analysis
12 7 (9.59%) Mentoring
12 7 (9.59%) Project Management
13 6 (8.22%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.14%) SQL
2 11 (15.07%) C++
2 11 (15.07%) Java
3 10 (13.70%) Groovy
4 7 (9.59%) VB
5 5 (6.85%) F#
5 5 (6.85%) VBScript
6 3 (4.11%) PHP
7 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.37%) C
8 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (100.00%) ISEB
2 32 (43.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 22 (30.14%) SC Cleared
3 22 (30.14%) Security Cleared
4 17 (23.29%) ISTQB
5 8 (10.96%) Degree
6 5 (6.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (4.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (2.74%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.74%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.37%) CISSP
9 1 (1.37%) GIAC
9 1 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.37%) PMP
9 1 (1.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) QA
2 3 (4.11%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 9 (12.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.74%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (2.74%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (2.74%) nmon
Vendors
1 21 (28.77%) HP
2 16 (21.92%) Oracle
3 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.48%) Compaq
4 4 (5.48%) Terracotta
4 4 (5.48%) webMethods
5 3 (4.11%) Informatica
5 3 (4.11%) Siebel
6 2 (2.74%) BMC
7 1 (1.37%) ESRI
7 1 (1.37%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.37%) IBM
7 1 (1.37%) Murex
7 1 (1.37%) VMware