The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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)
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 71 71
Rank change year-on-year -8 0  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 10 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.99% 1.67% 1.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.25% 10.34% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 13
Median daily rate £331 £331 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £428 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +4.64% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Leeds.

Academic & Professional Certification
Leeds
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 138 232 165
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 13.60% 16.12% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 151 110
Median daily rate £375 £410 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.53% +10.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Median hourly rate £39.00 £12.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +218.36% -31.94%  
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 Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Leeds

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Leeds

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Leeds

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 Leeds region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 10 (50.00%) Scrum
3 8 (40.00%) SQL
3 8 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
4 7 (35.00%) BDD
4 7 (35.00%) Functional Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 6 (30.00%) Automation Testing
5 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (30.00%) .NET
5 6 (30.00%) Oracle
6 5 (25.00%) Degree
6 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (25.00%) SpecFlow
7 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (20.00%) Selenium
7 4 (20.00%) Project Management
7 4 (20.00%) NHS
7 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (15.00%) Agile Testing
9 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
9 2 (10.00%) Process Improvement
9 2 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 4 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.00%) JIRA
4 1 (5.00%) JMeter
4 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.00%) Subversion
4 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
2 9 (45.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Project Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (20.00%) NHS
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Scrum
3 8 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 7 (35.00%) BDD
4 7 (35.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Functional Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
5 6 (30.00%) Automation Testing
5 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Project Management
8 3 (15.00%) Agile Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
9 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
9 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Process Improvement
9 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
9 2 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) PHP
3 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
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