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 22 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)
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 80 86
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 17 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.57% 1.68% 1.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.18% 10.08% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 13
Median daily rate £383 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.28% +27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £460 £400
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 £40.00 £14.68 £19.94
% change year-on-year +172.57% -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 Leeds.

Academic & Professional Certification
Leeds
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 152 248 228
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 14.01% 16.64% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 165 153
Median daily rate £418 £423 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +20.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £650 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.42% +42.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Leeds over the 3 months to 22 June 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 22 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 Leeds region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (46.15%) ISTQB
3 10 (38.46%) Test Automation
4 9 (34.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Scrum
5 8 (30.77%) BDD
5 8 (30.77%) Functional Testing
6 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (26.92%) Manual Testing
6 7 (26.92%) SQL
6 7 (26.92%) .NET
6 7 (26.92%) Software Testing
7 6 (23.08%) Degree
7 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (23.08%) Oracle
7 6 (23.08%) Project Management
7 6 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (23.08%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
8 5 (19.23%) Integration Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Business Analysis
9 4 (15.38%) NHS
9 4 (15.38%) Six Sigma
9 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
9 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
9 4 (15.38%) SpecFlow
9 4 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
10 3 (11.54%) Agile Testing

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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 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) SpecFlow
2 3 (11.54%) Selenium
3 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.85%) JIRA
4 1 (3.85%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.85%) Publishing
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Tester
3 7 (26.92%) Test Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Business Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Test Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Agile Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
6 2 (7.69%) QA Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) QA Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Senior QA Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior QA Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Programme Test Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Agile Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) Test Automation
3 9 (34.62%) Scrum
3 9 (34.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (30.77%) BDD
4 8 (30.77%) Functional Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Manual Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Software Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Exploratory Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Project Management
6 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (19.23%) Business Analysis
7 5 (19.23%) Integration Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
8 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
8 4 (15.38%) Six Sigma
8 4 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
9 3 (11.54%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 6 (23.08%) Degree
2 6 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft