Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ISEB Practitioner qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 November 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.

ISEB Practitioner
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 837 855 786
Rank change year-on-year +18 -69 -6
Contract jobs citing ISEB Practitioner 40 26 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.025% 0.090%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.12% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 60
UK median daily rate £410 £419 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.09% +2.13% +1.23%
10th Percentile £305 £305 £300
90th Percentile £613 £447 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £400 £383
% change year-on-year -7.25% +4.51% +9.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

ISEB Practitioner is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19240 21636 22485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.66% 20.66% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11789 13485 13553
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £243 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 902 856 1079
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £11.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +31.58%

ISEB Practitioner
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ISEB Practitioner as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB Practitioner in the UK

ISEB Practitioner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB Practitioner in the UK

ISEB Practitioner
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB Practitioner over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB Practitioner in the UK

ISEB Practitioner
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB Practitioner in the UK

ISEB Practitioner
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB Practitioner within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +31 40 £410 -2.09% 6
UK excluding London +26 25 £371 -7.25% 5
London -13 15 £423 -0.59% 1
South East +7 12 £425 +30.77%
East of England 0 7 £341 -19.76% 1
West Midlands +24 4 £450 +5.88% 4
Midlands +22 4 £450 +5.88% 4
North of England +48 1 £468 +16.88%
Yorkshire +21 1 £468 +16.88%
South West -7 1 £372 +25.25%

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB Practitioner also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ISEB Practitioner.

1 40 (100.00%) ISEB
2 22 (55.00%) HP
3 19 (47.50%) Microsoft
3 19 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (42.50%) Test Strategy
5 16 (40.00%) Windows
5 16 (40.00%) Selenium
6 15 (37.50%) Performance Testing
6 15 (37.50%) SoapUI
7 14 (35.00%) Scrum
8 13 (32.50%) Java
8 13 (32.50%) HP UFT
8 13 (32.50%) LoadRunner
8 13 (32.50%) Waterfall
9 12 (30.00%) TestNG
9 12 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (30.00%) SpecFlow
9 12 (30.00%) PuTTY
9 12 (30.00%) WinSCP
9 12 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 12 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
9 12 (30.00%) Defect Tracking
9 12 (30.00%) .NET
9 12 (30.00%) Oracle
9 12 (30.00%) Ant
9 12 (30.00%) Web Services
9 12 (30.00%) Eclipse
9 12 (30.00%) F#
9 12 (30.00%) Oracle APEX
10 11 (27.50%) Oracle Database 11g

ISEB Practitioner
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) IaaS
2 1 (2.50%) PaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.00%) PuTTY
1 12 (30.00%) WinSCP
2 1 (2.50%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) Oracle Database
1 11 (27.50%) Oracle Database 10g
1 11 (27.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
1 11 (27.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.50%) DTS
5 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 16 (40.00%) Selenium
2 15 (37.50%) SoapUI
3 13 (32.50%) HP UFT
3 13 (32.50%) LoadRunner
4 12 (30.00%) Ant
4 12 (30.00%) Eclipse
4 12 (30.00%) Oracle APEX
4 12 (30.00%) SpecFlow
4 12 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (30.00%) TestNG
5 6 (15.00%) Jenkins
6 4 (10.00%) Cucumber
6 4 (10.00%) Zephyr
7 3 (7.50%) Artifactory
7 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
7 3 (7.50%) TeamCity
7 3 (7.50%) Toad
8 2 (5.00%) JIRA
9 1 (2.50%) JMeter
9 1 (2.50%) Robot Framework
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Legal
3 3 (7.50%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Electronics
4 1 (2.50%) Law
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Publishing
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Analyst
2 9 (22.50%) Test Analyst
3 8 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Tester
5 5 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Data Protection Officer
6 4 (10.00%) Test Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Business IT Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) IT Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) IT Business Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) QA Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Automation Tester
8 2 (5.00%) GDPR Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (5.00%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) .NET
1 12 (30.00%) Web Services
2 4 (10.00%) SOAP
3 2 (5.00%) XML
3 2 (5.00%) XML Messaging
4 1 (2.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (5.00%) Equities
3 2 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.50%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Linux
2 10 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 10 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) Test Strategy
3 15 (37.50%) Performance Testing
4 14 (35.00%) Scrum
5 13 (32.50%) Waterfall
6 12 (30.00%) Defect Tracking
6 12 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
7 11 (27.50%) API Testing
7 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
8 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (20.00%) Data Protection
8 8 (20.00%) SDLC
8 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
8 8 (20.00%) Test Management
9 7 (17.50%) BDD
10 6 (15.00%) DSDM
10 6 (15.00%) Feasibility Study
10 6 (15.00%) UML
11 5 (12.50%) Business Analysis
11 5 (12.50%) SSADM
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) Java
2 12 (30.00%) F#
3 6 (15.00%) SQL
4 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 40 (100.00%) ISEB
2 12 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
4 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) CISA
5 2 (5.00%) CISM
5 2 (5.00%) CISSP
5 2 (5.00%) CRISC
5 2 (5.00%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) Degree
6 1 (2.50%) CBAP
6 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.50%) MCSD
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) GDPR
2 7 (17.50%) QA
3 2 (5.00%) MiFID
3 2 (5.00%) PMO
3 2 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (25.00%) vSphere
2 3 (7.50%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) vRealize
2 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (55.00%) HP
2 19 (47.50%) Microsoft
3 12 (30.00%) Oracle
4 10 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 10 (25.00%) VMware
5 7 (17.50%) Software AG
5 7 (17.50%) webMethods
6 5 (12.50%) Cognos
7 1 (2.50%) AppDynamics
7 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.50%) Citrix
7 1 (2.50%) SAP
7 1 (2.50%) Serena
7 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow