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 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISEB Practitioner
UK
Rank 574 621 587
Rank change year-on-year +47 -34  
Contract jobs citing ISEB Practitioner 19 23 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.043% 0.070%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.21% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 25
Median daily rate £388 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.18% +4.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £316 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £436 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £418 £400
% change year-on-year -10.17% +4.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9414 11094 10598
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.78% 20.85% 20.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5980 6917 6023
Median daily rate £420 £405 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 405 479
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

ISEB Practitioner
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ISEB Practitioner as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB Practitioner.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB Practitioner in the UK

ISEB Practitioner
Top 12 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +28 19 £388 -7.18% 4
South East +21 9 £350 -16.16% 3
Hampshire - 8 £350 -
Andover - 6 £350 -
London +33 4 £525 +42.37%
South West +6 4 £460 -8.00%
West Midlands +9 1 - -
Milton Keynes -5 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -10 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1

ISEB Practitioner
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 27 (100.00%) ISEB
2 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (59.26%) HP
4 15 (55.56%) Test Automation
5 14 (51.85%) Test Strategy
5 14 (51.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (51.85%) SQL
5 14 (51.85%) Linux
6 13 (48.15%) Oracle
6 13 (48.15%) HP UFT
6 13 (48.15%) Defect Tracking
6 13 (48.15%) TeamCity
7 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
7 12 (44.44%) Windows
7 12 (44.44%) Oracle APEX
7 12 (44.44%) Test Management
7 12 (44.44%) Test Scripting
8 11 (40.74%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (40.74%) Toad
8 11 (40.74%) Oracle Database 10g
8 11 (40.74%) Regression Testing
8 11 (40.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (40.74%) F#
8 11 (40.74%) Non-Functional Testing
8 11 (40.74%) Oracle Database
8 11 (40.74%) PuTTY
8 11 (40.74%) WinSCP
9 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
9 10 (37.04%) VMware
10 9 (33.33%) Selenium

ISEB Practitioner
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (40.74%) PuTTY
1 11 (40.74%) WinSCP
2 2 (7.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (40.74%) Oracle Database
1 11 (40.74%) Oracle Database 10g
1 11 (40.74%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (29.63%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (25.93%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (22.22%) Oracle BI EE
4 6 (22.22%) Oracle OWB
4 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
7 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (48.15%) HP UFT
1 13 (48.15%) TeamCity
2 12 (44.44%) Oracle APEX
3 11 (40.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (40.74%) Toad
4 9 (33.33%) Selenium
5 8 (29.63%) Jenkins
6 6 (22.22%) Ant
6 6 (22.22%) Eclipse
6 6 (22.22%) LoadRunner
6 6 (22.22%) SoapUI
6 6 (22.22%) SpecFlow
6 6 (22.22%) TestNG
7 5 (18.52%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (7.41%) Android Studio
8 2 (7.41%) Xcode
9 1 (3.70%) Appium
9 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
9 1 (3.70%) JIRA
9 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (25.93%) Banking
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) General Ledger
2 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Military
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Tester
2 8 (29.63%) Automation Tester
3 6 (22.22%) Test Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle Applications Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) QA Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Strategy Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Strategy Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Test Automation Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Test Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) .NET
2 6 (22.22%) Web Services
3 3 (11.11%) XML
4 2 (7.41%) HTML
4 2 (7.41%) HTML5
4 2 (7.41%) XML Messaging
5 1 (3.70%) Middleware
5 1 (3.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.70%) Equities
3 1 (3.70%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.70%) NHS
3 1 (3.70%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Linux
2 12 (44.44%) Windows
3 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.11%) Unix
5 2 (7.41%) Android
5 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 14 (51.85%) Test Strategy
4 13 (48.15%) Defect Tracking
5 12 (44.44%) Test Management
5 12 (44.44%) Test Scripting
6 11 (40.74%) Non-Functional Testing
6 11 (40.74%) Regression Testing
7 8 (29.63%) Migration
7 8 (29.63%) Scrum
7 8 (29.63%) Software Testing
7 8 (29.63%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (25.93%) Automated Testing
8 7 (25.93%) BDD
8 7 (25.93%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (25.93%) Performance Testing
9 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (22.22%) DevOps
9 6 (22.22%) Integration Testing
9 6 (22.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) SQL
2 11 (40.74%) F#
3 8 (29.63%) Java
4 3 (11.11%) VB
4 3 (11.11%) VBScript
5 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.70%) C++
6 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) ISEB
2 14 (51.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
5 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
6 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) COBIT
2 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.70%) FATCA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
1 6 (22.22%) vSphere
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) vRealize
2 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) HP
2 13 (48.15%) Oracle
3 10 (37.04%) VMware
4 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
5 6 (22.22%) Red Hat
6 5 (18.52%) Remedy
7 2 (7.41%) Apple
8 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.70%) Cisco
8 1 (3.70%) Compaq