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 27 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.

ISEB Practitioner
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 632 598
Rank change year-on-year +35 -34  
Contract jobs citing ISEB Practitioner 13 22 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.041% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.19% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 29
Median daily rate £371 £419 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.40% +4.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £460 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -10.06% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £25.00

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 9042 11823 10443
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.19% 21.90% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5400 7392 6106
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 454 538
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +17.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.85 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

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 27 June 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 15 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 27 June 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 +12 12 £371 -11.40% 5
South East +10 4 £373 -14.61%
London +4 4 £368 -30.00% 2
Yorkshire +30 2 - - 1
West Sussex +16 2 £413 -
Hampshire +9 2 £348 -
Andover - 2 £348 -
South West - 2 £361 -
Leeds +18 1 - -
West Yorkshire +17 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £372 -
Wiltshire - 1 £350 -
Corsham - 1 £350 -
Crawley - 1 £450 -
Bradford - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 32 (100.00%) ISEB
2 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (65.63%) Test Automation
4 20 (62.50%) SQL
4 20 (62.50%) Linux
5 19 (59.38%) Oracle
5 19 (59.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (56.25%) Test Scripting
7 17 (53.13%) Windows
7 17 (53.13%) HP
7 17 (53.13%) TeamCity
7 17 (53.13%) Test Strategy
8 16 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
8 16 (50.00%) HP UFT
8 16 (50.00%) Oracle APEX
9 15 (46.88%) Oracle Database 11g
9 15 (46.88%) Regression Testing
9 15 (46.88%) Oracle Database 10g
9 15 (46.88%) Toad
9 15 (46.88%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (46.88%) F#
9 15 (46.88%) PuTTY
9 15 (46.88%) WinSCP
9 15 (46.88%) Oracle Database
10 14 (43.75%) VMware
11 13 (40.63%) Selenium
11 13 (40.63%) Integration Testing
12 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
12 12 (37.50%) Java
12 12 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (3.13%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (46.88%) PuTTY
1 15 (46.88%) WinSCP
2 4 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (46.88%) Oracle Database
1 15 (46.88%) Oracle Database 10g
1 15 (46.88%) Oracle Database 11g
2 11 (34.38%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
3 10 (31.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (15.63%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (15.63%) Oracle OWB
6 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
7 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (53.13%) TeamCity
2 16 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 16 (50.00%) Oracle APEX
3 15 (46.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (46.88%) Toad
4 13 (40.63%) Selenium
5 12 (37.50%) Jenkins
6 10 (31.25%) Ant
6 10 (31.25%) Eclipse
6 10 (31.25%) LoadRunner
6 10 (31.25%) SoapUI
6 10 (31.25%) SpecFlow
6 10 (31.25%) TestNG
7 5 (15.63%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (6.25%) Android Studio
8 2 (6.25%) JIRA
9 1 (3.13%) Appium
9 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
9 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
9 1 (3.13%) Xcode
General
1 9 (28.13%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) General Ledger
3 2 (6.25%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Legal
4 1 (3.13%) Military
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Tester
2 10 (31.25%) Automation Tester
3 7 (21.88%) Test Manager
4 5 (15.63%) Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) QA Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Applications Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Applications Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) HR Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Integration Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle Applications Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Test Automation Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Test Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Mobile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Mobile Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) .NET
2 10 (31.25%) Web Services
3 5 (15.63%) XML
4 4 (12.50%) HTML
4 4 (12.50%) HTML5
5 2 (6.25%) React
5 2 (6.25%) SOAP
6 1 (3.13%) Middleware
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (3.13%) React Native
6 1 (3.13%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (6.25%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.13%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 20 (62.50%) Linux
2 17 (53.13%) Windows
3 10 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (31.25%) Windows Server
3 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (15.63%) Unix
5 4 (12.50%) Android
5 4 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (65.63%) Test Automation
3 18 (56.25%) Test Scripting
4 17 (53.13%) Test Strategy
5 16 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
6 15 (46.88%) Regression Testing
7 13 (40.63%) Integration Testing
8 12 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
8 12 (37.50%) System Integration Testing
9 11 (34.38%) BDD
9 11 (34.38%) DevOps
9 11 (34.38%) Performance Testing
9 11 (34.38%) Scrum
9 11 (34.38%) Software Testing
10 10 (31.25%) API Testing
10 10 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (31.25%) Exploratory Testing
11 9 (28.13%) Test Management
11 9 (28.13%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (18.75%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (62.50%) SQL
2 15 (46.88%) F#
3 12 (37.50%) Java
4 4 (12.50%) VBScript
5 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
5 3 (9.38%) VB
6 2 (6.25%) Python
7 1 (3.13%) C++
7 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) ISEB
2 19 (59.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
5 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
6 2 (6.25%) Degree
7 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.13%) PMP
7 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) FATCA
3 1 (3.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (31.25%) Virtual Machines
1 10 (31.25%) vSphere
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) vRealize
2 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) Oracle
2 17 (53.13%) HP
3 14 (43.75%) VMware
4 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 10 (31.25%) Red Hat
6 5 (15.63%) Remedy
7 2 (6.25%) Apple
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco
7 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow
8 1 (3.13%) Compaq