The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 75 63 80
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +17
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 18 30 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.76% 2.89% 1.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.17% 12.93% 7.09%
Number of salaries quoted 18 27 20
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £22,100 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
ISEB
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
251 232 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 24.51% 22.35% 26.10%
Number of salaries quoted 225 211 265
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISEB across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

ISEB
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISEB across the Bedfordshire region.

ISEB Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

ISEB
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISEB across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

ISEB Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

ISEB
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +2 16 £39,500 +43.63%
Luton -2 1 £45,000 +38.46%
Dunstable - 1 £42,500 -
ISEB
East of England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB.

1 39 (70.91%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (45.45%) Scrum
3 24 (43.64%) Degree
4 23 (41.82%) Microsoft
5 22 (40.00%) UML
5 22 (40.00%) DSDM
5 22 (40.00%) Use Case
5 22 (40.00%) Kanban
5 22 (40.00%) BPMN
5 22 (40.00%) CBAP
5 22 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (40.00%) User Stories
5 22 (40.00%) User Experience
6 18 (32.73%) Project Management
7 13 (23.64%) MS Excel
7 13 (23.64%) Software Testing
8 12 (21.82%) Mentoring
9 11 (20.00%) ISTQB
9 11 (20.00%) Business Analysis
9 11 (20.00%) Selenium
10 10 (18.18%) QA
10 10 (18.18%) Automation Testing
11 9 (16.36%) Windows
12 8 (14.55%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (14.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (12.73%) Line Management
13 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
13 7 (12.73%) PRINCE2
13 7 (12.73%) Management Information System
13 7 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 13 (23.64%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.91%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (5.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (20.00%) Selenium
3 3 (5.45%) JIRA
3 3 (5.45%) Zephyr
4 2 (3.64%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.64%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.82%) TestNG
General
1 1 (1.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 37 (67.27%) Analyst
2 30 (54.55%) Business Analyst
3 14 (25.45%) Senior Business Analyst
3 14 (25.45%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Test Manager
4 6 (10.91%) UAT Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Test Leader
5 4 (7.27%) Tester
5 4 (7.27%) Software Tester
6 3 (5.45%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Coordinator
7 2 (3.64%) QA Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Test Coordinator
8 1 (1.82%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Software Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Test Analyst
8 1 (1.82%) QA Leader
Miscellaneous
1 22 (40.00%) User Experience
2 7 (12.73%) Management Information System
3 6 (10.91%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.45%) Wiki
4 3 (5.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) Android
2 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (70.91%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (45.45%) Scrum
3 22 (40.00%) Use Case
3 22 (40.00%) Kanban
3 22 (40.00%) BPMN
3 22 (40.00%) User Stories
3 22 (40.00%) UML
3 22 (40.00%) DSDM
4 18 (32.73%) Project Management
5 13 (23.64%) Software Testing
6 12 (21.82%) Mentoring
7 11 (20.00%) Business Analysis
8 10 (18.18%) Automation Testing
9 8 (14.55%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
10 7 (12.73%) PRINCE2
10 7 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (12.73%) Line Management
11 6 (10.91%) Performance Management
12 4 (7.27%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) SQL
2 2 (3.64%) C#
2 2 (3.64%) C++
2 2 (3.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (43.64%) Degree
2 22 (40.00%) CBAP
3 11 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 8 (14.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (41.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.27%) Capita
3 1 (1.82%) Lumesse
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle