The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 66 64 73
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 39 24 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.72% 2.21% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.68% 7.52% 4.96%
Number of salaries quoted 26 6 10
Average salary £48,250 £44,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.65% +25.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £31,450
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £60,000 £55,000
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 Essex region.

Qualifications Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
403 319 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 28.14% 29.40% 27.78%
Number of salaries quoted 331 214 202
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

ISEB
Salary Trend in Essex

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

ISEB Salary Trend in Essex

ISEB
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISEB across the Essex region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

ISEB Salary Histogram in Essex

ISEB
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Essex region over the 3 months to 18 December 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
Brentwood -21 7 £35,000 -
Basildon +2 3 - -
Harlow - 3 £40,000 -
Chelmsford - 3 £45,000 - 1
Colchester - 1 £67,500 -
ISEB
East of England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 54 (67.50%) ISTQB
2 40 (50.00%) QA
3 37 (46.25%) Finance
4 26 (32.50%) Software Testing
5 23 (28.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 22 (27.50%) HP Quality Center
7 20 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 17 (21.25%) Test Management
9 16 (20.00%) HP
9 16 (20.00%) VBA
10 15 (18.75%) Test Scripting
11 14 (17.50%) C#
11 14 (17.50%) Java
12 13 (16.25%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (13.75%) Degree
13 11 (13.75%) Selenium
14 10 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (11.25%) SQL
15 9 (11.25%) Business Analysis
16 8 (10.00%) Wealth Management
16 8 (10.00%) Performance Testing
16 8 (10.00%) Test Strategy
16 8 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
17 7 (8.75%) Project Management
17 7 (8.75%) JIRA
18 6 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
18 6 (7.50%) UML
19 5 (6.25%) PRINCE2
19 5 (6.25%) Windows
19 5 (6.25%) VBScript

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MS Office
1 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) AWD
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Payroll
Development Applications
1 11 (13.75%) Selenium
2 8 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (8.75%) JIRA
4 4 (5.00%) TestDirector
5 3 (3.75%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.50%) MSTest
General
1 37 (46.25%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.00%) Local Government
3 4 (5.00%) Law
3 4 (5.00%) Legal
4 2 (2.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (23.75%) Test Manager
2 16 (20.00%) Analyst
3 11 (13.75%) Senior Manager
4 10 (12.50%) Programme Manager
4 10 (12.50%) Designer
5 9 (11.25%) Lead Designer
5 9 (11.25%) Test Specialist
6 8 (10.00%) Business Analyst
6 8 (10.00%) Environment Manager
7 7 (8.75%) Senior Test Manager
7 7 (8.75%) Tester
8 6 (7.50%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (6.25%) Automation Specialist
9 5 (6.25%) Programme Test Manager
9 5 (6.25%) Test Automation Specialist
9 5 (6.25%) QA Manager
9 5 (6.25%) Software Tester
9 5 (6.25%) QA Specialist
10 4 (5.00%) Senior Programme Manager
10 4 (5.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.75%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.50%) AS400
2 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.25%) Windows
2 3 (3.75%) Android
2 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.50%) Software Testing
2 20 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 17 (21.25%) Test Management
4 15 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 13 (16.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (11.25%) Business Analysis
8 8 (10.00%) Performance Testing
8 8 (10.00%) Wealth Management
8 8 (10.00%) Test Strategy
9 7 (8.75%) Project Management
10 6 (7.50%) UML
10 6 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (6.25%) PRINCE2
12 4 (5.00%) Workflow
12 4 (5.00%) Migration
12 4 (5.00%) Security Testing
12 4 (5.00%) Integration Testing
12 4 (5.00%) Manual Testing
13 3 (3.75%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.00%) VBA
2 14 (17.50%) C#
2 14 (17.50%) Java
3 9 (11.25%) SQL
4 5 (6.25%) VBScript
4 5 (6.25%) VB
5 2 (2.50%) C++
5 2 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 54 (67.50%) ISTQB
2 23 (28.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (13.75%) Degree
4 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (27.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (20.00%) HP
2 5 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle
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