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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 48 68 81
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +13
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 37 25 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 3.33% 2.32% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.60% 7.53% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 13 13 8
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,100 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,000 £35,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -
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
272 332 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 24.46% 30.77% 24.88%
Number of salaries quoted 191 263 231
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £59,100
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +5 7 - - 1
Basildon +9 4 £52,500 +48.93% 1
Chelmsford -2 3 £32,500 +2.36%
Purfleet - 2 £35,000 -
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £30,000 -
ISEB
East of England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 44 (68.75%) ISTQB
2 33 (51.56%) Finance
3 31 (48.44%) QA
4 26 (40.63%) Software Testing
5 23 (35.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 22 (34.38%) HP Quality Center
7 17 (26.56%) Test Automation
8 14 (21.88%) Selenium
9 13 (20.31%) QuickTest Pro
10 12 (18.75%) HP
11 11 (17.19%) Business Analysis
11 11 (17.19%) Test Management
12 10 (15.63%) C#
12 10 (15.63%) Java
12 10 (15.63%) VBA
13 9 (14.06%) Project Management
13 9 (14.06%) Performance Testing
14 8 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (12.50%) VBScript
14 8 (12.50%) VB
15 7 (10.94%) SQL
15 7 (10.94%) Degree
16 6 (9.38%) Retail
16 6 (9.38%) Test Scripting
16 6 (9.38%) System Testing
17 5 (7.81%) User Acceptance Testing
18 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
18 4 (6.25%) LoadRunner
18 4 (6.25%) MS Office
18 4 (6.25%) JDE OneWorld

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Office
1 4 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (4.69%) AWD
3 1 (1.56%) VisionPLUS
Development Applications
1 14 (21.88%) Selenium
2 13 (20.31%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (6.25%) LoadRunner
3 4 (6.25%) JIRA
4 2 (3.13%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.13%) TestDirector
General
1 33 (51.56%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Retail
3 2 (3.13%) Legal
3 2 (3.13%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Analyst
2 20 (31.25%) Test Manager
3 13 (20.31%) Test Analyst
4 11 (17.19%) Programme Manager
5 9 (14.06%) Test Specialist
6 8 (12.50%) Programme Test Manager
6 8 (12.50%) Test Automation Specialist
6 8 (12.50%) Automation Specialist
7 7 (10.94%) Business Analyst
7 7 (10.94%) Tester
8 6 (9.38%) Software Tester
8 6 (9.38%) Designer
9 5 (7.81%) Performance Manager
9 5 (7.81%) Lead Designer
10 4 (6.25%) QA Manager
10 4 (6.25%) QA Specialist
11 3 (4.69%) Senior Manager
11 3 (4.69%) Testing Manager
12 2 (3.13%) Test Environment Manager
12 2 (3.13%) Test Automation Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.69%) AS400
3 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.25%) Windows
1 4 (6.25%) Android
1 4 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.63%) Software Testing
2 17 (26.56%) Test Automation
3 11 (17.19%) Test Management
3 11 (17.19%) Business Analysis
4 9 (14.06%) Performance Testing
4 9 (14.06%) Project Management
5 8 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (9.38%) Test Scripting
6 6 (9.38%) System Testing
7 5 (7.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.25%) Test Strategy
8 4 (6.25%) Data Migration
8 4 (6.25%) Load Testing
8 4 (6.25%) Migration
8 4 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2
9 3 (4.69%) Regression Testing
9 3 (4.69%) Logistics
9 3 (4.69%) Wealth Management
9 3 (4.69%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.63%) C#
1 10 (15.63%) Java
1 10 (15.63%) VBA
2 8 (12.50%) VBScript
2 8 (12.50%) VB
3 7 (10.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (68.75%) ISTQB
2 23 (35.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (10.94%) Degree
4 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (48.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 22 (34.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (18.75%) HP
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.56%) SAP
Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £27,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, pension, medical, flex bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Next Move IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago