The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 115 100 109
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 28 36 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.35% 1.72% 1.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.27% 5.12% 6.51%
Number of salaries quoted 10 30 41
Average salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,800 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.40%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
656 703 753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 31.66% 33.62% 28.06%
Number of salaries quoted 510 496 602
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

ISEB
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

ISEB Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

ISEB
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISEB across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

ISEB Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

ISEB
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
Watford +12 16 £46,250 +8.82%
Welwyn Garden City -10 4 - -
Hertford +6 1 £40,000 +23.07%
Rickmansworth -12 1 £44,500 -6.31%
St Albans -18 1 £50,000 +81.81%
Stevenage - 1 £24,500 -
Letchworth - 1 - -
ISEB
East of England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 41 (46.59%) Degree
2 31 (35.23%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (35.23%) Retail
3 30 (34.09%) ISTQB
3 30 (34.09%) SQL
4 28 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 26 (29.55%) Finance
5 26 (29.55%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (29.55%) System Testing
6 23 (26.14%) E-Commerce
6 23 (26.14%) HP
7 22 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 22 (25.00%) Automated Testing
8 21 (23.86%) PRINCE2
8 21 (23.86%) UNIX
8 21 (23.86%) QA
9 20 (22.73%) HTML
9 20 (22.73%) Java
10 19 (21.59%) XML
11 17 (19.32%) Business Analysis
12 16 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
13 15 (17.05%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (15.91%) QuickTest Pro
14 14 (15.91%) Project Management
14 14 (15.91%) Microsoft
14 14 (15.91%) Windows
14 14 (15.91%) Flash
14 14 (15.91%) JavaScript
14 14 (15.91%) Scrum
14 14 (15.91%) WebSphere

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 14 (15.91%) WebSphere
2 12 (13.64%) MQSeries
3 6 (6.82%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (2.27%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.14%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (14.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.68%) MS Project
3 3 (3.41%) MS Office
3 3 (3.41%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.27%) LAN
1 2 (2.27%) SMS
1 2 (2.27%) SAN
2 1 (1.14%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.77%) DB2
1 13 (14.77%) DbVisualizer
2 6 (6.82%) MySQL
2 6 (6.82%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.41%) SQLPlus
4 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (15.91%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (13.64%) LoadRunner
3 7 (7.95%) Subversion
4 5 (5.68%) Selenium
5 3 (3.41%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (3.41%) Toad
5 3 (3.41%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.27%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.27%) JIRA
7 1 (1.14%) TestNG
7 1 (1.14%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.14%) JBehave
7 1 (1.14%) JUnit
7 1 (1.14%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.14%) Zephyr
General
1 31 (35.23%) Retail
2 26 (29.55%) Finance
3 9 (10.23%) Telecoms
4 8 (9.09%) Banking
5 6 (6.82%) Manufacturing
6 5 (5.68%) Retail Banking
7 4 (4.55%) Legal
8 3 (3.41%) Local Government
9 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (1.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 37 (42.05%) Analyst
2 27 (30.68%) Tester
3 21 (23.86%) Business Analyst
4 15 (17.05%) Test Analyst
5 9 (10.23%) Test Manager
5 9 (10.23%) Senior Tester
6 8 (9.09%) QA Engineer
7 7 (7.95%) Test Leader
8 6 (6.82%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (6.82%) Software Test Analyst
8 6 (6.82%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (6.82%) Project Manager
8 6 (6.82%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (5.68%) Senior Manager
9 5 (5.68%) Test Engineer
10 4 (4.55%) Software Tester
10 4 (4.55%) Project Analyst
10 4 (4.55%) IT Business Analyst
11 3 (3.41%) Senior Architect
11 3 (3.41%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.73%) HTML
2 19 (21.59%) XML
3 14 (15.91%) Flash
4 13 (14.77%) J2EE
5 6 (6.82%) .NET
5 6 (6.82%) SOAP
5 6 (6.82%) REST
6 4 (4.55%) Middleware
7 1 (1.14%) RESTful
7 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.14%) D-Bus
7 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (29.55%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 9 (10.23%) Mobile App
4 7 (7.95%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.27%) IVR
6 1 (1.14%) STB
6 1 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 21 (23.86%) UNIX
2 14 (15.91%) Windows
3 2 (2.27%) Linux
3 2 (2.27%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.27%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (35.23%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (29.55%) System Testing
3 23 (26.14%) E-Commerce
4 22 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 22 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 21 (23.86%) PRINCE2
6 17 (19.32%) Business Analysis
7 15 (17.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (15.91%) Scrum
8 14 (15.91%) Project Management
9 13 (14.77%) Integration Testing
10 10 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (11.36%) Change Management
11 9 (10.23%) UML
11 9 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (10.23%) Software Testing
11 9 (10.23%) Test Scripting
12 8 (9.09%) Web Application Development
13 6 (6.82%) People Management
13 6 (6.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 30 (34.09%) SQL
2 20 (22.73%) Java
3 14 (15.91%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.68%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.14%) VBA
5 1 (1.14%) Ruby
5 1 (1.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 41 (46.59%) Degree
2 30 (34.09%) ISTQB
3 28 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (10.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.27%) APMP
7 1 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (23.86%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.14%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 23 (26.14%) HP
2 14 (15.91%) Microsoft
3 12 (13.64%) IBM
4 11 (12.50%) Oracle
5 8 (9.09%) VMware
6 2 (2.27%) Cisco
6 2 (2.27%) Citrix
7 1 (1.14%) BMC
7 1 (1.14%) EMC
7 1 (1.14%) hybris
7 1 (1.14%) VocaLink
7 1 (1.14%) F5