The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 75 67 74
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 21 34 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.06% 2.86% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.32% 9.69% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 20 30 5
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £39,743
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -11.93%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
ISEB
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
287 351 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 28.19% 29.57% 31.94%
Number of salaries quoted 256 320 209
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,700 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

ISEB
Salary Trend in Kent

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

ISEB Salary Trend in Kent

ISEB
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISEB across the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

ISEB Salary Histogram in Kent

ISEB
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 October 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
Tunbridge Wells +28 3 £39,000 +20.00%
Maidstone +4 3 £41,000 -28.38%
Chatham - 1 £34,000 -
ISEB
South East

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 31 (49.21%) SQL
2 28 (44.44%) C#
2 28 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
3 26 (41.27%) HP
4 25 (39.68%) MS Office
4 25 (39.68%) Degree
5 24 (38.10%) System Testing
5 24 (38.10%) Regression Testing
6 23 (36.51%) XML
7 22 (34.92%) Manual Testing
7 22 (34.92%) Test Automation
8 20 (31.75%) SoapUI
8 20 (31.75%) Ranorex
8 20 (31.75%) SOAP
8 20 (31.75%) SQL Server
9 18 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (28.57%) Automation Testing
10 17 (26.98%) MS Excel
11 16 (25.40%) Software Testing
11 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (23.81%) ETL
13 13 (20.63%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (17.46%) ISTQB
14 11 (17.46%) QA
14 11 (17.46%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (15.87%) Business Analysis
16 9 (14.29%) Automated Testing
17 8 (12.70%) SOA
17 8 (12.70%) LoadRunner
18 7 (11.11%) Microsoft

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 2 (3.17%) IIS
Applications
1 25 (39.68%) MS Office
2 17 (26.98%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (31.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (6.35%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (31.75%) SoapUI
1 20 (31.75%) Ranorex
2 13 (20.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (12.70%) LoadRunner
4 7 (11.11%) Selenium
5 6 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (6.35%) JIRA
6 4 (6.35%) TestComplete
6 4 (6.35%) TestDirector
7 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
7 3 (4.76%) FitNesse
7 3 (4.76%) NUnit
General
1 5 (7.94%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.59%) Law
2 1 (1.59%) Marketing
2 1 (1.59%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (49.21%) Analyst
2 25 (39.68%) Test Engineer
3 16 (25.40%) Automation Engineer
4 15 (23.81%) Test Analyst
5 11 (17.46%) Business Analyst
6 9 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
6 9 (14.29%) Tester
7 5 (7.94%) QA Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Quality Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Software Tester
9 3 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) Technical Business Analyst
10 2 (3.17%) Technical Analyst
10 2 (3.17%) Senior Tester
11 1 (1.59%) Project Manager
11 1 (1.59%) Test Manager
11 1 (1.59%) Team Leader
11 1 (1.59%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (36.51%) XML
2 20 (31.75%) SOAP
3 6 (9.52%) .NET
4 3 (4.76%) XSLT
4 3 (4.76%) HTML
4 3 (4.76%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.59%) WinForms
5 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Client/Server
2 3 (4.76%) N-Tier
2 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.17%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.59%) NHS
4 1 (1.59%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.35%) UNIX
2 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.10%) System Testing
1 24 (38.10%) Regression Testing
2 22 (34.92%) Manual Testing
2 22 (34.92%) Test Automation
3 18 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 16 (25.40%) Software Testing
4 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (23.81%) ETL
6 11 (17.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (15.87%) Business Analysis
8 9 (14.29%) Automated Testing
9 8 (12.70%) SOA
10 7 (11.11%) Test Scripting
11 6 (9.52%) Mentoring
11 6 (9.52%) V-Model
12 5 (7.94%) Waterfall
13 4 (6.35%) TDD
13 4 (6.35%) BDD
13 4 (6.35%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (49.21%) SQL
2 28 (44.44%) C#
3 7 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 6 (9.52%) Java
5 5 (7.94%) VB
6 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 25 (39.68%) Degree
2 11 (17.46%) ISTQB
3 7 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.76%) IIBA
4 3 (4.76%) CITP
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.59%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.59%) MCITP
5 1 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 28 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (41.27%) HP
2 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.17%) SAP
3 2 (3.17%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.59%) Citrix
4 1 (1.59%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.59%) Orchard