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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 53 65 68
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +3
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 24 22 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 3.29% 2.28% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.81% 7.10% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 24 19 7
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -25.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,200 £30,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £72,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £36,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +1.40%
ISEB
Oxfordshire

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

Qualifications Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
222 310 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 30.45% 32.16% 27.15%
Number of salaries quoted 198 273 198
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% -2.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £27,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

ISEB
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

ISEB Salary Trend in Oxford

ISEB
Salary Histogram in Oxford

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

ISEB Salary Histogram in Oxford

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 25 (51.02%) ISTQB
2 20 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (38.78%) Business Analysis
3 19 (38.78%) Manufacturing
4 17 (34.69%) C#
4 17 (34.69%) Software Testing
4 17 (34.69%) Degree
4 17 (34.69%) NUnit
4 17 (34.69%) Retail
4 17 (34.69%) Test Automation
4 17 (34.69%) MbUnit
5 16 (32.65%) User Stories
5 16 (32.65%) .NET
6 11 (22.45%) Workflow
6 11 (22.45%) Performance Testing
7 10 (20.41%) Use Case
7 10 (20.41%) Law
7 10 (20.41%) Military
7 10 (20.41%) XML
7 10 (20.41%) DNA
7 10 (20.41%) MS Visio
8 9 (18.37%) ERP
8 9 (18.37%) Project Management
8 9 (18.37%) PRINCE2
8 9 (18.37%) UML
8 9 (18.37%) QAD
8 9 (18.37%) MFGPRO
8 9 (18.37%) Selenium
8 9 (18.37%) BPMN
9 7 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 4 (8.16%) Apache
1 4 (8.16%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (20.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (18.37%) MFGPRO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (34.69%) NUnit
1 17 (34.69%) MbUnit
2 9 (18.37%) Selenium
3 7 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (12.24%) JIRA
5 4 (8.16%) Mercurial
6 2 (4.08%) TestDirector
6 2 (4.08%) Bugzilla
General
1 19 (38.78%) Manufacturing
2 17 (34.69%) Retail
3 10 (20.41%) Law
3 10 (20.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (55.10%) Analyst
2 19 (38.78%) Business Analyst
3 17 (34.69%) Senior Test Engineer
3 17 (34.69%) Test Engineer
4 11 (22.45%) Software Engineer
4 11 (22.45%) Senior Software Engineer
4 11 (22.45%) Software Test Engineer
4 11 (22.45%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 10 (20.41%) Agile Business Analyst
6 9 (18.37%) Business Systems Analyst
6 9 (18.37%) Systems Analyst
7 8 (16.33%) Test Analyst
8 6 (12.24%) Functional Analyst
8 6 (12.24%) Functional Test Analyst
9 5 (10.20%) Tester
10 4 (8.16%) QA Tester
11 1 (2.04%) Senior Tester
11 1 (2.04%) Automation Test Analyst
11 1 (2.04%) Software Tester
11 1 (2.04%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (32.65%) .NET
2 10 (20.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.78%) Business Analysis
3 17 (34.69%) Software Testing
3 17 (34.69%) Test Automation
4 16 (32.65%) User Stories
5 11 (22.45%) Workflow
5 11 (22.45%) Performance Testing
6 10 (20.41%) Use Case
6 10 (20.41%) DNA
7 9 (18.37%) ERP
7 9 (18.37%) Project Management
7 9 (18.37%) PRINCE2
7 9 (18.37%) UML
7 9 (18.37%) BPMN
8 7 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 7 (14.29%) Usability Testing
8 7 (14.29%) Web Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Unit Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Validation
10 5 (10.20%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) C#
2 4 (8.16%) PHP
2 4 (8.16%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (51.02%) ISTQB
2 17 (34.69%) Degree
3 4 (8.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) QAD
2 5 (10.20%) HP
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft