The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 56 93 85
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -8
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 87 45 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.46% 1.93% 2.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.37% 4.96% 5.80%
Number of salaries quoted 56 33 43
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £59,800 £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £36,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +1.40%
ISEB
Berkshire

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

Qualifications Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1040 908 741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 41.34% 39.04% 35.63%
Number of salaries quoted 651 693 633
Average salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

ISEB
Salary Trend in Reading

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

ISEB Salary Trend in Reading

ISEB
Salary Histogram in Reading

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

ISEB Salary Histogram in Reading

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 84 (52.83%) ISTQB
2 68 (42.77%) Finance
3 59 (37.11%) Security Cleared
4 57 (35.85%) SC Cleared
5 56 (35.22%) Software Testing
6 55 (34.59%) QA
7 53 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 48 (30.19%) HP Quality Center
9 40 (25.16%) Retail
10 35 (22.01%) Windows
10 35 (22.01%) Test Scripting
11 31 (19.50%) Telecoms
12 30 (18.87%) TestDirector
13 29 (18.24%) Test Management
13 29 (18.24%) Test Automation
14 28 (17.61%) User Acceptance Testing
14 28 (17.61%) C#
15 27 (16.98%) Selenium
16 25 (15.72%) PRINCE2
16 25 (15.72%) Test Strategy
17 24 (15.09%) Scrum
18 22 (13.84%) Windows Server 2003
19 21 (13.21%) Visual Studio
19 21 (13.21%) Business Analysis
20 20 (12.58%) Project Management
21 19 (11.95%) HP
21 19 (11.95%) Integration Testing
22 18 (11.32%) DV Cleared
22 18 (11.32%) Degree
23 17 (10.69%) Stakeholder Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 10 (6.29%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (3.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.52%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.26%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.63%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.63%) MS Project
2 1 (0.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.52%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.89%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.63%) LAN
2 1 (0.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 30 (18.87%) TestDirector
2 27 (16.98%) Selenium
3 21 (13.21%) Visual Studio
4 17 (10.69%) QuickTest Pro
5 11 (6.92%) WinRunner
6 10 (6.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (3.14%) TestComplete
8 2 (1.26%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.26%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.26%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.63%) SoapUI
General
1 68 (42.77%) Finance
2 40 (25.16%) Retail
3 31 (19.50%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.89%) Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Military
5 1 (0.63%) Law
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Billing
Job Titles
1 96 (60.38%) Analyst
2 74 (46.54%) Test Analyst
3 31 (19.50%) Test Manager
4 19 (11.95%) Business Analyst
4 19 (11.95%) Senior Analyst
5 17 (10.69%) Junior Analyst
5 17 (10.69%) Junior Test Analyst
5 17 (10.69%) Junior
6 16 (10.06%) Tester
6 16 (10.06%) Senior Business Analyst
7 15 (9.43%) Programme Manager
7 15 (9.43%) Programme Test Manager
8 10 (6.29%) Test Engineer
9 9 (5.66%) Software Test Analyst
10 8 (5.03%) Architect
10 8 (5.03%) Software Tester
10 8 (5.03%) Business Architect
10 8 (5.03%) Test Leader
10 8 (5.03%) Senior Architect
11 7 (4.40%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.69%) .NET
2 5 (3.14%) Web Services
3 3 (1.89%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.26%) SOAP
5 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.14%) Client/Server
2 4 (2.52%) Clustering
2 4 (2.52%) Open Source
2 4 (2.52%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.63%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.63%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 35 (22.01%) Windows
2 22 (13.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (8.18%) Windows XP
4 6 (3.77%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.14%) Mac OS
6 4 (2.52%) Linux
7 2 (1.26%) UNIX
8 1 (0.63%) Android
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.63%) HPUX
8 1 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (35.22%) Software Testing
2 35 (22.01%) Test Scripting
3 29 (18.24%) Test Management
3 29 (18.24%) Test Automation
4 28 (17.61%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (15.72%) PRINCE2
5 25 (15.72%) Test Strategy
6 24 (15.09%) Scrum
7 21 (13.21%) Business Analysis
8 20 (12.58%) Project Management
9 19 (11.95%) Integration Testing
10 17 (10.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (10.06%) ITIL
11 16 (10.06%) Automated Testing
12 15 (9.43%) Programme Management
12 15 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (9.43%) Automation Testing
13 14 (8.81%) Risk Management
14 13 (8.18%) Software Distribution
15 10 (6.29%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (17.61%) C#
2 14 (8.81%) SQL
3 2 (1.26%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.63%) VB
4 1 (0.63%) C++
4 1 (0.63%) Java
4 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 84 (52.83%) ISTQB
2 59 (37.11%) Security Cleared
3 57 (35.85%) SC Cleared
4 53 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (11.32%) DV Cleared
5 18 (11.32%) Degree
6 16 (10.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (5.03%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (3.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.63%) CISA
9 1 (0.63%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (34.59%) QA
2 5 (3.14%) GAMP
3 3 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.26%) COBIT
5 1 (0.63%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (3.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 48 (30.19%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (5.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (4.40%) Netcool
4 3 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.26%) Opsview
Vendors
1 19 (11.95%) HP
2 14 (8.81%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.29%) Fujitsu
4 6 (3.77%) IBM
4 6 (3.77%) Citrix
4 6 (3.77%) Oracle
5 4 (2.52%) Veritas
6 3 (1.89%) McAfee
7 1 (0.63%) Capita
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