The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 59 89 76
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -13
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 82 43 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 3.48% 1.90% 2.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.35% 4.89% 7.01%
Number of salaries quoted 45 27 53
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £59,400 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Qualifications Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
982 880 785
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 41.68% 38.80% 34.10%
Number of salaries quoted 651 712 678
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,452 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.62% -
ISEB
Berkshire

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 11 July 2014.

ISEB Salary Histogram in Reading

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 62 (49.21%) ISTQB
2 53 (42.06%) Security Cleared
3 51 (40.48%) SC Cleared
3 51 (40.48%) Finance
4 45 (35.71%) QA
5 40 (31.75%) Software Testing
6 35 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
7 33 (26.19%) Retail
8 31 (24.60%) Windows
9 29 (23.02%) C#
10 27 (21.43%) Selenium
11 26 (20.63%) TestDirector
11 26 (20.63%) Test Scripting
12 25 (19.84%) User Acceptance Testing
13 23 (18.25%) Test Automation
14 22 (17.46%) Test Management
14 22 (17.46%) Telecoms
14 22 (17.46%) Visual Studio
15 21 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
15 21 (16.67%) Integration Testing
16 20 (15.87%) PRINCE2
17 19 (15.08%) Scrum
18 18 (14.29%) .NET
19 17 (13.49%) Project Management
19 17 (13.49%) ITIL
19 17 (13.49%) DV Cleared
20 16 (12.70%) Test Strategy
20 16 (12.70%) Degree
21 15 (11.90%) Business Analysis
21 15 (11.90%) PRINCE2 Certification

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 7 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (3.97%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.59%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.59%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.79%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.59%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.79%) LAN
2 1 (0.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (21.43%) Selenium
2 26 (20.63%) TestDirector
3 22 (17.46%) Visual Studio
4 11 (8.73%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (6.35%) WinRunner
6 7 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.17%) WebDriver
7 4 (3.17%) TestComplete
8 2 (1.59%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.79%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.79%) SpecFlow
General
1 51 (40.48%) Finance
2 33 (26.19%) Retail
3 22 (17.46%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.38%) Banking
5 2 (1.59%) Law
6 1 (0.79%) Military
6 1 (0.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 78 (61.90%) Analyst
2 61 (48.41%) Test Analyst
3 26 (20.63%) Test Manager
4 18 (14.29%) Junior
4 18 (14.29%) Junior Test Analyst
4 18 (14.29%) Junior Analyst
5 15 (11.90%) Senior Analyst
6 14 (11.11%) Programme Manager
6 14 (11.11%) Business Analyst
6 14 (11.11%) Programme Test Manager
7 13 (10.32%) Senior Business Analyst
8 9 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
8 9 (7.14%) Automation Analyst
9 8 (6.35%) Tester
10 7 (5.56%) Test Leader
11 6 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
12 5 (3.97%) Developer
12 5 (3.97%) Business Architect
12 5 (3.97%) Architect
12 5 (3.97%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (3.17%) Web Services
3 3 (2.38%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.59%) SOAP
5 1 (0.79%) Middleware
5 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.17%) Client/Server
2 3 (2.38%) Open Source
3 2 (1.59%) Clustering
3 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.79%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 31 (24.60%) Windows
2 21 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (7.94%) Windows XP
4 4 (3.17%) Mac OS
4 4 (3.17%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.17%) Linux
5 2 (1.59%) UNIX
6 1 (0.79%) HPUX
6 1 (0.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (31.75%) Software Testing
2 26 (20.63%) Test Scripting
3 25 (19.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 23 (18.25%) Test Automation
5 22 (17.46%) Test Management
6 21 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 20 (15.87%) PRINCE2
8 19 (15.08%) Scrum
9 17 (13.49%) Project Management
9 17 (13.49%) ITIL
10 16 (12.70%) Test Strategy
11 15 (11.90%) Business Analysis
12 14 (11.11%) Automated Testing
12 14 (11.11%) Programme Management
12 14 (11.11%) Risk Management
12 14 (11.11%) Automation Testing
13 12 (9.52%) Software Distribution
14 10 (7.94%) System Testing
14 10 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.02%) C#
2 9 (7.14%) SQL
3 2 (1.59%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.79%) VB
4 1 (0.79%) C++
4 1 (0.79%) Java
4 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 62 (49.21%) ISTQB
2 53 (42.06%) Security Cleared
3 51 (40.48%) SC Cleared
4 17 (13.49%) DV Cleared
5 16 (12.70%) Degree
6 15 (11.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (3.17%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.79%) CISSP
8 1 (0.79%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (35.71%) QA
2 3 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.59%) COBIT
4 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.79%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5 (3.97%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 35 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (3.97%) Netcool
4 2 (1.59%) Opsview
5 1 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (10.32%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.52%) Fujitsu
3 11 (8.73%) HP
4 6 (4.76%) IBM
5 5 (3.97%) Oracle
6 4 (3.17%) Citrix
7 2 (1.59%) Veritas
8 1 (0.79%) McAfee
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