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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 104 63 100
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +37
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 36 79 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.57% 3.27% 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.24% 8.53% 4.31%
Number of salaries quoted 32 48 14
Average salary £41,500 £42,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.19% -11.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,200 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £55,000 £61,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
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
850 926 789
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 37.05% 38.36% 35.77%
Number of salaries quoted 551 645 611
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,579 £29,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 May 2015.

ISEB Salary Histogram in Reading

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 90 (73.77%) ISTQB
2 59 (48.36%) Finance
3 44 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (30.33%) QA
5 36 (29.51%) HP Quality Center
6 34 (27.87%) Degree
7 33 (27.05%) HP
8 28 (22.95%) Scrum
9 27 (22.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 26 (21.31%) Test Strategy
10 26 (21.31%) Test Management
11 24 (19.67%) Software Testing
11 24 (19.67%) SQL
12 23 (18.85%) PRINCE2
12 23 (18.85%) Analytical Skills
13 21 (17.21%) Test Automation
14 20 (16.39%) Team Foundation Server
14 20 (16.39%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (15.57%) MS Excel
15 19 (15.57%) Visual Studio
15 19 (15.57%) Microsoft
16 18 (14.75%) SQL Server
16 18 (14.75%) Selenium
16 18 (14.75%) Business Analysis
17 17 (13.93%) Test Scripting
17 17 (13.93%) Test Planning
18 16 (13.11%) LoadRunner
18 16 (13.11%) Computer Science
19 13 (10.66%) Mentoring
20 12 (9.84%) BDD

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 (5.74%) SharePoint
1 7 (5.74%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 19 (15.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.46%) MS Project
2 3 (2.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.38%) HTTPS
2 7 (5.74%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (16.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (15.57%) Visual Studio
3 18 (14.75%) Selenium
4 16 (13.11%) LoadRunner
5 10 (8.20%) Cucumber
6 9 (7.38%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (7.38%) Rational Performance Tester
7 8 (6.56%) TestDirector
8 4 (3.28%) JIRA
9 2 (1.64%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.82%) Toad
10 1 (0.82%) TestPartner
10 1 (0.82%) TestComplete
10 1 (0.82%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.82%) eggPlant
10 1 (0.82%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.82%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.82%) Appium
General
1 59 (48.36%) Finance
2 9 (7.38%) Banking
3 8 (6.56%) Retail
3 8 (6.56%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.92%) Automotive
5 5 (4.10%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.82%) Billing
Job Titles
1 84 (68.85%) Analyst
2 63 (51.64%) Test Analyst
3 24 (19.67%) Test Manager
4 19 (15.57%) Test Leader
5 18 (14.75%) Business Analyst
6 17 (13.93%) Senior Test Analyst
6 17 (13.93%) Senior Analyst
7 14 (11.48%) Tester
8 12 (9.84%) Lead Test Analyst
9 9 (7.38%) Junior
9 9 (7.38%) Software Test Analyst
9 9 (7.38%) Junior Analyst
9 9 (7.38%) QA Analyst
10 8 (6.56%) Performance Test Manager
10 8 (6.56%) Senior Software Test Analyst
10 8 (6.56%) Performance Manager
11 7 (5.74%) Performance Tester
11 7 (5.74%) Quality Analyst
12 6 (4.92%) QA Test Analyst
13 5 (4.10%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.38%) Middleware
2 5 (4.10%) .NET
3 2 (1.64%) SOAP
3 2 (1.64%) Web Services
4 1 (0.82%) HTML
4 1 (0.82%) XML
4 1 (0.82%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.85%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (13.11%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.74%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.74%) Replication
4 3 (2.46%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.82%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.82%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.84%) Windows
2 8 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (5.74%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.46%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.64%) Android
5 2 (1.64%) Linux
6 1 (0.82%) UNIX
6 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.82%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.82%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (22.95%) Scrum
3 26 (21.31%) Test Strategy
3 26 (21.31%) Test Management
4 24 (19.67%) Software Testing
5 23 (18.85%) PRINCE2
6 21 (17.21%) Test Automation
7 20 (16.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (14.75%) Business Analysis
9 17 (13.93%) Test Scripting
9 17 (13.93%) Test Planning
10 13 (10.66%) Mentoring
11 12 (9.84%) BDD
12 11 (9.02%) Automation Testing
13 9 (7.38%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (7.38%) Knowledge Management
13 9 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (7.38%) Performance Testing
14 8 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (5.74%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.67%) SQL
2 11 (9.02%) C#
3 7 (5.74%) C
3 7 (5.74%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.46%) Python
5 2 (1.64%) Java
6 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 90 (73.77%) ISTQB
2 34 (27.87%) Degree
3 27 (22.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (9.84%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (3.28%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.28%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (2.46%) APMP
8 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (30.33%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (5.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (29.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (27.05%) HP
2 19 (15.57%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.84%) IBM
4 7 (5.74%) VMware
5 6 (4.92%) Capita
6 3 (2.46%) Oracle
7 2 (1.64%) Cognos
8 1 (0.82%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.82%) SAP
8 1 (0.82%) Twitter