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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 92 106 119
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +13
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 57 35 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 2.33% 1.48% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.65% 4.07% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 43 27 10
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £32,350
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,500 £37,050
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+6.94% +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
1008 859 694
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 41.18% 36.34% 34.37%
Number of salaries quoted 580 608 501
Average salary £48,250 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,800 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £65,000
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 30 March 2015.

ISEB Salary Histogram in Reading

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 114 (69.51%) ISTQB
2 69 (42.07%) Finance
3 58 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (35.37%) HP Quality Center
4 55 (33.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 49 (29.88%) QA
6 46 (28.05%) Software Testing
7 45 (27.44%) Test Management
8 40 (24.39%) Scrum
9 38 (23.17%) SQL
10 35 (21.34%) Degree
11 34 (20.73%) HP
12 32 (19.51%) Test Scripting
13 31 (18.90%) Test Automation
13 31 (18.90%) Windows
14 28 (17.07%) MS Excel
14 28 (17.07%) Test Strategy
15 27 (16.46%) Security Cleared
16 26 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
16 26 (15.85%) Banking
17 25 (15.24%) Retail
17 25 (15.24%) Selenium
17 25 (15.24%) QuickTest Pro
18 24 (14.63%) TestDirector
18 24 (14.63%) Telecoms
19 22 (13.41%) Team Foundation Server
20 21 (12.80%) Test Planning
20 21 (12.80%) Aerospace
20 21 (12.80%) LoadRunner
20 21 (12.80%) Microsoft

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 16 (9.76%) SharePoint Server
2 8 (4.88%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 28 (17.07%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.83%) MS Project
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.49%) HTTPS
2 7 (4.27%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.66%) MVNO
4 3 (1.83%) DNS
4 3 (1.83%) LAN
4 3 (1.83%) WAN
4 3 (1.83%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (15.24%) QuickTest Pro
1 25 (15.24%) Selenium
2 24 (14.63%) TestDirector
3 22 (13.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (12.80%) Visual Studio
4 21 (12.80%) LoadRunner
5 13 (7.93%) WinRunner
6 12 (7.32%) Cucumber
7 10 (6.10%) Rational Performance Tester
8 7 (4.27%) JIRA
9 3 (1.83%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.83%) Bugzilla
9 3 (1.83%) MSTest
10 2 (1.22%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.22%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.61%) TestPartner
11 1 (0.61%) Toad
11 1 (0.61%) Zephyr
11 1 (0.61%) Appium
11 1 (0.61%) TestComplete
General
1 69 (42.07%) Finance
2 26 (15.85%) Banking
3 25 (15.24%) Retail
4 24 (14.63%) Telecoms
5 21 (12.80%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 109 (66.46%) Analyst
2 94 (57.32%) Test Analyst
3 36 (21.95%) Test Manager
4 24 (14.63%) Tester
4 24 (14.63%) Senior Analyst
4 24 (14.63%) Senior Test Analyst
5 17 (10.37%) Test Leader
6 16 (9.76%) Consultant
6 16 (9.76%) Test Consultant
7 14 (8.54%) Software Test Analyst
8 13 (7.93%) Business Analyst
9 12 (7.32%) Lead Test Analyst
10 9 (5.49%) Senior Tester
11 8 (4.88%) Performance Tester
11 8 (4.88%) Performance Manager
11 8 (4.88%) Software Tester
11 8 (4.88%) QA Analyst
11 8 (4.88%) Senior Software Test Analyst
11 8 (4.88%) Performance Test Manager
12 7 (4.27%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.10%) Middleware
2 6 (3.66%) .NET
3 3 (1.83%) SOAP
3 3 (1.83%) Web Services
4 1 (0.61%) XML
4 1 (0.61%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (10.37%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.49%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.88%) Clustering
5 7 (4.27%) Replication
6 3 (1.83%) Open Source
7 2 (1.22%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.22%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.22%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 31 (18.90%) Windows
2 17 (10.37%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (9.76%) Windows XP
4 5 (3.05%) UNIX
5 4 (2.44%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.22%) Android
7 2 (1.22%) Linux
7 2 (1.22%) Windows Phone
7 2 (1.22%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (28.05%) Software Testing
3 45 (27.44%) Test Management
4 40 (24.39%) Scrum
5 32 (19.51%) Test Scripting
6 31 (18.90%) Test Automation
7 28 (17.07%) Test Strategy
8 21 (12.80%) Test Planning
9 17 (10.37%) PRINCE2
10 15 (9.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (9.15%) Performance Testing
10 15 (9.15%) Automation Testing
11 14 (8.54%) Mentoring
12 13 (7.93%) Business Analysis
13 11 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (6.10%) Knowledge Management
14 10 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (5.49%) Manual Testing
16 8 (4.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (23.17%) SQL
2 13 (7.93%) C#
3 7 (4.27%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.27%) C
4 2 (1.22%) Java
5 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 114 (69.51%) ISTQB
2 55 (33.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 35 (21.34%) Degree
4 27 (16.46%) Security Cleared
5 11 (6.71%) SC Cleared
6 8 (4.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (2.44%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.83%) APMP
8 3 (1.83%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (29.88%) QA
2 2 (1.22%) GAMP
System Software
1 7 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (4.27%) vSphere
2 3 (1.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 58 (35.37%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (4.88%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (4.88%) Netcool
2 8 (4.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 34 (20.73%) HP
2 21 (12.80%) Microsoft
3 13 (7.93%) IBM
4 8 (4.88%) McAfee
4 8 (4.88%) Citrix
4 8 (4.88%) Veritas
5 7 (4.27%) VMware
6 4 (2.44%) Oracle
6 4 (2.44%) Fujitsu
7 3 (1.83%) Capita
8 1 (0.61%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.61%) Tableau
8 1 (0.61%) Twitter