The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT jobs advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 42 44 40
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 4 5 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 1.43% 1.79% 3.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.15% 6.58% 7.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 6
Average salary £23,000 £36,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.98% +12.30%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
ISEB
West Midlands

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

Qualifications Category
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
65 76 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 23.21% 27.24% 49.04%
Number of salaries quoted 57 46 112
Average salary £32,500 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.95% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,850 £29,265 £27,650
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

ISEB
Salary Trend in Solihull

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

ISEB Salary Trend in Solihull

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (53.85%) Automated Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Manual Testing
4 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
4 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
5 5 (38.46%) Automation Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Degree
5 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 3 (23.08%) .NET
6 3 (23.08%) XML
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
6 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 3 (23.08%) MSTest
6 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
6 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
8 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
8 1 (7.69%) Change Management
8 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
8 1 (7.69%) HP
8 1 (7.69%) C#
8 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
8 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
8 1 (7.69%) Selenium

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Solihull 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.

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (23.08%) MSTest
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Test Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Software Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
4 2 (15.38%) Junior Software Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Junior Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Junior
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
5 1 (7.69%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
1 3 (23.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
2 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (53.85%) Automated Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Manual Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
5 5 (38.46%) Automation Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
8 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
8 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
8 1 (7.69%) Change Management
8 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
8 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
8 1 (7.69%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) HP