The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 65 63 60
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 36 23 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.00% 2.63% 2.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.69% 7.21% 10.68%
Number of salaries quoted 36 22 21
Average salary £32,500 £30,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.55% -8.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £44,500 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.40%
ISEB
Wales

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

Qualifications Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
308 319 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 25.69% 36.54% 22.59%
Number of salaries quoted 272 270 182
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

ISEB
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

ISEB Salary Trend in South Wales

ISEB
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISEB across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

ISEB Salary Histogram in South Wales

ISEB
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -9 25 £31,500 -21.73%
Torfaen -8 9 £37,500 +32.74%
ISEB
Wales

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 50 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (41.67%) Finance
3 22 (26.19%) Business Analysis
4 20 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (22.62%) ISTQB
6 17 (20.24%) Degree
7 16 (19.05%) Manual Testing
8 15 (17.86%) PRINCE2
9 14 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 12 (14.29%) Automated Testing
11 11 (13.10%) Waterfall
11 11 (13.10%) Banking
12 10 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (11.90%) MS Excel
13 9 (10.71%) PRINCE
13 9 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (9.52%) Advertising
14 8 (9.52%) Validation
14 8 (9.52%) QA
14 8 (9.52%) Microsoft
14 8 (9.52%) Project Management
14 8 (9.52%) C#
14 8 (9.52%) SQL
14 8 (9.52%) .NET
15 7 (8.33%) Windows
15 7 (8.33%) Linux
15 7 (8.33%) WinForms
16 6 (7.14%) Telecoms
16 6 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
16 6 (7.14%) MS Project

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.19%) Confluence
2 1 (1.19%) JBoss
2 1 (1.19%) Apache
2 1 (1.19%) GlassFish
2 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.14%) MS Project
3 5 (5.95%) MS Office
3 5 (5.95%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) PaaS
2 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.95%) Big Data
1 5 (5.95%) SQL Server
1 5 (5.95%) MySQL
1 5 (5.95%) Informix
2 4 (4.76%) Data Mining
2 4 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.19%) DB2
4 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.19%) SQLPlus
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (4.76%) JIRA
1 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (2.38%) Selenium
2 2 (2.38%) JUnit
2 2 (2.38%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.38%) WebDriver
2 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.19%) TestLink
3 1 (1.19%) Zephyr
3 1 (1.19%) Toad
3 1 (1.19%) JMeter
3 1 (1.19%) WATIR
General
1 35 (41.67%) Finance
2 11 (13.10%) Banking
3 8 (9.52%) Advertising
4 6 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 5 (5.95%) Marketing
6 4 (4.76%) Retail
7 1 (1.19%) Law
7 1 (1.19%) Legal
7 1 (1.19%) Welsh Language
7 1 (1.19%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.19%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 61 (72.62%) Analyst
2 32 (38.10%) Test Analyst
3 29 (34.52%) Business Analyst
4 10 (11.90%) Project Manager
5 8 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (8.33%) Tester
7 6 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) IT Project Manager
9 4 (4.76%) Manual Tester
9 4 (4.76%) Test Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) Junior
10 3 (3.57%) Test Manager
10 3 (3.57%) QA Tester
10 3 (3.57%) Project Analyst
11 2 (2.38%) Business Architect
11 2 (2.38%) Senior Test Engineer
11 2 (2.38%) Junior Project Manager
11 2 (2.38%) Senior Business Analyst
11 2 (2.38%) Architect
12 1 (1.19%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.52%) .NET
2 7 (8.33%) WinForms
3 5 (5.95%) Web Services
4 2 (2.38%) XML
4 2 (2.38%) HTML
5 1 (1.19%) RESTful
5 1 (1.19%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.76%) DTV
3 2 (2.38%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.38%) User Experience
4 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.33%) Windows
1 7 (8.33%) Linux
2 4 (4.76%) UNIX
3 2 (2.38%) CentOS
3 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.19%) Android
4 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (26.19%) Business Analysis
3 16 (19.05%) Manual Testing
4 15 (17.86%) PRINCE2
5 14 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 12 (14.29%) Automated Testing
7 11 (13.10%) Waterfall
8 10 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (10.71%) PRINCE
9 9 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (9.52%) Validation
10 8 (9.52%) Project Management
11 6 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (5.95%) Mentoring
12 5 (5.95%) Mobile Marketing
12 5 (5.95%) Automation Testing
12 5 (5.95%) Test Strategy
12 5 (5.95%) Test Automation
12 5 (5.95%) E-Commerce
12 5 (5.95%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.52%) C#
1 8 (9.52%) SQL
2 4 (4.76%) Java
2 4 (4.76%) Perl
2 4 (4.76%) PL/SQL
3 3 (3.57%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.57%) C++
3 3 (3.57%) Delphi
3 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.57%) VBA
3 3 (3.57%) Python
3 3 (3.57%) Korn
4 1 (1.19%) Groovy
4 1 (1.19%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 19 (22.62%) ISTQB
2 17 (20.24%) Degree
3 6 (7.14%) APMG
4 5 (5.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.19%) IIBA
6 1 (1.19%) CBAP
6 1 (1.19%) APMP
6 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 8 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.14%) Oracle
3 4 (4.76%) Casewise
4 3 (3.57%) Business Objects
4 3 (3.57%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.38%) Telerik
5 2 (2.38%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (2.38%) T-Plan
6 1 (1.19%) Perforce