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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 64 48 68
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +20
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 34 44 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.83% 4.37% 2.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.91% 10.89% 8.46%
Number of salaries quoted 33 42 21
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +16.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,129 £26,450 £25,204
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,900 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
343 404 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 28.58% 40.16% 26.03%
Number of salaries quoted 295 341 248
Average salary £38,500 £36,000 £36,100
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% -0.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £55,000 £51,000
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -17 20 £32,500 -
Torfaen - 8 £35,000 -
Newport -9 6 £40,000 +3.89%
ISEB
Wales

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 34 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (44.44%) Finance
3 28 (38.89%) Degree
4 23 (31.94%) ISTQB
5 20 (27.78%) Business Analysis
6 19 (26.39%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (23.61%) Banking
8 15 (20.83%) Automated Testing
8 15 (20.83%) QA
8 15 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (20.83%) Automation Testing
9 13 (18.06%) Manual Testing
10 12 (16.67%) Validation
11 11 (15.28%) Telecoms
11 11 (15.28%) C#
11 11 (15.28%) SQL
11 11 (15.28%) .NET
11 11 (15.28%) Test Automation
12 9 (12.50%) Scrum
12 9 (12.50%) Software Testing
12 9 (12.50%) PRINCE2
12 9 (12.50%) PRINCE
13 8 (11.11%) DTV
13 8 (11.11%) Regression Testing
13 8 (11.11%) Test Scripting
13 8 (11.11%) Cyber Security
14 7 (9.72%) Cucumber
14 7 (9.72%) WinForms
14 7 (9.72%) Windows
15 6 (8.33%) Linux

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (1.39%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.78%) MS Project
2 2 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) PaaS
2 2 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) Internet
2 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) MySQL
1 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.56%) Informix
1 4 (5.56%) Data Mining
1 4 (5.56%) Big Data
2 1 (1.39%) SQLPlus
2 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Cucumber
2 6 (8.33%) Selenium
3 5 (6.94%) Behat
3 5 (6.94%) JIRA
4 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.39%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.39%) JUnit
5 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.39%) Toad
5 1 (1.39%) JMeter
5 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.39%) Ranorex
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 32 (44.44%) Finance
2 17 (23.61%) Banking
3 11 (15.28%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.94%) Advertising
5 4 (5.56%) Marketing
6 3 (4.17%) Retail
7 2 (2.78%) Back Office
8 1 (1.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 57 (79.17%) Analyst
2 31 (43.06%) Test Analyst
3 20 (27.78%) Business Analyst
4 19 (26.39%) Senior Analyst
5 13 (18.06%) Tester
5 13 (18.06%) Senior Test Analyst
6 9 (12.50%) QA Analyst
7 8 (11.11%) QA Tester
8 7 (9.72%) Senior QA Analyst
8 7 (9.72%) Financial Business Analyst
8 7 (9.72%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 6 (8.33%) Automated Tester
9 6 (8.33%) Quality Analyst
10 5 (6.94%) Senior QA Tester
10 5 (6.94%) Senior Tester
10 5 (6.94%) Manual Tester
11 4 (5.56%) Software Developer
11 4 (5.56%) Developer
12 3 (4.17%) Project Manager
12 3 (4.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.28%) .NET
2 7 (9.72%) WinForms
3 5 (6.94%) RESTful
4 3 (4.17%) Web Services
5 1 (1.39%) XML
5 1 (1.39%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.39%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.11%) DTV
3 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.39%) User Experience
4 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.72%) Windows
2 6 (8.33%) Linux
3 3 (4.17%) UNIX
4 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.78%) Android
5 1 (1.39%) CentOS
5 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (27.78%) Business Analysis
3 15 (20.83%) Automated Testing
3 15 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (20.83%) Automation Testing
4 13 (18.06%) Manual Testing
5 12 (16.67%) Validation
6 11 (15.28%) Test Automation
7 9 (12.50%) Scrum
7 9 (12.50%) PRINCE
7 9 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 9 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 8 (11.11%) Test Scripting
8 8 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 8 (11.11%) Cyber Security
9 6 (8.33%) Waterfall
10 5 (6.94%) Bug Management
10 5 (6.94%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (6.94%) Web Design
10 5 (6.94%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.28%) C#
1 11 (15.28%) SQL
2 6 (8.33%) C++
2 6 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.94%) PHP
4 4 (5.56%) Java
5 3 (4.17%) Perl
5 3 (4.17%) Korn
5 3 (4.17%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.78%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.78%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.39%) C
7 1 (1.39%) Python
7 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.39%) VBScript
7 1 (1.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (38.89%) Degree
2 23 (31.94%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (6.94%) HND
5 2 (2.78%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (2.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (2.78%) APMG
5 2 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.83%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.17%) Telerik
3 2 (2.78%) Casewise
3 2 (2.78%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle