The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT jobs advertised for the Taunton 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 16 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 2 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 3.45% 8.16% 17.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.33% 20.00% 46.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 6
Average salary £31,750 £29,712 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.85% -40.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £29,712 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,750 £39,942 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.40%
ISEB
Somerset

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

Qualifications Category
Taunton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
15 20 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 25.86% 40.82% 37.14%
Number of salaries quoted 13 15 13
Average salary £38,000 £30,756 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.55% -22.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,400 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

ISEB
Salary Trend in Taunton

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

ISEB Salary Trend in Taunton

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Taunton 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 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
2 9 (81.82%) Line Management
3 8 (72.73%) Waterfall
3 8 (72.73%) ISTQB
4 7 (63.64%) Scrum
4 7 (63.64%) Test Management
4 7 (63.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
5 6 (54.55%) SQL
5 6 (54.55%) C#
6 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
6 5 (45.45%) QA
7 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
7 4 (36.36%) BDD
7 4 (36.36%) SpecFlow
7 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
7 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
8 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
8 3 (27.27%) Load Testing
8 3 (27.27%) Security Testing
9 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (18.18%) C

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Taunton 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 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (36.36%) SpecFlow
2 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
1 8 (72.73%) Test Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) QA Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
1 2 (18.18%) CSS
1 2 (18.18%) XML
1 2 (18.18%) XSL
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
2 9 (81.82%) Line Management
3 8 (72.73%) Waterfall
4 7 (63.64%) Scrum
4 7 (63.64%) Test Management
5 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
5 4 (36.36%) BDD
6 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Load Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Security Testing
7 2 (18.18%) ITIL
7 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
7 2 (18.18%) Service Management
7 2 (18.18%) ITSM
7 2 (18.18%) MVC
8 1 (9.09%) Migration
8 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
1 6 (54.55%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) C
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
2 2 (18.18%) VBScript
2 2 (18.18%) VB
2 2 (18.18%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) ISTQB
2 7 (63.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (18.18%) MCSD
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (18.18%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft