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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 17 17 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 3 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 5.56% 8.42% 9.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.00% 24.24% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 4
Average salary £38,000 £29,712 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.89% -40.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,902 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £38,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
12 33 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Taunton 22.22% 34.74% 37.21%
Number of salaries quoted 10 27 16
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,902 £25,540
10% offered a salary of more than £44,425 £47,500 £42,400
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 24 December 2014, 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%) ISTQB
3 8 (72.73%) Waterfall
4 7 (63.64%) Scrum
4 7 (63.64%) Test Management
4 7 (63.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (54.55%) C#
5 6 (54.55%) SQL
5 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
5 6 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (45.45%) QA
6 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
7 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
7 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
7 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
7 4 (36.36%) BDD
7 4 (36.36%) SpecFlow
7 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
8 3 (27.27%) Load Testing
8 3 (27.27%) Security Testing
9 2 (18.18%) C
9 2 (18.18%) HTML
9 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
9 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
9 2 (18.18%) VBScript
9 2 (18.18%) VB
9 2 (18.18%) .NET

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
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%) Testing Manager
3 1 (9.09%) QA Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
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%) .NET Framework
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
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%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
1 6 (54.55%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) C
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%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
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