The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands 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 100 100 114
Rank change year-on-year
0 +14
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 126 102 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.37% 2.08% 1.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.09% 7.93% 6.51%
Number of salaries quoted 96 85 76
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £20,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
ISEB
England

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

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1386 1286 1475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.07% 26.18% 29.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1086 1027 1211
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

ISEB
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

ISEB Salary Trend in the West Midlands

ISEB
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISEB across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

ISEB Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

ISEB
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the West Midlands 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birmingham +3 67 £35,000 -19.54% 3
Coventry -25 12 £42,500 +44.06%
Warwickshire - 11 £29,000 -
Solihull +9 10 £35,000 +37.25% 1
Staffordshire -5 6 £41,000 +9.33%
Wolverhampton +9 4 £31,250 +16.82% 2
Shropshire - 3 £39,000 - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £27,500 - 1
Worcestershire -9 1 £42,500 +112.50%
Walsall - 1 £42,000 -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 98 (37.98%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (34.50%) ISTQB
3 73 (28.29%) Test Scripting
4 71 (27.52%) Finance
5 66 (25.58%) QA
6 51 (19.77%) Scrum
6 51 (19.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 51 (19.77%) Software Testing
7 48 (18.60%) Degree
8 47 (18.22%) Test Automation
9 46 (17.83%) PRINCE2
10 45 (17.44%) Business Analysis
11 44 (17.05%) Banking
12 38 (14.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 33 (12.79%) System Testing
14 32 (12.40%) Project Management
15 31 (12.02%) Stakeholder Management
16 29 (11.24%) SQL
17 28 (10.85%) Retail
18 27 (10.47%) ITIL
19 26 (10.08%) UML
20 25 (9.69%) Manual Testing
21 24 (9.30%) Kanban
22 20 (7.75%) Selenium
22 20 (7.75%) SQL Server
22 20 (7.75%) Automation Testing
22 20 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
23 19 (7.36%) Coaching
23 19 (7.36%) Transition Management
23 19 (7.36%) Service Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 (0.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.49%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.94%) MS Office
4 3 (1.16%) MS Project
5 2 (0.78%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.71%) TETRA
2 6 (2.33%) 4G
3 1 (0.39%) NAS
3 1 (0.39%) SAN
3 1 (0.39%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (1.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 5 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.78%) JasperReports
4 2 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.39%) MySQL
5 1 (0.39%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 20 (7.75%) Selenium
2 13 (5.04%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (3.10%) JIRA
4 6 (2.33%) MSTest
5 5 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.94%) LoadRunner
5 5 (1.94%) JUnit
5 5 (1.94%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.94%) Subversion
6 4 (1.55%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.16%) FitNesse
8 2 (0.78%) TestComplete
8 2 (0.78%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.78%) SilkPerformer
8 2 (0.78%) JMeter
9 1 (0.39%) NUnit
9 1 (0.39%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
General
1 71 (27.52%) Finance
2 44 (17.05%) Banking
3 28 (10.85%) Retail
4 19 (7.36%) Telecoms
5 17 (6.59%) Law
6 16 (6.20%) Aerospace
7 12 (4.65%) Marketing
8 7 (2.71%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.16%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.16%) Back Office
10 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 146 (56.59%) Analyst
2 70 (27.13%) Business Analyst
3 57 (22.09%) Test Analyst
4 29 (11.24%) Test Manager
5 27 (10.47%) Tester
6 24 (9.30%) Agile Business Analyst
7 20 (7.75%) Transition Manager
8 16 (6.20%) Test Leader
8 16 (6.20%) Software Tester
9 10 (3.88%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (3.88%) Test Consultant
9 10 (3.88%) Consultant
9 10 (3.88%) Solutions Analyst
10 8 (3.10%) QA Tester
11 7 (2.71%) Test Engineer
11 7 (2.71%) QA Analyst
12 6 (2.33%) Automation Test Analyst
12 6 (2.33%) QA Leader
12 6 (2.33%) Automation Analyst
13 5 (1.94%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.98%) .NET
2 13 (5.04%) XML
3 11 (4.26%) HTML
4 7 (2.71%) HTML5
5 4 (1.55%) Web Services
6 3 (1.16%) CSS
7 1 (0.39%) XSD
7 1 (0.39%) Flash
7 1 (0.39%) XML Messaging
7 1 (0.39%) WinForms
7 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.26%) EPoS
2 11 (4.26%) Computer Science
2 11 (4.26%) Life Science
3 9 (3.49%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.16%) SWIFT
5 2 (0.78%) Open Source
5 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.78%) User Experience
6 1 (0.39%) PMI
6 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.65%) Windows
2 6 (2.33%) UNIX
3 4 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (1.55%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.78%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.39%) Linux
5 1 (0.39%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (37.98%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (28.29%) Test Scripting
3 51 (19.77%) Software Testing
3 51 (19.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 51 (19.77%) Scrum
4 47 (18.22%) Test Automation
5 46 (17.83%) PRINCE2
6 45 (17.44%) Business Analysis
7 33 (12.79%) System Testing
8 32 (12.40%) Project Management
9 31 (12.02%) Stakeholder Management
10 27 (10.47%) ITIL
11 26 (10.08%) UML
12 25 (9.69%) Manual Testing
13 24 (9.30%) Kanban
14 20 (7.75%) Automation Testing
15 19 (7.36%) Transition Management
15 19 (7.36%) Coaching
15 19 (7.36%) Service Management
15 19 (7.36%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (11.24%) SQL
2 10 (3.88%) Java
3 5 (1.94%) C#
4 4 (1.55%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.16%) C
6 1 (0.39%) VB
6 1 (0.39%) C++
6 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 89 (34.50%) ISTQB
2 48 (18.60%) Degree
3 38 (14.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (4.26%) Security Cleared
4 11 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 8 (3.10%) CBAP
6 3 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.78%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.78%) CCNA
7 2 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.39%) HNC
8 1 (0.39%) HND
8 1 (0.39%) PMP
8 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.39%) PgMP
8 1 (0.39%) NVQ Level 4
8 1 (0.39%) CAPM
8 1 (0.39%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (25.58%) QA
2 13 (5.04%) FATCA
3 3 (1.16%) WAI
4 1 (0.39%) COBIT
4 1 (0.39%) P3O
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 13 (5.04%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 12 (4.65%) HP
2 11 (4.26%) SAP
3 10 (3.88%) IBM
4 9 (3.49%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.16%) Oracle
6 2 (0.78%) Sage
6 2 (0.78%) CheckPoint
6 2 (0.78%) Telerik
7 1 (0.39%) Capita
7 1 (0.39%) VMware
7 1 (0.39%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco
7 1 (0.39%) EMC
7 1 (0.39%) Citrix
7 1 (0.39%) Juniper
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + great bonus and bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
The Curve Group
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Life Assurance, Holiday
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension & package
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Erin Associates
Salary: £29000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 10 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 10 days ago
Wolverhampton
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Training.
Posted: 23 days ago