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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 104 99 98
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 126 123 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.18% 2.25% 2.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.43% 8.26% 8.46%
Number of salaries quoted 90 97 110
Average salary £32,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £47,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -
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
1495 1490 1536
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.89% 27.30% 28.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1166 1186 1287
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £26,113
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,857 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +2.14%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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
Birmingham -25 48 £35,000 -33.33% 4
Warwickshire -7 14 £29,000 -22.66% 1
Staffordshire +24 13 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Coventry -32 12 £53,054 +44.36% 1
Shropshire - 9 £40,000 - 1
West Bromwich +12 7 - -
Solihull +11 4 £35,000 +10.23%
Wolverhampton +13 3 £30,000 +15.38%
Worcestershire -5 3 £40,000 +100.00% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £27,500 -
Walsall +6 2 £42,000 +12.00%
Herefordshire -5 1 £50,000 -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 96 (39.02%) ISTQB
2 94 (38.21%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (31.30%) Test Scripting
4 73 (29.67%) QA
5 65 (26.42%) Software Testing
6 50 (20.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 49 (19.92%) Finance
8 42 (17.07%) Degree
9 41 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 41 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 37 (15.04%) Project Management
11 36 (14.63%) Scrum
12 35 (14.23%) System Testing
13 33 (13.41%) PRINCE2
14 32 (13.01%) Selenium
15 31 (12.60%) Automated Testing
16 30 (12.20%) ITIL
16 30 (12.20%) SQL
17 29 (11.79%) Banking
17 29 (11.79%) Automation Testing
18 28 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
19 26 (10.57%) Business Analysis
20 25 (10.16%) Manual Testing
20 25 (10.16%) HTML
21 23 (9.35%) .NET
22 22 (8.94%) SQL Server
22 22 (8.94%) SDLC
23 21 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
23 21 (8.54%) MS Excel
24 20 (8.13%) Service Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 2 (0.81%) Confluence
2 1 (0.41%) IIS
2 1 (0.41%) Apache
2 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (8.54%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.66%) MS Office
3 6 (2.44%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.44%) Open Workbench
4 4 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.41%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.22%) Internet
2 1 (0.41%) MPLS
2 1 (0.41%) IP Telephony
2 1 (0.41%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.41%) WAN
2 1 (0.41%) VPN
2 1 (0.41%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.03%) MySQL
3 4 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.81%) MS Access
5 2 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.81%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (13.01%) Selenium
2 18 (7.32%) JIRA
3 16 (6.50%) HP UFT
4 10 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (3.66%) Bugzilla
6 7 (2.85%) LoadRunner
6 7 (2.85%) JUnit
7 6 (2.44%) Visual Studio
8 5 (2.03%) Subversion
8 5 (2.03%) FitNesse
9 3 (1.22%) MSTest
9 3 (1.22%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.81%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.81%) TestComplete
10 2 (0.81%) JMeter
10 2 (0.81%) FogBugz
10 2 (0.81%) Ranorex
10 2 (0.81%) SilkPerformer
11 1 (0.41%) TestPartner
11 1 (0.41%) NUnit
General
1 49 (19.92%) Finance
2 29 (11.79%) Banking
3 18 (7.32%) Law
4 17 (6.91%) Retail
5 13 (5.28%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.03%) Aerospace
6 5 (2.03%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.03%) Marketing
7 4 (1.63%) Back Office
7 4 (1.63%) Games
8 1 (0.41%) Legal
8 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 109 (44.31%) Analyst
2 47 (19.11%) Test Analyst
3 44 (17.89%) Business Analyst
3 44 (17.89%) Tester
4 27 (10.98%) Test Manager
5 23 (9.35%) Transition Manager
6 22 (8.94%) Software Tester
7 20 (8.13%) Test Leader
8 16 (6.50%) Agile Business Analyst
8 16 (6.50%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (4.07%) Test Engineer
9 10 (4.07%) QA Tester
10 7 (2.85%) QA Engineer
10 7 (2.85%) Senior Business Analyst
10 7 (2.85%) QA Analyst
11 6 (2.44%) Solutions Analyst
11 6 (2.44%) PMO Analyst
11 6 (2.44%) Automation Engineer
12 5 (2.03%) QA Leader
12 5 (2.03%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.16%) HTML
2 23 (9.35%) .NET
3 16 (6.50%) XML
4 12 (4.88%) HTML5
5 7 (2.85%) ASP.NET
6 5 (2.03%) CSS
6 5 (2.03%) Web Services
7 3 (1.22%) SOAP
8 1 (0.41%) XSD
8 1 (0.41%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.28%) Life Science
3 11 (4.47%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.25%) EPoS
5 6 (2.44%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.03%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.22%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.81%) User Experience
8 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.41%) PMI
9 1 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.41%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.41%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.69%) Windows
2 5 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (2.03%) Windows 7
2 5 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.22%) Windows 8
4 2 (0.81%) UNIX
4 2 (0.81%) Linux
5 1 (0.41%) Android
5 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (38.21%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (31.30%) Test Scripting
3 65 (26.42%) Software Testing
4 41 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 41 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 37 (15.04%) Project Management
6 36 (14.63%) Scrum
7 35 (14.23%) System Testing
8 33 (13.41%) PRINCE2
9 31 (12.60%) Automated Testing
10 30 (12.20%) ITIL
11 29 (11.79%) Automation Testing
12 28 (11.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 26 (10.57%) Business Analysis
14 25 (10.16%) Manual Testing
15 22 (8.94%) SDLC
16 20 (8.13%) Service Management
17 19 (7.72%) Performance Testing
17 19 (7.72%) Business Development
18 18 (7.32%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.20%) SQL
2 18 (7.32%) Java
3 14 (5.69%) JavaScript
4 13 (5.28%) C#
5 7 (2.85%) VB.NET
6 6 (2.44%) PHP
6 6 (2.44%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.03%) C
8 3 (1.22%) VB
9 1 (0.41%) C++
9 1 (0.41%) VBA
9 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 96 (39.02%) ISTQB
2 50 (20.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 42 (17.07%) Degree
4 5 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.63%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.81%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.81%) HND
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.41%) HNC
7 1 (0.41%) PMP
7 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.41%) CAPM
7 1 (0.41%) PgMP
7 1 (0.41%) CBAP
7 1 (0.41%) APMP
7 1 (0.41%) NVQ Level 4
7 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (29.67%) QA
2 13 (5.28%) FATCA
3 4 (1.63%) WAI
4 1 (0.41%) COBIT
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) P3O
4 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (5.69%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.22%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 15 (6.10%) Microsoft
1 15 (6.10%) HP
2 6 (2.44%) SAP
2 6 (2.44%) IBM
3 3 (1.22%) VMware
3 3 (1.22%) Oracle
4 2 (0.81%) Sage
5 1 (0.41%) Telerik
5 1 (0.41%) Pega
5 1 (0.41%) F5
5 1 (0.41%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.41%) Cisco
5 1 (0.41%) Dell
5 1 (0.41%) Red Hat
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum to £35k + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum £20,000 to £24,000 + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
NES IT
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 15 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Zonal Retail Data Systems Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus standard benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Worcester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 19 days ago