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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 111 100 94
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 116 123 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.09% 2.25% 2.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.12% 8.18% 8.18%
Number of salaries quoted 85 110 111
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
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
1429 1503 1601
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.76% 27.51% 29.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1147 1247 1390
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,850 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +7 48 £30,000 -40.00% 7
Staffordshire +12 15 £28,750 -17.85% 1
Coventry -29 14 £37,500 - 5
Shropshire - 14 £37,438 -
Warwickshire -8 7 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Solihull +3 3 £23,000 -36.98%
West Bromwich - 3 - -
Worcestershire 0 2 £30,500 -
Walsall -2 1 £47,500 +26.66%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £27,500 -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (39.68%) ISTQB
2 95 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (32.39%) QA
4 71 (28.74%) Software Testing
5 67 (27.13%) Test Scripting
6 55 (22.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 48 (19.43%) Project Management
7 48 (19.43%) Degree
8 44 (17.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 42 (17.00%) SQL
10 39 (15.79%) Finance
11 37 (14.98%) Automated Testing
12 34 (13.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 34 (13.77%) HTML
12 34 (13.77%) PRINCE2
12 34 (13.77%) SDLC
13 33 (13.36%) ITIL
14 32 (12.96%) Selenium
14 32 (12.96%) Automation Testing
15 31 (12.55%) .NET
16 29 (11.74%) Test Automation
16 29 (11.74%) MS Excel
17 28 (11.34%) SQL Server
18 26 (10.53%) Manual Testing
18 26 (10.53%) System Testing
19 25 (10.12%) Business Analysis
19 25 (10.12%) Performance Testing
19 25 (10.12%) Microsoft
20 24 (9.72%) C#
21 23 (9.31%) Service Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 3 (1.21%) Confluence
2 2 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.40%) IIS
3 1 (0.40%) Apache
3 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 29 (11.74%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.05%) MS Office
3 9 (3.64%) Open Workbench
4 6 (2.43%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.02%) MS Project
6 4 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.40%) Agresso
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.62%) Google Drive
2 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.21%) Internet
2 1 (0.40%) MPLS
2 1 (0.40%) IP Telephony
2 1 (0.40%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.40%) WAN
2 1 (0.40%) VPN
2 1 (0.40%) DNS
2 1 (0.40%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.34%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.43%) MySQL
4 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.21%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.21%) MS Access
6 2 (0.81%) JasperReports
6 2 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 32 (12.96%) Selenium
2 21 (8.50%) JIRA
3 16 (6.48%) HP UFT
4 12 (4.86%) Bugzilla
4 12 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (3.24%) LoadRunner
6 7 (2.83%) JUnit
7 6 (2.43%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.62%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.21%) MSTest
9 3 (1.21%) FitNesse
9 3 (1.21%) FogBugz
9 3 (1.21%) Ranorex
10 2 (0.81%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.81%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (0.81%) JMeter
10 2 (0.81%) TestPartner
10 2 (0.81%) SilkPerformer
10 2 (0.81%) QADirector
11 1 (0.40%) Hudson
General
1 39 (15.79%) Finance
2 21 (8.50%) Law
3 18 (7.29%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.64%) Banking
5 8 (3.24%) Retail
6 4 (1.62%) Games
7 3 (1.21%) Back Office
7 3 (1.21%) Marketing
8 2 (0.81%) Automotive
9 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.40%) Legal
9 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 93 (37.65%) Analyst
2 55 (22.27%) Tester
3 45 (18.22%) Test Analyst
4 31 (12.55%) Business Analyst
5 30 (12.15%) Software Tester
6 26 (10.53%) Transition Manager
7 23 (9.31%) Test Manager
8 17 (6.88%) Senior Analyst
8 17 (6.88%) Test Leader
9 11 (4.45%) QA Tester
9 11 (4.45%) Test Engineer
10 9 (3.64%) PMO Analyst
11 8 (3.24%) QA Analyst
12 7 (2.83%) QA Engineer
12 7 (2.83%) Senior Business Analyst
13 6 (2.43%) Junior
13 6 (2.43%) Service Manager
13 6 (2.43%) Consultant
13 6 (2.43%) PMO Manager
13 6 (2.43%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (13.77%) HTML
2 31 (12.55%) .NET
3 21 (8.50%) XML
4 14 (5.67%) ASP.NET
5 12 (4.86%) HTML5
6 5 (2.02%) Web Services
7 4 (1.62%) SOAP
8 3 (1.21%) CSS
9 2 (0.81%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.40%) XSD
10 1 (0.40%) Flash
10 1 (0.40%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.48%) Computer Science
2 16 (6.48%) Life Science
3 6 (2.43%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.02%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.21%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.21%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.81%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.81%) PMI
6 2 (0.81%) EPoS
6 2 (0.81%) iPhone
6 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.81%) User Experience
7 1 (0.40%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.40%) Social Media
7 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.10%) Windows
2 7 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (2.02%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.21%) Android
4 3 (1.21%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.81%) UNIX
5 2 (0.81%) Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (28.74%) Software Testing
3 67 (27.13%) Test Scripting
4 48 (19.43%) Project Management
5 44 (17.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 37 (14.98%) Automated Testing
7 34 (13.77%) PRINCE2
7 34 (13.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 34 (13.77%) SDLC
8 33 (13.36%) ITIL
9 32 (12.96%) Automation Testing
10 29 (11.74%) Test Automation
11 26 (10.53%) Manual Testing
11 26 (10.53%) System Testing
12 25 (10.12%) Performance Testing
12 25 (10.12%) Business Analysis
13 23 (9.31%) Service Management
14 22 (8.91%) Business Development
15 21 (8.50%) ITSM
15 21 (8.50%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (17.00%) SQL
2 24 (9.72%) C#
3 21 (8.50%) Java
4 20 (8.10%) JavaScript
5 12 (4.86%) VB.NET
6 7 (2.83%) PHP
7 5 (2.02%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.02%) VB
8 3 (1.21%) C
8 3 (1.21%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.81%) VBA
10 1 (0.40%) Python
10 1 (0.40%) Ruby
10 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.40%) C++
Qualifications
1 98 (39.68%) ISTQB
2 55 (22.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 48 (19.43%) Degree
4 5 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.21%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.81%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.81%) HND
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.40%) HNC
8 1 (0.40%) PMP
8 1 (0.40%) NVQ Level 4
8 1 (0.40%) PgMP
8 1 (0.40%) CBAP
8 1 (0.40%) APMP
8 1 (0.40%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (32.39%) QA
2 6 (2.43%) P3O
3 4 (1.62%) FATCA
3 4 (1.62%) WAI
4 1 (0.40%) COBIT
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 18 (7.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 25 (10.12%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.67%) HP
3 5 (2.02%) Oracle
4 4 (1.62%) VMware
4 4 (1.62%) Google
5 2 (0.81%) Sage
5 2 (0.81%) Talend
6 1 (0.40%) Pega
6 1 (0.40%) F5
6 1 (0.40%) Telerik
6 1 (0.40%) Cognos
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco
6 1 (0.40%) Dell
6 1 (0.40%) Citrix
6 1 (0.40%) Red Hat
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment Midlands Ltd
Salary: excellent package and development
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 per annum + excellent package and development
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
NES IT
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Car / Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Salary: Attractive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Coventry
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000 + Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £30000 to £40000 + excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago