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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 134 94 84
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -10
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 94 128 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.68% 2.59% 2.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.69% 9.85% 10.63%
Number of salaries quoted 77 104 99
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £27,950
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.94% +8.57%
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
1406 1299 1176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.16% 26.28% 27.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1111 1107 907
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 -27 46 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Warwickshire -13 13 £60,000 +84.61% 2
Coventry +2 11 £36,250 -9.37%
Solihull +12 5 £34,000 +13.33%
Dudley - 5 £35,000 -
West Bromwich - 4 £28,500 -
Shropshire -1 2 £44,250 - 3
Worcestershire -6 1 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Walsall -10 1 £32,500 -20.73% 1
Staffordshire -19 1 £34,000 +15.25% 1
Brierley Hill - 1 - -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 91 (45.96%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (38.89%) ISTQB
3 56 (28.28%) QA
4 52 (26.26%) Degree
4 52 (26.26%) Microsoft
5 49 (24.75%) Finance
6 45 (22.73%) Business Analysis
7 36 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 36 (18.18%) Manual Testing
8 35 (17.68%) SQL
9 34 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
10 33 (16.67%) Automated Testing
11 32 (16.16%) Test Scripting
12 31 (15.66%) Stakeholder Management
13 29 (14.65%) PRINCE2
14 28 (14.14%) Software Testing
15 26 (13.13%) HP Quality Center
15 26 (13.13%) MS Excel
16 25 (12.63%) Project Management
17 24 (12.12%) SDLC
18 23 (11.62%) Test Management
18 23 (11.62%) Test Strategy
19 21 (10.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 20 (10.10%) Waterfall
20 20 (10.10%) V-Model
20 20 (10.10%) Risk Management
21 19 (9.60%) Automation Testing
22 18 (9.09%) Scrum
22 18 (9.09%) Windows
23 17 (8.59%) Presales

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.01%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (13.13%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.56%) MS Project
3 8 (4.04%) MS Office
4 4 (2.02%) Open Workbench
5 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) Google Drive
2 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.02%) Intranet
2 3 (1.52%) Internet
3 2 (1.01%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.53%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.02%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (7.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (6.57%) Selenium
3 11 (5.56%) JIRA
4 6 (3.03%) Eclipse
4 6 (3.03%) IntelliJ
5 5 (2.53%) LoadRunner
6 4 (2.02%) HP UFT
6 4 (2.02%) JUnit
6 4 (2.02%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.52%) Bugzilla
7 3 (1.52%) JMeter
8 2 (1.01%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.01%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (1.01%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.51%) TestPartner
9 1 (0.51%) WebDriver
General
1 49 (24.75%) Finance
2 15 (7.58%) Manufacturing
3 10 (5.05%) Law
4 7 (3.54%) Marketing
5 5 (2.53%) Games
6 4 (2.02%) Banking
6 4 (2.02%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.51%) Automotive
7 1 (0.51%) Billing
7 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 112 (56.57%) Analyst
2 63 (31.82%) Test Analyst
3 38 (19.19%) Business Analyst
4 25 (12.63%) Test Manager
5 23 (11.62%) Software Analyst
5 23 (11.62%) Tester
6 16 (8.08%) Software Test Analyst
7 14 (7.07%) QA Analyst
8 13 (6.57%) Junior
8 13 (6.57%) QA Test Analyst
9 12 (6.06%) Manual Test Analyst
10 11 (5.56%) Excel Analyst
11 10 (5.05%) Project Analyst
11 10 (5.05%) Project Manager
11 10 (5.05%) Senior Manager
11 10 (5.05%) Transition Manager
12 9 (4.55%) Agile Business Analyst
12 9 (4.55%) Software Tester
13 7 (3.54%) Junior Analyst
13 7 (3.54%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.05%) XML
2 9 (4.55%) .NET
3 6 (3.03%) J2EE
4 4 (2.02%) HTML
5 3 (1.52%) Web Services
5 3 (1.52%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.51%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.07%) Computer Science
3 12 (6.06%) Life Science
4 10 (5.05%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (4.04%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.02%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.02%) Social Media
7 3 (1.52%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.52%) CMDB
7 3 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.01%) PMI
9 1 (0.51%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.09%) Windows
2 3 (1.52%) Unix
2 3 (1.52%) Windows 10
2 3 (1.52%) Windows 7
2 3 (1.52%) Windows 8
2 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (45.96%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (22.73%) Business Analysis
3 36 (18.18%) Manual Testing
3 36 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 33 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 32 (16.16%) Test Scripting
6 31 (15.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (14.65%) PRINCE2
8 28 (14.14%) Software Testing
9 25 (12.63%) Project Management
10 24 (12.12%) SDLC
11 23 (11.62%) Test Management
11 23 (11.62%) Test Strategy
12 20 (10.10%) Risk Management
12 20 (10.10%) V-Model
12 20 (10.10%) Waterfall
13 19 (9.60%) Automation Testing
14 18 (9.09%) Scrum
15 17 (8.59%) Presales
16 16 (8.08%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 35 (17.68%) SQL
2 12 (6.06%) C#
3 10 (5.05%) Java
4 3 (1.52%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.52%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.52%) VB
5 2 (1.01%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.51%) C++
6 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 77 (38.89%) ISTQB
2 52 (26.26%) Degree
3 21 (10.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.01%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.01%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.01%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (28.28%) QA
2 2 (1.01%) Basel II
2 2 (1.01%) P3O
2 2 (1.01%) Solvency II
2 2 (1.01%) WAI
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 26 (13.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 52 (26.26%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.56%) HP
3 4 (2.02%) Oracle
4 3 (1.52%) Citrix
5 2 (1.01%) Google
5 2 (1.01%) SAP
5 2 (1.01%) Talend
6 1 (0.51%) Cognos
6 1 (0.51%) Niku
6 1 (0.51%) Trayport
6 1 (0.51%) Twitter
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