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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 102 102 104
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 122 113 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.30% 2.16% 2.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.07% 8.06% 7.61%
Number of salaries quoted 92 89 90
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,250 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -0.68%
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
1345 1402 1433
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.40% 26.83% 28.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1031 1110 1158
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,750 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 2 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 2 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
(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 -12 47 £39,250 -15.59% 8
Warwickshire 0 15 £29,000 -37.29% 2
Coventry -31 10 £52,500 +64.06% 3
Staffordshire +12 9 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Solihull +10 9 £40,000 +56.86%
Shropshire - 6 £39,500 - 2
West Bromwich +12 5 - - 2
Wolverhampton +12 3 £30,000 +15.38% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £27,500 -
Walsall - 3 £42,000 -
Worcestershire -7 2 £40,000 +100.00% 2
Herefordshire 0 1 £50,000 +150.00%
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 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 98 (39.84%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (36.18%) ISTQB
3 76 (30.89%) Test Scripting
4 70 (28.46%) QA
5 62 (25.20%) Software Testing
6 57 (23.17%) Finance
7 48 (19.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 46 (18.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 45 (18.29%) Test Automation
9 45 (18.29%) Scrum
10 43 (17.48%) Degree
11 41 (16.67%) Banking
11 41 (16.67%) PRINCE2
12 35 (14.23%) System Testing
13 34 (13.82%) Project Management
14 32 (13.01%) ITIL
15 30 (12.20%) SQL
15 30 (12.20%) Business Analysis
16 27 (10.98%) Automated Testing
16 27 (10.98%) Retail
17 26 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
18 25 (10.16%) Selenium
19 23 (9.35%) Manual Testing
19 23 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
20 22 (8.94%) Automation Testing
20 22 (8.94%) UML
21 21 (8.54%) Service Management
21 21 (8.54%) Kanban
21 21 (8.54%) Transition Management
22 19 (7.72%) Business Development

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.41%) Apache
1 1 (0.41%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (7.72%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.85%) MS Office
3 5 (2.03%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.03%) Open Workbench
4 4 (1.63%) MS Project
5 2 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.41%) TETRA
1 1 (0.41%) Internet
1 1 (0.41%) MPLS
1 1 (0.41%) WAN
1 1 (0.41%) VPN
1 1 (0.41%) DNS
1 1 (0.41%) IP Telephony
1 1 (0.41%) Unified Communications
1 1 (0.41%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.22%) MySQL
5 2 (0.81%) JasperReports
5 2 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.41%) MS Access
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (10.16%) Selenium
2 13 (5.28%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (5.28%) JIRA
3 6 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.44%) Bugzilla
4 5 (2.03%) JUnit
4 5 (2.03%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.03%) LoadRunner
4 5 (2.03%) FitNesse
4 5 (2.03%) Subversion
5 4 (1.63%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.22%) MSTest
7 2 (0.81%) SilkPerformer
7 2 (0.81%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.81%) TestComplete
7 2 (0.81%) JMeter
8 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.41%) NUnit
8 1 (0.41%) Ranorex
General
1 57 (23.17%) Finance
2 41 (16.67%) Banking
3 27 (10.98%) Retail
4 19 (7.72%) Law
5 16 (6.50%) Aerospace
6 10 (4.07%) Manufacturing
7 8 (3.25%) Telecoms
8 6 (2.44%) Marketing
9 4 (1.63%) Back Office
9 4 (1.63%) Games
10 3 (1.22%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.41%) Legal
11 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 118 (47.97%) Analyst
2 50 (20.33%) Test Analyst
3 49 (19.92%) Business Analyst
4 32 (13.01%) Tester
5 26 (10.57%) Test Manager
6 24 (9.76%) Transition Manager
7 21 (8.54%) Agile Business Analyst
8 18 (7.32%) Software Tester
9 17 (6.91%) Test Leader
10 15 (6.10%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (4.07%) Consultant
12 9 (3.66%) Test Engineer
12 9 (3.66%) QA Tester
12 9 (3.66%) Test Consultant
12 9 (3.66%) Solutions Analyst
13 6 (2.44%) Automation Test Analyst
13 6 (2.44%) Automation Analyst
13 6 (2.44%) Senior Business Analyst
14 5 (2.03%) Junior
14 5 (2.03%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.32%) HTML
2 17 (6.91%) .NET
3 14 (5.69%) XML
4 11 (4.47%) HTML5
5 4 (1.63%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.22%) CSS
6 3 (1.22%) Web Services
7 1 (0.41%) Flash
7 1 (0.41%) XSD
7 1 (0.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.28%) Life Science
3 11 (4.47%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.07%) EPoS
5 8 (3.25%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.03%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.22%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.22%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.81%) User Experience
9 1 (0.41%) PMI
9 1 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.41%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.28%) Windows
2 5 (2.03%) UNIX
2 5 (2.03%) Windows 7
2 5 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.22%) Windows 8
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 98 (39.84%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (30.89%) Test Scripting
3 62 (25.20%) Software Testing
4 46 (18.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 45 (18.29%) Test Automation
5 45 (18.29%) Scrum
6 41 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 35 (14.23%) System Testing
8 34 (13.82%) Project Management
9 32 (13.01%) ITIL
10 30 (12.20%) Business Analysis
11 27 (10.98%) Automated Testing
12 26 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (9.35%) Manual Testing
14 22 (8.94%) Automation Testing
14 22 (8.94%) UML
15 21 (8.54%) Service Management
15 21 (8.54%) Kanban
15 21 (8.54%) Transition Management
16 19 (7.72%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.20%) SQL
2 15 (6.10%) Java
3 6 (2.44%) JavaScript
3 6 (2.44%) C#
4 5 (2.03%) C
4 5 (2.03%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.63%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.81%) PHP
7 1 (0.41%) C++
7 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 89 (36.18%) ISTQB
2 48 (19.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 43 (17.48%) Degree
4 7 (2.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.63%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.22%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.81%) CBAP
8 2 (0.81%) HND
9 1 (0.41%) CCNA
9 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.41%) PMP
9 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.41%) HNC
9 1 (0.41%) PgMP
9 1 (0.41%) NVQ Level 4
9 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.41%) APMP
9 1 (0.41%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (28.46%) QA
2 13 (5.28%) FATCA
3 3 (1.22%) WAI
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) COBIT
4 1 (0.41%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (6.50%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.22%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 14 (5.69%) HP
2 12 (4.88%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.66%) IBM
3 9 (3.66%) SAP
4 3 (1.22%) Oracle
5 2 (0.81%) Sage
6 1 (0.41%) VMware
6 1 (0.41%) Cisco
6 1 (0.41%) Dell
6 1 (0.41%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.41%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.41%) Pega
6 1 (0.41%) Telerik
6 1 (0.41%) F5
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
NES IT
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £44000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £48000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25k - £35k
Posted: 6 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 35,000
Posted: 6 days ago
West Bromwich
Jumar Solutions
Salary: Attractive
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Connect
Salary: D.O.E
Posted: 12 days ago
West Bromwich
Jumar Solutions
Salary: Attractive
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Sainsburys
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Coventry, Warwickshire
Sainsbury
Posted: 19 days ago