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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 122 103 97
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -6
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 114 123 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.95% 2.29% 2.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.48% 8.24% 8.41%
Number of salaries quoted 77 101 117
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,850 £27,000 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £52,666 £60,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
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
1525 1492 1545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.05% 27.77% 27.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1202 1218 1318
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,728 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -13 49 £30,000 -40.00% 5
Staffordshire +24 18 £30,000 -20.00%
Shropshire - 12 £37,438 - 1
Warwickshire -17 9 £29,000 -22.66%
Coventry -40 9 £52,777 +40.73% 2
West Bromwich +6 7 - -
Worcestershire -7 3 £40,000 - 1
Walsall +3 2 £42,000 +12.00%
Solihull +5 1 £30,000 -17.80%
Herefordshire -2 1 £50,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £27,500 -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 99 (41.25%) ISTQB
2 87 (36.25%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (29.58%) QA
4 69 (28.75%) Test Scripting
5 68 (28.33%) Software Testing
6 54 (22.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 42 (17.50%) Degree
7 42 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 41 (17.08%) Finance
9 40 (16.67%) Project Management
10 35 (14.58%) Test Automation
11 34 (14.17%) PRINCE2
12 33 (13.75%) System Testing
12 33 (13.75%) Selenium
13 32 (13.33%) Automated Testing
13 32 (13.33%) ITIL
14 31 (12.92%) SQL
15 30 (12.50%) Automation Testing
16 29 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
17 28 (11.67%) HTML
17 28 (11.67%) .NET
18 27 (11.25%) SDLC
19 25 (10.42%) Scrum
19 25 (10.42%) MS Excel
19 25 (10.42%) Business Analysis
20 24 (10.00%) SQL Server
21 23 (9.58%) Performance Testing
21 23 (9.58%) Manual Testing
22 22 (9.17%) Service Management
23 21 (8.75%) Java

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (1.25%) Confluence
2 1 (0.42%) IIS
2 1 (0.42%) Apache
2 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.17%) MS Office
3 6 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.50%) Open Workbench
4 4 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.42%) Agresso
1 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.42%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.25%) Internet
2 1 (0.42%) MPLS
2 1 (0.42%) IP Telephony
2 1 (0.42%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.42%) WAN
2 1 (0.42%) VPN
2 1 (0.42%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.50%) MySQL
4 5 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.25%) MS Access
6 2 (0.83%) JasperReports
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 33 (13.75%) Selenium
2 17 (7.08%) HP UFT
3 16 (6.67%) JIRA
4 11 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (4.17%) Bugzilla
6 8 (3.33%) JUnit
7 7 (2.92%) LoadRunner
8 6 (2.50%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.08%) FitNesse
10 4 (1.67%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.25%) FogBugz
11 3 (1.25%) Ranorex
11 3 (1.25%) MSTest
12 2 (0.83%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.83%) QADirector
12 2 (0.83%) JMeter
12 2 (0.83%) TestPartner
12 2 (0.83%) SilkPerformer
13 1 (0.42%) NUnit
13 1 (0.42%) TestComplete
General
1 41 (17.08%) Finance
2 20 (8.33%) Law
2 20 (8.33%) Banking
3 17 (7.08%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.75%) Retail
5 4 (1.67%) Marketing
6 3 (1.25%) Back Office
7 2 (0.83%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.83%) Games
8 1 (0.42%) Legal
8 1 (0.42%) Automotive
8 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 94 (39.17%) Analyst
2 50 (20.83%) Tester
3 41 (17.08%) Test Analyst
4 36 (15.00%) Business Analyst
5 26 (10.83%) Software Tester
6 25 (10.42%) Test Manager
6 25 (10.42%) Transition Manager
7 20 (8.33%) Test Leader
8 16 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
9 12 (5.00%) QA Tester
10 11 (4.58%) Test Engineer
10 11 (4.58%) Agile Business Analyst
11 7 (2.92%) QA Analyst
11 7 (2.92%) Senior Business Analyst
12 6 (2.50%) QA Engineer
12 6 (2.50%) PMO Analyst
12 6 (2.50%) Automation Engineer
13 5 (2.08%) QA Leader
13 5 (2.08%) Test Automation Engineer
13 5 (2.08%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.67%) HTML
1 28 (11.67%) .NET
2 15 (6.25%) XML
3 12 (5.00%) HTML5
4 11 (4.58%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.08%) Web Services
6 4 (1.67%) SOAP
7 3 (1.25%) CSS
8 1 (0.42%) XSD
8 1 (0.42%) Flash
8 1 (0.42%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.25%) Life Science
3 13 (5.42%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.50%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.50%) EPoS
5 5 (2.08%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.25%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.83%) User Experience
7 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.42%) PMI
8 1 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.42%) iPhone
8 1 (0.42%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.50%) Windows
2 7 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (2.08%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.25%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.83%) UNIX
5 2 (0.83%) Linux
5 2 (0.83%) Android
6 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (36.25%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (28.75%) Test Scripting
3 68 (28.33%) Software Testing
4 42 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 40 (16.67%) Project Management
6 35 (14.58%) Test Automation
7 34 (14.17%) PRINCE2
8 33 (13.75%) System Testing
9 32 (13.33%) Automated Testing
9 32 (13.33%) ITIL
10 30 (12.50%) Automation Testing
11 29 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 27 (11.25%) SDLC
13 25 (10.42%) Scrum
13 25 (10.42%) Business Analysis
14 23 (9.58%) Manual Testing
14 23 (9.58%) Performance Testing
15 22 (9.17%) Service Management
16 21 (8.75%) Business Development
17 20 (8.33%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 31 (12.92%) SQL
2 21 (8.75%) Java
3 18 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 17 (7.08%) C#
5 10 (4.17%) VB.NET
6 7 (2.92%) PHP
7 6 (2.50%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.08%) VB
8 5 (2.08%) C
9 2 (0.83%) VBA
10 1 (0.42%) Python
10 1 (0.42%) Ruby
10 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.42%) C++
Qualifications
1 99 (41.25%) ISTQB
2 54 (22.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 42 (17.50%) Degree
4 5 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.25%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.83%) HND
8 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.42%) HNC
8 1 (0.42%) PMP
8 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.42%) CAPM
8 1 (0.42%) NVQ Level 4
8 1 (0.42%) PgMP
8 1 (0.42%) CBAP
8 1 (0.42%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (29.58%) QA
2 13 (5.42%) FATCA
3 4 (1.67%) WAI
4 2 (0.83%) P3O
5 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.42%) COBIT
5 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.42%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (5.83%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 21 (8.75%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.25%) HP
3 5 (2.08%) Oracle
4 4 (1.67%) SAP
4 4 (1.67%) IBM
4 4 (1.67%) VMware
5 2 (0.83%) Sage
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco
6 1 (0.42%) Dell
6 1 (0.42%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.42%) Telerik
6 1 (0.42%) Pega
6 1 (0.42%) F5
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £3000 - £40000 per annum + pension, bonus, PMI
Posted: 17 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Anderson Scott Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + great bonus and bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Connect
Salary: £dependant on experience + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £26,000 per annum + excellent training and development
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £49000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
HMRC
Posted: 27 days ago