The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 77 86 59
Rank change year-on-year +9 -27  
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 12 22 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.18% 2.04% 3.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.72% 7.75% 13.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5 12 44
Median salary £55,000 £59,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.56% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £43,300 £39,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £95,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +9.58% -5.19%  

ISEB is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex.

Academic & Professional Certification
Essex
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 323 284 357
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 31.82% 26.32% 29.00%
Number of salaries quoted 237 217 279
Median salary £44,500 £46,750 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.81% -4.59%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,159 £25,000 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing ISEB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Essex

ISEB
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISEB in Essex.

Salary trend for ISEB in Essex

ISEB
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Essex over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISEB in Essex

ISEB
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Essex region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chelmsford -12 6 £55,000 +46.66%
Brentwood +13 3 £42,500 -56.41%
Colchester -3 1 £60,000 +9.09%
ISEB
East of England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 32 (84.21%) ISTQB
2 20 (52.63%) Test Strategy
3 12 (31.58%) Finance
4 11 (28.95%) LoadRunner
4 11 (28.95%) QA
5 10 (26.32%) Legal
5 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (23.68%) C#
6 9 (23.68%) Java
6 9 (23.68%) SpecFlow
7 8 (21.05%) MS Office
7 8 (21.05%) MS Excel
7 8 (21.05%) HP UFT
7 8 (21.05%) HP
8 7 (18.42%) Client/Server
8 7 (18.42%) .NET
8 7 (18.42%) SQL
8 7 (18.42%) Software Testing
8 7 (18.42%) Selenium
8 7 (18.42%) Degree
8 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
8 7 (18.42%) Gherkin
9 6 (15.79%) Test Management
9 6 (15.79%) SoapUI
9 6 (15.79%) Law
9 6 (15.79%) Service Management
10 5 (13.16%) SAP
10 5 (13.16%) Scrum
10 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Manual Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 8 (21.05%) MS Excel
1 8 (21.05%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) LoadRunner
2 9 (23.68%) SpecFlow
3 8 (21.05%) HP UFT
4 7 (18.42%) Selenium
5 6 (15.79%) SoapUI
6 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
7 2 (5.26%) JBehave
7 2 (5.26%) TestDirector
8 1 (2.63%) JIRA
8 1 (2.63%) TestRail
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 10 (26.32%) Legal
3 6 (15.79%) Law
4 3 (7.89%) Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Back Office
5 1 (2.63%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Tester
2 13 (34.21%) Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) Test Leader
4 7 (18.42%) Automation Tester
5 6 (15.79%) Software Tester
6 5 (13.16%) Business Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Manual Tester
7 3 (7.89%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Team Leader
7 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Test Team Leader
8 2 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Automation Team Leader
8 2 (5.26%) Automation Test Lead
8 2 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Performance Tester
8 2 (5.26%) QA Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Business Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) .NET
1 7 (18.42%) Gherkin
2 4 (10.53%) Web Services
3 2 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Client/Server
2 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.26%) AS400
5 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (52.63%) Test Strategy
2 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.42%) Software Testing
3 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
4 6 (15.79%) Service Management
4 6 (15.79%) Test Management
5 5 (13.16%) Automation Testing
5 5 (13.16%) Manual Testing
5 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
5 5 (13.16%) Scrum
6 4 (10.53%) BDD
6 4 (10.53%) Functional Testing
6 4 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (10.53%) SDLC
6 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
7 3 (7.89%) Test Planning
8 2 (5.26%) Defect Management
8 2 (5.26%) Process Improvement
8 2 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) C#
1 9 (23.68%) Java
2 7 (18.42%) SQL
3 2 (5.26%) C++
3 2 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (84.21%) ISTQB
2 7 (18.42%) Degree
3 5 (13.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.26%) Postgraduate
5 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.95%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.26%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) HP
2 5 (13.16%) SAP
3 4 (10.53%) Citrix
4 3 (7.89%) Microsoft