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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 73 78
Rank change year-on-year -13 +5  
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 5 17 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.53% 1.69% 1.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.81% 7.87% 7.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 17
Median salary £55,000 £58,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.17% +5.45%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  

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 276 216 297
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 29.18% 21.47% 24.15%
Number of salaries quoted 225 160 227
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +19.31%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,950 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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
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 28 June 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 - 3 £52,500 -
Brentwood +3 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £55,000 -
ISEB
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 13 (76.47%) ISTQB
2 10 (58.82%) Test Strategy
3 8 (47.06%) SpecFlow
3 8 (47.06%) Gherkin
3 8 (47.06%) Selenium
3 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) C#
3 8 (47.06%) Java
3 8 (47.06%) .NET
3 8 (47.06%) Client/Server
4 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
5 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (23.53%) BDD
7 3 (17.65%) HP UFT
7 3 (17.65%) Finance
7 3 (17.65%) Legal
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (17.65%) C++
7 3 (17.65%) Degree
7 3 (17.65%) QA
8 2 (11.76%) Time Management
8 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
8 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
8 2 (11.76%) SQL
8 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft

ISEB
Co-occurring 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 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Selenium
1 8 (47.06%) SpecFlow
2 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (17.65%) HP UFT
4 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
5 1 (5.88%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Legal
2 2 (11.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Tester
3 4 (23.53%) Automation Tester
3 4 (23.53%) Software Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Java Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Manual Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Systems Test Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (5.88%) Business Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Business Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Implementation Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) QA Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Software Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) .NET
1 8 (47.06%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) AS400
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Test Strategy
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
4 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
5 4 (23.53%) BDD
5 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
6 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.76%) Project Management
6 2 (11.76%) SDLC
6 2 (11.76%) Service Management
6 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
6 2 (11.76%) Time Management
7 1 (5.88%) BPMN
7 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
7 1 (5.88%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) C#
1 8 (47.06%) Java
2 3 (17.65%) C++
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) ISTQB
2 3 (17.65%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) HP
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) SAP