Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 112 122
Rank change year-on-year -68 +10 -15
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 260 461 424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.70% 2.53% 2.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.50% 9.81% 8.53%
Number of salaries quoted 217 335 366
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £33,045
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +13.48% -11.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £54,150 £52,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3468 4699 4973
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 22.66% 25.80% 26.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2742 3471 3858
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in the Midlands

ISEB
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for ISEB in the Midlands

ISEB
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in the Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for ISEB in the Midlands

ISEB
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -40 192 £40,000 +9.59% 7
East Midlands -48 68 £37,500 -5.06% 2
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 116 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (43.46%) Test Automation
3 110 (42.31%) ISTQB
4 71 (27.31%) Test Scripting
5 69 (26.54%) QA
6 68 (26.15%) Selenium
7 66 (25.38%) Finance
8 62 (23.85%) Degree
9 61 (23.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 60 (23.08%) JIRA
11 59 (22.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 59 (22.69%) Business Analysis
12 56 (21.54%) Software Testing
13 55 (21.15%) Test Strategy
14 54 (20.77%) SQL
15 48 (18.46%) Analytical Skills
16 38 (14.62%) Stakeholder Management
17 34 (13.08%) Project Management
17 34 (13.08%) PRINCE2
17 34 (13.08%) Waterfall
18 32 (12.31%) SDLC
19 30 (11.54%) C#
20 29 (11.15%) ITIL
20 29 (11.15%) Cucumber
20 29 (11.15%) HP Quality Center
21 28 (10.77%) Java
22 27 (10.38%) Retail
23 26 (10.00%) Scrum
23 26 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
24 25 (9.62%) Microsoft

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 17 (6.54%) Confluence
2 3 (1.15%) IBM Domino
3 2 (0.77%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.38%) CMS
4 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Magento
1 1 (0.38%) SAP LE
1 1 (0.38%) SAP MM
1 1 (0.38%) SAP PP
1 1 (0.38%) SAP QM
1 1 (0.38%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.46%) IaaS
1 9 (3.46%) PaaS
2 3 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.31%) Firewall
2 5 (1.92%) Intranet
3 4 (1.54%) Internet
4 1 (0.38%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (0.38%) FTP
4 1 (0.38%) Skype
4 1 (0.38%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.23%) MySQL
3 7 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.77%) DB2
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.38%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 68 (26.15%) Selenium
2 60 (23.08%) JIRA
3 29 (11.15%) Cucumber
4 22 (8.46%) WebDriver
5 12 (4.62%) HP UFT
5 12 (4.62%) Jenkins
6 11 (4.23%) Bugzilla
6 11 (4.23%) SoapUI
7 9 (3.46%) TestRail
8 8 (3.08%) Appium
8 8 (3.08%) JMeter
8 8 (3.08%) JUnit
8 8 (3.08%) SpecFlow
8 8 (3.08%) Zephyr
9 5 (1.92%) Calabash
9 5 (1.92%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.54%) Git (software)
10 4 (1.54%) JBehave
10 4 (1.54%) Robot Framework
10 4 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 66 (25.38%) Finance
2 27 (10.38%) Retail
3 9 (3.46%) Publishing
4 8 (3.08%) Games
5 7 (2.69%) Marketing
6 6 (2.31%) Law
7 5 (1.92%) Banking
8 4 (1.54%) Billing
8 4 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.15%) Electronics
9 3 (1.15%) Spanish Language
9 3 (1.15%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 130 (50.00%) Analyst
2 60 (23.08%) Business Analyst
2 60 (23.08%) Test Analyst
3 38 (14.62%) Tester
4 20 (7.69%) Test Leader
5 17 (6.54%) Senior Manager
6 16 (6.15%) Software Tester
6 16 (6.15%) Test Manager
7 14 (5.38%) Automation Test Analyst
7 14 (5.38%) Automation Tester
7 14 (5.38%) Senior Analyst
7 14 (5.38%) Software Analyst
8 13 (5.00%) Consultant
8 13 (5.00%) Financial Analyst
9 12 (4.62%) Service Analyst
10 11 (4.23%) SQL Analyst
10 11 (4.23%) UAT Analyst
10 11 (4.23%) UAT Test Analyst
11 10 (3.85%) Architect
11 10 (3.85%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.31%) XML
2 12 (4.62%) SOAP
3 11 (4.23%) .NET
3 11 (4.23%) JSON
4 10 (3.85%) REST
5 8 (3.08%) CSS
5 8 (3.08%) HTML
6 5 (1.92%) Web Services
7 3 (1.15%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.77%) XSL
9 1 (0.38%) EDI
9 1 (0.38%) Enzyme
9 1 (0.38%) Jest
9 1 (0.38%) React
9 1 (0.38%) SAP ALE
9 1 (0.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 48 (18.46%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 16 (6.15%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.08%) CMDB
6 6 (2.31%) SCADA
6 6 (2.31%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.92%) EPoS
8 4 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.54%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.15%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.15%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.77%) iPad
10 2 (0.77%) Replication
10 2 (0.77%) User Experience
11 1 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.38%) Fintech
11 1 (0.38%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.23%) Windows
2 12 (4.62%) Unix
3 3 (1.15%) Android
3 3 (1.15%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.38%) Linux
4 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (43.46%) Test Automation
3 71 (27.31%) Test Scripting
4 59 (22.69%) Business Analysis
4 59 (22.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 56 (21.54%) Software Testing
6 55 (21.15%) Test Strategy
7 38 (14.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (13.08%) PRINCE2
8 34 (13.08%) Project Management
8 34 (13.08%) Waterfall
9 32 (12.31%) SDLC
10 29 (11.15%) ITIL
11 26 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
11 26 (10.00%) Scrum
12 25 (9.62%) Manual Testing
13 24 (9.23%) Requirements Analysis
14 23 (8.85%) Regression Testing
15 22 (8.46%) Test Management
16 20 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 54 (20.77%) SQL
2 30 (11.54%) C#
3 28 (10.77%) Java
4 11 (4.23%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.08%) Ruby
6 5 (1.92%) Python
7 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.77%) Groovy
8 2 (0.77%) Scala
9 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 110 (42.31%) ISTQB
2 62 (23.85%) Degree
3 61 (23.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (5.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (4.23%) CISSP
6 10 (3.85%) SC Cleared
6 10 (3.85%) Security Cleared
7 9 (3.46%) IIBA
7 9 (3.46%) ISEB Practitioner
8 8 (3.08%) PMI Certification
8 8 (3.08%) PMP
9 6 (2.31%) CEH
9 6 (2.31%) CompTIA Security+
9 6 (2.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (2.31%) Security+ Certification
10 5 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.77%) CISM
11 2 (0.77%) CISMP
11 2 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.38%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (26.54%) QA
2 8 (3.08%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.31%) GPG13
5 5 (1.92%) PMO
6 2 (0.77%) GDPR
7 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 29 (11.15%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.15%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (9.62%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.77%) HP
2 15 (5.77%) Oracle
3 9 (3.46%) Citrix
3 9 (3.46%) EMC
3 9 (3.46%) NetApp
3 9 (3.46%) VMware
4 8 (3.08%) CheckPoint
5 5 (1.92%) IBM
6 4 (1.54%) Google
6 4 (1.54%) Siemens
7 3 (1.15%) BMC
7 3 (1.15%) Lotus
7 3 (1.15%) Twitter
7 3 (1.15%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.77%) Cisco
8 2 (0.77%) Juniper
8 2 (0.77%) New Relic
8 2 (0.77%) SAP
8 2 (0.77%) webMethods