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

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
South West / Somerset
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 61 63
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2  
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 16 15 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.31% 2.31% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.12% 8.47% 6.43%
Number of salaries quoted 15 10 9
Median salary £36,000 £41,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.72% -8.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £32,458 £37,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £57,300
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 Somerset.

Academic & Professional Certification
Somerset
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 197 177 140
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 28.47% 27.31% 22.40%
Number of salaries quoted 122 150 126
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

ISEB
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for ISEB in Somerset

ISEB
Salary Histogram in Somerset

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

Salary histogram for ISEB in Somerset

ISEB
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 25 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
Bath -6 8 £36,000 -4.00%
Taunton -4 1 £37,500 +15.38%
Yeovil - 1 £50,000 -
ISEB
South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Somerset region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 36 (90.00%) ISTQB
2 35 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (87.50%) Test Automation
3 32 (80.00%) BDD
4 31 (77.50%) SpecFlow
5 29 (72.50%) Waterfall
5 29 (72.50%) Cucumber
5 29 (72.50%) Software Testing
6 27 (67.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 26 (65.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (62.50%) Scrum
9 24 (60.00%) SQL
10 23 (57.50%) C#
10 23 (57.50%) Java
11 22 (55.00%) Microsoft
11 22 (55.00%) Load Testing
11 22 (55.00%) Test Management
11 22 (55.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 21 (52.50%) User Stories
12 21 (52.50%) Performance Testing
12 21 (52.50%) Security Testing
13 17 (42.50%) Test Scripting
14 16 (40.00%) Test Strategy
15 14 (35.00%) Project Planning
16 12 (30.00%) SC Cleared
16 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
16 12 (30.00%) DevOps
17 11 (27.50%) Visual Studio
18 10 (25.00%) Selenium
19 8 (20.00%) Customer Requirements

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 2 (5.00%) CMS
1 2 (5.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (5.00%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.50%) ATG Dynamo
2 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Mingle
Development Applications
1 31 (77.50%) SpecFlow
2 29 (72.50%) Cucumber
3 26 (65.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (27.50%) Visual Studio
5 10 (25.00%) Selenium
6 8 (20.00%) WebDriver
7 7 (17.50%) Eclipse
7 7 (17.50%) IntelliJ
7 7 (17.50%) SoapUI
8 5 (12.50%) LoadUI
8 5 (12.50%) NUnit
9 4 (10.00%) JIRA
10 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
10 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
10 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 1 (2.50%) Advertising
1 1 (2.50%) Banking
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
1 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
1 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (57.50%) Test Engineer
2 19 (47.50%) Test Automation Engineer
3 15 (37.50%) Analyst
3 15 (37.50%) Test Analyst
4 10 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
4 10 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 7 (17.50%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 7 (17.50%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Systems Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) Gherkin
2 5 (12.50%) REST
3 4 (10.00%) .NET
4 3 (7.50%) Web Services
5 2 (5.00%) SOAP
6 1 (2.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.00%) Replication
3 1 (2.50%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 35 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 32 (80.00%) BDD
3 29 (72.50%) Software Testing
3 29 (72.50%) Waterfall
4 27 (67.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 25 (62.50%) Scrum
6 22 (55.00%) Load Testing
6 22 (55.00%) Test Management
7 21 (52.50%) Performance Testing
7 21 (52.50%) Security Testing
7 21 (52.50%) User Stories
8 17 (42.50%) Test Scripting
9 16 (40.00%) Test Strategy
10 14 (35.00%) Project Planning
11 12 (30.00%) DevOps
12 8 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
13 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (17.50%) Exploratory Testing
13 7 (17.50%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (60.00%) SQL
2 23 (57.50%) C#
2 23 (57.50%) Java
3 7 (17.50%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (90.00%) ISTQB
2 22 (55.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 22 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.50%) ATG