Period
to 30 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > South East
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 226 287 263
Rank change year-on-year +61 -24 +19
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 68 232 340
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.83% 0.92% 1.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.23% 3.35% 4.34%
Number of salaries quoted 65 214 304
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.26% +26.67%
10th Percentile £32,250 £29,225 £29,000
90th Percentile £59,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £44,377 £47,500
% change year-on-year +12.67% -6.57% +11.76%

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 South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,108 6,920 7,839
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.72% 27.30% 26.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,502 5,096 6,048
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing ISEB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in the South East

ISEB
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ISEB in the South East.

Salary trend for ISEB in the South East

ISEB
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISEB in the South East over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

Salary histogram for ISEB in the South East

ISEB
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the South East region over the 6 months to 30 October 2020. 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 Sussex +18 17 £57,500 +27.78% 2
Thames Valley +70 16 £45,000 +12.50% 5
East Sussex +51 13 £40,000 -11.11%
Hampshire +61 11 £42,500 +23.19% 2
Surrey +102 10 £55,000 +15.79%
Berkshire +55 8 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +71 7 £50,000 -9.09% 4
Oxfordshire +54 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £50,000 -
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, IT jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 57 (83.82%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (79.41%) ISTQB
3 53 (77.94%) Test Automation
4 36 (52.94%) C#
5 35 (51.47%) QA
6 33 (48.53%) Selenium
7 29 (42.65%) .NET
8 23 (33.82%) Software Testing
9 22 (32.35%) Cucumber
9 22 (32.35%) Scrum
10 21 (30.88%) Test Scripting
11 19 (27.94%) SpecFlow
12 18 (26.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 18 (26.47%) JIRA
13 17 (25.00%) Java
14 15 (22.06%) Azure
15 14 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (20.59%) SQL
15 14 (20.59%) Exploratory Testing
15 14 (20.59%) Scenario Testing
16 13 (19.12%) React
16 13 (19.12%) DevOps
16 13 (19.12%) Gherkin
16 13 (19.12%) WebDriver
17 12 (17.65%) Manual Testing
18 11 (16.18%) ASP.NET
18 11 (16.18%) TypeScript
18 11 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
19 10 (14.71%) Appium
19 10 (14.71%) Regression Testing

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (5.88%) CMS
2 2 (2.94%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.06%) Azure
2 4 (5.88%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.29%) Skype
2 5 (7.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (48.53%) Selenium
2 22 (32.35%) Cucumber
3 19 (27.94%) SpecFlow
4 18 (26.47%) JIRA
5 13 (19.12%) WebDriver
6 10 (14.71%) Appium
7 9 (13.24%) Postman
8 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
8 8 (11.76%) JMeter
9 7 (10.29%) Zephyr
10 5 (7.35%) Protractor
10 5 (7.35%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (5.88%) Cypress.io
11 4 (5.88%) Gatling
11 4 (5.88%) Mocha
12 3 (4.41%) Jenkins
12 3 (4.41%) SoapUI
13 2 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (2.94%) Bugzilla
13 2 (2.94%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (11.76%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Public Sector
3 3 (4.41%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Advertising
4 1 (1.47%) Games
4 1 (1.47%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (35.29%) Analyst
2 22 (32.35%) QA Engineer
3 17 (25.00%) Test Engineer
4 14 (20.59%) Test Analyst
5 13 (19.12%) Senior QA Engineer
6 10 (14.71%) Test Automation Engineer
7 7 (10.29%) QA Test Engineer
8 6 (8.82%) QA Analyst
8 6 (8.82%) Tester
9 4 (5.88%) Business Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Developer
9 4 (5.88%) Developer in Test
9 4 (5.88%) Manual Test Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Software Tester
10 3 (4.41%) Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) Automation Test Lead
10 3 (4.41%) Software QA Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) Software Test Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) Test Leader
10 3 (4.41%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (42.65%) .NET
2 13 (19.12%) Gherkin
2 13 (19.12%) React
3 11 (16.18%) ASP.NET
4 6 (8.82%) REST
5 5 (7.35%) .NET Core
6 4 (5.88%) Chai
6 4 (5.88%) RESTful
6 4 (5.88%) WebdriverIO
7 3 (4.41%) XML
8 2 (2.94%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.35%) Windows
2 3 (4.41%) Linux
3 2 (2.94%) Android
3 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (83.82%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (77.94%) Test Automation
3 23 (33.82%) Software Testing
4 22 (32.35%) Scrum
5 21 (30.88%) Test Scripting
6 14 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (20.59%) Exploratory Testing
6 14 (20.59%) Scenario Testing
7 13 (19.12%) DevOps
8 12 (17.65%) Manual Testing
9 11 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (14.71%) Regression Testing
10 10 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (13.24%) Performance Testing
12 8 (11.76%) Web Testing
13 7 (10.29%) Fintech
13 7 (10.29%) Non-Functional Testing
13 7 (10.29%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 7 (10.29%) User Stories
14 6 (8.82%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 36 (52.94%) C#
2 17 (25.00%) Java
3 14 (20.59%) SQL
4 11 (16.18%) TypeScript
5 7 (10.29%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.88%) VB
7 3 (4.41%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 54 (79.41%) ISTQB
2 18 (26.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (10.29%) Degree
4 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (51.47%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (10.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (13.24%) Kubernetes
2 5 (7.35%) Puppet
3 4 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.94%) HP
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (1.47%) Capita
3 1 (1.47%) Novell
3 1 (1.47%) Talend
3 1 (1.47%) Xamarin