Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 296 171 206
Rank change year-on-year -125 +35 -71
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 287 683 676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.94% 1.94% 1.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.51% 6.25% 5.10%
Number of salaries quoted 253 631 658
South East median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £26,350 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £58,750 £57,500
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 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 8187 10932 13253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.94% 31.07% 30.93%
Number of salaries quoted 6659 8793 10606
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage 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

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

Salary trend for ISEB in the South East

ISEB
Salary Histogram in the South East

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

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 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
Thames Valley -101 81 £43,750 +9.38% 2
Surrey -25 80 £42,500 -2.30% 1
Hampshire -9 64 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Buckinghamshire -39 39 £47,500 +26.67% 1
Berkshire -31 34 £43,250 -4.95% 1
Kent -2 33 £31,000 -27.06% 1
West Sussex -40 20 £39,500 -12.22%
Oxfordshire -29 8 £30,750 -12.14%
East Sussex -71 4 £32,500 -12.34% 1
Middlesex +3 2 £72,500 +262.50%
M4 Corridor - 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 South East region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 168 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (57.84%) Test Automation
3 120 (41.81%) ISTQB
4 100 (34.84%) Selenium
5 93 (32.40%) Software Testing
6 92 (32.06%) Test Scripting
7 76 (26.48%) QA
8 74 (25.78%) Finance
9 73 (25.44%) Scrum
10 72 (25.09%) BDD
11 70 (24.39%) Test Strategy
12 69 (24.04%) C#
12 69 (24.04%) SQL
13 66 (23.00%) SDLC
14 64 (22.30%) Regression Testing
15 62 (21.60%) Degree
16 56 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
17 52 (18.12%) Manual Testing
18 49 (17.07%) Java
19 48 (16.72%) Performance Testing
20 47 (16.38%) TDD
21 46 (16.03%) Microsoft
22 43 (14.98%) Windows
23 42 (14.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 39 (13.59%) HP UFT
25 35 (12.20%) HP
25 35 (12.20%) Jenkins
26 33 (11.50%) WebDriver
26 33 (11.50%) XML
27 32 (11.15%) System 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 2 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (0.70%) Drupal
1 2 (0.70%) IIS
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.79%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.35%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.35%) Primavera
3 1 (0.35%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.09%) SaaS
2 3 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.79%) VoIP
2 3 (1.05%) SMS
3 2 (0.70%) Internet
3 2 (0.70%) NGN
4 1 (0.35%) DNS
4 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.74%) Oracle Database
2 5 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (1.39%) MySQL
4 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.35%) Big Data
5 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 100 (34.84%) Selenium
2 39 (13.59%) HP UFT
3 35 (12.20%) Jenkins
4 33 (11.50%) WebDriver
5 26 (9.06%) JIRA
6 23 (8.01%) Cucumber
7 21 (7.32%) Git (software)
8 20 (6.97%) SoapUI
8 20 (6.97%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (6.62%) Visual Studio
10 15 (5.23%) JMeter
11 10 (3.48%) SpecFlow
12 8 (2.79%) InstallShield
12 8 (2.79%) LoadRunner
12 8 (2.79%) TestComplete
13 7 (2.44%) NUnit
13 7 (2.44%) TestNG
14 6 (2.09%) Maven
15 5 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (1.74%) Codeception
General
1 74 (25.78%) Finance
2 26 (9.06%) Retail
3 24 (8.36%) Back Office
4 14 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 13 (4.53%) Automotive
6 11 (3.83%) Marketing
7 8 (2.79%) Aerospace
8 6 (2.09%) Legal
9 5 (1.74%) Banking
10 4 (1.39%) Manufacturing
11 3 (1.05%) Electronics
12 2 (0.70%) Billing
12 2 (0.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 151 (52.61%) Analyst
2 85 (29.62%) Test Analyst
3 57 (19.86%) Test Engineer
4 43 (14.98%) Business Analyst
5 40 (13.94%) Tester
6 28 (9.76%) Senior Analyst
6 28 (9.76%) Software Test Engineer
6 28 (9.76%) Test Automation Engineer
7 24 (8.36%) QA Analyst
8 21 (7.32%) QA Engineer
9 20 (6.97%) Automation Tester
10 15 (5.23%) QA Test Engineer
10 15 (5.23%) Senior Test Analyst
10 15 (5.23%) Software Analyst
11 14 (4.88%) Automation Test Analyst
11 14 (4.88%) Financial Analyst
11 14 (4.88%) QA Automation Engineer
11 14 (4.88%) Service Analyst
12 13 (4.53%) Test Leader
12 13 (4.53%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (11.50%) XML
2 24 (8.36%) .NET
3 22 (7.67%) SOAP
4 20 (6.97%) HTML
5 18 (6.27%) Gherkin
6 16 (5.57%) CSS
7 10 (3.48%) REST
8 8 (2.79%) Behat
8 8 (2.79%) DOM
9 7 (2.44%) Web Services
10 6 (2.09%) .NET Framework
10 6 (2.09%) RESTful
11 5 (1.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 5 (1.74%) Entity Framework
11 5 (1.74%) jQuery
11 5 (1.74%) LINQ
11 5 (1.74%) Middleware
11 5 (1.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (1.05%) phpspec
12 3 (1.05%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.14%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.09%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.09%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.74%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.39%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.70%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.70%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.70%) Marketing Technology
8 2 (0.70%) PDA
9 1 (0.35%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.35%) FMCG
9 1 (0.35%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (14.98%) Windows
2 12 (4.18%) Linux
3 9 (3.14%) Unix
4 8 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (2.79%) Solaris
5 3 (1.05%) Android
5 3 (1.05%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.05%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (57.84%) Test Automation
3 93 (32.40%) Software Testing
4 92 (32.06%) Test Scripting
5 73 (25.44%) Scrum
6 72 (25.09%) BDD
7 70 (24.39%) Test Strategy
8 66 (23.00%) SDLC
9 64 (22.30%) Regression Testing
10 56 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
11 52 (18.12%) Manual Testing
12 48 (16.72%) Performance Testing
13 47 (16.38%) TDD
14 32 (11.15%) System Testing
15 29 (10.10%) Test Planning
16 28 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (9.76%) Mentoring
17 27 (9.41%) Exploratory Testing
18 25 (8.71%) Test Management
19 24 (8.36%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 69 (24.04%) C#
1 69 (24.04%) SQL
2 49 (17.07%) Java
3 23 (8.01%) T-SQL
4 22 (7.67%) Python
5 15 (5.23%) Ruby
6 12 (4.18%) Perl
7 10 (3.48%) C++
7 10 (3.48%) JavaScript
7 10 (3.48%) PHP
8 9 (3.14%) C
9 4 (1.39%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.70%) VB
11 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.35%) F#
11 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 120 (41.81%) ISTQB
2 62 (21.60%) Degree
3 42 (14.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (3.83%) ISEB Practitioner
4 11 (3.83%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (3.14%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.74%) IIBA
8 4 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.35%) CBAP
9 1 (0.35%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.35%) CISM
9 1 (0.35%) CISMP
9 1 (0.35%) CISSP
9 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.35%) MBCS
9 1 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (26.48%) QA
2 2 (0.70%) GDPR
2 2 (0.70%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.70%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.35%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 3 (1.05%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.05%) Docker
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (9.06%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 46 (16.03%) Microsoft
2 35 (12.20%) HP
3 12 (4.18%) Oracle
4 10 (3.48%) hybris
5 8 (2.79%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.39%) SAP
7 2 (0.70%) Cadence
7 2 (0.70%) Remedy
8 1 (0.35%) Cisco
8 1 (0.35%) Dell
8 1 (0.35%) EMC
8 1 (0.35%) F5
8 1 (0.35%) IBM
8 1 (0.35%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.35%) NetApp
8 1 (0.35%) Riverbed
8 1 (0.35%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.35%) VMware
8 1 (0.35%) Xamarin