Period
to 16 September 2019

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 16 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > South East
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 303 267 262
Rank change year-on-year -36 -5 -89
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 222 334 337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.86% 1.14% 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.09% 4.36% 4.17%
Number of salaries quoted 196 265 305
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +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 7,186 7,653 8,072
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.74% 26.12% 27.84%
Number of salaries quoted 5,231 5,959 6,536
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,125
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.98% -1.94%
10th Percentile £26,289 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +0.21%

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 16 September 2019.

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 16 September 2019. 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 -6 81 £41,625 +2.15% 9
Berkshire +8 60 £37,500 -11.76% 8
Hampshire -19 55 £45,000 +5.88% 5
West Sussex +6 50 £50,000 +5.26% 9
East Sussex +12 15 £45,750 -3.68% 1
Buckinghamshire -6 14 £55,000 +51.72% 1
Surrey -34 12 £47,500 -9.52% 2
Kent -6 9 £37,625 +23.36% 1
Oxfordshire +19 7 £42,500 -5.56%
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, 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.

1 158 (71.17%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (60.36%) Test Automation
3 126 (56.76%) ISTQB
4 95 (42.79%) QA
5 81 (36.49%) Software Testing
6 72 (32.43%) Test Scripting
7 55 (24.77%) JIRA
8 53 (23.87%) SQL
9 47 (21.17%) Finance
10 45 (20.27%) Selenium
11 43 (19.37%) C#
12 41 (18.47%) Degree
13 40 (18.02%) Scrum
14 39 (17.57%) Java
14 39 (17.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 39 (17.57%) SDLC
15 37 (16.67%) Python
16 35 (15.77%) Regression Testing
17 34 (15.32%) Manual Testing
17 34 (15.32%) Test Strategy
18 31 (13.96%) Exploratory Testing
19 30 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
19 30 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
19 30 (13.51%) Test Management
20 28 (12.61%) Defect Management
21 27 (12.16%) .NET
21 27 (12.16%) TDD
21 27 (12.16%) SaaS
21 27 (12.16%) BDD
22 25 (11.26%) User Acceptance 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 7 (3.15%) Confluence
2 1 (0.45%) Apache
2 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.60%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (12.16%) SaaS
2 8 (3.60%) AWS
2 8 (3.60%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.90%) Power Platform
4 1 (0.45%) Azure
4 1 (0.45%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.45%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.80%) Wireless
2 3 (1.35%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.45%) 2G
3 1 (0.45%) 3G
3 1 (0.45%) LTE
3 1 (0.45%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.60%) Relational Database
1 8 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.25%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.90%) Power BI
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon Athena
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 55 (24.77%) JIRA
2 45 (20.27%) Selenium
3 23 (10.36%) SpecFlow
4 20 (9.01%) Cucumber
5 16 (7.21%) SoapUI
6 12 (5.41%) WebDriver
7 11 (4.95%) Git (software)
7 11 (4.95%) QAComplete
8 9 (4.05%) JMeter
9 8 (3.60%) Appium
9 8 (3.60%) TestRail
10 7 (3.15%) Robot Framework
11 6 (2.70%) HP UFT
11 6 (2.70%) Maven
12 5 (2.25%) Zephyr
13 4 (1.80%) ClearCase
13 4 (1.80%) ClearQuest
13 4 (1.80%) Jenkins
13 4 (1.80%) Mercurial
13 4 (1.80%) TestComplete
General
1 47 (21.17%) Finance
2 19 (8.56%) Retail
3 13 (5.86%) Public Sector
4 11 (4.95%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.70%) Advertising
5 6 (2.70%) Digital Economy
6 5 (2.25%) Back Office
6 5 (2.25%) Banking
7 4 (1.80%) Law
8 3 (1.35%) Games
9 2 (0.90%) Marketing
10 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (31.53%) Analyst
2 51 (22.97%) Test Engineer
3 40 (18.02%) Test Analyst
4 28 (12.61%) Tester
5 24 (10.81%) Business Analyst
6 22 (9.91%) Automation Test Analyst
7 20 (9.01%) Developer
8 19 (8.56%) Test Automation Engineer
9 18 (8.11%) Java Engineer
9 18 (8.11%) Senior Test Engineer
9 18 (8.11%) Software Test Engineer
9 18 (8.11%) Test Automation Developer
10 17 (7.66%) Java Developer
10 17 (7.66%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
10 17 (7.66%) Test Manager
11 16 (7.21%) C# Developer
11 16 (7.21%) Senior C# Developer
11 16 (7.21%) Senior Developer
11 16 (7.21%) Senior Java Engineer
11 16 (7.21%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.16%) .NET
2 17 (7.66%) Gherkin
3 12 (5.41%) ASP.NET
4 11 (4.95%) React
5 8 (3.60%) XML
6 6 (2.70%) Web Services
7 5 (2.25%) REST
8 4 (1.80%) JSON
8 4 (1.80%) RESTful
9 3 (1.35%) SOAP
10 2 (0.90%) HTML
10 2 (0.90%) Spring
11 1 (0.45%) Apache Flex
11 1 (0.45%) CSS
11 1 (0.45%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (9.01%) Client/Server
3 11 (4.95%) User Experience
4 9 (4.05%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.15%) Enterprise Cloud
6 6 (2.70%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.80%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.35%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.35%) TM Forum
9 1 (0.45%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.45%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.45%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.46%) Windows
2 12 (5.41%) Android
2 12 (5.41%) Apple iOS
3 7 (3.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (71.17%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (60.36%) Test Automation
3 81 (36.49%) Software Testing
4 72 (32.43%) Test Scripting
5 40 (18.02%) Scrum
6 39 (17.57%) SDLC
7 35 (15.77%) Regression Testing
8 34 (15.32%) Manual Testing
8 34 (15.32%) Test Strategy
9 31 (13.96%) Exploratory Testing
10 30 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
10 30 (13.51%) Test Management
11 28 (12.61%) Defect Management
12 27 (12.16%) BDD
12 27 (12.16%) TDD
13 25 (11.26%) User Acceptance Testing
14 23 (10.36%) Business Analysis
15 22 (9.91%) Waterfall
16 21 (9.46%) User Stories
17 20 (9.01%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 53 (23.87%) SQL
2 43 (19.37%) C#
3 39 (17.57%) Java
4 37 (16.67%) Python
5 16 (7.21%) T-SQL
6 12 (5.41%) Ruby
7 11 (4.95%) JavaScript
8 9 (4.05%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.45%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.45%) C
9 1 (0.45%) Delphi
9 1 (0.45%) Perl
9 1 (0.45%) PHP
9 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 126 (56.76%) ISTQB
2 41 (18.47%) Degree
3 39 (17.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (8.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (3.15%) IIBA
5 7 (3.15%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (2.25%) CBAP
7 3 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.90%) CISSP
8 2 (0.90%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.45%) APMG
9 1 (0.45%) APMP
9 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.45%) PMP
9 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (42.79%) QA
2 3 (1.35%) COBIT
3 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.35%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 17 (7.66%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.41%) SAP
3 8 (3.60%) Ariba
4 6 (2.70%) Arqiva
4 6 (2.70%) Oracle
4 6 (2.70%) TOWER Software
5 3 (1.35%) HP
6 2 (0.90%) Google
7 1 (0.45%) VMware