Period
to 5 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 5 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > South West
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 239 219 223
Rank change year-on-year -20 +4 -111
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 51 119 125
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 0.66% 1.19% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.38% 4.00% 4.09%
Number of salaries quoted 49 98 97
Median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,350 £31,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% -2.35%

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 West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,139 2,978 3,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.80% 29.69% 29.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,581 2,094 2,155
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,075 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,365 £66,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +7.78%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in the South West

ISEB
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for ISEB in the South West

ISEB
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISEB in the South West over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Salary histogram for ISEB in the South West

ISEB
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the South West region over the 6 months to 5 April 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
Bristol +4 25 £47,500 -5.00% 4
Somerset +25 11 £40,000 -5.88%
Wiltshire +15 9 £55,000 - 1
Devon -2 3 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Gloucestershire -20 3 £40,000 -5.88% 1
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 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 West region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 38 (74.51%) Test Automation
2 37 (72.55%) ISTQB
3 33 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (54.90%) Non-Functional Testing
5 26 (50.98%) Functional Testing
5 26 (50.98%) SQL
6 22 (43.14%) DevOps
7 19 (37.25%) QA
8 18 (35.29%) Java
9 17 (33.33%) C#
9 17 (33.33%) Web Services
9 17 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (31.37%) Test Scripting
10 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
10 16 (31.37%) Software Testing
11 15 (29.41%) JavaScript
11 15 (29.41%) Selenium
11 15 (29.41%) Cucumber
12 14 (27.45%) Azure
12 14 (27.45%) Analytics
12 14 (27.45%) REST
12 14 (27.45%) Unit Testing
13 12 (23.53%) SpecFlow
13 12 (23.53%) TypeScript
13 12 (23.53%) AWS
13 12 (23.53%) OO
13 12 (23.53%) Ruby
13 12 (23.53%) Protractor
14 11 (21.57%) Continuous Delivery
14 11 (21.57%) Exploratory Testing

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 9 (17.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (27.45%) Azure
2 12 (23.53%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (29.41%) Cucumber
1 15 (29.41%) Selenium
2 12 (23.53%) Protractor
2 12 (23.53%) SpecFlow
3 6 (11.76%) JMeter
4 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.92%) JIRA
6 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (19.61%) Public Sector
2 8 (15.69%) Finance
3 7 (13.73%) Back Office
4 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.96%) Electronics
5 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (45.10%) Tester
2 17 (33.33%) Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Business Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Lead Tester
3 8 (15.69%) Technical Leader
3 8 (15.69%) Technical Tester
4 7 (13.73%) Automation Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Performance Tester
6 5 (9.80%) Lead Business Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) QA Tester
6 5 (9.80%) Senior Automation Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Software Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Automation Tester
7 4 (7.84%) QA Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Test Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Software QA Tester
8 3 (5.88%) Software Tester
9 2 (3.92%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (33.33%) Web Services
2 14 (27.45%) REST
3 10 (19.61%) .NET
4 7 (13.73%) .NET Framework
5 3 (5.88%) Gherkin
5 3 (5.88%) SOAP
6 1 (1.96%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Management Information System
2 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.57%) Linux
2 8 (15.69%) CentOS
2 8 (15.69%) Windows
2 8 (15.69%) Windows 7
2 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (74.51%) Test Automation
2 33 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (54.90%) Non-Functional Testing
4 26 (50.98%) Functional Testing
5 22 (43.14%) DevOps
6 17 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (31.37%) Software Testing
7 16 (31.37%) Test Scripting
8 14 (27.45%) Analytics
8 14 (27.45%) Unit Testing
9 12 (23.53%) OO
10 11 (21.57%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (21.57%) Data Science
10 11 (21.57%) Exploratory Testing
10 11 (21.57%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (19.61%) Test Planning
12 9 (17.65%) Business Analysis
12 9 (17.65%) Defect Management
12 9 (17.65%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.98%) SQL
2 18 (35.29%) Java
3 17 (33.33%) C#
4 15 (29.41%) JavaScript
5 12 (23.53%) Ruby
5 12 (23.53%) TypeScript
6 9 (17.65%) Python
7 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.92%) Scala
8 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (72.55%) ISTQB
2 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 8 (15.69%) CEH
3 8 (15.69%) DV Cleared
3 8 (15.69%) MCSA
3 8 (15.69%) MCSE
3 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (15.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
4 7 (13.73%) CBAP
4 7 (13.73%) IIBA
5 1 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (37.25%) QA
System Software
1 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) SCCM
1 8 (15.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.96%) SAP