Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 74 88
Rank change year-on-year -3 +14 -6
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 19 33 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.58% 2.66% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.93% 12.94% 7.14%
Number of salaries quoted 17 31 17
Staffordshire median annual salary £26,000 £32,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +18.18% -21.43%
10th Percentile £22,750 £26,750 £23,400
90th Percentile £46,000 £45,000 £40,450
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +10.77% -13.33%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 274 255 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 22.81% 20.56% 21.18%
Number of salaries quoted 217 221 198
Staffordshire median annual salary £33,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £22,463
90th Percentile £60,500 £50,250 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Staffordshire

ISEB
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for ISEB in Staffordshire

ISEB
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for ISEB in Staffordshire

ISEB
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 23 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
Stoke-on-Trent +18 8 £25,500 -21.54% 1
Stafford -1 5 £31,500 +10.53% 1
Burton-upon-Trent -3 2 £45,000 +5.88%
ISEB
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 14 (73.68%) Software Testing
1 14 (73.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 12 (63.16%) QA
3 11 (57.89%) Degree
3 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
4 10 (52.63%) SQL
4 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
4 10 (52.63%) Regression Testing
4 10 (52.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (47.37%) Test Planning
5 9 (47.37%) Black-Box Testing
6 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
6 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
6 7 (36.84%) Retail
6 7 (36.84%) SDLC
7 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
8 5 (26.32%) Computer Science
8 5 (26.32%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (26.32%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (26.32%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (15.79%) Electronics
10 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
10 3 (15.79%) Windows
10 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
10 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (15.79%) Line Management
11 2 (10.53%) Software Delivery

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
1 1 (5.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
1 2 (10.53%) TestRail
General
1 7 (36.84%) Retail
2 3 (15.79%) Electronics
3 2 (10.53%) Finance
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing
4 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Tester
2 8 (42.11%) Software Tester
3 5 (26.32%) Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) QA Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Automation Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Business Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) IT Business Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Manual Tester
7 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
7 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) UAT Manager
7 1 (5.26%) UAT Test Manager
7 1 (5.26%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (5.26%) EPoS
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing Technology
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Software Testing
2 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
3 10 (52.63%) Regression Testing
3 10 (52.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (47.37%) Black-Box Testing
4 9 (47.37%) Test Planning
5 7 (36.84%) SDLC
5 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
6 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
7 5 (26.32%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (26.32%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
9 3 (15.79%) Line Management
10 2 (10.53%) Acceptance Criteria
10 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
10 2 (10.53%) Logistics
10 2 (10.53%) Software Delivery
10 2 (10.53%) TDD
10 2 (10.53%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 11 (57.89%) Degree
3 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
4 5 (26.32%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (63.16%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Google
2 1 (5.26%) MKS