Period
to 26 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 131 128
Rank change year-on-year -10 -3 -15
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 194 211 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.01% 2.19% 2.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.16% 9.33% 7.89%
Number of salaries quoted 137 168 175
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £36,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,450 £26,925 £22,100
90th Percentile £62,500 £51,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -3.61%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,377 2,261 3,078
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.68% 23.42% 26.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,538 1,740 2,323
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £61,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £46,912
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.07% +4.25%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in the West Midlands

ISEB
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for ISEB in the West Midlands

ISEB
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Salary histogram for ISEB in the West Midlands

ISEB
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 26 April 2018. 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
Birmingham -42 69 £32,500 -16.67% 6
Warwickshire +16 35 £40,000 +12.68% 3
Coventry +1 33 £36,000 -10.00% 1
Herefordshire - 17 £40,000 -
Staffordshire -8 16 £30,000 -11.11% 7
Shropshire +5 8 £40,000 +9.59%
Worcestershire +32 6 £36,250 +11.54% 3
Wolverhampton -19 3 £45,000 +3.45%
Walsall -4 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £29,000 -
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 83 (42.78%) Test Automation
2 75 (38.66%) ISTQB
3 74 (38.14%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (31.96%) Finance
5 59 (30.41%) QA
6 51 (26.29%) Selenium
7 46 (23.71%) ITIL
8 44 (22.68%) Test Scripting
9 42 (21.65%) Software Testing
10 40 (20.62%) Degree
11 37 (19.07%) Problem-Solving
12 35 (18.04%) User Acceptance Testing
13 34 (17.53%) Stakeholder Management
14 32 (16.49%) SDLC
15 31 (15.98%) Data Centre
16 30 (15.46%) Manual Testing
16 30 (15.46%) JIRA
17 29 (14.95%) PRINCE2
18 28 (14.43%) Test Strategy
19 26 (13.40%) Service Management
19 26 (13.40%) Regression Testing
19 26 (13.40%) C#
19 26 (13.40%) SQL
20 25 (12.89%) Business Analysis
21 24 (12.37%) JSON
21 24 (12.37%) Service Delivery
21 24 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
22 22 (11.34%) CRM
23 21 (10.82%) Project Management
23 21 (10.82%) Retail

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 8 (4.12%) WebLogic
2 7 (3.61%) CMS
2 7 (3.61%) Confluence
2 7 (3.61%) Drupal
2 7 (3.61%) WordPress
3 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (9.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (6.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (5.15%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (3.61%) Magento
1 7 (3.61%) Shopify
2 1 (0.52%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.19%) IaaS
1 12 (6.19%) PaaS
2 7 (3.61%) Basecamp
3 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.19%) Cisco IPT
2 10 (5.15%) SMS
3 6 (3.09%) Firewall
4 2 (1.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.61%) MySQL
3 6 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.06%) Big Data
5 4 (2.06%) Power BI
5 4 (2.06%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.52%) DB2
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 51 (26.29%) Selenium
2 30 (15.46%) JIRA
3 17 (8.76%) Cucumber
3 17 (8.76%) WebDriver
4 12 (6.19%) Git (software)
5 10 (5.15%) Robot Framework
5 10 (5.15%) SoapUI
5 10 (5.15%) SpecFlow
5 10 (5.15%) Subversion
6 8 (4.12%) Toad
7 7 (3.61%) Bugzilla
7 7 (3.61%) Zephyr
8 5 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.06%) HP UFT
9 4 (2.06%) Ranorex
10 2 (1.03%) WATIR
11 1 (0.52%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.52%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.52%) Vagrant
General
1 62 (31.96%) Finance
2 21 (10.82%) Retail
3 11 (5.67%) Publishing
4 10 (5.15%) Law
5 5 (2.58%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.55%) Games
6 3 (1.55%) Legal
7 2 (1.03%) Banking
7 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) Automotive
8 1 (0.52%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 90 (46.39%) Analyst
2 57 (29.38%) Test Analyst
3 27 (13.92%) Tester
4 24 (12.37%) Business Analyst
5 18 (9.28%) Automation Test Analyst
6 17 (8.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 15 (7.73%) Transition Manager
8 14 (7.22%) Architect
8 14 (7.22%) Test Engineer
9 13 (6.70%) QA Tester
9 13 (6.70%) Service Manager
9 13 (6.70%) Software Tester
10 12 (6.19%) Delivery Manager
10 12 (6.19%) Services Delivery Manager
11 10 (5.15%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
11 10 (5.15%) Senior Test Engineer
11 10 (5.15%) Test Automation Engineer
12 9 (4.64%) QA Analyst
12 9 (4.64%) Software Analyst
13 8 (4.12%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.37%) JSON
2 19 (9.79%) XML
3 18 (9.28%) .NET
4 9 (4.64%) SOAP
5 8 (4.12%) XSL
6 6 (3.09%) CSS
6 6 (3.09%) Flash
6 6 (3.09%) HTML
6 6 (3.09%) REST
7 3 (1.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.98%) Data Centre
2 24 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.73%) Computer Science
4 13 (6.70%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (5.67%) CMDB
6 10 (5.15%) Mobile App
7 9 (4.64%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.06%) Fintech
8 4 (2.06%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.55%) Online Games
10 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.52%) EPoS
11 1 (0.52%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.52%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.25%) Unix
1 16 (8.25%) Windows
2 4 (2.06%) Linux
3 1 (0.52%) CentOS
3 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (42.78%) Test Automation
2 74 (38.14%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (23.71%) ITIL
4 44 (22.68%) Test Scripting
5 42 (21.65%) Software Testing
6 37 (19.07%) Problem-Solving
7 35 (18.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 34 (17.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (16.49%) SDLC
10 30 (15.46%) Manual Testing
11 29 (14.95%) PRINCE2
12 28 (14.43%) Test Strategy
13 26 (13.40%) Regression Testing
13 26 (13.40%) Service Management
14 25 (12.89%) Business Analysis
15 24 (12.37%) Service Delivery
16 22 (11.34%) CRM
17 21 (10.82%) Presales
17 21 (10.82%) Project Management
18 19 (9.79%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.40%) C#
1 26 (13.40%) SQL
2 19 (9.79%) Java
2 19 (9.79%) JavaScript
3 10 (5.15%) Python
4 2 (1.03%) C
Qualifications
1 75 (38.66%) ISTQB
2 40 (20.62%) Degree
3 18 (9.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (8.25%) CISSP
5 15 (7.73%) ISEB Practitioner
6 13 (6.70%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (5.67%) PMI Certification
7 11 (5.67%) PMP
7 11 (5.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 10 (5.15%) CISM
9 8 (4.12%) CRISC
9 8 (4.12%) IIBA
10 6 (3.09%) CEH
10 6 (3.09%) CompTIA Security+
11 5 (2.58%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (2.58%) SC Cleared
11 5 (2.58%) Security Cleared
12 3 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.03%) PCI QSA
14 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (30.41%) QA
2 15 (7.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (6.19%) SLA
4 9 (4.64%) PCI DSS
5 8 (4.12%) GDPR
6 6 (3.09%) GPG13
7 3 (1.55%) PMO
8 2 (1.03%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.52%) Docker
2 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.03%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.52%) Ansible
3 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.52%) Puppet
3 1 (0.52%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 20 (10.31%) Oracle
2 14 (7.22%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.19%) VMware
4 11 (5.67%) Citrix
4 11 (5.67%) EMC
4 11 (5.67%) NetApp
5 10 (5.15%) CheckPoint
6 8 (4.12%) webMethods
7 7 (3.61%) Adobe
8 6 (3.09%) Cadence
9 5 (2.58%) IBM
10 4 (2.06%) Dell
10 4 (2.06%) Tableau
10 4 (2.06%) Veritas
11 3 (1.55%) HP
12 1 (0.52%) BMC
12 1 (0.52%) Cognos
12 1 (0.52%) Juniper
12 1 (0.52%) SAP
12 1 (0.52%) Siebel