Period
to 27 February 2020

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 27 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 189 108 152
Rank change year-on-year -81 +44 -19
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 68 216 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.06% 2.71% 1.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.51% 9.05% 8.22%
Number of salaries quoted 70 135 150
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £33,500 £26,250 £24,675
90th Percentile £63,750 £53,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +9.76% -3.53%

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 1,509 2,388 2,325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.47% 29.98% 23.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,157 1,579 1,607
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £43,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.83% +8.13% -
10th Percentile £27,750 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,830 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.66% +5.26% +5.56%

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 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
Birmingham -21 28 £41,000 -8.89%
Coventry +13 11 £62,120 +27.43%
Walsall -14 10 £45,000 +16.88%
Worcestershire +13 9 £37,500 +36.36%
Herefordshire -18 4 £50,000 +11.11%
Staffordshire +4 3 £37,500 +74.42% 1
Shropshire +15 2 £36,500 - 2
Solihull -14 1 £44,500 +36.92% 1
West Bromwich - 1 £36,500 -
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 38 (55.88%) Test Automation
2 30 (44.12%) ISTQB
3 27 (39.71%) Finance
4 22 (32.35%) Software Testing
4 22 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (30.88%) Regression Testing
5 21 (30.88%) Java
5 21 (30.88%) SDLC
6 20 (29.41%) VBScript
7 19 (27.94%) QA
7 19 (27.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 18 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (26.47%) HP UFT
9 17 (25.00%) Selenium
10 15 (22.06%) C#
10 15 (22.06%) Functional Testing
11 14 (20.59%) Test Strategy
11 14 (20.59%) SOAP
12 13 (19.12%) SQL
12 13 (19.12%) Manual Testing
12 13 (19.12%) User Stories
13 12 (17.65%) Defect Management
13 12 (17.65%) SoapUI
13 12 (17.65%) Scenario Testing
13 12 (17.65%) Test Scripting
13 12 (17.65%) HTML
13 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
13 12 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (16.18%) SQL Server
15 10 (14.71%) WCF

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 4 (5.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 4 (5.88%) CMS
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Azure
2 3 (4.41%) Office 365
3 2 (2.94%) GitHub
3 2 (2.94%) Slack
4 1 (1.47%) AWS
4 1 (1.47%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.71%) PuTTY
2 3 (4.41%) DHCP
2 3 (4.41%) Firewall
2 3 (4.41%) LAN
2 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.41%) WAN
3 2 (2.94%) DNS
3 2 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.47%) Network Security
4 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.18%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.71%) SQLPlus
3 3 (4.41%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.47%) Big Data
5 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (26.47%) HP UFT
2 17 (25.00%) Selenium
3 12 (17.65%) SoapUI
4 10 (14.71%) Cucumber
4 10 (14.71%) Toad
4 10 (14.71%) Visual Studio
4 10 (14.71%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 8 (11.76%) JUnit
6 7 (10.29%) JIRA
7 6 (8.82%) Jenkins
8 4 (5.88%) Appium
9 3 (4.41%) WebDriver
10 2 (2.94%) Bitbucket
10 2 (2.94%) Calabash
10 2 (2.94%) NUnit
10 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.94%) TestNG
10 2 (2.94%) Zephyr
11 1 (1.47%) Ranorex
11 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
General
1 27 (39.71%) Finance
2 8 (11.76%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Law
3 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (50.00%) Analyst
2 19 (27.94%) Test Analyst
3 17 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 13 (19.12%) Tester
5 11 (16.18%) QA Tester
6 9 (13.24%) Business Analyst
7 8 (11.76%) Manual Tester
7 8 (11.76%) QA Manual Tester
8 7 (10.29%) Digital Analyst
9 6 (8.82%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 6 (8.82%) Test Manager
10 4 (5.88%) Digital Business Analyst
10 4 (5.88%) Lead Tester
10 4 (5.88%) QA Leader
10 4 (5.88%) Test Leader
11 3 (4.41%) Lead Business Analyst
11 3 (4.41%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (4.41%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
11 3 (4.41%) Senior Test Analyst
11 3 (4.41%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.59%) SOAP
2 12 (17.65%) HTML
3 10 (14.71%) DHTML
3 10 (14.71%) WCF
3 10 (14.71%) XML
4 8 (11.76%) .NET
5 4 (5.88%) Apache Flex
6 2 (2.94%) CSS
6 2 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (2.94%) HTML5
6 2 (2.94%) Kafka
6 2 (2.94%) OpenID
6 2 (2.94%) REST
6 2 (2.94%) Spring
7 1 (1.47%) Nightwatchjs
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.41%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (2.94%) AS400
2 2 (2.94%) iSeries
2 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.47%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.41%) Windows
2 2 (2.94%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.47%) Android
3 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (55.88%) Test Automation
2 22 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (32.35%) Software Testing
3 21 (30.88%) Regression Testing
3 21 (30.88%) SDLC
4 18 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (22.06%) Functional Testing
6 14 (20.59%) Test Strategy
7 13 (19.12%) Manual Testing
7 13 (19.12%) User Stories
8 12 (17.65%) Defect Management
8 12 (17.65%) Scenario Testing
8 12 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (17.65%) Test Scripting
9 9 (13.24%) BDD
9 9 (13.24%) Business Analysis
9 9 (13.24%) Performance Testing
10 8 (11.76%) Test Management
11 7 (10.29%) Mentoring
11 7 (10.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.88%) Java
2 20 (29.41%) VBScript
3 15 (22.06%) C#
4 13 (19.12%) SQL
5 10 (14.71%) PL/SQL
5 10 (14.71%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.94%) Ruby
7 2 (2.94%) VB
8 1 (1.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (44.12%) ISTQB
2 19 (27.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (5.88%) CBAP
3 4 (5.88%) CISSP
3 4 (5.88%) IIBA
3 4 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (2.94%) CEH
4 2 (2.94%) CISMP
4 2 (2.94%) Degree
4 2 (2.94%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (27.94%) QA
2 6 (8.82%) PMO
3 2 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.47%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) Kibana
2 1 (1.47%) CASB
2 1 (1.47%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.88%) Adobe
3 2 (2.94%) Cisco
3 2 (2.94%) Darktrace
3 2 (2.94%) IBM
3 2 (2.94%) Software AG
3 2 (2.94%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.47%) HP
4 1 (1.47%) Meraki