Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 116 141
Rank change year-on-year -25 +25 -23
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 187 252 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.92% 2.40% 1.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.45% 9.53% 7.34%
Number of salaries quoted 151 170 168
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +20.00% -8.45%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,450 £21,250
90th Percentile £54,750 £53,075 £59,050
England median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.35% +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 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 2,213 2,645 2,549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.69% 25.19% 24.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,600 1,931 2,034
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -28 69 £42,500 +8.97% 8
Warwickshire +11 32 £33,000 -17.50% 1
Coventry -10 20 £37,500 -8.54% 3
Staffordshire -1 14 £27,250 -16.15% 2
Herefordshire +20 12 £40,000 - 1
Worcestershire +5 9 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Shropshire -11 7 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Wolverhampton -11 6 £41,500 -4.60%
Walsall +1 2 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £29,000 -
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 92 (49.20%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (46.52%) ISTQB
3 77 (41.18%) Test Automation
4 56 (29.95%) Selenium
5 53 (28.34%) Degree
5 53 (28.34%) QA
6 49 (26.20%) Business Analysis
7 47 (25.13%) Software Testing
8 43 (22.99%) Test Scripting
9 35 (18.72%) JIRA
9 35 (18.72%) Finance
10 34 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 34 (18.18%) SQL
10 34 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
11 30 (16.04%) Waterfall
12 28 (14.97%) PRINCE2
12 28 (14.97%) Project Management
12 28 (14.97%) Scrum
12 28 (14.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 27 (14.44%) XML
13 27 (14.44%) ITIL
14 26 (13.90%) Cucumber
15 25 (13.37%) Java
15 25 (13.37%) SDLC
16 24 (12.83%) Requirements Analysis
17 23 (12.30%) Manual Testing
18 22 (11.76%) JSON
19 21 (11.23%) Windows
19 21 (11.23%) Retail
19 21 (11.23%) Analytical Skills

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 14 (7.49%) Confluence
2 6 (3.21%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.67%) CMS
3 5 (2.67%) Drupal
3 5 (2.67%) WordPress
4 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (6.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.81%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (3.21%) Chatbot
4 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.53%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (2.67%) Magento
1 5 (2.67%) Shopify
2 1 (0.53%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.81%) IaaS
1 9 (4.81%) PaaS
2 5 (2.67%) Basecamp
3 3 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.21%) Firewall
2 3 (1.60%) Internet
3 1 (0.53%) Intranet
3 1 (0.53%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.95%) MySQL
2 9 (4.81%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.07%) DB2
4 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 56 (29.95%) Selenium
2 35 (18.72%) JIRA
3 26 (13.90%) Cucumber
4 18 (9.63%) WebDriver
5 16 (8.56%) SoapUI
6 13 (6.95%) HP UFT
7 10 (5.35%) Zephyr
8 6 (3.21%) Bugzilla
8 6 (3.21%) Git (software)
8 6 (3.21%) Robot Framework
8 6 (3.21%) Subversion
8 6 (3.21%) Toad
9 5 (2.67%) SpecFlow
10 4 (2.14%) Appium
10 4 (2.14%) Jenkins
10 4 (2.14%) TestRail
11 3 (1.60%) JUnit
12 2 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.07%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.07%) WinRunner
General
1 35 (18.72%) Finance
2 21 (11.23%) Retail
3 9 (4.81%) Publishing
4 7 (3.74%) Law
4 7 (3.74%) Marketing
5 5 (2.67%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.14%) Games
7 2 (1.07%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.53%) Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 101 (54.01%) Analyst
2 50 (26.74%) Business Analyst
3 45 (24.06%) Test Analyst
4 25 (13.37%) Tester
5 15 (8.02%) Senior Analyst
6 13 (6.95%) Software Analyst
6 13 (6.95%) Test Engineer
7 11 (5.88%) Architect
7 11 (5.88%) QA Tester
7 11 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
7 11 (5.88%) Transition Manager
8 10 (5.35%) Coordinator
8 10 (5.35%) Test Coordinator
8 10 (5.35%) UAT Coordinator
9 9 (4.81%) Implementation Analyst
9 9 (4.81%) Implementation Consultant
9 9 (4.81%) Software Consultant
9 9 (4.81%) Software Implementation Consultant
9 9 (4.81%) Software Tester
9 9 (4.81%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (14.44%) XML
2 22 (11.76%) JSON
3 15 (8.02%) SOAP
4 11 (5.88%) REST
5 10 (5.35%) CSS
5 10 (5.35%) HTML
6 7 (3.74%) .NET
7 6 (3.21%) Web Services
7 6 (3.21%) XSL
8 2 (1.07%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.53%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (10.70%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.42%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.81%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.28%) CMDB
5 8 (4.28%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.21%) SCADA
6 6 (3.21%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.60%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.07%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (1.07%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.07%) Fintech
9 2 (1.07%) Online Games
9 2 (1.07%) Replication
10 1 (0.53%) EPoS
10 1 (0.53%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.23%) Windows
2 16 (8.56%) Unix
3 1 (0.53%) CentOS
3 1 (0.53%) Linux
3 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (49.20%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (41.18%) Test Automation
3 49 (26.20%) Business Analysis
4 47 (25.13%) Software Testing
5 43 (22.99%) Test Scripting
6 34 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 30 (16.04%) Waterfall
8 28 (14.97%) PRINCE2
8 28 (14.97%) Project Management
8 28 (14.97%) Scrum
9 27 (14.44%) ITIL
10 25 (13.37%) SDLC
11 24 (12.83%) Requirements Analysis
12 23 (12.30%) Manual Testing
13 20 (10.70%) CRM
13 20 (10.70%) Presales
13 20 (10.70%) Regression Testing
13 20 (10.70%) Test Strategy
14 19 (10.16%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (18.18%) SQL
2 25 (13.37%) Java
3 19 (10.16%) JavaScript
4 17 (9.09%) C#
5 7 (3.74%) Python
6 4 (2.14%) Ruby
7 2 (1.07%) Groovy
7 2 (1.07%) Scala
8 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 87 (46.52%) ISTQB
2 53 (28.34%) Degree
3 28 (14.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (6.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (5.35%) IIBA
6 9 (4.81%) SC Cleared
6 9 (4.81%) Security Cleared
7 8 (4.28%) CISSP
7 8 (4.28%) ISEB Practitioner
7 8 (4.28%) PMI Certification
7 8 (4.28%) PMP
8 6 (3.21%) CEH
8 6 (3.21%) CompTIA Security+
8 6 (3.21%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (28.34%) QA
2 7 (3.74%) PMO
3 6 (3.21%) GPG13
3 6 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.14%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.07%) SLA
6 1 (0.53%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (3.74%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.60%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.53%) Ansible
3 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (10.16%) Microsoft
1 19 (10.16%) Oracle
2 10 (5.35%) CheckPoint
2 10 (5.35%) VMware
3 9 (4.81%) Citrix
3 9 (4.81%) EMC
3 9 (4.81%) NetApp
4 6 (3.21%) HP
4 6 (3.21%) webMethods
5 5 (2.67%) Adobe
6 3 (1.60%) BMC
6 3 (1.60%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.07%) Cisco
7 2 (1.07%) IBM
7 2 (1.07%) Juniper
7 2 (1.07%) Pega
8 1 (0.53%) Cadence
8 1 (0.53%) Google
8 1 (0.53%) MKS
8 1 (0.53%) Siebel