The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 23 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 9 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 6.87% 5.48% -
As % of the Qualifications category 17.31% 19.05% -
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 0
Average salary £33,000 £24,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
ISEB
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bolton region.

Qualifications Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
52 42 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 39.69% 28.77% 21.85%
Number of salaries quoted 51 42 25
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £28,650
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISEB across the Bolton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

ISEB
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

ISEB Salary Trend in Bolton

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB.

1 17 (73.91%) SQL
2 16 (69.57%) QA
2 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 16 (69.57%) Automated Testing
2 16 (69.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (69.57%) Software Testing
3 15 (65.22%) ISTQB
4 14 (60.87%) Load Testing
4 14 (60.87%) Unit Testing
4 14 (60.87%) Test Automation
5 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (34.78%) VMware
6 8 (34.78%) Oracle
6 8 (34.78%) TestDirector
7 7 (30.43%) Automation Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Project Management
8 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
9 2 (8.70%) Legal
9 2 (8.70%) Selenium
9 2 (8.70%) Python
9 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (8.70%) Scrum
9 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma
9 2 (8.70%) UML
9 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
9 2 (8.70%) Use Case
9 2 (8.70%) C
9 2 (8.70%) C#
9 2 (8.70%) C++
9 2 (8.70%) Java

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) TestDirector
2 2 (8.70%) Selenium
3 1 (4.35%) ClearCase
General
1 2 (8.70%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Test Engineer
2 14 (60.87%) Software Test Engineer
2 14 (60.87%) Software Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Test Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Software Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Software Test Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Smartcard
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) UNIX
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Automated Testing
1 16 (69.57%) User Acceptance Testing
1 16 (69.57%) Software Testing
2 14 (60.87%) Test Automation
2 14 (60.87%) Load Testing
2 14 (60.87%) Unit Testing
3 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (30.43%) Automation Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
5 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma
6 2 (8.70%) Test Management
6 2 (8.70%) UML
6 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.70%) Scrum
6 2 (8.70%) Use Case
7 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.35%) BDD
7 1 (4.35%) Business Transformation
7 1 (4.35%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Python
2 2 (8.70%) C
2 2 (8.70%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) C++
2 2 (8.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (69.57%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) VMware
2 8 (34.78%) Oracle