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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 39 37 31
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 2 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 1.15% 4.17% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.08% 14.89% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 1
Average salary £40,000 £23,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+70.21% -7.84%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+6.94% +1.40%
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
49 47 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 28.16% 27.98% 30.63%
Number of salaries quoted 49 45 31
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £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 27 March 2015, 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 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (83.33%) ISTQB
3 9 (75.00%) VMware
3 9 (75.00%) Oracle
3 9 (75.00%) SQL
3 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (75.00%) TestDirector
3 9 (75.00%) Software Testing
4 8 (66.67%) Automation Testing
4 8 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (66.67%) Load Testing
4 8 (66.67%) Unit Testing
4 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 8 (66.67%) QA
4 8 (66.67%) Automated Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) .NET
6 1 (8.33%) Smartcard
6 1 (8.33%) UNIX
6 1 (8.33%) Windows
6 1 (8.33%) UML
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (8.33%) SSADM
6 1 (8.33%) ClearCase
6 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 1 (8.33%) Workflow
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) ClearCase
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Test Engineer
2 8 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 8 (66.67%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Project Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Smartcard
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (66.67%) Load Testing
3 8 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 8 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 8 (66.67%) Automation Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Workflow
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Document Management
5 1 (8.33%) UML
5 1 (8.33%) SSADM
5 1 (8.33%) User Stories
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Oracle
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (75.00%) VMware