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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 67 74 59
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -15
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 58 40 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.99% 2.52% 4.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.39% 9.85% 14.93%
Number of salaries quoted 43 33 86
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £25,000 £28,850
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £40,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
ISEB
North West

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

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
468 406 596
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.12% 25.57% 28.02%
Number of salaries quoted 345 322 500
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

ISEB
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

ISEB Salary Trend in Cheshire

ISEB
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISEB across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 September 2014.

ISEB Salary Histogram in Cheshire

ISEB
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +12 38 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Wilmslow - 5 £37,500 -
Northwich - 3 £35,000 - 1
Macclesfield +2 2 £32,000 +28.00%
Chester -16 1 £39,000 +1.29%
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 37 (38.95%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (37.89%) ISTQB
3 34 (35.79%) SQL
4 33 (34.74%) Software Testing
5 31 (32.63%) Finance
6 28 (29.47%) Regression Testing
6 28 (29.47%) Windows
6 28 (29.47%) QA
7 27 (28.42%) Business Analysis
8 25 (26.32%) Test Scripting
9 22 (23.16%) Systems Analysis
9 22 (23.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 22 (23.16%) HP Quality Center
10 20 (21.05%) QuickTest Pro
11 18 (18.95%) Test Automation
12 17 (17.89%) UML
12 17 (17.89%) .NET
12 17 (17.89%) Manual Testing
12 17 (17.89%) Release Management
12 17 (17.89%) Performance Testing
13 16 (16.84%) BPMN
14 14 (14.74%) Integration Testing
14 14 (14.74%) Migration
14 14 (14.74%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (13.68%) LoadRunner
15 13 (13.68%) VMware
15 13 (13.68%) V-Model
16 12 (12.63%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (12.63%) Windows 7
16 12 (12.63%) Test Strategy

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.11%) IIS
2 1 (1.05%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.26%) LAN
1 5 (5.26%) WAN
2 3 (3.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.11%) Informix
4 1 (1.05%) OLTP
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (23.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (21.05%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (13.68%) LoadRunner
4 8 (8.42%) JIRA
5 7 (7.37%) Selenium
5 7 (7.37%) MSTest
5 7 (7.37%) SilkPerformer
6 5 (5.26%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.16%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.05%) Toad
8 1 (1.05%) JMeter
8 1 (1.05%) NUnit
General
1 31 (32.63%) Finance
2 3 (3.16%) Banking
2 3 (3.16%) Retail
3 2 (2.11%) Marketing
3 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 68 (71.58%) Analyst
2 34 (35.79%) Test Analyst
3 25 (26.32%) Business Analyst
4 17 (17.89%) Business Systems Analyst
4 17 (17.89%) Systems Analyst
5 12 (12.63%) Senior Analyst
5 12 (12.63%) Senior Test Analyst
6 10 (10.53%) Tester
7 9 (9.47%) QA Analyst
8 7 (7.37%) Software Tester
8 7 (7.37%) Test Manager
9 5 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
9 5 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
9 5 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
10 4 (4.21%) Development Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Senior Development Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Automation Engineer
11 3 (3.16%) Senior Technician
11 3 (3.16%) Agile Test Analyst
12 2 (2.11%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.89%) .NET
2 12 (12.63%) .NET Framework
3 5 (5.26%) XML
4 2 (2.11%) HTML
4 2 (2.11%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.32%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.05%) Interactive TV
3 1 (1.05%) Biotechnology
3 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (29.47%) Windows
2 14 (14.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (12.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (12.63%) Windows 7
3 12 (12.63%) Windows XP
4 7 (7.37%) UNIX
4 7 (7.37%) Linux
5 2 (2.11%) Solaris
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (38.95%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (34.74%) Software Testing
3 28 (29.47%) Regression Testing
4 27 (28.42%) Business Analysis
5 25 (26.32%) Test Scripting
6 22 (23.16%) Systems Analysis
7 18 (18.95%) Test Automation
8 17 (17.89%) Manual Testing
8 17 (17.89%) Release Management
8 17 (17.89%) Performance Testing
8 17 (17.89%) UML
9 16 (16.84%) BPMN
10 14 (14.74%) Migration
10 14 (14.74%) Integration Testing
11 13 (13.68%) V-Model
12 12 (12.63%) Test Strategy
13 11 (11.58%) Automated Testing
14 10 (10.53%) Stress Testing
14 10 (10.53%) System Testing
15 8 (8.42%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 34 (35.79%) SQL
2 9 (9.47%) C#
3 6 (6.32%) C++
3 6 (6.32%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.21%) Bash Shell
4 4 (4.21%) VBScript
4 4 (4.21%) C
4 4 (4.21%) Perl
5 3 (3.16%) Java
6 2 (2.11%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (37.89%) ISTQB
2 11 (11.58%) Security Cleared
3 10 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (9.47%) Degree
5 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.32%) HND
6 3 (3.16%) CISSP
6 3 (3.16%) CISM
6 3 (3.16%) CBAP
7 2 (2.11%) PMP
7 2 (2.11%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (29.47%) QA
2 3 (3.16%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.37%) Active Directory
1 7 (7.37%) VMware ESX
2 6 (6.32%) XenApp
2 6 (6.32%) XenDesktop
3 5 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.11%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.11%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 22 (23.16%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.16%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (13.68%) VMware
2 8 (8.42%) Oracle
2 8 (8.42%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.32%) Citrix
4 3 (3.16%) Sourcefire
4 3 (3.16%) Websense
4 3 (3.16%) Splunk
5 2 (2.11%) Fujitsu
5 2 (2.11%) AppSense
5 2 (2.11%) NetApp
6 1 (1.05%) ION Trading
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 6 days ago
Northwich
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheshire
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago