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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 64 80 54
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -26
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 62 35 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.23% 2.20% 4.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.51% 8.41% 15.74%
Number of salaries quoted 44 26 89
Average salary £32,500 £33,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.51% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,550 £40,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,250 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -2.08%
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
459 416 610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.89% 26.15% 28.72%
Number of salaries quoted 349 335 493
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 17 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 17 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 +18 39 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Wilmslow - 6 £32,500 -
Macclesfield +7 3 £32,500 +30.00% 1
Chester -10 2 £39,000 -2.50% 1
Northwich - 1 £35,000 - 1
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 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 43 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (40.43%) ISTQB
3 37 (39.36%) SQL
4 34 (36.17%) Software Testing
5 30 (31.91%) Finance
6 29 (30.85%) Windows
6 29 (30.85%) Regression Testing
7 24 (25.53%) Business Analysis
7 24 (25.53%) QA
7 24 (25.53%) Test Scripting
7 24 (25.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (25.53%) HP Quality Center
8 22 (23.40%) QuickTest Pro
9 21 (22.34%) Systems Analysis
9 21 (22.34%) Manual Testing
10 19 (20.21%) Performance Testing
11 17 (18.09%) Release Management
11 17 (18.09%) Test Automation
11 17 (18.09%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (17.02%) .NET
12 16 (17.02%) UML
12 16 (17.02%) Integration Testing
13 15 (15.96%) LoadRunner
13 15 (15.96%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (15.96%) VMware
13 15 (15.96%) BPMN
14 14 (14.89%) Windows XP
14 14 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (14.89%) Windows 7
14 14 (14.89%) Test Strategy

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 (2.13%) IIS
2 1 (1.06%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) LAN
1 5 (5.32%) WAN
2 3 (3.19%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 24 (25.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (23.40%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (15.96%) LoadRunner
4 9 (9.57%) SilkPerformer
5 8 (8.51%) JIRA
6 7 (7.45%) MSTest
7 5 (5.32%) Selenium
8 3 (3.19%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.19%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.06%) Toad
9 1 (1.06%) JMeter
9 1 (1.06%) NUnit
General
1 30 (31.91%) Finance
2 3 (3.19%) Retail
2 3 (3.19%) Marketing
3 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (68.09%) Analyst
2 35 (37.23%) Test Analyst
3 22 (23.40%) Business Analyst
4 16 (17.02%) Business Systems Analyst
4 16 (17.02%) Systems Analyst
5 12 (12.77%) Senior Analyst
5 12 (12.77%) Senior Test Analyst
6 10 (10.64%) Tester
7 9 (9.57%) Test Manager
8 7 (7.45%) QA Analyst
8 7 (7.45%) Software Test Analyst
8 7 (7.45%) Software Tester
9 5 (5.32%) Performance Test Analyst
9 5 (5.32%) Agile Test Analyst
9 5 (5.32%) Performance Analyst
10 4 (4.26%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (4.26%) Development Engineer
10 4 (4.26%) Senior Development Engineer
11 3 (3.19%) Senior Technician
12 2 (2.13%) Infrastructure Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.02%) .NET
2 13 (13.83%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.19%) XML
4 1 (1.06%) HTML
4 1 (1.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.06%) Interactive TV
3 1 (1.06%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 29 (30.85%) Windows
2 15 (15.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (14.89%) Windows 7
3 14 (14.89%) Windows XP
4 9 (9.57%) UNIX
4 9 (9.57%) Linux
5 2 (2.13%) Solaris
6 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (36.17%) Software Testing
3 29 (30.85%) Regression Testing
4 24 (25.53%) Business Analysis
4 24 (25.53%) Test Scripting
5 21 (22.34%) Manual Testing
5 21 (22.34%) Systems Analysis
6 19 (20.21%) Performance Testing
7 17 (18.09%) Release Management
7 17 (18.09%) Test Automation
8 16 (17.02%) Integration Testing
8 16 (17.02%) UML
9 15 (15.96%) BPMN
10 14 (14.89%) Test Strategy
11 13 (13.83%) V-Model
11 13 (13.83%) Migration
12 12 (12.77%) Automated Testing
12 12 (12.77%) Stress Testing
13 11 (11.70%) System Testing
14 9 (9.57%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (39.36%) SQL
2 6 (6.38%) C#
2 6 (6.38%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.26%) Bash Shell
3 4 (4.26%) C++
3 4 (4.26%) VBScript
3 4 (4.26%) C
3 4 (4.26%) Perl
4 3 (3.19%) Java
5 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 38 (40.43%) ISTQB
2 12 (12.77%) Security Cleared
3 11 (11.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (8.51%) Degree
5 6 (6.38%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.38%) HND
6 3 (3.19%) CISSP
6 3 (3.19%) CISM
7 2 (2.13%) PMP
7 2 (2.13%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.06%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (25.53%) QA
2 3 (3.19%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (9.57%) VMware ESX
2 7 (7.45%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.38%) XenApp
3 6 (6.38%) XenDesktop
4 5 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 24 (25.53%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.19%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (15.96%) VMware
2 9 (9.57%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.45%) Oracle
4 6 (6.38%) Citrix
5 3 (3.19%) Websense
5 3 (3.19%) Sourcefire
5 3 (3.19%) Splunk
6 2 (2.13%) Fujitsu
6 2 (2.13%) AppSense
6 2 (2.13%) NetApp
7 1 (1.06%) ION Trading
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £24k - 26k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: 12 days ago
Northwich
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago