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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 71 64 123
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +59
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 50 54 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.67% 3.45% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.75% 12.56% 3.84%
Number of salaries quoted 45 45 15
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,400 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £45,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.40%
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
465 430 443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.87% 27.51% 22.23%
Number of salaries quoted 353 300 330
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,500 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 -3 24 £41,250 +10.00%
Wilmslow +2 7 £40,000 +77.77% 1
Chester +6 4 £32,250 -19.37% 3
Sandbach - 4 - -
Crewe - 3 £32,500 -
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 81 (68.07%) Finance
2 59 (49.58%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (32.77%) Business Analysis
3 39 (32.77%) QA
4 38 (31.93%) Software Testing
4 38 (31.93%) Windows
5 37 (31.09%) SQL
6 33 (27.73%) QuickTest Pro
7 31 (26.05%) Test Scripting
8 29 (24.37%) Manual Testing
8 29 (24.37%) Analytical Skills
9 28 (23.53%) Performance Testing
9 28 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 28 (23.53%) ISTQB
10 27 (22.69%) UML
11 23 (19.33%) Systems Analysis
12 20 (16.81%) HP Quality Center
12 20 (16.81%) BPMN
13 16 (13.45%) Automated Testing
13 16 (13.45%) Release Management
13 16 (13.45%) MSTest
13 16 (13.45%) Management Information System
13 16 (13.45%) Scrum
14 14 (11.76%) Information Security
14 14 (11.76%) CISM
14 14 (11.76%) CISSP
14 14 (11.76%) Waterfall
15 13 (10.92%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (10.92%) Regression Testing
16 12 (10.08%) Linux

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (1.68%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.84%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 9 (7.56%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.84%) MS Project
3 1 (0.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.84%) ResourceLink
1 1 (0.84%) IntelliMatch
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.56%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.04%) Network Security
3 1 (0.84%) Intranet
3 1 (0.84%) LAN
3 1 (0.84%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.84%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (27.73%) QuickTest Pro
2 28 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (13.45%) MSTest
4 12 (10.08%) Selenium
5 8 (6.72%) FitNesse
5 8 (6.72%) Cucumber
5 8 (6.72%) JIRA
6 6 (5.04%) LoadRunner
7 3 (2.52%) SilkPerformer
General
1 81 (68.07%) Finance
2 4 (3.36%) Marketing
3 2 (1.68%) Banking
3 2 (1.68%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 81 (68.07%) Analyst
2 38 (31.93%) Business Analyst
3 35 (29.41%) Test Analyst
4 30 (25.21%) Tester
5 25 (21.01%) Software Tester
6 24 (20.17%) QA Tester
7 22 (18.49%) Business Systems Analyst
7 22 (18.49%) Systems Analyst
8 15 (12.61%) Financial Business Analyst
8 15 (12.61%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 8 (6.72%) QA Consultant
9 8 (6.72%) Software Consultant
9 8 (6.72%) Test Consultant
9 8 (6.72%) Consultant
10 7 (5.88%) Project Manager
10 7 (5.88%) QA Analyst
11 6 (5.04%) Senior Project Manager
11 6 (5.04%) Senior Programme Manager
11 6 (5.04%) Senior Manager
11 6 (5.04%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.56%) FIX Protocol
2 8 (6.72%) Web Services
3 7 (5.88%) Middleware
4 4 (3.36%) .NET
5 1 (0.84%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 29 (24.37%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (13.45%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.20%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.68%) Equities
4 2 (1.68%) PMI
4 2 (1.68%) Open Source
5 1 (0.84%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 38 (31.93%) Windows
2 12 (10.08%) Linux
2 12 (10.08%) UNIX
3 4 (3.36%) Windows XP
3 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (49.58%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (32.77%) Business Analysis
3 38 (31.93%) Software Testing
4 31 (26.05%) Test Scripting
5 29 (24.37%) Manual Testing
6 28 (23.53%) Performance Testing
7 27 (22.69%) UML
8 23 (19.33%) Systems Analysis
9 20 (16.81%) BPMN
10 16 (13.45%) Automated Testing
10 16 (13.45%) Release Management
10 16 (13.45%) Scrum
11 14 (11.76%) Information Security
11 14 (11.76%) Waterfall
12 13 (10.92%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (10.92%) Regression Testing
13 12 (10.08%) Test Automation
14 11 (9.24%) System Testing
14 11 (9.24%) Integration Testing
15 9 (7.56%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (31.09%) SQL
2 2 (1.68%) C#
Qualifications
1 28 (23.53%) ISTQB
2 14 (11.76%) CISSP
2 14 (11.76%) CISM
3 10 (8.40%) Degree
4 8 (6.72%) PMI Certification
4 8 (6.72%) CBAP
5 7 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (5.88%) PMP
6 6 (5.04%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (4.20%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.84%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (32.77%) QA
2 9 (7.56%) SLA
3 6 (5.04%) PMBOK
System Software
1 3 (2.52%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.68%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (16.81%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (5.04%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (5.04%) Sourcefire
1 6 (5.04%) Websense
1 6 (5.04%) Splunk
2 4 (3.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.52%) Telerik
3 3 (2.52%) VMware
4 2 (1.68%) Oracle
5 1 (0.84%) SAP
5 1 (0.84%) SunGard
5 1 (0.84%) Sage
5 1 (0.84%) Northgate
5 1 (0.84%) DevExpress
5 1 (0.84%) Fiserv
5 1 (0.84%) ION Trading
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