The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 29 40 46
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +6
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 5 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.82% 1.56% 2.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.24% 6.06% 12.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 0
Average salary £33,250 £38,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
ISEB
Cheshire

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

Qualifications Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29 66 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 16.38% 25.68% 16.33%
Number of salaries quoted 19 42 38
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,625 £24,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

ISEB
Salary Trend in Chester

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

ISEB Salary Trend in Chester

ISEB
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISEB across the Chester region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

ISEB Salary Histogram in Chester

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Ruby
3 3 (37.50%) Selenium
3 3 (37.50%) Groovy
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) JUnit
3 3 (37.50%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) JMeter
3 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (25.00%) Back Office
4 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (25.00%) Facilita Forecast
4 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) User Stories
4 2 (25.00%) CBAP
4 2 (25.00%) Financial Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Release Management
4 2 (25.00%) Kanban

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
1 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
1 3 (37.50%) JUnit
1 3 (37.50%) JMeter
1 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (25.00%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) COM
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) User Stories
4 2 (25.00%) Financial Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Release Management
4 2 (25.00%) Kanban
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Line Management
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) Ruby
2 3 (37.50%) Groovy
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) VBScript
3 1 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) CBAP
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft