The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Chester region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 39 53 39
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -14
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 6 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.23% 0.97% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.38% 7.84% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 0
Average salary £39,250 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.64% -
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.40%
Qualifications Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
64 51 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 23.79% 12.38% 22.60%
Number of salaries quoted 36 45 33
Average salary £38,250 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.28% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £28,950 £21,244
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £32,500 £40,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
ISEB
Cheshire

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (33.33%) CBAP
3 4 (33.33%) Financial Analysis
3 4 (33.33%) Banking
3 4 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 4 (33.33%) Change Management
3 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (33.33%) MS Visio
4 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) Time Management
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (16.67%) AppSense
5 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
5 2 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix
6 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
6 1 (8.33%) HTML
6 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (8.33%) Web Services
6 1 (8.33%) Progress
6 1 (8.33%) JMeter

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (8.33%) JMeter
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Analyst
2 7 (58.33%) Test Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Business Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Project Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Financial Analysis
1 4 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 4 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 4 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Time Management
3 2 (16.67%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Stress Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) CBAP
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) AppSense
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) HP
1 2 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) Progress