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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 31 40 54
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +14
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 4 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.25% 2.55% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.38% 10.29% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 1
Average salary £23,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.50% -5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
26 68 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 14.61% 24.73% 12.15%
Number of salaries quoted 18 36 46
Average salary £42,500 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.86% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (50.00%) MS Visio
1 4 (50.00%) Change Management
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
1 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 4 (50.00%) CBAP
1 4 (50.00%) Financial Analysis
1 4 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (12.50%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) Kanban
4 1 (12.50%) Groovy
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) HTTP
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (12.50%) JMeter
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) Facilita Forecast
2 1 (12.50%) JUnit
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Junior
4 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) COM
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 4 (50.00%) Change Management
1 4 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 4 (50.00%) Financial Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Kanban
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) User Stories
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) VBScript
3 1 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CBAP
2 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft