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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 19 31 38
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +7
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 9 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 8.82% 1.04% 2.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.00% 4.55% 9.52%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 3
Average salary £28,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.32% +3.75%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.19% +10.00%
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
25 44 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 24.51% 22.80% 28.38%
Number of salaries quoted 20 36 27
Average salary £32,500 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,750 £44,400 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 23 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 9 (100.00%) Finance
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
3 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (55.56%) SDLC
4 4 (44.44%) Advertising
5 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 3 (33.33%) System Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
6 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
6 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery
6 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 2 (22.22%) Migration
6 2 (22.22%) SOAP
7 1 (11.11%) CRM
7 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Analyst
1 9 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Team Leader
2 4 (44.44%) Test Leader
2 4 (44.44%) Test Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) SDLC
1 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 3 (33.33%) System Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification