The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester 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 83 102 128
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +26
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 112 87 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.85% 2.34% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.44% 9.48% 6.03%
Number of salaries quoted 91 81 52
Average salary £35,500 £30,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.33% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
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 Manchester region.

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1186 918 1012
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 30.23% 24.66% 25.11%
Number of salaries quoted 988 795 824
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

ISEB
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

ISEB Salary Trend in Manchester

ISEB
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISEB across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

ISEB Salary Histogram in Manchester

ISEB
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Manchester 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
Stockport +4 14 £33,000 +9.09% 6
Rochdale - 8 £46,000 - 1
Bolton -2 6 £33,000 +40.42%
Cheadle +4 4 - - 1
Altrincham -3 2 £38,750 -29.54%
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 97 (43.69%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (43.24%) ISTQB
3 86 (38.74%) Finance
4 78 (35.14%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (27.93%) QA
6 61 (27.48%) Automated Testing
7 58 (26.13%) SQL
8 46 (20.72%) Software Testing
9 44 (19.82%) Microsoft
10 43 (19.37%) ITIL
11 41 (18.47%) Manual Testing
11 41 (18.47%) Mentoring
11 41 (18.47%) Automation Testing
11 41 (18.47%) Functional Testing
12 39 (17.57%) Test Scripting
13 37 (16.67%) Business Analysis
14 36 (16.22%) Degree
15 35 (15.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 32 (14.41%) User Acceptance Testing
16 32 (14.41%) Project Management
16 32 (14.41%) Oracle
17 31 (13.96%) .NET
18 30 (13.51%) Test Strategy
19 29 (13.06%) Waterfall
19 29 (13.06%) VMware
20 28 (12.61%) TDD
20 28 (12.61%) Selenium
20 28 (12.61%) Test Management
21 27 (12.16%) Time Management
21 27 (12.16%) BDD

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 22 (9.91%) MS Excel
2 21 (9.46%) MS Office
3 13 (5.86%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (4.50%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (4.50%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.31%) Internet
2 1 (0.45%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.86%) Oracle Reports
2 10 (4.50%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.70%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (12.61%) Selenium
2 27 (12.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (10.36%) QuickTest Pro
4 20 (9.01%) SoapUI
4 20 (9.01%) SpecFlow
5 14 (6.31%) Jenkins
5 14 (6.31%) Hudson
5 14 (6.31%) TeamCity
6 9 (4.05%) TestDirector
7 5 (2.25%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.35%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.35%) JIRA
9 2 (0.90%) TestComplete
10 1 (0.45%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.45%) jMock
10 1 (0.45%) EasyMock
10 1 (0.45%) Sahi
10 1 (0.45%) RSpec
10 1 (0.45%) QALoad
10 1 (0.45%) JUnit
General
1 86 (38.74%) Finance
2 27 (12.16%) Retail
3 23 (10.36%) Banking
4 13 (5.86%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.80%) Front Office
5 4 (1.80%) Back Office
6 3 (1.35%) Legal
7 2 (0.90%) Games
7 2 (0.90%) Billing
8 1 (0.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 85 (38.29%) Analyst
2 51 (22.97%) Test Analyst
3 37 (16.67%) Tester
4 30 (13.51%) Business Analyst
5 29 (13.06%) Test Leader
6 28 (12.61%) Test Manager
7 17 (7.66%) Consultant
8 16 (7.21%) Defect Manager
9 13 (5.86%) Financial Business Analyst
9 13 (5.86%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 12 (5.41%) Software Tester
10 12 (5.41%) Senior Tester
10 12 (5.41%) Technical Tester
11 11 (4.95%) Test Consultant
12 10 (4.50%) Senior Manager
12 10 (4.50%) Senior Consultant
12 10 (4.50%) Senior Test Manager
12 10 (4.50%) Lead Tester
12 10 (4.50%) Senior Test Consultant
13 9 (4.05%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (13.96%) .NET
2 24 (10.81%) Web Services
3 11 (4.95%) SOAP
4 4 (1.80%) HTML
4 4 (1.80%) CSS
4 4 (1.80%) HTML5
4 4 (1.80%) CSS3
5 3 (1.35%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.45%) XML
6 1 (0.45%) J2EE
6 1 (0.45%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 78 (35.14%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.86%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.50%) Replication
4 4 (1.80%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.80%) Open Source
5 2 (0.90%) Smart Meter
5 2 (0.90%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.45%) PMI
6 1 (0.45%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.45%) Interactive TV
6 1 (0.45%) Life Science
6 1 (0.45%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.01%) Windows
2 9 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.35%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.35%) Android
4 1 (0.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (43.69%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (27.48%) Automated Testing
3 46 (20.72%) Software Testing
4 43 (19.37%) ITIL
5 41 (18.47%) Manual Testing
5 41 (18.47%) Functional Testing
5 41 (18.47%) Automation Testing
5 41 (18.47%) Mentoring
6 39 (17.57%) Test Scripting
7 37 (16.67%) Business Analysis
8 32 (14.41%) Project Management
8 32 (14.41%) User Acceptance Testing
9 30 (13.51%) Test Strategy
10 29 (13.06%) Waterfall
11 28 (12.61%) Test Management
11 28 (12.61%) TDD
12 27 (12.16%) Time Management
12 27 (12.16%) BDD
13 26 (11.71%) Coaching
14 24 (10.81%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (26.13%) SQL
2 9 (4.05%) Python
2 9 (4.05%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.15%) Perl
4 5 (2.25%) C#
4 5 (2.25%) Java
5 4 (1.80%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.80%) C++
6 2 (0.90%) C
6 2 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 96 (43.24%) ISTQB
2 36 (16.22%) Degree
3 35 (15.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (3.60%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (1.80%) VCP4
6 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (27.93%) QA
2 11 (4.95%) ISO 9001
3 10 (4.50%) ISO 14001
3 10 (4.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (4.05%) FATCA
System Software
1 11 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (19.82%) Microsoft
2 32 (14.41%) Oracle
3 29 (13.06%) VMware
4 10 (4.50%) SAP
5 8 (3.60%) HP
6 5 (2.25%) IBM
7 2 (0.90%) Aquila
8 1 (0.45%) Kronos
8 1 (0.45%) Capita
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Posted: Yesterday
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