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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 109 101 98
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 85 81 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.10% 2.16% 2.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.74% 9.17% 10.30%
Number of salaries quoted 77 74 64
Average salary £35,000 £31,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.23% -2.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,650 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £44,550 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
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
972 883 903
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 24.03% 23.57% 23.91%
Number of salaries quoted 763 782 759
Average salary £37,750 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.62% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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
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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
Bolton +13 14 £31,250 +64.47%
Altrincham +6 9 £40,000 +33.33%
Stockport - 6 £29,250 - 4
Salford +2 1 - -
Bury - 1 £32,500 -
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 73 (39.46%) Software Testing
2 70 (37.84%) Finance
3 54 (29.19%) ISTQB
4 51 (27.57%) QA
5 49 (26.49%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (24.32%) SQL
7 44 (23.78%) Automated Testing
8 42 (22.70%) Analytical Skills
9 41 (22.16%) Test Scripting
10 35 (18.92%) Selenium
11 29 (15.68%) Degree
12 26 (14.05%) Manual Testing
12 26 (14.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 24 (12.97%) Automation Testing
13 24 (12.97%) Project Management
13 24 (12.97%) Business Analysis
14 23 (12.43%) Regression Testing
15 22 (11.89%) Microsoft
15 22 (11.89%) System Testing
16 20 (10.81%) Test Automation
17 19 (10.27%) Functional Testing
17 19 (10.27%) User Acceptance Testing
17 19 (10.27%) QuickTest Pro
17 19 (10.27%) Data Analysis
18 18 (9.73%) Windows
19 17 (9.19%) Mentoring
20 16 (8.65%) Test Management
20 16 (8.65%) MS Excel
20 16 (8.65%) JavaScript
21 15 (8.11%) Banking

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.24%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (2.70%) CMS
3 4 (2.16%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (2.16%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.54%) Lync
4 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.54%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (8.65%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.70%) MS Project
2 5 (2.70%) MS Office
3 4 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.62%) FTP
2 1 (0.54%) Broadband
2 1 (0.54%) DMZ
2 1 (0.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.16%) DB2
3 3 (1.62%) Informix
4 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.54%) BODI
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.54%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 35 (18.92%) Selenium
2 19 (10.27%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (6.49%) LoadRunner
5 11 (5.95%) TestPartner
6 10 (5.41%) WebDriver
7 8 (4.32%) JUnit
7 8 (4.32%) jMock
7 8 (4.32%) SilkPerformer
7 8 (4.32%) QALoad
7 8 (4.32%) EasyMock
8 4 (2.16%) SoapUI
8 4 (2.16%) Hudson
8 4 (2.16%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.16%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.62%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 3 (1.62%) Axure RP
9 3 (1.62%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.08%) Bugzilla
10 2 (1.08%) WATIR
General
1 70 (37.84%) Finance
2 15 (8.11%) Banking
3 7 (3.78%) Retail
4 6 (3.24%) Legal
5 5 (2.70%) Front Office
5 5 (2.70%) Back Office
6 4 (2.16%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.62%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 81 (43.78%) Analyst
2 40 (21.62%) Business Analyst
3 34 (18.38%) Test Analyst
4 31 (16.76%) Tester
5 23 (12.43%) Software Tester
5 23 (12.43%) Test Manager
6 22 (11.89%) Consultant
7 19 (10.27%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 19 (10.27%) Financial Business Analyst
8 18 (9.73%) Senior Analyst
9 16 (8.65%) Test Consultant
10 13 (7.03%) Test Engineer
11 12 (6.49%) Senior Test Analyst
11 12 (6.49%) Senior Consultant
11 12 (6.49%) Senior Test Consultant
12 10 (5.41%) Software Engineer
12 10 (5.41%) Software Test Engineer
13 8 (4.32%) Trainer
13 8 (4.32%) Head of Testing
14 6 (3.24%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.11%) HTML
1 15 (8.11%) .NET
2 9 (4.86%) ASP.NET
2 9 (4.86%) Web Services
3 5 (2.70%) CSS3
3 5 (2.70%) HTML5
3 5 (2.70%) CSS
4 4 (2.16%) XML
4 4 (2.16%) SOAP
5 2 (1.08%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.54%) RESTful
6 1 (0.54%) Symfony
6 1 (0.54%) Flash
6 1 (0.54%) JSP
6 1 (0.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 42 (22.70%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.86%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.24%) Statistics
3 6 (3.24%) User Experience
4 5 (2.70%) Replication
5 4 (2.16%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.16%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.62%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.08%) Social Media
7 2 (1.08%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.54%) Open Source
8 1 (0.54%) BBC
8 1 (0.54%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.73%) Windows
2 9 (4.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (2.70%) Android
3 5 (2.70%) UNIX
4 4 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.62%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (39.46%) Software Testing
2 49 (26.49%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (23.78%) Automated Testing
4 41 (22.16%) Test Scripting
5 26 (14.05%) Manual Testing
6 24 (12.97%) Automation Testing
6 24 (12.97%) Project Management
6 24 (12.97%) Business Analysis
7 23 (12.43%) Regression Testing
8 22 (11.89%) System Testing
9 20 (10.81%) Test Automation
10 19 (10.27%) Functional Testing
10 19 (10.27%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (10.27%) Data Analysis
11 17 (9.19%) Mentoring
12 16 (8.65%) Test Management
13 15 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (7.03%) QMS
14 13 (7.03%) Coaching
15 11 (5.95%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 45 (24.32%) SQL
2 16 (8.65%) JavaScript
3 13 (7.03%) C#
4 10 (5.41%) Java
5 9 (4.86%) VB.NET
5 9 (4.86%) Python
6 7 (3.78%) Perl
7 3 (1.62%) C
7 3 (1.62%) VBA
7 3 (1.62%) C++
8 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.54%) PHP
8 1 (0.54%) VBScript
8 1 (0.54%) VB
8 1 (0.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 54 (29.19%) ISTQB
2 29 (15.68%) Degree
3 26 (14.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (3.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (2.16%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (2.16%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.62%) CBAP
6 3 (1.62%) HNC
6 3 (1.62%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (27.57%) QA
2 3 (1.62%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (11.89%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.86%) HP
3 6 (3.24%) Oracle
3 6 (3.24%) Sitecore
4 3 (1.62%) Omniture
4 3 (1.62%) Compuware
4 3 (1.62%) Apple
5 1 (0.54%) Zend
5 1 (0.54%) SAP
5 1 (0.54%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.54%) Kronos
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £40,000 + excellent bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £24500 - £30700 per annum + Blue chip bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £30,000 + excellent bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fabric
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: c£50,000 inc bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Stockport
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 27 days ago