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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 94 70 109
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +39
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 112 125 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.66% 3.29% 1.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.80% 12.97% 7.33%
Number of salaries quoted 102 122 65
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.63%
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
1037 964 1010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 24.66% 25.34% 26.06%
Number of salaries quoted 891 861 901
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £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 21 November 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 21 November 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
(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
Altrincham +1 11 £37,500 +13.63%
Stockport 0 9 £31,250 +4.16% 5
Bolton +1 7 £33,000 +41.93% 4
Rochdale - 4 £47,000 -
Cheadle - 1 - -
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 78 (38.61%) ISTQB
2 75 (37.13%) Finance
3 69 (34.16%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (32.67%) Analytical Skills
5 63 (31.19%) Software Testing
6 57 (28.22%) QA
7 48 (23.76%) SQL
8 46 (22.77%) Test Scripting
9 44 (21.78%) Automated Testing
10 37 (18.32%) Functional Testing
11 36 (17.82%) Degree
12 32 (15.84%) ITIL
13 31 (15.35%) Microsoft
13 31 (15.35%) Selenium
14 29 (14.36%) Business Analysis
14 29 (14.36%) Project Management
15 28 (13.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 27 (13.37%) Automation Testing
16 27 (13.37%) User Acceptance Testing
17 25 (12.38%) Manual Testing
17 25 (12.38%) Mentoring
18 23 (11.39%) QuickTest Pro
19 22 (10.89%) Test Strategy
20 21 (10.40%) Test Management
21 20 (9.90%) Time Management
21 20 (9.90%) Team Foundation Server
22 19 (9.41%) Waterfall
22 19 (9.41%) Windows
23 18 (8.91%) Test Automation
24 17 (8.42%) Service Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 5 (2.48%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (1.49%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.99%) CMS
4 1 (0.50%) IIS
4 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.50%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (6.93%) MS Office
1 14 (6.93%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.48%) MS Project
3 4 (1.98%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.48%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (2.48%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.97%) Internet
2 3 (1.49%) FTP
3 1 (0.50%) DMZ
3 1 (0.50%) Extranet
3 1 (0.50%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.97%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.98%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.49%) DB2
6 2 (0.99%) Informix
7 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.50%) BODI
7 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (15.35%) Selenium
2 23 (11.39%) QuickTest Pro
3 20 (9.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (3.47%) LoadRunner
5 6 (2.97%) WebDriver
6 5 (2.48%) TestDirector
7 4 (1.98%) EasyMock
7 4 (1.98%) jMock
7 4 (1.98%) JUnit
7 4 (1.98%) TestPartner
7 4 (1.98%) SilkPerformer
7 4 (1.98%) JIRA
7 4 (1.98%) QALoad
8 3 (1.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 3 (1.49%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.99%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.99%) Hudson
9 2 (0.99%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.99%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.99%) Jenkins
General
1 75 (37.13%) Finance
2 15 (7.43%) Retail
3 13 (6.44%) Banking
4 7 (3.47%) Front Office
4 7 (3.47%) Back Office
5 4 (1.98%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.98%) Legal
6 3 (1.49%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.99%) Games
7 2 (0.99%) Billing
8 1 (0.50%) Law
8 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 78 (38.61%) Analyst
2 42 (20.79%) Test Analyst
3 33 (16.34%) Business Analyst
4 32 (15.84%) Consultant
5 31 (15.35%) Test Manager
6 22 (10.89%) Test Consultant
7 19 (9.41%) Tester
7 19 (9.41%) Senior Consultant
7 19 (9.41%) Senior Test Consultant
8 16 (7.92%) Senior Analyst
8 16 (7.92%) Test Engineer
9 14 (6.93%) Test Leader
10 13 (6.44%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 13 (6.44%) Financial Business Analyst
10 13 (6.44%) Software Test Engineer
10 13 (6.44%) Software Engineer
11 12 (5.94%) Senior Test Analyst
12 10 (4.95%) Software Tester
13 8 (3.96%) Defect Manager
14 7 (3.47%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.93%) .NET
2 13 (6.44%) Web Services
3 11 (5.45%) HTML
4 7 (3.47%) CSS
4 7 (3.47%) HTML5
4 7 (3.47%) CSS3
5 5 (2.48%) XML
6 3 (1.49%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.49%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.99%) SOAP
8 1 (0.50%) Symfony
8 1 (0.50%) RESTful
8 1 (0.50%) J2EE
8 1 (0.50%) Flash
8 1 (0.50%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (32.67%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.95%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.48%) User Experience
4 4 (1.98%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.49%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.49%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.49%) Open Source
6 2 (0.99%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.99%) Statistics
6 2 (0.99%) Interactive TV
7 1 (0.50%) BBC
7 1 (0.50%) Replication
7 1 (0.50%) PMI
7 1 (0.50%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.50%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.50%) Life Science
7 1 (0.50%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.41%) Windows
2 8 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (2.48%) Android
5 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.49%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (34.16%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (31.19%) Software Testing
3 46 (22.77%) Test Scripting
4 44 (21.78%) Automated Testing
5 37 (18.32%) Functional Testing
6 32 (15.84%) ITIL
7 29 (14.36%) Project Management
7 29 (14.36%) Business Analysis
8 27 (13.37%) User Acceptance Testing
8 27 (13.37%) Automation Testing
9 25 (12.38%) Mentoring
9 25 (12.38%) Manual Testing
10 22 (10.89%) Test Strategy
11 21 (10.40%) Test Management
12 20 (9.90%) Time Management
13 19 (9.41%) Waterfall
14 18 (8.91%) Test Automation
15 17 (8.42%) Service Management
15 17 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (7.43%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 48 (23.76%) SQL
2 12 (5.94%) JavaScript
2 12 (5.94%) Python
3 10 (4.95%) Perl
4 9 (4.46%) C#
4 9 (4.46%) Java
5 8 (3.96%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.48%) C++
7 3 (1.49%) C
7 3 (1.49%) VB
7 3 (1.49%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.50%) PHP
8 1 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 78 (38.61%) ISTQB
2 36 (17.82%) Degree
3 28 (13.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.48%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (1.49%) CBAP
6 2 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.50%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (28.22%) QA
2 7 (3.47%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.98%) ISO 14001
3 4 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.49%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (15.35%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.92%) Oracle
3 14 (6.93%) VMware
4 5 (2.48%) HP
4 5 (2.48%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.49%) Apple
6 2 (0.99%) Omniture
7 1 (0.50%) Zend
7 1 (0.50%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.50%) SAP
7 1 (0.50%) Kronos
7 1 (0.50%) Capita
7 1 (0.50%) Aquila
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits + bonus + healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Netsource
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £22,000 to £27,000 per annum + excellent bens package
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £26000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £26000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
IDH Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago