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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 93 105 112
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +7
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 82 89 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.50% 2.33% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.11% 10.52% 7.45%
Number of salaries quoted 65 73 67
Average salary £36,500 £31,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.87% +3.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £28,600 £22,700
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £50,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
900 846 1060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 27.41% 22.17% 25.82%
Number of salaries quoted 726 676 913
Average salary £39,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.85% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +1 20 £31,250 +1.62% 3
Wigan - 4 £40,000 - 2
Rochdale - 3 £50,000 -
Altrincham -10 2 £27,000 -50.90%
Bolton +9 1 £45,000 +81.81% 1
Cheadle -1 1 - -
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 94 (50.27%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (38.50%) ISTQB
3 63 (33.69%) Finance
4 62 (33.16%) Automated Testing
5 60 (32.09%) SQL
6 58 (31.02%) QA
7 44 (23.53%) Manual Testing
8 41 (21.93%) TDD
9 40 (21.39%) .NET
10 39 (20.86%) Software Testing
10 39 (20.86%) Automation Testing
11 37 (19.79%) BDD
11 37 (19.79%) Analytical Skills
12 36 (19.25%) System Testing
13 33 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
13 33 (17.65%) Mentoring
14 32 (17.11%) SoapUI
14 32 (17.11%) SpecFlow
15 31 (16.58%) Compatibility Testing
15 31 (16.58%) Degree
16 30 (16.04%) Regression Testing
17 28 (14.97%) Microsoft
18 27 (14.44%) Web Services
18 27 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
18 27 (14.44%) Coaching
19 26 (13.90%) Test Scripting
19 26 (13.90%) Oracle
19 26 (13.90%) Business Analysis
20 23 (12.30%) TeamCity
20 23 (12.30%) Jenkins

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.53%) Umbraco
1 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (0.53%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (8.02%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.88%) MS Office
3 9 (4.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.67%) Oracle Retail
1 5 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.95%) Internet
2 4 (2.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.74%) Oracle Reports
1 7 (3.74%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.21%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (17.11%) SoapUI
1 32 (17.11%) SpecFlow
2 23 (12.30%) TeamCity
2 23 (12.30%) Jenkins
2 23 (12.30%) Hudson
3 19 (10.16%) Selenium
4 16 (8.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (8.56%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (3.21%) JIRA
6 5 (2.67%) LoadRunner
6 5 (2.67%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.14%) TestDirector
7 4 (2.14%) Bugzilla
8 3 (1.60%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.07%) WebLOAD
9 2 (1.07%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.07%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.53%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (0.53%) Rational Functional Tester
10 1 (0.53%) NUnit
General
1 63 (33.69%) Finance
2 22 (11.76%) Banking
3 17 (9.09%) Retail
4 10 (5.35%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.14%) Legal
6 3 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.07%) Law
7 2 (1.07%) Games
7 2 (1.07%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 80 (42.78%) Analyst
2 53 (28.34%) Tester
3 47 (25.13%) Test Analyst
4 25 (13.37%) Business Analyst
4 25 (13.37%) Test Leader
5 24 (12.83%) Test Manager
6 20 (10.70%) Software Tester
7 18 (9.63%) Technical Tester
8 12 (6.42%) Senior Tester
9 10 (5.35%) QA Analyst
9 10 (5.35%) Lead Tester
10 9 (4.81%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 9 (4.81%) Financial Business Analyst
11 8 (4.28%) Technical Test Analyst
11 8 (4.28%) Technical Analyst
11 8 (4.28%) Defect Manager
12 7 (3.74%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (3.21%) Software Manager
13 6 (3.21%) Software Test Analyst
14 5 (2.67%) Software Asset Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (21.39%) .NET
2 27 (14.44%) Web Services
3 18 (9.63%) SOAP
4 3 (1.60%) ODBC
4 3 (1.60%) HTML
4 3 (1.60%) J2EE
5 2 (1.07%) XML
6 1 (0.53%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 37 (19.79%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (9.09%) Replication
3 6 (3.21%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.14%) Interactive TV
4 4 (2.14%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.60%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.07%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.07%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.07%) Biotechnology
6 2 (1.07%) Open Source
7 1 (0.53%) User Experience
7 1 (0.53%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.70%) Windows
2 4 (2.14%) UNIX
3 3 (1.60%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.60%) Android
4 2 (1.07%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (50.27%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (33.16%) Automated Testing
3 44 (23.53%) Manual Testing
4 41 (21.93%) TDD
5 39 (20.86%) Software Testing
5 39 (20.86%) Automation Testing
6 37 (19.79%) BDD
7 36 (19.25%) System Testing
8 33 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 33 (17.65%) Mentoring
9 31 (16.58%) Compatibility Testing
10 30 (16.04%) Regression Testing
11 27 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (14.44%) Coaching
12 26 (13.90%) Test Scripting
12 26 (13.90%) Business Analysis
13 21 (11.23%) Functional Testing
14 20 (10.70%) Waterfall
14 20 (10.70%) ITIL
15 19 (10.16%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 60 (32.09%) SQL
2 6 (3.21%) Java
3 4 (2.14%) C++
4 3 (1.60%) Python
4 3 (1.60%) C
4 3 (1.60%) VB
5 2 (1.07%) Perl
5 2 (1.07%) C#
5 2 (1.07%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.53%) Ruby
6 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 72 (38.50%) ISTQB
2 31 (16.58%) Degree
3 22 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (3.74%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (31.02%) QA
2 12 (6.42%) FATCA
3 6 (3.21%) ISO 9001
3 6 (3.21%) ISO 14001
3 6 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (5.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (14.97%) Microsoft
2 26 (13.90%) Oracle
3 15 (8.02%) VMware
4 14 (7.49%) HP
5 13 (6.95%) SAP
6 5 (2.67%) IBM
7 1 (0.53%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.53%) Alterian
7 1 (0.53%) Aquila
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Netsource
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + very good benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per month
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago