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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 101 121 100
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -21
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 88 58 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.14% 1.50% 2.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.17% 6.60% 10.33%
Number of salaries quoted 80 49 63
Average salary £35,000 £31,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £43,800 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -
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
960 879 900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.32% 22.78% 23.96%
Number of salaries quoted 740 776 740
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Bolton +13 16 £28,000 +47.36%
Stockport - 10 £29,250 - 4
Altrincham +4 7 £40,000 +29.03% 1
Salford +2 1 - -
Bury - 1 £32,500 -
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 76 (41.99%) Software Testing
2 68 (37.57%) Finance
3 54 (29.83%) ISTQB
4 51 (28.18%) QA
5 41 (22.65%) Automated Testing
6 40 (22.10%) SQL
7 38 (20.99%) Test Scripting
8 32 (17.68%) Selenium
9 30 (16.57%) Degree
10 27 (14.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 26 (14.36%) Regression Testing
12 24 (13.26%) Test Automation
13 22 (12.15%) Manual Testing
13 22 (12.15%) Windows
13 22 (12.15%) Project Management
14 21 (11.60%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (11.05%) Microsoft
15 20 (11.05%) System Testing
15 20 (11.05%) Automation Testing
16 19 (10.50%) Business Analysis
17 18 (9.94%) QuickTest Pro
17 18 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
17 18 (9.94%) Data Analysis
18 16 (8.84%) User Acceptance Testing
18 16 (8.84%) Team Foundation Server
19 15 (8.29%) Banking
20 14 (7.73%) MS Excel
20 14 (7.73%) JavaScript
21 13 (7.18%) HTML
21 13 (7.18%) LoadRunner

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (3.31%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (2.76%) CMS
3 4 (2.21%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.21%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.55%) IIS
4 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.55%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (7.73%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.76%) MS Project
3 4 (2.21%) MS Office
3 4 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.66%) FTP
2 1 (0.55%) DMZ
2 1 (0.55%) Internet
2 1 (0.55%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.21%) DB2
3 3 (1.66%) Informix
4 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.55%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.55%) BODI
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 32 (17.68%) Selenium
2 18 (9.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (8.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (7.18%) LoadRunner
4 13 (7.18%) TestPartner
5 9 (4.97%) SilkPerformer
5 9 (4.97%) QALoad
5 9 (4.97%) JUnit
5 9 (4.97%) jMock
5 9 (4.97%) EasyMock
6 7 (3.87%) WebDriver
7 5 (2.76%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.76%) Hudson
7 5 (2.76%) SoapUI
7 5 (2.76%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.21%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.66%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 3 (1.66%) Axure RP
10 2 (1.10%) WatiN
10 2 (1.10%) Bugzilla
General
1 68 (37.57%) Finance
2 15 (8.29%) Banking
3 6 (3.31%) Retail
3 6 (3.31%) Legal
4 5 (2.76%) Marketing
5 4 (2.21%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.66%) Front Office
6 3 (1.66%) Back Office
7 1 (0.55%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 82 (45.30%) Analyst
2 41 (22.65%) Business Analyst
3 35 (19.34%) Tester
4 33 (18.23%) Test Analyst
5 25 (13.81%) Software Tester
6 21 (11.60%) Senior Analyst
7 18 (9.94%) Test Manager
7 18 (9.94%) Financial Business Analyst
7 18 (9.94%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 17 (9.39%) Consultant
9 16 (8.84%) Test Engineer
10 15 (8.29%) Senior Test Analyst
11 13 (7.18%) Test Consultant
12 10 (5.52%) Software Test Engineer
12 10 (5.52%) Software Engineer
13 9 (4.97%) Senior Consultant
13 9 (4.97%) Head of Testing
13 9 (4.97%) Senior Test Consultant
14 8 (4.42%) Trainer
15 7 (3.87%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.18%) HTML
2 12 (6.63%) .NET
3 10 (5.52%) Web Services
4 9 (4.97%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.76%) SOAP
6 4 (2.21%) XML
7 3 (1.66%) CSS
7 3 (1.66%) HTML5
7 3 (1.66%) CSS3
8 1 (0.55%) JSP
8 1 (0.55%) J2EE
8 1 (0.55%) Flash
8 1 (0.55%) Symfony
8 1 (0.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.97%) Computer Science
2 7 (3.87%) Statistics
3 5 (2.76%) Replication
4 4 (2.21%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.21%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.66%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.10%) Social Media
7 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.55%) PMI
7 1 (0.55%) Open Source
7 1 (0.55%) BBC
7 1 (0.55%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.15%) Windows
2 9 (4.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (3.87%) Android
4 6 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.76%) UNIX
5 5 (2.76%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.10%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (41.99%) Software Testing
2 41 (22.65%) Automated Testing
3 38 (20.99%) Test Scripting
4 26 (14.36%) Regression Testing
5 24 (13.26%) Test Automation
6 22 (12.15%) Manual Testing
6 22 (12.15%) Project Management
7 21 (11.60%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (11.05%) System Testing
8 20 (11.05%) Automation Testing
9 19 (10.50%) Business Analysis
10 18 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (9.94%) Data Analysis
11 16 (8.84%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (7.18%) Test Management
12 13 (7.18%) Functional Testing
13 12 (6.63%) QMS
13 12 (6.63%) Scrum
14 11 (6.08%) E-Commerce
14 11 (6.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (22.10%) SQL
2 14 (7.73%) JavaScript
3 10 (5.52%) C#
4 9 (4.97%) VB.NET
5 8 (4.42%) Java
6 5 (2.76%) Perl
6 5 (2.76%) Python
7 3 (1.66%) VBA
8 2 (1.10%) VBScript
9 1 (0.55%) VB
9 1 (0.55%) PHP
9 1 (0.55%) C
9 1 (0.55%) C++
9 1 (0.55%) Ruby
9 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 54 (29.83%) ISTQB
2 30 (16.57%) Degree
3 27 (14.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (2.76%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.21%) HNC
6 4 (2.21%) HND
7 3 (1.66%) CBAP
7 3 (1.66%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (28.18%) QA
2 2 (1.10%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (11.05%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.97%) HP
3 6 (3.31%) Sitecore
4 5 (2.76%) Oracle
5 4 (2.21%) Compuware
6 3 (1.66%) Apple
6 3 (1.66%) Omniture
7 1 (0.55%) Zend
7 1 (0.55%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.55%) SAP
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