The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 92 122 114
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -8
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 92 64 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.33% 1.51% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.42% 6.36% 6.85%
Number of salaries quoted 75 53 48
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -1.40%
Qualifications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
883 1006 920
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 22.33% 23.80% 24.63%
Number of salaries quoted 694 879 762
Average salary £35,000 £39,246 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.81% +12.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,320 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISEB
North West

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 10 July 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 10 July 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
Stockport - 21 £31,500 - 5
Bolton +8 9 £28,000 +69.69% 1
Cheadle +9 3 £32,500 -
Altrincham -4 2 £55,000 -
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 72 (40.91%) Finance
2 66 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 54 (30.68%) ISTQB
4 44 (25.00%) SQL
5 43 (24.43%) QA
6 40 (22.73%) Test Scripting
7 38 (21.59%) Degree
8 37 (21.02%) Automated Testing
9 28 (15.91%) Selenium
10 25 (14.20%) Manual Testing
10 25 (14.20%) Test Automation
10 25 (14.20%) Project Management
11 22 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 22 (12.50%) Windows
12 21 (11.93%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (10.23%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (9.66%) QuickTest Pro
15 16 (9.09%) Banking
15 16 (9.09%) Data Analysis
15 16 (9.09%) Business Analysis
15 16 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (9.09%) System Testing
15 16 (9.09%) Automation Testing
16 15 (8.52%) TestPartner
16 15 (8.52%) MS Excel
17 14 (7.95%) LoadRunner
17 14 (7.95%) .NET
17 14 (7.95%) Technical Analysis
18 13 (7.39%) Statistics
18 13 (7.39%) Web Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 (2.84%) CMS
1 5 (2.84%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (1.70%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.70%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (8.52%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.27%) MS Project
3 3 (1.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.14%) MS Office
5 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.14%) Internet
2 1 (0.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.70%) DB2
2 3 (1.70%) Informix
3 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.57%) BODI
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (15.91%) Selenium
2 18 (10.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (9.66%) QuickTest Pro
4 15 (8.52%) TestPartner
5 14 (7.95%) LoadRunner
6 11 (6.25%) JUnit
6 11 (6.25%) SilkPerformer
6 11 (6.25%) QALoad
7 10 (5.68%) jMock
7 10 (5.68%) EasyMock
8 8 (4.55%) Visual Studio
9 7 (3.98%) SoapUI
10 6 (3.41%) WebDriver
10 6 (3.41%) Cucumber
11 5 (2.84%) Hudson
11 5 (2.84%) Jenkins
12 4 (2.27%) TestDirector
13 2 (1.14%) WatiN
13 2 (1.14%) WATIR
13 2 (1.14%) JIRA
General
1 72 (40.91%) Finance
2 16 (9.09%) Banking
3 6 (3.41%) Legal
4 5 (2.84%) Retail
4 5 (2.84%) Marketing
5 3 (1.70%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 93 (52.84%) Analyst
2 44 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 43 (24.43%) Tester
4 39 (22.16%) Business Analyst
5 32 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
6 28 (15.91%) Senior Test Analyst
6 28 (15.91%) Software Tester
7 16 (9.09%) Financial Business Analyst
7 16 (9.09%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 15 (8.52%) Test Engineer
8 15 (8.52%) Test Manager
9 10 (5.68%) Head of Testing
10 8 (4.55%) Banking Business Analyst
10 8 (4.55%) Trainer
11 6 (3.41%) Consultant
11 6 (3.41%) Senior Tester
11 6 (3.41%) Software Analyst
12 5 (2.84%) Software Test Engineer
12 5 (2.84%) Test Consultant
12 5 (2.84%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.95%) .NET
2 10 (5.68%) HTML
3 9 (5.11%) ASP.NET
4 8 (4.55%) SOAP
4 8 (4.55%) Web Services
5 2 (1.14%) XML
5 2 (1.14%) J2EE
6 1 (0.57%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.39%) Statistics
2 9 (5.11%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.84%) Replication
4 3 (1.70%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.70%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.14%) Social Media
5 2 (1.14%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.57%) Biotechnology
6 1 (0.57%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.50%) Windows
2 9 (5.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (5.11%) UNIX
3 8 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.27%) Android
4 4 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 40 (22.73%) Test Scripting
3 37 (21.02%) Automated Testing
4 25 (14.20%) Project Management
4 25 (14.20%) Manual Testing
4 25 (14.20%) Test Automation
5 21 (11.93%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 16 (9.09%) System Testing
6 16 (9.09%) Business Analysis
6 16 (9.09%) Automation Testing
7 14 (7.95%) Technical Analysis
8 13 (7.39%) Web Testing
9 12 (6.82%) Load Testing
9 12 (6.82%) Unit Testing
10 11 (6.25%) E-Commerce
11 10 (5.68%) Scrum
11 10 (5.68%) Test Management
11 10 (5.68%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (25.00%) SQL
2 11 (6.25%) C#
3 10 (5.68%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.11%) VB.NET
5 7 (3.98%) Java
6 3 (1.70%) VBA
6 3 (1.70%) VB
7 2 (1.14%) VBScript
8 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 54 (30.68%) ISTQB
2 38 (21.59%) Degree
3 7 (3.98%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (2.27%) HNC
5 4 (2.27%) HND
6 3 (1.70%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.14%) CBAP
8 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (24.43%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 7 (3.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.82%) HP
3 5 (2.84%) Sitecore
4 4 (2.27%) VMware
4 4 (2.27%) Compuware
4 4 (2.27%) Oracle
5 3 (1.70%) Omniture
6 1 (0.57%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.57%) SAP
6 1 (0.57%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.57%) Twitter
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
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Posted: 10 hours ago
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Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
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Salary: £30800 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
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Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
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