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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 80 90 116
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +26
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 120 91 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 3.00% 2.47% 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.13% 10.11% 7.09%
Number of salaries quoted 110 85 64
Average salary £35,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.40%
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
1078 900 1100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 26.92% 24.44% 25.74%
Number of salaries quoted 915 792 915
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £22,500
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +3 14 £32,000 +6.66% 6
Bolton +10 11 £33,000 +26.92% 2
Rochdale - 7 £42,000 - 2
Cheadle +3 4 - -
Altrincham +2 2 £38,750 -22.50% 1
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 93 (44.08%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (42.18%) ISTQB
3 79 (37.44%) Finance
4 75 (35.55%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (29.38%) SQL
5 62 (29.38%) Automated Testing
5 62 (29.38%) QA
6 50 (23.70%) Software Testing
7 42 (19.91%) ITIL
7 42 (19.91%) Automation Testing
8 41 (19.43%) Mentoring
8 41 (19.43%) Manual Testing
9 40 (18.96%) Test Scripting
9 40 (18.96%) Functional Testing
10 39 (18.48%) Degree
10 39 (18.48%) Microsoft
11 36 (17.06%) Business Analysis
12 33 (15.64%) Selenium
12 33 (15.64%) User Acceptance Testing
13 32 (15.17%) Project Management
14 31 (14.69%) Oracle
14 31 (14.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 30 (14.22%) Test Strategy
16 28 (13.27%) Waterfall
16 28 (13.27%) QuickTest Pro
17 26 (12.32%) Time Management
17 26 (12.32%) .NET
17 26 (12.32%) Coaching
18 25 (11.85%) VMware
18 25 (11.85%) Test Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (0.47%) Lync
1 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.47%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (9.48%) MS Office
2 17 (8.06%) MS Excel
3 11 (5.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (4.74%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (4.74%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.69%) Internet
2 1 (0.47%) Broadband
2 1 (0.47%) DMZ
2 1 (0.47%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.16%) Oracle Reports
2 11 (5.21%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.79%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 33 (15.64%) Selenium
2 28 (13.27%) QuickTest Pro
3 21 (9.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (6.64%) SoapUI
4 14 (6.64%) SpecFlow
5 9 (4.27%) TestDirector
6 8 (3.79%) TeamCity
6 8 (3.79%) Jenkins
6 8 (3.79%) Hudson
7 5 (2.37%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.90%) LoadRunner
8 4 (1.90%) JUnit
8 4 (1.90%) EasyMock
8 4 (1.90%) TestPartner
8 4 (1.90%) SilkPerformer
8 4 (1.90%) QALoad
8 4 (1.90%) jMock
8 4 (1.90%) JIRA
9 3 (1.42%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.95%) TestComplete
General
1 79 (37.44%) Finance
2 23 (10.90%) Retail
3 13 (6.16%) Banking
4 11 (5.21%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.32%) Front Office
5 7 (3.32%) Back Office
6 3 (1.42%) Legal
7 2 (0.95%) Games
7 2 (0.95%) Billing
8 1 (0.47%) Marketing
8 1 (0.47%) Law
Job Titles
1 75 (35.55%) Analyst
2 47 (22.27%) Test Analyst
3 33 (15.64%) Tester
4 28 (13.27%) Test Manager
5 27 (12.80%) Test Leader
6 25 (11.85%) Business Analyst
7 24 (11.37%) Consultant
8 15 (7.11%) Test Consultant
9 14 (6.64%) Senior Analyst
9 14 (6.64%) Senior Consultant
9 14 (6.64%) Senior Test Consultant
10 12 (5.69%) Test Engineer
10 12 (5.69%) Defect Manager
11 11 (5.21%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 11 (5.21%) Senior Tester
11 11 (5.21%) Software Tester
11 11 (5.21%) Financial Business Analyst
12 10 (4.74%) Senior Manager
12 10 (4.74%) Senior Test Analyst
12 10 (4.74%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.32%) .NET
2 22 (10.43%) Web Services
3 8 (3.79%) SOAP
3 8 (3.79%) HTML
4 7 (3.32%) CSS3
4 7 (3.32%) HTML5
4 7 (3.32%) CSS
5 3 (1.42%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.95%) XML
7 1 (0.47%) Symfony
7 1 (0.47%) RESTful
7 1 (0.47%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.47%) Flash
7 1 (0.47%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 75 (35.55%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.21%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.32%) Replication
4 5 (2.37%) Open Source
5 4 (1.90%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.95%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.95%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.95%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.95%) Interactive TV
7 1 (0.47%) Life Science
7 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.47%) iSeries
7 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.47%) BBC
7 1 (0.47%) PMI
7 1 (0.47%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.43%) Windows
2 10 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.90%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.90%) Android
5 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.47%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (44.08%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (29.38%) Automated Testing
3 50 (23.70%) Software Testing
4 42 (19.91%) ITIL
4 42 (19.91%) Automation Testing
5 41 (19.43%) Mentoring
5 41 (19.43%) Manual Testing
6 40 (18.96%) Test Scripting
6 40 (18.96%) Functional Testing
7 36 (17.06%) Business Analysis
8 33 (15.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 32 (15.17%) Project Management
10 30 (14.22%) Test Strategy
11 28 (13.27%) Waterfall
12 26 (12.32%) Time Management
12 26 (12.32%) Coaching
13 25 (11.85%) Test Management
14 22 (10.43%) BDD
14 22 (10.43%) System Testing
15 21 (9.95%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 62 (29.38%) SQL
2 14 (6.64%) Python
3 12 (5.69%) Perl
4 9 (4.27%) PowerShell
5 8 (3.79%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.84%) Java
6 6 (2.84%) C#
7 5 (2.37%) C++
8 3 (1.42%) C
9 2 (0.95%) VB
10 1 (0.47%) Ruby
10 1 (0.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 89 (42.18%) ISTQB
2 39 (18.48%) Degree
3 31 (14.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (3.79%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (29.38%) QA
2 9 (4.27%) ISO 9001
3 8 (3.79%) ISO 14001
3 8 (3.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (3.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (18.48%) Microsoft
2 31 (14.69%) Oracle
3 25 (11.85%) VMware
4 6 (2.84%) SAP
5 5 (2.37%) HP
6 2 (0.95%) Aquila
7 1 (0.47%) Zend
7 1 (0.47%) Capita
7 1 (0.47%) Kronos
7 1 (0.47%) IBM
7 1 (0.47%) Apple
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Sage UK Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits + bonus + healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £40,000 + excellent bonus + bens
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
360 Resourcing
Salary: £27k - 30k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Bolton
Ascent People
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 23 days ago