The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 37 61 47
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -14
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 23 11 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.62% 1.70% 2.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.75% 7.33% 8.59%
Number of salaries quoted 23 9 6
Average salary £31,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,800 £41,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +1.38%
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 Merseyside region.

Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
146 150 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 29.32% 23.22% 27.71%
Number of salaries quoted 93 119 100
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,250 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISEB across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

ISEB
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISEB across the Merseyside region.

ISEB Salary Trend in Merseyside

ISEB
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISEB across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

ISEB Salary Histogram in Merseyside

ISEB
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 4 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
Liverpool +24 18 £32,000 +10.34%
Prescot - 2 £22,000 -
Wirral - 1 £21,500 -
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 30 (93.75%) SQL
1 30 (93.75%) ISTQB
2 15 (46.88%) Finance
3 13 (40.63%) ETL
4 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 12 (37.50%) Data Integration
5 11 (34.38%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
6 10 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (28.13%) Test Management
7 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
8 8 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (25.00%) Test Planning
9 7 (21.88%) QA
10 5 (15.63%) Validation
10 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
11 4 (12.50%) Manual Testing
11 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
11 4 (12.50%) Replication
11 4 (12.50%) HP
11 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
11 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
12 3 (9.38%) C#
12 3 (9.38%) .NET
12 3 (9.38%) MS Excel

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Selenium
2 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.25%) MSTest
3 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.13%) FogBugz
General
1 15 (46.88%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (93.75%) Analyst
2 27 (84.38%) Test Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Senior Test Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Data Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) QA Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.13%) QA Leader
7 1 (3.13%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Test Data Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Junior
7 1 (3.13%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) .NET
2 2 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) CSS
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) Data Integration
2 4 (12.50%) Replication
3 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) ETL
2 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (28.13%) Test Management
2 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
3 8 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 5 (15.63%) Validation
4 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
5 4 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
7 2 (6.25%) BPMN
7 2 (6.25%) Automated Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (6.25%) ITIL
7 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.25%) UML
7 2 (6.25%) Software Delivery
8 1 (3.13%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (93.75%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) C#
3 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) C
4 1 (3.13%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (93.75%) ISTQB
2 8 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.25%) HNC
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) HP