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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 38 52 64
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +12
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 19 13 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.18% 2.16% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.84% 10.00% 5.71%
Number of salaries quoted 16 12 8
Average salary £36,250 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.83% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.22%
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
128 130 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 28.13% 21.63% 22.95%
Number of salaries quoted 80 110 106
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +11 10 £45,000 +50.00% 7
Wallasey - 1 £25,000 -
Wirral - 1 £25,000 -
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 23 (69.70%) SQL
2 20 (60.61%) ISTQB
3 17 (51.52%) Test Scripting
4 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
5 15 (45.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (39.39%) Finance
7 12 (36.36%) Test Management
8 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
9 10 (30.30%) ETL
9 10 (30.30%) QA
9 10 (30.30%) Data Integration
10 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
11 8 (24.24%) MS Office
11 8 (24.24%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (24.24%) Test Strategy
12 7 (21.21%) Test Planning
12 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
12 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (21.21%) Automated Testing
13 6 (18.18%) Validation
13 6 (18.18%) Test Automation
14 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
14 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (15.15%) Black-Box Testing
14 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (15.15%) Usability Testing
14 5 (15.15%) Selenium
14 5 (15.15%) XML
14 5 (15.15%) UNIX

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.03%) Liferay
Applications
1 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (24.24%) MS Office
3 3 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 8 (24.24%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Selenium
1 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.09%) Rational Functional Tester
2 3 (9.09%) HP UFT
2 3 (9.09%) SilkTest
3 2 (6.06%) Bugzilla
3 2 (6.06%) MSTest
3 2 (6.06%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.03%) JMeter
4 1 (3.03%) Sahi
4 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (39.39%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (66.67%) Analyst
2 19 (57.58%) Test Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Tester
3 6 (18.18%) Software Tester
4 5 (15.15%) Test Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.03%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) XML
2 4 (12.12%) .NET
2 4 (12.12%) SOAP
2 4 (12.12%) Web Services
3 3 (9.09%) XBRL
3 3 (9.09%) HTML
4 1 (3.03%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Data Integration
2 4 (12.12%) Replication
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) AS400
4 1 (3.03%) APACS
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) UNIX
1 5 (15.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Test Scripting
2 12 (36.36%) Test Management
3 10 (30.30%) ETL
4 8 (24.24%) Test Strategy
5 7 (21.21%) Automated Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
5 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Test Planning
6 6 (18.18%) Validation
6 6 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Black-Box Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (15.15%) Usability Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Functional Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
8 4 (12.12%) Coaching
9 3 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Line Management
9 3 (9.09%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (69.70%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) Java
3 3 (9.09%) VB.NET
4 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (60.61%) ISTQB
2 15 (45.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (30.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle
2 3 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) HP
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