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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 54 62 54
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 12 10 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.99% 1.56% 3.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.09% 7.41% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 11 10 21
Average salary £30,250 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £30,000 £24,150
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £37,750 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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 Merseyside region.

Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
132 135 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.89% 21.03% 27.37%
Number of salaries quoted 115 102 171
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 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
Liverpool +7 9 £30,000 -14.28%
Southport +3 1 £36,500 +4.28%
St Helens - 1 £39,000 -
Birkenhead - 1 - -
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 14 (48.28%) Test Scripting
2 9 (31.03%) ISTQB
2 9 (31.03%) QA
2 9 (31.03%) Selenium
2 9 (31.03%) Software Testing
3 7 (24.14%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (24.14%) HP
4 6 (20.69%) Finance
5 5 (17.24%) Windows
6 4 (13.79%) Automated Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Android
6 4 (13.79%) Apple iOS
7 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (10.34%) Line Management
7 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
7 3 (10.34%) User Stories
7 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (6.90%) Project Management
8 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
8 2 (6.90%) C#
8 2 (6.90%) SQL
8 2 (6.90%) .NET
8 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
8 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.90%) TDD
8 2 (6.90%) Load Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Selenium
2 2 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (6.90%) TestComplete
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (72.41%) Analyst
2 15 (51.72%) Test Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Business Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Test Manager
4 5 (17.24%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.45%) IT Business Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Senior QA Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.45%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.45%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) Java EE
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Android
2 4 (13.79%) Apple iOS
3 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Test Scripting
2 9 (31.03%) Software Testing
3 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.79%) Automated Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Line Management
5 3 (10.34%) User Stories
5 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Project Management
6 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.90%) TDD
6 2 (6.90%) Load Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Security Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Automation Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.45%) Test Strategy
7 1 (3.45%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) C#
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) ISTQB
2 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) HP
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle