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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 108 115 124
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 153 151 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.36% 2.18% 1.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.94% 9.69% 8.21%
Number of salaries quoted 127 124 120
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £49,300 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.40%
ISEB
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1539 1558 1741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.78% 22.48% 23.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1225 1199 1458
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

ISEB
Salary Trend in the North West

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

ISEB Salary Trend in the North West

ISEB
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISEB across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

ISEB Salary Histogram in the North West

ISEB
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 July 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
Manchester -13 73 £37,500 +15.38% 7
Cheshire +15 50 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Lancashire -5 15 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Merseyside +5 12 £36,000 -7.69% 2
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 151 (43.52%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (39.48%) Finance
3 131 (37.75%) ISTQB
4 125 (36.02%) SQL
5 103 (29.68%) QA
6 96 (27.67%) Software Testing
7 70 (20.17%) Test Scripting
8 69 (19.88%) Automated Testing
9 66 (19.02%) Manual Testing
10 57 (16.43%) Business Analysis
11 55 (15.85%) .NET
12 53 (15.27%) Microsoft
13 52 (14.99%) Analytical Skills
14 49 (14.12%) Degree
15 48 (13.83%) Windows
16 47 (13.54%) User Acceptance Testing
17 46 (13.26%) System Testing
18 44 (12.68%) TDD
19 42 (12.10%) BDD
20 40 (11.53%) SDLC
21 39 (11.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 39 (11.24%) HP Quality Center
21 39 (11.24%) Regression Testing
22 37 (10.66%) Automation Testing
22 37 (10.66%) Mentoring
23 36 (10.37%) SQL Server
24 33 (9.51%) Performance Testing
25 32 (9.22%) Test Management
25 32 (9.22%) Team Foundation Server
25 32 (9.22%) MS Excel

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 (0.29%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.29%) CMS
1 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
1 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 32 (9.22%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.75%) MS Office
3 10 (2.88%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.86%) Mingle
5 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.86%) Trello
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.46%) Internet
1 12 (3.46%) Wireless
2 11 (3.17%) HTTP
3 4 (1.15%) Intranet
4 2 (0.58%) WAN
5 1 (0.29%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.37%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (3.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (1.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (1.44%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.15%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.58%) Big Data
8 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (9.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (8.93%) SoapUI
3 30 (8.65%) SpecFlow
3 30 (8.65%) Selenium
4 26 (7.49%) HP UFT
5 24 (6.92%) Jenkins
6 22 (6.34%) Hudson
6 22 (6.34%) TeamCity
7 17 (4.90%) MSTest
8 12 (3.46%) JIRA
9 11 (3.17%) Cucumber
10 10 (2.88%) LoadRunner
10 10 (2.88%) Visual Studio
11 8 (2.31%) Bugzilla
12 6 (1.73%) WebDriver
13 3 (0.86%) JUnit
13 3 (0.86%) TestComplete
13 3 (0.86%) JMeter
13 3 (0.86%) WebLOAD
14 2 (0.58%) FitNesse
General
1 137 (39.48%) Finance
2 29 (8.36%) Banking
2 29 (8.36%) Retail
3 13 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.46%) Financial Institution
5 11 (3.17%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.02%) Law
7 5 (1.44%) Legal
7 5 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.15%) Marketing
9 3 (0.86%) Electronics
9 3 (0.86%) Games
10 2 (0.58%) Back Office
11 1 (0.29%) Billing
11 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 192 (55.33%) Analyst
2 127 (36.60%) Test Analyst
3 95 (27.38%) Tester
4 56 (16.14%) Business Analyst
5 43 (12.39%) Software Tester
6 37 (10.66%) Test Manager
7 25 (7.20%) Senior Analyst
8 21 (6.05%) Business Systems Analyst
8 21 (6.05%) Systems Analyst
9 18 (5.19%) QA Tester
10 17 (4.90%) Technical Tester
10 17 (4.90%) Senior Test Analyst
10 17 (4.90%) Test Leader
11 16 (4.61%) QA Analyst
11 16 (4.61%) IT Business Analyst
12 15 (4.32%) Senior Tester
12 15 (4.32%) Business IT Analyst
13 13 (3.75%) Consultant
14 12 (3.46%) Test Consultant
14 12 (3.46%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (15.85%) .NET
2 25 (7.20%) Web Services
3 17 (4.90%) SOAP
4 10 (2.88%) HTML
5 6 (1.73%) J2EE
5 6 (1.73%) ODBC
6 5 (1.44%) XML
7 3 (0.86%) CSS
8 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.29%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 52 (14.99%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.76%) Replication
3 12 (3.46%) Data Integration
4 7 (2.02%) Life Science
5 6 (1.73%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.73%) Mainframe
5 6 (1.73%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.44%) Interactive TV
7 3 (0.86%) Biotechnology
7 3 (0.86%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.58%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.58%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.29%) LIMS
9 1 (0.29%) User Experience
9 1 (0.29%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 48 (13.83%) Windows
2 7 (2.02%) UNIX
3 6 (1.73%) Apple iOS
3 6 (1.73%) Android
4 3 (0.86%) Linux
5 2 (0.58%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (43.52%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (27.67%) Software Testing
3 70 (20.17%) Test Scripting
4 69 (19.88%) Automated Testing
5 66 (19.02%) Manual Testing
6 57 (16.43%) Business Analysis
7 47 (13.54%) User Acceptance Testing
8 46 (13.26%) System Testing
9 44 (12.68%) TDD
10 42 (12.10%) BDD
11 40 (11.53%) SDLC
12 39 (11.24%) Regression Testing
13 37 (10.66%) Automation Testing
13 37 (10.66%) Mentoring
14 33 (9.51%) Performance Testing
15 32 (9.22%) Test Management
16 31 (8.93%) PRINCE2
17 30 (8.65%) ITIL
18 29 (8.36%) Compatibility Testing
18 29 (8.36%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 125 (36.02%) SQL
2 22 (6.34%) Java
3 15 (4.32%) C#
4 13 (3.75%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.31%) C++
5 8 (2.31%) C
5 8 (2.31%) VB
5 8 (2.31%) Python
6 7 (2.02%) Ruby
7 3 (0.86%) Groovy
7 3 (0.86%) VBScript
8 2 (0.58%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.58%) Perl
9 1 (0.29%) PHP
9 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 131 (37.75%) ISTQB
2 49 (14.12%) Degree
3 39 (11.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (3.46%) ISEB Practitioner
5 9 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (1.15%) APMP
9 2 (0.58%) CISSP
9 2 (0.58%) PMP
9 2 (0.58%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.58%) CISM
10 1 (0.29%) HNC
10 1 (0.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (29.68%) QA
2 13 (3.75%) FATCA
3 3 (0.86%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.86%) ISO 14001
3 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 39 (11.24%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.29%) Puppet
2 1 (0.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 53 (15.27%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.63%) HP
3 21 (6.05%) Oracle
4 12 (3.46%) SAP
5 8 (2.31%) VMware
6 6 (1.73%) IBM
7 2 (0.58%) Business Objects
7 2 (0.58%) Computacenter
8 1 (0.29%) Sourcefire
8 1 (0.29%) Aquila
8 1 (0.29%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.29%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.29%) Fiserv
8 1 (0.29%) Splunk
8 1 (0.29%) Tableau
8 1 (0.29%) Websense
8 1 (0.29%) SunGard
8 1 (0.29%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.29%) Alterian
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: 21 hours ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Flex-Time
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £38000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Nakama
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 24 days ago