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 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 134 108 114
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +6
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 127 178 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.03% 2.63% 2.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.05% 10.37% 9.72%
Number of salaries quoted 105 159 139
Median salary £33,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £45,000 £55,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
1403 1716 1729
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.43% 25.39% 23.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1096 1315 1363
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing ISEB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 September 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -29 77 £33,250 -11.33% 5
Cheshire +28 39 £33,000 -12.00% 4
Lancashire +10 6 £37,500 +25.00%
Merseyside -30 5 £32,500 +12.06% 2
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, IT jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 120 (55.05%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (33.94%) QA
3 62 (28.44%) Test Scripting
4 61 (27.98%) ISTQB
5 56 (25.69%) Finance
6 53 (24.31%) Software Testing
7 50 (22.94%) Business Analysis
8 48 (22.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 47 (21.56%) Windows
10 44 (20.18%) Microsoft
11 40 (18.35%) User Acceptance Testing
12 39 (17.89%) SQL
13 38 (17.43%) Analytical Skills
14 37 (16.97%) Automated Testing
15 36 (16.51%) SDLC
16 35 (16.06%) Degree
16 35 (16.06%) Scrum
16 35 (16.06%) MS Excel
17 33 (15.14%) JIRA
18 32 (14.68%) Microsoft Azure
19 31 (14.22%) Manual Testing
20 29 (13.30%) System Testing
21 28 (12.84%) Windows Server
21 28 (12.84%) Regression Testing
21 28 (12.84%) SQL Server
22 27 (12.39%) Project Management
23 26 (11.93%) Test Management
23 26 (11.93%) Test Automation
24 24 (11.01%) Functional Testing
25 23 (10.55%) HP Quality Center

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.21%) CMS
2 1 (0.46%) Confluence
2 1 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.46%) Umbraco
Applications
1 35 (16.06%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.21%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.92%) MS Office
5 1 (0.46%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (2.29%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.83%) Exstream
3 2 (0.92%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (14.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (1.83%) IaaS
2 4 (1.83%) PaaS
3 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.83%) SMS
2 3 (1.38%) WinSCP
3 2 (0.92%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.46%) Internet
4 1 (0.46%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.75%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.83%) DB2
3 4 (1.83%) MySQL
4 1 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.46%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (15.14%) JIRA
2 16 (7.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (6.88%) Selenium
4 13 (5.96%) HP UFT
5 11 (5.05%) MSTest
6 10 (4.59%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.29%) Jenkins
7 5 (2.29%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.83%) FitNesse
8 4 (1.83%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.83%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.38%) Appium
9 3 (1.38%) Ranorex
9 3 (1.38%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.46%) Gatling
10 1 (0.46%) Hudson
10 1 (0.46%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.46%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.46%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.46%) Zephyr
General
1 56 (25.69%) Finance
2 21 (9.63%) Retail
3 20 (9.17%) Banking
4 13 (5.96%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.29%) Corporate Banking
6 4 (1.83%) Publishing
7 3 (1.38%) Legal
7 3 (1.38%) Marketing
7 3 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.92%) Games
8 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.46%) Advertising
9 1 (0.46%) Electronics
9 1 (0.46%) Law
9 1 (0.46%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 114 (52.29%) Analyst
2 87 (39.91%) Tester
3 58 (26.61%) Business Analyst
4 51 (23.39%) Test Analyst
5 48 (22.02%) QA Tester
6 37 (16.97%) Senior Tester
7 32 (14.68%) Software Tester
8 29 (13.30%) Lead Tester
9 24 (11.01%) Senior Analyst
10 22 (10.09%) QA Leader
10 22 (10.09%) Software Analyst
11 21 (9.63%) Senior QA Tester
12 19 (8.72%) QA Analyst
12 19 (8.72%) QA Test Analyst
12 19 (8.72%) Software QA Tester
13 16 (7.34%) Automation Tester
14 14 (6.42%) Software Test Analyst
14 14 (6.42%) Test Engineer
14 14 (6.42%) Test Leader
15 13 (5.96%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.96%) XML
2 9 (4.13%) .NET
3 7 (3.21%) Web Services
4 6 (2.75%) .NET Framework
4 6 (2.75%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.83%) Flash
5 4 (1.83%) SOAP
6 3 (1.38%) Gherkin
6 3 (1.38%) JSON
6 3 (1.38%) REST
7 2 (0.92%) HTML
7 2 (0.92%) OAuth
7 2 (0.92%) OpenID
7 2 (0.92%) Swagger
8 1 (0.46%) ADO.NET
8 1 (0.46%) CSS
8 1 (0.46%) HTML5
8 1 (0.46%) Node.js
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.46%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.43%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.96%) Mobile App
3 12 (5.50%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.13%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.67%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.29%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.83%) CMDB
7 4 (1.83%) Statistics
8 3 (1.38%) iPad
9 2 (0.92%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.92%) NHS
9 2 (0.92%) User Experience
10 1 (0.46%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.46%) EPoS
10 1 (0.46%) Interactive TV
10 1 (0.46%) Replication
10 1 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (21.56%) Windows
2 28 (12.84%) Windows Server
3 18 (8.26%) Windows 10
4 16 (7.34%) Mac OS X
5 5 (2.29%) Android
6 4 (1.83%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.46%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (55.05%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (28.44%) Test Scripting
3 53 (24.31%) Software Testing
4 50 (22.94%) Business Analysis
5 48 (22.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 40 (18.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 37 (16.97%) Automated Testing
8 36 (16.51%) SDLC
9 35 (16.06%) Scrum
10 31 (14.22%) Manual Testing
11 29 (13.30%) System Testing
12 28 (12.84%) Regression Testing
13 27 (12.39%) Project Management
14 26 (11.93%) Test Automation
14 26 (11.93%) Test Management
15 24 (11.01%) Functional Testing
16 23 (10.55%) Performance Testing
17 22 (10.09%) Defect Management
18 19 (8.72%) Case Management
18 19 (8.72%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 39 (17.89%) SQL
2 18 (8.26%) C#
3 9 (4.13%) Java
4 3 (1.38%) VB.NET
5 2 (0.92%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.92%) PHP
5 2 (0.92%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.46%) C++
6 1 (0.46%) Python
6 1 (0.46%) Ruby
6 1 (0.46%) VB
6 1 (0.46%) XPath
Qualifications
1 61 (27.98%) ISTQB
2 35 (16.06%) Degree
3 15 (6.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (3.67%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.29%) IIBA
6 4 (1.83%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.83%) PMP
7 2 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.92%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.46%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (33.94%) QA
2 4 (1.83%) SLA
3 1 (0.46%) COBIT
3 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (6.88%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (10.55%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.83%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 44 (20.18%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.17%) VMware
3 12 (5.50%) Oracle
4 11 (5.05%) HP
5 10 (4.59%) Cognizant
6 9 (4.13%) IBM
7 5 (2.29%) Telerik
8 4 (1.83%) BMC
8 4 (1.83%) Cadence
8 4 (1.83%) CheckPoint
8 4 (1.83%) Cisco
8 4 (1.83%) Citrix
8 4 (1.83%) EMC
8 4 (1.83%) Juniper
8 4 (1.83%) NetApp
9 2 (0.92%) Apiary
9 2 (0.92%) Guidewire
10 1 (0.46%) Alterian
10 1 (0.46%) Ektron
10 1 (0.46%) Sitecore
Crewe, Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ninesharp
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare Plan etc
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 50,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Greater Manchester
Together Money
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago