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 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 124 102 115
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +13
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 112 171 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.06% 2.73% 2.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.15% 10.48% 10.48%
Number of salaries quoted 92 141 133
Median salary £40,000 £36,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,650
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £50,000 £49,250
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.58%
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
1374 1631 1584
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.23% 25.99% 22.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1151 1293 1219
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,800 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -17 59 £45,000 +23.28% 9
Cheshire +8 40 £40,000 - 5
Lancashire 0 7 £30,000 -
Merseyside +2 6 £32,500 +3.17% 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 162 (51.76%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (38.66%) ISTQB
3 107 (34.19%) Finance
4 84 (26.84%) SDLC
5 81 (25.88%) QA
6 74 (23.64%) Analytical Skills
7 72 (23.00%) Test Scripting
8 63 (20.13%) Degree
8 63 (20.13%) Software Testing
9 61 (19.49%) Business Analysis
10 60 (19.17%) SQL
11 57 (18.21%) User Acceptance Testing
12 56 (17.89%) Windows
13 48 (15.34%) Automated Testing
14 47 (15.02%) Selenium
14 47 (15.02%) Stakeholder Management
15 43 (13.74%) Scrum
15 43 (13.74%) UML
15 43 (13.74%) SQL Server
16 42 (13.42%) JIRA
17 41 (13.10%) Manual Testing
18 40 (12.78%) Test Automation
19 38 (12.14%) Waterfall
20 37 (11.82%) BPMN
20 37 (11.82%) Systems Analysis
21 35 (11.18%) C#
21 35 (11.18%) Performance Testing
21 35 (11.18%) HP Quality Center
21 35 (11.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 35 (11.18%) Functional Testing

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 5 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (1.60%) CMS
2 4 (1.28%) Confluence
2 4 (1.28%) Node.js
3 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 31 (9.90%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (2.24%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.60%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 33 (10.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (2.56%) IaaS
3 8 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.56%) SMS
2 2 (0.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (13.74%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.88%) MySQL
3 8 (2.56%) DB2
4 6 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.60%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 47 (15.02%) Selenium
2 42 (13.42%) JIRA
3 31 (9.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (8.31%) HP UFT
5 24 (7.67%) Cucumber
6 16 (5.11%) FitNesse
6 16 (5.11%) MSTest
7 8 (2.56%) WebDriver
8 7 (2.24%) SoapUI
8 7 (2.24%) Visual Studio
9 6 (1.92%) Appium
10 5 (1.60%) Ranorex
11 4 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.28%) Bugzilla
11 4 (1.28%) FishEye
11 4 (1.28%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (1.28%) ReSharper
11 4 (1.28%) SonarQube
11 4 (1.28%) Subversion
11 4 (1.28%) TeamCity
General
1 107 (34.19%) Finance
2 21 (6.71%) Retail
3 14 (4.47%) Banking
4 10 (3.19%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.56%) Publishing
6 7 (2.24%) Law
7 6 (1.92%) Advertising
8 3 (0.96%) Legal
8 3 (0.96%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.64%) Games
9 2 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 172 (54.95%) Analyst
2 90 (28.75%) Test Analyst
3 81 (25.88%) Business Analyst
4 79 (25.24%) Tester
5 46 (14.70%) Automation Tester
6 43 (13.74%) Software Tester
7 37 (11.82%) Business Systems Analyst
8 33 (10.54%) QA Tester
9 31 (9.90%) Systems Analyst
10 30 (9.58%) Business IT Analyst
10 30 (9.58%) IT Analyst
10 30 (9.58%) IT Business Analyst
11 28 (8.95%) Software Analyst
12 27 (8.63%) Senior Analyst
13 23 (7.35%) Senior Tester
14 20 (6.39%) Software Test Analyst
15 18 (5.75%) Lead Tester
16 16 (5.11%) Software QA Tester
17 15 (4.79%) Test Leader
18 14 (4.47%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (9.90%) Web Services
2 25 (7.99%) .NET
3 15 (4.79%) XML
4 13 (4.15%) .NET Framework
4 13 (4.15%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.56%) Flash
5 8 (2.56%) REST
6 5 (1.60%) CSS
6 5 (1.60%) jQuery
7 4 (1.28%) ADO.NET
7 4 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (1.28%) HTML
7 4 (1.28%) HTML5
7 4 (1.28%) JSON
7 4 (1.28%) LINQ
7 4 (1.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (1.28%) WCF
7 4 (1.28%) XML Schema
7 4 (1.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 74 (23.64%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (9.27%) Management Information System
3 18 (5.75%) Data Centre
4 17 (5.43%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.19%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.19%) Statistics
6 8 (2.56%) CMDB
6 8 (2.56%) Life Science
7 5 (1.60%) EPoS
8 4 (1.28%) iPad
8 4 (1.28%) PMI
8 4 (1.28%) User Experience
9 3 (0.96%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.64%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.32%) Contactless
11 1 (0.32%) EMV
11 1 (0.32%) LIMS
11 1 (0.32%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (0.32%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 56 (17.89%) Windows
2 21 (6.71%) Windows Server
3 16 (5.11%) Windows 10
4 14 (4.47%) Mac OS X
5 6 (1.92%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (51.76%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (26.84%) SDLC
3 72 (23.00%) Test Scripting
4 63 (20.13%) Software Testing
5 61 (19.49%) Business Analysis
6 57 (18.21%) User Acceptance Testing
7 48 (15.34%) Automated Testing
8 47 (15.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 43 (13.74%) Scrum
9 43 (13.74%) UML
10 41 (13.10%) Manual Testing
11 40 (12.78%) Test Automation
12 38 (12.14%) Waterfall
13 37 (11.82%) BPMN
13 37 (11.82%) Systems Analysis
14 35 (11.18%) Functional Testing
14 35 (11.18%) Performance Testing
15 33 (10.54%) Migration
15 33 (10.54%) System Testing
16 30 (9.58%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 60 (19.17%) SQL
2 35 (11.18%) C#
3 20 (6.39%) Java
4 7 (2.24%) VB.NET
5 6 (1.92%) Ruby
6 5 (1.60%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.60%) PHP
6 5 (1.60%) Python
7 4 (1.28%) XPath
8 3 (0.96%) C++
8 3 (0.96%) VB
9 1 (0.32%) C
9 1 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 121 (38.66%) ISTQB
2 63 (20.13%) Degree
3 35 (11.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (3.83%) PMI Certification
5 8 (2.56%) PMP
6 3 (0.96%) MBA
6 3 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.96%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.96%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.64%) CISM
7 2 (0.64%) CISSP
7 2 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.32%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (25.88%) QA
2 12 (3.83%) SLA
3 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (3.51%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 35 (11.18%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 27 (8.63%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.03%) VMware
3 19 (6.07%) Oracle
4 15 (4.79%) HP
5 10 (3.19%) Cadence
5 10 (3.19%) IBM
6 8 (2.56%) BMC
6 8 (2.56%) CheckPoint
6 8 (2.56%) Cisco
6 8 (2.56%) Citrix
6 8 (2.56%) EMC
6 8 (2.56%) Juniper
6 8 (2.56%) NetApp
7 7 (2.24%) Telerik
8 4 (1.28%) Ektron
9 2 (0.64%) Imperva
9 2 (0.64%) Splunk
10 1 (0.32%) Alterian
10 1 (0.32%) Facebook
10 1 (0.32%) Sitecore
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