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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England / North West
Rank 140 66 99
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +33
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 105 206 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.77% 3.65% 2.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.61% 13.70% 10.01%
Number of salaries quoted 79 184 160
Median salary £40,000 £36,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.84% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £27,150 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -5.19%

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
1380 1504 1829
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.27% 26.67% 26.17%
Number of salaries quoted 999 1196 1470
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 -39 74 £40,000 +23.07% 11
Cheshire -41 15 £33,250 -16.87% 1
Lancashire -4 10 £28,500 -5.00% 4
Merseyside -5 6 £32,500 - 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 168 (69.71%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (32.37%) Test Scripting
3 76 (31.54%) ISTQB
4 62 (25.73%) Finance
5 60 (24.90%) QA
5 60 (24.90%) Automated Testing
6 59 (24.48%) Business Analysis
7 52 (21.58%) SDLC
8 51 (21.16%) SQL
8 51 (21.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 50 (20.75%) User Acceptance Testing
9 50 (20.75%) Test Automation
10 46 (19.09%) Selenium
11 44 (18.26%) Degree
12 43 (17.84%) Windows
13 39 (16.18%) Microsoft
14 38 (15.77%) JIRA
14 38 (15.77%) Software Testing
15 37 (15.35%) Scrum
15 37 (15.35%) Regression Testing
16 36 (14.94%) BDD
17 35 (14.52%) Waterfall
18 34 (14.11%) TDD
19 33 (13.69%) Cucumber
20 30 (12.45%) Process Improvement
21 29 (12.03%) Manual Testing
21 29 (12.03%) Service Delivery
22 27 (11.20%) Defect Management
23 25 (10.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 25 (10.37%) Python

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 14 (5.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.66%) Confluence
3 2 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 23 (9.54%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.22%) MS Office
3 9 (3.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (3.32%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.83%) Exstream
4 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.07%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.98%) Internet
2 7 (2.90%) SMS
3 2 (0.83%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.13%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.07%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 46 (19.09%) Selenium
2 38 (15.77%) JIRA
3 33 (13.69%) Cucumber
4 17 (7.05%) HP UFT
5 10 (4.15%) JMeter
5 10 (4.15%) Visual Studio
6 9 (3.73%) FitNesse
6 9 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (3.32%) LoadRunner
7 8 (3.32%) WebDriver
8 7 (2.90%) Jenkins
9 6 (2.49%) JUnit
9 6 (2.49%) MSTest
9 6 (2.49%) SpecFlow
10 4 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.83%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.83%) Gatling
11 2 (0.83%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (0.83%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.41%) Hudson
General
1 62 (25.73%) Finance
2 20 (8.30%) Telecoms
3 15 (6.22%) Legal
4 12 (4.98%) Law
5 8 (3.32%) Advertising
5 8 (3.32%) Banking
6 5 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.66%) Retail
8 3 (1.24%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (1.24%) Marketing
9 2 (0.83%) Games
9 2 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.41%) Billing
10 1 (0.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 139 (57.68%) Analyst
2 75 (31.12%) Test Analyst
3 61 (25.31%) Tester
4 45 (18.67%) Business Analyst
5 39 (16.18%) Senior Analyst
6 29 (12.03%) QA Tester
7 23 (9.54%) Senior Test Analyst
7 23 (9.54%) Senior Tester
7 23 (9.54%) Test Engineer
8 22 (9.13%) Software Tester
9 19 (7.88%) Test Automation Engineer
10 18 (7.47%) Test Manager
11 17 (7.05%) Lead Tester
11 17 (7.05%) QA Analyst
12 16 (6.64%) Automation Tester
12 16 (6.64%) QA Test Analyst
12 16 (6.64%) Senior Business Analyst
13 15 (6.22%) Software QA Tester
14 13 (5.39%) SQL Analyst
14 13 (5.39%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.37%) .NET
2 10 (4.15%) Web Services
3 9 (3.73%) Gherkin
4 8 (3.32%) XML
5 7 (2.90%) Flash
6 6 (2.49%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.83%) HTML
7 2 (0.83%) JSON
7 2 (0.83%) OAuth
7 2 (0.83%) OpenID
7 2 (0.83%) REST
7 2 (0.83%) Swagger
8 1 (0.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.54%) Management Information System
2 17 (7.05%) Computer Science
3 13 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.90%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.90%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.49%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.07%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.66%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.24%) iPad
8 3 (1.24%) Replication
9 2 (0.83%) Cyber Attack
9 2 (0.83%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.83%) NHS
9 2 (0.83%) User Experience
10 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 43 (17.84%) Windows
2 13 (5.39%) Windows Server
3 10 (4.15%) Linux
4 9 (3.73%) Windows 10
5 8 (3.32%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.24%) Android
6 3 (1.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (69.71%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (32.37%) Test Scripting
3 60 (24.90%) Automated Testing
4 59 (24.48%) Business Analysis
5 52 (21.58%) SDLC
6 51 (21.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 50 (20.75%) Test Automation
7 50 (20.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 38 (15.77%) Software Testing
9 37 (15.35%) Regression Testing
9 37 (15.35%) Scrum
10 36 (14.94%) BDD
11 35 (14.52%) Waterfall
12 34 (14.11%) TDD
13 30 (12.45%) Process Improvement
14 29 (12.03%) Manual Testing
14 29 (12.03%) Service Delivery
15 27 (11.20%) Defect Management
16 23 (9.54%) ITIL
17 20 (8.30%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (21.16%) SQL
2 25 (10.37%) Python
3 21 (8.71%) Java
4 16 (6.64%) C#
4 16 (6.64%) Ruby
5 13 (5.39%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.32%) C++
7 4 (1.66%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.83%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.83%) Perl
9 1 (0.41%) C
9 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 76 (31.54%) ISTQB
2 44 (18.26%) Degree
3 25 (10.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (4.98%) Security Cleared
5 10 (4.15%) DV Cleared
6 9 (3.73%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.66%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.24%) IIBA
9 1 (0.41%) APMP
9 1 (0.41%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (24.90%) QA
2 12 (4.98%) ISO 14001
2 12 (4.98%) ISO 9001
2 12 (4.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (4.56%) SLA
4 3 (1.24%) COBIT
5 2 (0.83%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (3.32%) Active Directory
1 8 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (9.54%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 39 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.98%) HP
3 11 (4.56%) Cadence
4 8 (3.32%) VMware
5 7 (2.90%) Cognizant
6 6 (2.49%) Oracle
7 5 (2.07%) IBM
8 3 (1.24%) Guidewire
9 2 (0.83%) Apiary
9 2 (0.83%) ForgeRock
9 2 (0.83%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.83%) Thunderhead
10 1 (0.41%) RedGate
10 1 (0.41%) SAP
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