The first table below looks at the demand 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 15 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
15 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 104 129 134
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +5
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 174 135 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.42% 1.81% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.15% 7.38% 6.47%
Number of salaries quoted 156 109 87
Average salary £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £24,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £52,600
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1715 1830 1746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.90% 24.53% 24.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1341 1503 1499
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
ISEB
England

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 15 April 2014.

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 15 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +20 87 £30,000 - 5
Cheshire +33 61 £39,250 +20.76% 6
Lancashire +1 11 £35,000 +27.27% 8
Merseyside -13 10 £35,000 -6.66% 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 15 April 2014, 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.

1 137 (40.18%) Software Testing
2 124 (36.36%) Finance
3 116 (34.02%) ISTQB
4 114 (33.43%) SQL
5 107 (31.38%) QA
6 81 (23.75%) Test Scripting
7 77 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
8 62 (18.18%) Business Analysis
9 56 (16.42%) Selenium
10 52 (15.25%) Degree
11 50 (14.66%) .NET
12 47 (13.78%) Manual Testing
13 45 (13.20%) Microsoft
14 44 (12.90%) Automated Testing
15 41 (12.02%) HP Quality Center
15 41 (12.02%) C#
15 41 (12.02%) Windows
16 38 (11.14%) Scrum
17 36 (10.56%) UML
18 34 (9.97%) Test Automation
19 33 (9.68%) Project Management
19 33 (9.68%) HP
19 33 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
20 31 (9.09%) BPMN
21 30 (8.80%) SQL Server
22 27 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
22 27 (7.92%) Systems Analysis
23 26 (7.62%) Web Testing
24 25 (7.33%) Automation Testing
25 23 (6.74%) Java

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 15 April 2014, 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 2 (0.59%) IIS
2 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.29%) CMS
2 1 (0.29%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.76%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.76%) MS Office
3 3 (0.88%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.17%) Internet
2 3 (0.88%) LAN
2 3 (0.88%) WAN
2 3 (0.88%) Intranet
3 1 (0.29%) DHCP
3 1 (0.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.16%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (3.81%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.93%) OLTP
5 8 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (2.35%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (2.05%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.17%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.59%) Informix
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 56 (16.42%) Selenium
2 33 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (5.87%) QuickTest Pro
4 19 (5.57%) TestPartner
5 17 (4.99%) Visual Studio
6 16 (4.69%) LoadRunner
7 15 (4.40%) JUnit
7 15 (4.40%) SilkPerformer
7 15 (4.40%) QALoad
8 14 (4.11%) jMock
8 14 (4.11%) EasyMock
9 13 (3.81%) Cucumber
10 9 (2.64%) JIRA
10 9 (2.64%) Hudson
11 8 (2.35%) SoapUI
12 5 (1.47%) TestDirector
12 5 (1.47%) WebDriver
12 5 (1.47%) Jenkins
13 4 (1.17%) NUnit
13 4 (1.17%) Firebug
General
1 124 (36.36%) Finance
2 23 (6.74%) Banking
3 8 (2.35%) Legal
4 6 (1.76%) Marketing
5 4 (1.17%) Retail
5 4 (1.17%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.88%) Publishing
7 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.29%) Games
8 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 225 (65.98%) Analyst
2 133 (39.00%) Test Analyst
3 64 (18.77%) Tester
4 57 (16.72%) Business Analyst
5 44 (12.90%) Senior Analyst
6 36 (10.56%) QA Analyst
7 34 (9.97%) Software Tester
8 33 (9.68%) Senior Test Analyst
9 30 (8.80%) Software Test Analyst
10 24 (7.04%) Test Engineer
11 22 (6.45%) Systems Analyst
12 16 (4.69%) Test Manager
13 15 (4.40%) Business Systems Analyst
14 12 (3.52%) Agile Test Analyst
15 11 (3.23%) Head of Testing
15 11 (3.23%) Senior Manager
16 10 (2.93%) QA Test Analyst
17 9 (2.64%) Senior Tester
17 9 (2.64%) Financial Business Analyst
17 9 (2.64%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (14.66%) .NET
2 21 (6.16%) HTML
3 18 (5.28%) ASP.NET
4 12 (3.52%) XML
5 11 (3.23%) Web Services
6 9 (2.64%) SOAP
7 4 (1.17%) J2EE
8 3 (0.88%) CSS
8 3 (0.88%) Flash
9 2 (0.59%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.59%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.59%) jQuery
10 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.57%) Computer Science
2 10 (2.93%) Statistics
3 9 (2.64%) Mainframe
4 8 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.47%) Replication
6 3 (0.88%) PMI
6 3 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (0.88%) FMCG
6 3 (0.88%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.59%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.59%) Open Source
7 2 (0.59%) NHS
8 1 (0.29%) Biotechnology
8 1 (0.29%) Interactive TV
8 1 (0.29%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.29%) PDA
8 1 (0.29%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 41 (12.02%) Windows
2 14 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (2.64%) UNIX
5 7 (2.05%) Android
5 7 (2.05%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.76%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.47%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.88%) Windows 2000
8 3 (0.88%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.88%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.59%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.59%) Linux
10 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (40.18%) Software Testing
2 81 (23.75%) Test Scripting
3 77 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (18.18%) Business Analysis
5 47 (13.78%) Manual Testing
6 44 (12.90%) Automated Testing
7 38 (11.14%) Scrum
8 36 (10.56%) UML
9 34 (9.97%) Test Automation
10 33 (9.68%) Project Management
11 31 (9.09%) BPMN
12 27 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
12 27 (7.92%) Systems Analysis
13 26 (7.62%) Web Testing
14 25 (7.33%) Automation Testing
15 23 (6.74%) System Testing
15 23 (6.74%) Load Testing
16 22 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
17 21 (6.16%) E-Commerce
18 18 (5.28%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 114 (33.43%) SQL
2 41 (12.02%) C#
3 23 (6.74%) Java
3 23 (6.74%) JavaScript
4 14 (4.11%) VB.NET
5 13 (3.81%) VB
6 6 (1.76%) Python
6 6 (1.76%) C
7 5 (1.47%) C++
7 5 (1.47%) Perl
8 3 (0.88%) Ruby
9 2 (0.59%) VBScript
10 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 116 (34.02%) ISTQB
2 52 (15.25%) Degree
3 10 (2.93%) PMI Certification
4 7 (2.05%) PMP
5 6 (1.76%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.47%) CBAP
7 4 (1.17%) HNC
7 4 (1.17%) HND
8 3 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.29%) ACSP
9 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.29%) ACTC
9 1 (0.29%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (31.38%) QA
2 3 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.59%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 41 (12.02%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (13.20%) Microsoft
2 33 (9.68%) HP
3 20 (5.87%) Oracle
4 5 (1.47%) VMware
5 4 (1.17%) Compuware
6 3 (0.88%) Citrix
7 2 (0.59%) AppSense
8 1 (0.29%) Progress
8 1 (0.29%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.29%) Apple
8 1 (0.29%) IBM
8 1 (0.29%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.29%) Twitter
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