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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 100 92 98
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 188 180 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.50% 2.69% 2.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.32% 11.62% 10.56%
Number of salaries quoted 154 155 169
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,900 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
1821 1549 1865
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.21% 23.15% 26.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1487 1316 1571
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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
(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 -23 96 £35,000 +7.69% 10
Cheshire +16 72 £37,500 - 2
Lancashire +4 9 £32,000 +20.75%
Merseyside +9 8 £30,000 -20.00% 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (39.94%) Finance
2 119 (34.69%) Software Testing
3 112 (32.65%) ISTQB
4 107 (31.20%) Agile Software Development
5 90 (26.24%) Test Scripting
6 88 (25.66%) QA
7 84 (24.49%) SQL
8 72 (20.99%) Analytical Skills
9 61 (17.78%) Business Analysis
10 60 (17.49%) Automated Testing
11 59 (17.20%) Manual Testing
12 57 (16.62%) Windows
13 54 (15.74%) QuickTest Pro
14 52 (15.16%) Regression Testing
15 50 (14.58%) Selenium
16 46 (13.41%) Degree
17 45 (13.12%) HP Quality Center
18 39 (11.37%) Team Foundation Server
19 35 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
19 35 (10.20%) Test Automation
20 34 (9.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 32 (9.33%) Performance Testing
21 32 (9.33%) Project Management
22 31 (9.04%) Functional Testing
23 30 (8.75%) Automation Testing
23 30 (8.75%) Microsoft
23 30 (8.75%) .NET
23 30 (8.75%) Release Management
24 29 (8.45%) System Testing
24 29 (8.45%) Mentoring

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 6 (1.75%) CMS
1 6 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (1.17%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (0.87%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.29%) IIS
4 1 (0.29%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.04%) MS Project
3 5 (1.46%) MS Office
4 4 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.58%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.58%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.46%) LAN
1 5 (1.46%) WAN
2 3 (0.87%) FTP
2 3 (0.87%) Internet
2 3 (0.87%) Network Security
3 1 (0.29%) Broadband
3 1 (0.29%) Extranet
3 1 (0.29%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.17%) DB2
2 4 (1.17%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.87%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.87%) Informix
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.58%) MS Access
5 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.29%) BODI
5 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 54 (15.74%) QuickTest Pro
2 50 (14.58%) Selenium
3 39 (11.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (6.71%) LoadRunner
5 19 (5.54%) JIRA
6 14 (4.08%) SilkPerformer
7 12 (3.50%) Cucumber
8 9 (2.62%) FitNesse
8 9 (2.62%) WebDriver
9 8 (2.33%) MSTest
10 5 (1.46%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 5 (1.46%) jMock
10 5 (1.46%) TestPartner
10 5 (1.46%) QALoad
10 5 (1.46%) JUnit
10 5 (1.46%) EasyMock
11 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.87%) Axure RP
12 2 (0.58%) TestComplete
12 2 (0.58%) Bugzilla
General
1 137 (39.94%) Finance
2 16 (4.66%) Retail
3 13 (3.79%) Banking
4 8 (2.33%) Marketing
5 7 (2.04%) Front Office
5 7 (2.04%) Back Office
6 5 (1.46%) Legal
7 4 (1.17%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.17%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.58%) Billing
9 1 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 186 (54.23%) Analyst
2 105 (30.61%) Test Analyst
3 70 (20.41%) Business Analyst
4 51 (14.87%) Tester
5 42 (12.24%) Test Manager
5 42 (12.24%) Senior Analyst
6 38 (11.08%) Software Tester
7 35 (10.20%) Senior Test Analyst
8 31 (9.04%) Consultant
9 24 (7.00%) Financial Business Analyst
9 24 (7.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 22 (6.41%) Test Consultant
11 18 (5.25%) Business Systems Analyst
11 18 (5.25%) Systems Analyst
12 17 (4.96%) Senior Consultant
12 17 (4.96%) Senior Test Consultant
13 15 (4.37%) QA Tester
13 15 (4.37%) Software Test Analyst
14 14 (4.08%) QA Analyst
15 13 (3.79%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (8.75%) .NET
2 17 (4.96%) Web Services
3 15 (4.37%) .NET Framework
4 14 (4.08%) HTML
5 7 (2.04%) HTML5
5 7 (2.04%) CSS3
5 7 (2.04%) ASP.NET
5 7 (2.04%) CSS
6 5 (1.46%) XML
7 1 (0.29%) Flash
7 1 (0.29%) EDI
7 1 (0.29%) JSP
7 1 (0.29%) J2EE
7 1 (0.29%) Java EE
7 1 (0.29%) Symfony
7 1 (0.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 72 (20.99%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.79%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.75%) Statistics
4 6 (1.75%) User Experience
5 4 (1.17%) Blackberry
6 3 (0.87%) Smartphone
6 3 (0.87%) Open Source
7 2 (0.58%) Social Media
7 2 (0.58%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.58%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.58%) Biotechnology
7 2 (0.58%) Interactive TV
8 1 (0.29%) PMI
8 1 (0.29%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.29%) BBC
8 1 (0.29%) iSeries
8 1 (0.29%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 57 (16.62%) Windows
2 21 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (4.37%) Windows 7
4 14 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (4.08%) Windows XP
5 10 (2.92%) UNIX
5 10 (2.92%) Linux
6 9 (2.62%) Android
7 7 (2.04%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.87%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.58%) Solaris
11 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (34.69%) Software Testing
2 107 (31.20%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (26.24%) Test Scripting
4 61 (17.78%) Business Analysis
5 60 (17.49%) Automated Testing
6 59 (17.20%) Manual Testing
7 52 (15.16%) Regression Testing
8 35 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
8 35 (10.20%) Test Automation
9 32 (9.33%) Performance Testing
9 32 (9.33%) Project Management
10 31 (9.04%) Functional Testing
11 30 (8.75%) Automation Testing
11 30 (8.75%) Release Management
12 29 (8.45%) System Testing
12 29 (8.45%) Mentoring
13 28 (8.16%) Scrum
14 27 (7.87%) Test Management
14 27 (7.87%) Test Strategy
15 23 (6.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 84 (24.49%) SQL
2 16 (4.66%) Java
3 15 (4.37%) JavaScript
3 15 (4.37%) C#
4 13 (3.79%) Python
5 12 (3.50%) Perl
6 6 (1.75%) C++
6 6 (1.75%) VB.NET
7 5 (1.46%) C
8 3 (0.87%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.87%) VBA
9 2 (0.58%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.58%) VBScript
9 2 (0.58%) VB
10 1 (0.29%) PHP
10 1 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 112 (32.65%) ISTQB
2 46 (13.41%) Degree
3 34 (9.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (4.66%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
6 6 (1.75%) CISSP
6 6 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (1.75%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.75%) CISM
6 6 (1.75%) CBAP
6 6 (1.75%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.46%) PMP
8 2 (0.58%) HND
9 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) APMP
9 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (25.66%) QA
2 6 (1.75%) SLA
3 5 (1.46%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.58%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (2.62%) VMware ESX
2 7 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.58%) XenApp
4 2 (0.58%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 45 (13.12%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.87%) Nessus
Vendors
1 30 (8.75%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.83%) HP
3 17 (4.96%) Oracle
4 12 (3.50%) VMware
5 6 (1.75%) Sitecore
6 3 (0.87%) Splunk
6 3 (0.87%) Apple
6 3 (0.87%) Websense
6 3 (0.87%) Sourcefire
6 3 (0.87%) Omniture
7 2 (0.58%) Fujitsu
7 2 (0.58%) ION Trading
7 2 (0.58%) Citrix
7 2 (0.58%) NetApp
8 1 (0.29%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.29%) SAP
8 1 (0.29%) IBM
8 1 (0.29%) Kronos
8 1 (0.29%) Zend
8 1 (0.29%) Aquila
Cheshire
The MRJ Group
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £26000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens + flexi
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Outsourcery
Salary: £25-£28K plus Bonus, Benefits and Pension
Posted: 16 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: c£50,000 inc bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago