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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 110 123 97
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -26
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 154 121 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.14% 1.68% 2.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.32% 7.23% 10.36%
Number of salaries quoted 131 108 160
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -5.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £45,000 £46,250
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.40%
Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1653 1673 1892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.97% 23.18% 25.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1274 1405 1619
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +33 92 £34,000 -1.44% 14
Cheshire -20 40 £32,500 -7.14% 5
Merseyside +8 18 £33,000 +10.00% 2
Lancashire 0 6 £37,500 +42.85% 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 116 (36.48%) Software Testing
2 115 (36.16%) Finance
3 99 (31.13%) ISTQB
4 87 (27.36%) QA
5 81 (25.47%) Test Scripting
6 77 (24.21%) SQL
7 63 (19.81%) Agile Software Development
8 55 (17.30%) Business Analysis
9 53 (16.67%) Degree
10 52 (16.35%) Selenium
11 51 (16.04%) Automated Testing
11 51 (16.04%) Windows
12 47 (14.78%) Test Automation
13 42 (13.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 36 (11.32%) Manual Testing
15 34 (10.69%) Team Foundation Server
16 33 (10.38%) UML
16 33 (10.38%) Microsoft
16 33 (10.38%) .NET
17 32 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
17 32 (10.06%) Project Management
18 29 (9.12%) QuickTest Pro
19 28 (8.81%) HP Quality Center
20 26 (8.18%) C#
21 25 (7.86%) Systems Analysis
22 23 (7.23%) System Testing
22 23 (7.23%) Automation Testing
23 22 (6.92%) BPMN
23 22 (6.92%) User Acceptance Testing
23 22 (6.92%) Regression Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
1 6 (1.89%) CMS
2 4 (1.26%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (0.63%) IIS
4 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.57%) MS Project
3 4 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Oracle HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.94%) FTP
2 2 (0.63%) Network Security
2 2 (0.63%) Internet
3 1 (0.31%) LAN
3 1 (0.31%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.89%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.57%) Informix
5 4 (1.26%) DB2
5 4 (1.26%) OLTP
6 3 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.31%) BODI
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 52 (16.35%) Selenium
2 34 (10.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (9.12%) QuickTest Pro
4 19 (5.97%) LoadRunner
5 15 (4.72%) TestPartner
6 13 (4.09%) Cucumber
6 13 (4.09%) SilkPerformer
7 11 (3.46%) JUnit
7 11 (3.46%) jMock
7 11 (3.46%) QALoad
7 11 (3.46%) EasyMock
8 10 (3.14%) WebDriver
9 8 (2.52%) Visual Studio
9 8 (2.52%) Hudson
10 6 (1.89%) JIRA
10 6 (1.89%) SoapUI
11 5 (1.57%) MSTest
12 4 (1.26%) Firebug
12 4 (1.26%) Jenkins
13 3 (0.94%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 115 (36.16%) Finance
2 19 (5.97%) Banking
3 11 (3.46%) Marketing
4 9 (2.83%) Legal
5 8 (2.52%) Retail
6 4 (1.26%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.94%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 192 (60.38%) Analyst
2 89 (27.99%) Test Analyst
3 76 (23.90%) Business Analyst
4 54 (16.98%) Tester
5 44 (13.84%) Senior Analyst
6 39 (12.26%) Software Tester
7 36 (11.32%) Senior Test Analyst
8 27 (8.49%) Test Manager
9 20 (6.29%) QA Analyst
10 19 (5.97%) Financial Business Analyst
10 19 (5.97%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 18 (5.66%) Test Engineer
12 17 (5.35%) Systems Analyst
13 14 (4.40%) Business Systems Analyst
14 11 (3.46%) Consultant
15 10 (3.14%) Software Test Analyst
15 10 (3.14%) Test Consultant
16 9 (2.83%) Software Analyst
17 8 (2.52%) Banking Business Analyst
17 8 (2.52%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (10.38%) .NET
2 15 (4.72%) ASP.NET
3 14 (4.40%) HTML
4 11 (3.46%) XML
5 10 (3.14%) Web Services
6 6 (1.89%) SOAP
7 5 (1.57%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.63%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.31%) JSP
9 1 (0.31%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.03%) Computer Science
2 12 (3.77%) Statistics
3 9 (2.83%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.57%) Replication
5 4 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.63%) Biotechnology
6 2 (0.63%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.63%) NHS
6 2 (0.63%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.63%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.63%) Social Media
6 2 (0.63%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.31%) PMI
7 1 (0.31%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 51 (16.04%) Windows
2 16 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (4.09%) Android
4 11 (3.46%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.52%) UNIX
5 8 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.57%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.57%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.57%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (0.94%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.63%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.63%) Linux
8 2 (0.63%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (36.48%) Software Testing
2 81 (25.47%) Test Scripting
3 63 (19.81%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (17.30%) Business Analysis
5 51 (16.04%) Automated Testing
6 47 (14.78%) Test Automation
7 36 (11.32%) Manual Testing
8 33 (10.38%) UML
9 32 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (10.06%) Project Management
10 25 (7.86%) Systems Analysis
11 23 (7.23%) System Testing
11 23 (7.23%) Automation Testing
12 22 (6.92%) BPMN
12 22 (6.92%) User Acceptance Testing
12 22 (6.92%) Regression Testing
13 21 (6.60%) Scrum
13 21 (6.60%) Data Analysis
14 19 (5.97%) Web Testing
14 19 (5.97%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 77 (24.21%) SQL
2 26 (8.18%) C#
3 15 (4.72%) JavaScript
4 14 (4.40%) VB.NET
5 11 (3.46%) Java
6 7 (2.20%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.89%) C++
7 6 (1.89%) VBScript
8 4 (1.26%) VB
8 4 (1.26%) Perl
8 4 (1.26%) C
8 4 (1.26%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.94%) VBA
10 1 (0.31%) VB6
Qualifications
1 99 (31.13%) ISTQB
2 53 (16.67%) Degree
3 42 (13.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (4.09%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.14%) HND
6 7 (2.20%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (1.89%) PMP
7 6 (1.89%) CBAP
8 4 (1.26%) HNC
9 2 (0.63%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.63%) CISM
9 2 (0.63%) CISSP
10 1 (0.31%) APMP
10 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (27.36%) QA
2 5 (1.57%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.63%) SLA
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (1.89%) XenApp
1 6 (1.89%) XenDesktop
2 3 (0.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.63%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.63%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (8.81%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.63%) Nessus
Vendors
1 33 (10.38%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.66%) HP
3 10 (3.14%) Oracle
4 9 (2.83%) VMware
5 6 (1.89%) Sitecore
5 6 (1.89%) Citrix
6 4 (1.26%) Compuware
7 3 (0.94%) Omniture
8 2 (0.63%) ION Trading
8 2 (0.63%) Sourcefire
8 2 (0.63%) Apple
8 2 (0.63%) Websense
8 2 (0.63%) AppSense
8 2 (0.63%) Splunk
9 1 (0.31%) Twitter
9 1 (0.31%) IBM
9 1 (0.31%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.31%) SAP
9 1 (0.31%) NetApp
9 1 (0.31%) Fujitsu
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 5K + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
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Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Salary: bonus + benefits
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Salary: 25,000 to 30,000
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Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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