Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 79 90
Rank change year-on-year -66 +11 -4
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 32 73 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.04% 3.22% 2.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.14% 14.57% 12.79%
Number of salaries quoted 24 55 80
Cheshire median annual salary £35,000 £33,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.06% -12.00% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £29,250 £27,475
90th Percentile £47,500 £43,750 £43,025
North West median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%

ISEB is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 622 501 743
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.25% 22.12% 23.00%
Number of salaries quoted 423 400 597
Cheshire median annual salary £40,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £20,750 £22,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £58,000
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.90%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Cheshire

ISEB
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISEB in Cheshire.

Salary trend for ISEB in Cheshire

ISEB
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for ISEB in Cheshire

ISEB
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester 0 9 £40,000 +33.33%
Crewe 0 6 £35,000 +3.70%
Wilmslow +10 4 £32,500 +4.84%
Warrington -26 4 £42,500 +39.34%
Knutsford -43 4 £38,750 -
ISEB
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (65.63%) ISTQB
3 20 (62.50%) Test Automation
4 14 (43.75%) Selenium
4 14 (43.75%) SQL
5 11 (34.38%) Manual Testing
6 10 (31.25%) QA
7 9 (28.13%) Java
8 8 (25.00%) WebDriver
9 7 (21.88%) Mentoring
9 7 (21.88%) Scrum
9 7 (21.88%) Degree
10 6 (18.75%) Finance
10 6 (18.75%) LoadRunner
10 6 (18.75%) .NET
10 6 (18.75%) Unix
10 6 (18.75%) Windows
10 6 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (18.75%) Cucumber
11 5 (15.63%) Apple iOS
11 5 (15.63%) Android
11 5 (15.63%) Mobile App
11 5 (15.63%) SDLC
11 5 (15.63%) Banking
11 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
12 4 (12.50%) Retail Banking
12 4 (12.50%) Matrix Management
12 4 (12.50%) Retail
12 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
12 4 (12.50%) XML

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (6.25%) Tuxedo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Big Data
2 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.13%) MySQL
3 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Selenium
2 8 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 6 (18.75%) Cucumber
3 6 (18.75%) LoadRunner
4 4 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 4 (12.50%) TestNG
5 3 (9.38%) FitNesse
5 3 (9.38%) HP UFT
6 2 (6.25%) JIRA
7 1 (3.13%) Fiddler
7 1 (3.13%) JMeter
7 1 (3.13%) JUnit
7 1 (3.13%) LoadUI
7 1 (3.13%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 4 (12.50%) Retail
3 4 (12.50%) Retail Banking
3 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.25%) Automotive
4 2 (6.25%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Marketing
5 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) Test Leader
4 4 (12.50%) Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Software Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Test Leader
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Compliance Officer
7 1 (3.13%) Data Compliance Officer
7 1 (3.13%) Data Protection Officer
7 1 (3.13%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Lead Tester
7 1 (3.13%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) XML
3 3 (9.38%) Node.js
3 3 (9.38%) SOAP
3 3 (9.38%) Web Services
4 2 (6.25%) Middleware
5 1 (3.13%) JSON
5 1 (3.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.38%) Smartphone
3 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Unix
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Android
2 5 (15.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 11 (34.38%) Manual Testing
4 7 (21.88%) Mentoring
4 7 (21.88%) Scrum
5 6 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (15.63%) SDLC
6 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Coaching
7 4 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (12.50%) Line Management
7 4 (12.50%) Matrix Management
7 4 (12.50%) Software Delivery
7 4 (12.50%) Test Planning
7 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 4 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Analytics
8 3 (9.38%) Data Analytics
8 3 (9.38%) Disruptive Innovation
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) SQL
2 9 (28.13%) Java
3 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.38%) Perl
3 3 (9.38%) Python
3 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.25%) ANSI SQL
4 2 (6.25%) C#
4 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (65.63%) ISTQB
2 7 (21.88%) Degree
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.13%) IIBA
4 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) HP
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle