Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 137 76
Rank change year-on-year +2 -61 +15
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 29 33 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.08% 1.17% 3.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.43% 5.16% 14.75%
Number of salaries quoted 19 25 59
Cheshire median annual salary £31,500 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.06% -12.00%
10th Percentile £24,650 £28,750 £29,250
90th Percentile £44,050 £42,500 £43,750
North West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06% -12.00%

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 534 639 488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.98% 22.65% 22.11%
Number of salaries quoted 373 418 406
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £60,000 £55,000
North West median annual salary £43,626 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.87% +5.00% -

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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
Warrington +17 11 £42,000 +5.00%
Crewe +7 5 £27,500 -21.43%
Knutsford +12 4 £30,000 -22.58% 1
Chester -4 3 - -
Nantwich - 3 £27,000 -
Northwich - 1 £32,500 -
Runcorn - 1 £21,000 -
Ellesmere Port - 1 £52,500 -
ISEB
North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 15 (51.72%) Test Automation
2 14 (48.28%) Finance
3 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (34.48%) ISTQB
4 9 (31.03%) SQL
5 8 (27.59%) ITIL
5 8 (27.59%) QA
5 8 (27.59%) Selenium
6 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
6 7 (24.14%) Java
6 7 (24.14%) Collaborative Working
6 7 (24.14%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (20.69%) C#
7 6 (20.69%) Business Analysis
7 6 (20.69%) Windows
7 6 (20.69%) Degree
7 6 (20.69%) REST
7 6 (20.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (20.69%) API Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Manual Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Lean Six Sigma
8 5 (17.24%) Six Sigma
8 5 (17.24%) Project Management
8 5 (17.24%) SOA
8 5 (17.24%) Fixed Income
9 4 (13.79%) Law
9 4 (13.79%) Service Management
9 4 (13.79%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (13.79%) JIRA
9 4 (13.79%) Defect Tracking

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 1 (3.45%) Confluence
1 1 (3.45%) IIS
1 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Selenium
2 4 (13.79%) JIRA
3 2 (6.90%) Zephyr
4 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.45%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.45%) CA Release Automation
4 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.45%) JMeter
4 1 (3.45%) TestRail
General
1 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Law
3 2 (6.90%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Games
4 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Test Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Business Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Manual Test Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) QA Tester
3 5 (17.24%) Tester
4 3 (10.34%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Process Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Transition Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Business Process Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) QA Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Service Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Software QA Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.45%) ITIL Business Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) REST
2 2 (6.90%) Flash
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Fixed Income
2 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
3 3 (10.34%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Test Automation
2 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (27.59%) ITIL
4 7 (24.14%) Collaborative Working
4 7 (24.14%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
5 6 (20.69%) API Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Business Analysis
5 6 (20.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (17.24%) Lean Six Sigma
6 5 (17.24%) Manual Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Project Management
6 5 (17.24%) Six Sigma
6 5 (17.24%) SOA
7 4 (13.79%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (13.79%) Service Management
8 3 (10.34%) Presales
8 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
8 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) Java
3 6 (20.69%) C#
4 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.45%) VB
5 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) ISTQB
2 6 (20.69%) Degree
3 4 (13.79%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (3.45%) MCSA
6 1 (3.45%) MCSE
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) GDPR
2 2 (6.90%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) BladeLogic
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Cadence
1 2 (6.90%) Google
2 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
2 1 (3.45%) HP
2 1 (3.45%) IBM
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) Sybase