The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England / North West
Rank 155 85 90
Rank change year-on-year -70 +5  
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 105 171 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.73% 3.03% 2.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.58% 11.81% 10.54%
Number of salaries quoted 84 148 156
Median salary £39,500 £37,250 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.04% +12.87%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £27,850 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £48,250 £44,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +9.58% -5.19%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1386 1448 1802
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.86% 25.63% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1002 1170 1408
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing ISEB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB 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 in the North West.

Salary trend for ISEB in the North West

ISEB
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in the North West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISEB in the North West

ISEB
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -16 75 £40,000 +12.67% 16
Cheshire -41 17 £34,000 -15.00% 2
Lancashire -4 7 £40,500 +35.00% 1
Merseyside -2 6 £36,750 +13.07% 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 North West region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 175 (73.84%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (40.08%) ISTQB
3 77 (32.49%) Test Scripting
4 63 (26.58%) Automated Testing
4 63 (26.58%) Finance
5 55 (23.21%) User Acceptance Testing
6 54 (22.78%) QA
6 54 (22.78%) Business Analysis
7 53 (22.36%) SQL
8 52 (21.94%) Test Automation
9 50 (21.10%) Selenium
10 49 (20.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 49 (20.68%) SDLC
11 48 (20.25%) Test Strategy
12 47 (19.83%) Degree
13 43 (18.14%) Windows
14 40 (16.88%) Waterfall
15 38 (16.03%) JIRA
15 38 (16.03%) Scrum
16 37 (15.61%) Microsoft
16 37 (15.61%) Cucumber
17 36 (15.19%) BDD
18 32 (13.50%) TDD
18 32 (13.50%) Python
19 29 (12.24%) Regression Testing
19 29 (12.24%) Service Delivery
19 29 (12.24%) Software Testing
20 28 (11.81%) HP Quality Center
21 27 (11.39%) Manual Testing
21 27 (11.39%) Java

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 15 (6.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.69%) Confluence
3 2 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 24 (10.13%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.49%) MS Office
3 9 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.95%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.91%) Internet
2 7 (2.95%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.44%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.80%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.11%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 50 (21.10%) Selenium
2 38 (16.03%) JIRA
3 37 (15.61%) Cucumber
4 14 (5.91%) JMeter
5 12 (5.06%) HP UFT
5 12 (5.06%) LoadRunner
6 10 (4.22%) WebDriver
7 9 (3.80%) Jenkins
7 9 (3.80%) Visual Studio
8 7 (2.95%) FitNesse
9 6 (2.53%) JUnit
9 6 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (2.11%) SpecFlow
11 3 (1.27%) Gatling
11 3 (1.27%) Git (software)
11 3 (1.27%) MSTest
11 3 (1.27%) Subversion
12 2 (0.84%) Bugzilla
12 2 (0.84%) Hudson
General
1 63 (26.58%) Finance
2 19 (8.02%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.75%) Legal
4 13 (5.49%) Law
5 10 (4.22%) Advertising
6 5 (2.11%) Banking
6 5 (2.11%) Retail
7 3 (1.27%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.27%) Games
7 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.84%) Marketing
9 1 (0.42%) Billing
9 1 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 138 (58.23%) Analyst
2 78 (32.91%) Test Analyst
3 52 (21.94%) Tester
4 45 (18.99%) Senior Analyst
5 43 (18.14%) Business Analyst
6 30 (12.66%) Senior Test Analyst
7 22 (9.28%) QA Tester
7 22 (9.28%) Test Engineer
8 20 (8.44%) Senior Tester
8 20 (8.44%) Software Tester
8 20 (8.44%) Test Automation Engineer
9 17 (7.17%) Automation Test Analyst
9 17 (7.17%) Test Manager
10 15 (6.33%) Senior Business Analyst
11 14 (5.91%) Automation Tester
11 14 (5.91%) Lead Tester
12 13 (5.49%) Lead Test Analyst
12 13 (5.49%) Test Leader
13 12 (5.06%) Systems Analyst
14 11 (4.64%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.55%) .NET
2 9 (3.80%) Gherkin
3 8 (3.38%) Web Services
4 7 (2.95%) Flash
5 6 (2.53%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.69%) XML
7 3 (1.27%) HTML
8 2 (0.84%) CSS
8 2 (0.84%) jQuery
9 1 (0.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.28%) Computer Science
2 18 (7.59%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.95%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.53%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.11%) Cyber Attack
7 4 (1.69%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.69%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.27%) iPad
9 2 (0.84%) Replication
10 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.42%) EPoS
10 1 (0.42%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.42%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (18.14%) Windows
2 15 (6.33%) Linux
3 13 (5.49%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.38%) Windows 10
5 7 (2.95%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.84%) Android
6 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (73.84%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (32.49%) Test Scripting
3 63 (26.58%) Automated Testing
4 55 (23.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 54 (22.78%) Business Analysis
6 52 (21.94%) Test Automation
7 49 (20.68%) SDLC
7 49 (20.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 48 (20.25%) Test Strategy
9 40 (16.88%) Waterfall
10 38 (16.03%) Scrum
11 36 (15.19%) BDD
12 32 (13.50%) TDD
13 29 (12.24%) Regression Testing
13 29 (12.24%) Service Delivery
13 29 (12.24%) Software Testing
14 27 (11.39%) Manual Testing
15 25 (10.55%) Process Improvement
16 23 (9.70%) Mentoring
17 22 (9.28%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (22.36%) SQL
2 32 (13.50%) Python
3 27 (11.39%) Java
4 21 (8.86%) Ruby
5 20 (8.44%) C#
6 14 (5.91%) JavaScript
7 12 (5.06%) C++
8 4 (1.69%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.84%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.84%) C
9 2 (0.84%) Perl
10 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 95 (40.08%) ISTQB
2 47 (19.83%) Degree
3 24 (10.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (7.17%) Security Cleared
5 14 (5.91%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.84%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.42%) APMP
10 1 (0.42%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (22.78%) QA
2 14 (5.91%) ISO 14001
2 14 (5.91%) ISO 9001
2 14 (5.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (4.64%) SLA
4 2 (0.84%) COBIT
4 2 (0.84%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (2.95%) Active Directory
1 7 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (11.81%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (15.61%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.91%) HP
3 11 (4.64%) Cadence
4 7 (2.95%) Oracle
4 7 (2.95%) VMware
5 4 (1.69%) Cognizant
5 4 (1.69%) IBM
6 2 (0.84%) ForgeRock
6 2 (0.84%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.84%) Thunderhead
7 1 (0.42%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.42%) RedGate
7 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.42%) SAP
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Salary: £90,000-110,000
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Salary: Unspecified Competitive
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Cheadle
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