Period
to 21 April 2018

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 6 months to 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 234 166 83
Rank change year-on-year -68 -83 +21
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 140 227 367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.08% 1.84% 3.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.42% 8.14% 12.45%
Number of salaries quoted 112 189 316
North West median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.32% +1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,875
90th Percentile £52,500 £57,500 £49,375
England median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -3.61%

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,585 2,787 2,947
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.95% 22.62% 26.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,954 2,094 2,344
North West median annual salary £42,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.88% - -
10th Percentile £24,150 £23,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +8.89% -3.23% +3.33%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 21 April 2018.

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 6 months to 21 April 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
Manchester -71 73 £40,000 - 14
Cheshire -29 43 £37,500 +10.29% 5
Merseyside +17 18 £29,500 -9.23% 1
Lancashire -5 6 £35,000 -
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 North West region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 85 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (44.29%) Test Automation
3 45 (32.14%) SQL
3 45 (32.14%) ISTQB
4 43 (30.71%) Test Scripting
5 41 (29.29%) Finance
6 36 (25.71%) QA
7 34 (24.29%) Selenium
7 34 (24.29%) Business Analysis
8 33 (23.57%) Manual Testing
9 32 (22.86%) Degree
10 31 (22.14%) User Acceptance Testing
11 28 (20.00%) C#
12 27 (19.29%) Scrum
13 26 (18.57%) Java
14 24 (17.14%) JIRA
14 24 (17.14%) BDD
14 24 (17.14%) SDLC
15 23 (16.43%) Cucumber
16 22 (15.71%) SQL Server
16 22 (15.71%) TDD
17 21 (15.00%) Software Testing
17 21 (15.00%) Microsoft
17 21 (15.00%) Scenario Testing
18 20 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 20 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
19 19 (13.57%) Retail
20 17 (12.14%) PRINCE2
20 17 (12.14%) Windows
21 16 (11.43%) Mentoring

ISEB
Co-occurring 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 3 (2.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.86%) HTTP
2 1 (0.71%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.71%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.86%) Big Data
3 4 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.43%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.71%) MySQL
6 1 (0.71%) Power BI
6 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 34 (24.29%) Selenium
2 24 (17.14%) JIRA
3 23 (16.43%) Cucumber
4 6 (4.29%) HP UFT
5 5 (3.57%) FitNesse
5 5 (3.57%) Ranorex
6 4 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.86%) TestRail
7 3 (2.14%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.14%) Telerik Test Studio
7 3 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (2.14%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.43%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.43%) TestComplete
8 2 (1.43%) Toad
8 2 (1.43%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.71%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.71%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.71%) WinRunner
General
1 41 (29.29%) Finance
2 19 (13.57%) Retail
3 8 (5.71%) Banking
4 6 (4.29%) Law
5 4 (2.86%) Advertising
6 3 (2.14%) Games
7 2 (1.43%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.43%) Legal
7 2 (1.43%) Marketing
8 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (49.29%) Analyst
2 33 (23.57%) Tester
3 32 (22.86%) Test Analyst
4 23 (16.43%) Business Analyst
5 16 (11.43%) IT Analyst
5 16 (11.43%) Software Tester
6 15 (10.71%) Developer
6 15 (10.71%) Developer in Test
6 15 (10.71%) Software Developer
7 14 (10.00%) QA Tester
8 13 (9.29%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (7.86%) Business Systems Analyst
9 11 (7.86%) Systems Analyst
10 10 (7.14%) Automation Tester
10 10 (7.14%) Test Leader
11 9 (6.43%) Test Automation Developer
12 8 (5.71%) Asset Management Analyst
12 8 (5.71%) QA Engineer
12 8 (5.71%) Senior Test Analyst
13 7 (5.00%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.71%) Web Services
2 9 (6.43%) REST
3 4 (2.86%) .NET
4 3 (2.14%) CSS
4 3 (2.14%) HTML
4 3 (2.14%) XML
5 2 (1.43%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.43%) SOAP
6 1 (0.71%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.71%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.57%) Management Information System
3 10 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (5.00%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.57%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.14%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.14%) Windows
2 5 (3.57%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.14%) Android
3 3 (2.14%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.43%) Unix
4 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (44.29%) Test Automation
3 43 (30.71%) Test Scripting
4 34 (24.29%) Business Analysis
5 33 (23.57%) Manual Testing
6 31 (22.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (19.29%) Scrum
8 24 (17.14%) BDD
8 24 (17.14%) SDLC
9 22 (15.71%) TDD
10 21 (15.00%) Scenario Testing
10 21 (15.00%) Software Testing
11 17 (12.14%) PRINCE2
12 16 (11.43%) Case Management
12 16 (11.43%) Mentoring
13 15 (10.71%) BPMN
13 15 (10.71%) SDET
13 15 (10.71%) Test Strategy
14 14 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
14 14 (10.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 45 (32.14%) SQL
2 28 (20.00%) C#
3 26 (18.57%) Java
4 3 (2.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.71%) C
5 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 45 (32.14%) ISTQB
2 32 (22.86%) Degree
3 20 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (4.29%) HND
5 5 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (2.14%) IIBA
7 2 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.71%) CISM
8 1 (0.71%) CISSP
8 1 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (25.71%) QA
2 11 (7.86%) GDPR
3 8 (5.71%) MiFID
4 4 (2.86%) PMO
5 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 6 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.57%) Oracle
3 3 (2.14%) Telerik
4 1 (0.71%) HP
4 1 (0.71%) IBM
4 1 (0.71%) Tableau