Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > North West
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 244 246 231
Rank change year-on-year +2 -15 -64
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 50 100 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.59% 0.98% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.98% 4.22% 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 30 82 117
North West median annual salary £32,500 £41,625 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.92% +14.04% -6.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,018 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,000 £57,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +9.76% -3.53%

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 1,678 2,367 2,576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.82% 23.11% 20.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,171 1,902 1,950
North West median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,760 £23,475
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 +30 31 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Merseyside +10 11 £32,500 - 2
Cheshire -4 7 £32,500 -22.62% 7
Lancashire -16 1 £24,000 -31.43% 1
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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 34 (68.00%) ISTQB
2 21 (42.00%) Test Automation
3 14 (28.00%) Test Scripting
4 13 (26.00%) Defect Management
5 12 (24.00%) Test Management
5 12 (24.00%) QA
5 12 (24.00%) JIRA
5 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (22.00%) HP
7 10 (20.00%) Functional Testing
7 10 (20.00%) HP ALM
8 9 (18.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (18.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (18.00%) Telecoms
8 9 (18.00%) Software Testing
9 8 (16.00%) Selenium
9 8 (16.00%) Smart Meter
9 8 (16.00%) Scenario Testing
10 7 (14.00%) Incident Management
10 7 (14.00%) Manual Testing
10 7 (14.00%) System Testing
10 7 (14.00%) Degree
10 7 (14.00%) Remedy
10 7 (14.00%) Regression Testing
10 7 (14.00%) SQL
11 6 (12.00%) Windows
11 6 (12.00%) Scrum
11 6 (12.00%) Finance
12 5 (10.00%) Cucumber
12 5 (10.00%) Test Strategy

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 2 (4.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Azure
2 2 (4.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (24.00%) JIRA
2 8 (16.00%) Selenium
3 5 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (10.00%) Postman
3 5 (10.00%) TestRail
4 4 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (6.00%) FitNesse
5 3 (6.00%) HP UFT
5 3 (6.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (4.00%) Appium
6 2 (4.00%) Bitbucket
6 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.00%) JMeter
6 2 (4.00%) JUnit
6 2 (4.00%) NUnit
6 2 (4.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.00%) TestNG
7 1 (2.00%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (18.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.00%) Finance
3 5 (10.00%) Aerospace
4 2 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (52.00%) Analyst
2 25 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 11 (22.00%) Tester
4 7 (14.00%) Software Tester
4 7 (14.00%) Test Manager
5 6 (12.00%) Automation Tester
5 6 (12.00%) Manual Test Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) HR Manager
6 5 (10.00%) Test Leader
6 5 (10.00%) Workday Manager
7 4 (8.00%) QA Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) QA Leader
9 2 (4.00%) Business Analysis Manager
9 2 (4.00%) Business Manager
9 2 (4.00%) Lead Test Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Quality Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
10 1 (2.00%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) .NET
1 4 (8.00%) SOAP
2 3 (6.00%) REST
2 3 (6.00%) Web Services
3 2 (4.00%) Chai
4 1 (2.00%) CGI
4 1 (2.00%) JSON
4 1 (2.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Smart Meter
2 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) Smart Energy
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Android
2 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (28.00%) Test Scripting
3 13 (26.00%) Defect Management
4 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (24.00%) Test Management
5 10 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 9 (18.00%) Software Testing
6 9 (18.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (16.00%) Scenario Testing
8 7 (14.00%) Incident Management
8 7 (14.00%) Manual Testing
8 7 (14.00%) Regression Testing
8 7 (14.00%) System Testing
9 6 (12.00%) Scrum
10 5 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
10 5 (10.00%) SDLC
10 5 (10.00%) Test Strategy
10 5 (10.00%) Thought Leadership
11 4 (8.00%) API Testing
11 4 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) SQL
2 4 (8.00%) C#
2 4 (8.00%) Java
2 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.00%) VB
3 2 (4.00%) VBScript
4 1 (2.00%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 34 (68.00%) ISTQB
2 9 (18.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (14.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) ISO 14001
2 2 (4.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (20.00%) HP ALM
2 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) HP
2 7 (14.00%) Remedy
3 5 (10.00%) Workday
4 1 (2.00%) Arqiva
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle