Period
to 21 January 2019

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 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 229 238 161
Rank change year-on-year +9 -77 -84
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 109 133 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.03% 1.06% 2.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.48% 5.21% 9.03%
Number of salaries quoted 80 108 207
North West median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £29,825 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £47,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +13.25% -2.35% +6.25%

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 2,433 2,555 2,780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.06% 20.34% 22.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,952 1,942 2,134
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £25,721 £23,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 21 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 -22 47 £41,875 +19.64% 14
Cheshire +36 33 £42,000 +5.00% 4
Lancashire +7 18 £35,000 - 4
Merseyside +4 10 £32,500 -15.58% 1
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 65 (59.63%) ISTQB
2 48 (44.04%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (44.04%) Test Scripting
3 47 (43.12%) Test Automation
4 42 (38.53%) SQL
5 34 (31.19%) Selenium
6 33 (30.28%) Finance
7 32 (29.36%) SDLC
8 29 (26.61%) Manual Testing
9 27 (24.77%) Software Testing
10 25 (22.94%) Degree
10 25 (22.94%) System Testing
10 25 (22.94%) Analytical Skills
11 24 (22.02%) Java
12 23 (21.10%) Test Management
13 22 (20.18%) SQL Server
14 21 (19.27%) HP
14 21 (19.27%) Cucumber
14 21 (19.27%) Defect Management
15 20 (18.35%) Web Services
16 19 (17.43%) Retail
16 19 (17.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 19 (17.43%) JIRA
16 19 (17.43%) QA
17 18 (16.51%) Non-Functional Testing
17 18 (16.51%) HP ALM
18 17 (15.60%) Windows
19 16 (14.68%) Banking
20 15 (13.76%) Incident Management
20 15 (13.76%) Remedy

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 12 (11.01%) WebSphere
2 7 (6.42%) Liferay
3 3 (2.75%) Confluence
3 3 (2.75%) IIS
3 3 (2.75%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.92%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) Trello
2 1 (0.92%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.75%) HTTP
2 2 (1.83%) Network Security
2 2 (1.83%) SMS
3 1 (0.92%) ATM
3 1 (0.92%) FTP
3 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.42%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (4.59%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.75%) Big Data
4 3 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.92%) MySQL
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (31.19%) Selenium
2 21 (19.27%) Cucumber
3 19 (17.43%) JIRA
4 10 (9.17%) FitNesse
4 10 (9.17%) HP UFT
5 8 (7.34%) JMeter
6 4 (3.67%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.67%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.75%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.75%) CA Release Automation
7 3 (2.75%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.83%) Appium
8 2 (1.83%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.83%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.92%) eggPlant
9 1 (0.92%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.92%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.92%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.92%) TestRail
General
1 33 (30.28%) Finance
2 19 (17.43%) Retail
3 16 (14.68%) Banking
4 11 (10.09%) Telecoms
5 8 (7.34%) Law
6 7 (6.42%) Investment Banking
6 7 (6.42%) Retail Banking
7 4 (3.67%) Legal
8 1 (0.92%) Advertising
8 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 57 (52.29%) Analyst
2 44 (40.37%) Test Analyst
3 25 (22.94%) Tester
4 16 (14.68%) Software Tester
5 11 (10.09%) Automation Tester
5 11 (10.09%) Test Manager
6 9 (8.26%) Business Analyst
6 9 (8.26%) Software Analyst
6 9 (8.26%) Software Test Analyst
7 8 (7.34%) SQL Analyst
8 7 (6.42%) Systems Analyst
8 7 (6.42%) Systems Test Analyst
9 5 (4.59%) Consultant
9 5 (4.59%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (4.59%) Manual Test Analyst
9 5 (4.59%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
10 4 (3.67%) Process Analyst
10 4 (3.67%) Test Consultant
11 3 (2.75%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.35%) Web Services
2 11 (10.09%) SOAP
3 10 (9.17%) XML
4 9 (8.26%) Gherkin
5 7 (6.42%) J2EE
5 7 (6.42%) REST
6 2 (1.83%) Flash
7 1 (0.92%) .NET
7 1 (0.92%) Behat
7 1 (0.92%) jQuery
7 1 (0.92%) JSON
7 1 (0.92%) Spring
7 1 (0.92%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (22.94%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (13.76%) Smart Meter
3 7 (6.42%) APACS
4 4 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.83%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.83%) Smart Energy
6 1 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.60%) Windows
2 11 (10.09%) Linux
3 8 (7.34%) Unix
4 1 (0.92%) Android
4 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (44.04%) Agile Software Development
1 48 (44.04%) Test Scripting
2 47 (43.12%) Test Automation
3 32 (29.36%) SDLC
4 29 (26.61%) Manual Testing
5 27 (24.77%) Software Testing
6 25 (22.94%) System Testing
7 23 (21.10%) Test Management
8 21 (19.27%) Defect Management
9 18 (16.51%) Non-Functional Testing
10 15 (13.76%) Incident Management
11 14 (12.84%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 14 (12.84%) Regression Testing
12 13 (11.93%) Scrum
12 13 (11.93%) Test Strategy
13 12 (11.01%) Business Analysis
14 11 (10.09%) BDD
15 10 (9.17%) RAD
15 10 (9.17%) Scenario Testing
16 9 (8.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 42 (38.53%) SQL
2 24 (22.02%) Java
3 7 (6.42%) C#
4 2 (1.83%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 65 (59.63%) ISTQB
2 25 (22.94%) Degree
3 19 (17.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.83%) CISM
5 2 (1.83%) CISSP
5 2 (1.83%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.92%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (17.43%) QA
2 5 (4.59%) GDPR
3 2 (1.83%) MiFID
3 2 (1.83%) SLA
Systems Management
1 18 (16.51%) HP ALM
2 5 (4.59%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.75%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 21 (19.27%) HP
2 15 (13.76%) Remedy
3 3 (2.75%) IBM
3 3 (2.75%) Oracle
3 3 (2.75%) Sybase
4 2 (1.83%) ArcSight
4 2 (1.83%) Cadence
4 2 (1.83%) LogRhythm
4 2 (1.83%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.83%) Splunk
5 1 (0.92%) Capita
5 1 (0.92%) Progress
5 1 (0.92%) VMware