Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 230 156 78
Rank change year-on-year -74 -78 +28
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 145 240 417
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.13% 1.94% 3.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.62% 8.44% 13.07%
Number of salaries quoted 119 196 370
North West median annual salary £36,500 £38,250 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.58% +4.08% +3.52%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,875 £26,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £54,125 £47,500
England median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -0.62%

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 2,578 2,844 3,191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.16% 22.94% 26.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,951 2,138 2,456
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,250 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -46 75 £37,000 -7.50% 11
Cheshire -72 36 £37,500 +13.64% 3
Merseyside +17 18 £33,750 +22.73% 2
Lancashire +10 16 £35,000 - 2
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 86 (59.31%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (49.66%) Test Automation
3 50 (34.48%) SQL
4 48 (33.10%) ISTQB
5 46 (31.72%) QA
6 43 (29.66%) Finance
7 38 (26.21%) Test Scripting
8 37 (25.52%) Business Analysis
9 36 (24.83%) Degree
9 36 (24.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 35 (24.14%) Selenium
11 34 (23.45%) Manual Testing
11 34 (23.45%) Software Testing
12 30 (20.69%) Java
13 25 (17.24%) Scrum
14 24 (16.55%) SDLC
15 22 (15.17%) Retail
15 22 (15.17%) JIRA
16 21 (14.48%) C#
16 21 (14.48%) SQL Server
16 21 (14.48%) User Acceptance Testing
17 20 (13.79%) Cucumber
17 20 (13.79%) BDD
17 20 (13.79%) Mentoring
17 20 (13.79%) TDD
18 19 (13.10%) Windows
18 19 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
19 16 (11.03%) Test Strategy
19 16 (11.03%) Oracle
20 15 (10.34%) Waterfall

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:

Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.59%) HTTP
2 1 (0.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.48%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (4.14%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.07%) Big Data
5 1 (0.69%) MySQL
5 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (24.14%) Selenium
2 22 (15.17%) JIRA
3 20 (13.79%) Cucumber
4 8 (5.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (4.83%) HP UFT
6 6 (4.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (4.14%) Toad
6 6 (4.14%) Visual Studio
6 6 (4.14%) WebDriver
7 5 (3.45%) FitNesse
8 4 (2.76%) Git (software)
8 4 (2.76%) Ranorex
9 3 (2.07%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.07%) TestNG
10 2 (1.38%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.38%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.38%) Subversion
10 2 (1.38%) TestComplete
11 1 (0.69%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.69%) JMeter
General
1 43 (29.66%) Finance
2 22 (15.17%) Retail
3 11 (7.59%) Banking
4 4 (2.76%) Advertising
4 4 (2.76%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.07%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.38%) Automotive
6 2 (1.38%) Games
6 2 (1.38%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.38%) Legal
6 2 (1.38%) Marketing
7 1 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.69%) French Language
7 1 (0.69%) German Language
7 1 (0.69%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 69 (47.59%) Analyst
2 38 (26.21%) Tester
3 31 (21.38%) Test Analyst
4 27 (18.62%) Business Analyst
5 24 (16.55%) Software Tester
6 14 (9.66%) QA Tester
7 13 (8.97%) IT Analyst
8 12 (8.28%) Test Leader
9 10 (6.90%) Developer
9 10 (6.90%) Developer in Test
9 10 (6.90%) Software Developer
10 9 (6.21%) Business Systems Analyst
10 9 (6.21%) Systems Analyst
10 9 (6.21%) Test Automation Developer
10 9 (6.21%) Test Engineer
11 8 (5.52%) Asset Management Analyst
12 7 (4.83%) Business Change Analyst
12 7 (4.83%) Business Change Business Analyst
12 7 (4.83%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (4.83%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.66%) Web Services
2 9 (6.21%) REST
3 8 (5.52%) .NET
4 5 (3.45%) XML
5 3 (2.07%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.07%) SOAP
6 2 (1.38%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.38%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.38%) Node.js
7 1 (0.69%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.21%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.76%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.07%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.10%) Windows
2 8 (5.52%) Unix
3 6 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.76%) Android
4 4 (2.76%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.76%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (59.31%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (49.66%) Test Automation
3 38 (26.21%) Test Scripting
4 37 (25.52%) Business Analysis
5 34 (23.45%) Manual Testing
5 34 (23.45%) Software Testing
6 25 (17.24%) Scrum
7 24 (16.55%) SDLC
8 21 (14.48%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (13.79%) BDD
9 20 (13.79%) Mentoring
9 20 (13.79%) TDD
10 16 (11.03%) Test Strategy
11 15 (10.34%) Waterfall
12 13 (8.97%) BPMN
12 13 (8.97%) Regression Testing
13 12 (8.28%) Functional Testing
13 12 (8.28%) Scenario Testing
13 12 (8.28%) Test Management
13 12 (8.28%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 50 (34.48%) SQL
2 30 (20.69%) Java
3 21 (14.48%) C#
4 5 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.07%) PHP
5 3 (2.07%) Python
6 2 (1.38%) C
7 1 (0.69%) Perl
7 1 (0.69%) Ruby
7 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (33.10%) ISTQB
2 36 (24.83%) Degree
2 36 (24.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (2.76%) HND
4 3 (2.07%) IIBA
5 2 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.69%) CISM
6 1 (0.69%) CISSP
6 1 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (31.72%) QA
2 11 (7.59%) GDPR
3 8 (5.52%) MiFID
4 6 (4.14%) PMO
5 2 (1.38%) ISO 15765
6 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.69%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (11.03%) Oracle
2 14 (9.66%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.38%) HP
4 1 (0.69%) Capita
4 1 (0.69%) IBM
4 1 (0.69%) Sage