Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 219 192 141
Rank change year-on-year -27 -51 -24
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 140 208 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.12% 1.59% 2.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.42% 7.02% 8.54%
Number of salaries quoted 109 171 205
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £51,250 £53,750 £52,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -4.76%

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 2,582 2,961 2,786
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.65% 22.58% 24.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,918 2,237 2,294
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -18 80 £42,750 +14.00% 15
Cheshire -15 40 £30,500 -10.29% 7
Merseyside +13 13 £29,500 -23.38% 2
Lancashire -5 7 £34,250 -2.14% 2
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 76 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (43.57%) Test Automation
3 52 (37.14%) ISTQB
4 46 (32.86%) Degree
5 43 (30.71%) Finance
6 42 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 39 (27.86%) Selenium
8 35 (25.00%) QA
8 35 (25.00%) Business Analysis
9 33 (23.57%) Java
10 31 (22.14%) C#
10 31 (22.14%) SQL
11 25 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
12 23 (16.43%) Scrum
13 21 (15.00%) Software Testing
13 21 (15.00%) SDLC
14 20 (14.29%) BDD
14 20 (14.29%) Manual Testing
15 18 (12.86%) PRINCE2
15 18 (12.86%) Cucumber
15 18 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
16 16 (11.43%) Scenario Testing
17 15 (10.71%) JIRA
17 15 (10.71%) ITIL
17 15 (10.71%) Project Management
18 14 (10.00%) Law
18 14 (10.00%) Retail
18 14 (10.00%) Use Case
18 14 (10.00%) API Testing

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 7 (5.00%) Confluence
2 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.14%) BrowserStack
3 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.71%) Asana
4 1 (0.71%) G Suite
4 1 (0.71%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.14%) HTTP
2 1 (0.71%) FTP
2 1 (0.71%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.43%) MySQL
5 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.71%) Big Data
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.71%) Power BI
6 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (27.86%) Selenium
2 18 (12.86%) Cucumber
3 15 (10.71%) JIRA
4 8 (5.71%) SoapUI
5 7 (5.00%) WebDriver
6 5 (3.57%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.57%) Ranorex
7 4 (2.86%) Bitbucket
7 4 (2.86%) HP UFT
7 4 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.14%) FitNesse
8 3 (2.14%) Telerik Test Studio
8 3 (2.14%) TestRail
8 3 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.43%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.71%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.71%) QAComplete
10 1 (0.71%) Redmine
10 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 43 (30.71%) Finance
2 14 (10.00%) Law
2 14 (10.00%) Retail
3 7 (5.00%) Banking
4 5 (3.57%) Games
5 4 (2.86%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.43%) Legal
7 1 (0.71%) Automotive
7 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.71%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (51.43%) Analyst
2 35 (25.00%) Tester
3 34 (24.29%) Business Analyst
4 31 (22.14%) Test Analyst
5 20 (14.29%) Software Tester
6 15 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
7 13 (9.29%) Automation Tester
8 10 (7.14%) Developer
8 10 (7.14%) Developer in Test
8 10 (7.14%) IT Analyst
8 10 (7.14%) Software Developer
9 9 (6.43%) Senior Test Analyst
10 8 (5.71%) Business Consultant
10 8 (5.71%) Business IT Analyst
10 8 (5.71%) Consultant
10 8 (5.71%) IT Business Analyst
10 8 (5.71%) QA Tester
10 8 (5.71%) Transition Manager
11 7 (5.00%) Business Change Analyst
11 7 (5.00%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.71%) REST
2 5 (3.57%) CSS
2 5 (3.57%) HTML
2 5 (3.57%) Web Services
3 4 (2.86%) .NET
3 4 (2.86%) SOAP
3 4 (2.86%) XML
4 3 (2.14%) Apache Flex
4 3 (2.14%) jQuery
4 3 (2.14%) JSON
5 1 (0.71%) Behat
5 1 (0.71%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.71%) JTS
5 1 (0.71%) RESTful
5 1 (0.71%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (5.71%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.29%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.14%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.71%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.57%) Windows
2 2 (1.43%) Linux
2 2 (1.43%) Unix
3 1 (0.71%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (43.57%) Test Automation
3 42 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 35 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 25 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 23 (16.43%) Scrum
7 21 (15.00%) SDLC
7 21 (15.00%) Software Testing
8 20 (14.29%) BDD
8 20 (14.29%) Manual Testing
9 18 (12.86%) PRINCE2
9 18 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (11.43%) Scenario Testing
11 15 (10.71%) ITIL
11 15 (10.71%) Project Management
12 14 (10.00%) API Testing
12 14 (10.00%) Use Case
13 13 (9.29%) TDD
14 12 (8.57%) Regression Testing
14 12 (8.57%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (23.57%) Java
2 31 (22.14%) C#
2 31 (22.14%) SQL
3 10 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.43%) PHP
5 1 (0.71%) C
5 1 (0.71%) Python
5 1 (0.71%) VB
5 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (37.14%) ISTQB
2 46 (32.86%) Degree
3 12 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (5.71%) IIBA
4 8 (5.71%) ISEB Practitioner
4 8 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (4.29%) HND
6 2 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.71%) CISM
7 1 (0.71%) CISSP
7 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.71%) MCSA
7 1 (0.71%) MCSE
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (25.00%) QA
2 5 (3.57%) PMO
3 1 (0.71%) GDPR
3 1 (0.71%) ISO 15765
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.71%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.71%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 11 (7.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.29%) Oracle
3 3 (2.14%) Google
3 3 (2.14%) Telerik
4 2 (1.43%) HP
5 1 (0.71%) Fortinet
5 1 (0.71%) IBM
5 1 (0.71%) Tableau
5 1 (0.71%) Twitter