Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > North West
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 226 212 155
Rank change year-on-year -14 -57 -47
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 137 166 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.17% 1.25% 2.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.37% 5.76% 8.93%
Number of salaries quoted 101 133 215
North West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £51,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 2,549 2,883 2,834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.69% 21.68% 22.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,971 2,198 2,257
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £22,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -16 70 £45,000 +28.57% 12
Cheshire +15 32 £42,000 +20.00% 4
Merseyside +22 19 £32,500 -17.72% 2
Lancashire -4 16 £35,000 - 4
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 71 (51.82%) ISTQB
2 67 (48.91%) Test Automation
3 66 (48.18%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (43.07%) Test Scripting
5 54 (39.42%) Finance
6 50 (36.50%) Selenium
7 43 (31.39%) SQL
8 40 (29.20%) Java
9 38 (27.74%) Degree
10 31 (22.63%) Software Testing
10 31 (22.63%) SDLC
11 30 (21.90%) QA
11 30 (21.90%) Manual Testing
12 28 (20.44%) Cucumber
13 24 (17.52%) Analytical Skills
14 23 (16.79%) JIRA
14 23 (16.79%) Business Analysis
15 22 (16.06%) Retail
15 22 (16.06%) Scrum
15 22 (16.06%) C#
16 21 (15.33%) BDD
17 20 (14.60%) System Testing
17 20 (14.60%) Banking
17 20 (14.60%) Defect Management
18 19 (13.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 17 (12.41%) Web Services
20 16 (11.68%) SQL Server
20 16 (11.68%) Regression Testing
21 15 (10.95%) Windows
21 15 (10.95%) Non-Functional 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 11 (8.03%) WebSphere
2 7 (5.11%) Liferay
3 5 (3.65%) Confluence
4 4 (2.92%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.19%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.19%) BrowserStack
2 2 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.46%) Trello
3 1 (0.73%) Asana
3 1 (0.73%) G Suite
3 1 (0.73%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.19%) SMS
2 2 (1.46%) HTTP
2 2 (1.46%) Network Security
3 1 (0.73%) ATM
3 1 (0.73%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.11%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (2.19%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.46%) MySQL
5 1 (0.73%) Big Data
5 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 50 (36.50%) Selenium
2 28 (20.44%) Cucumber
3 23 (16.79%) JIRA
4 9 (6.57%) HP UFT
4 9 (6.57%) JMeter
5 8 (5.84%) FitNesse
6 7 (5.11%) Jenkins
6 7 (5.11%) WebDriver
7 5 (3.65%) Bitbucket
7 5 (3.65%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.19%) CA Release Automation
8 3 (2.19%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.46%) Appium
9 2 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.46%) Ranorex
9 2 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.46%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.73%) eggPlant
10 1 (0.73%) QAComplete
10 1 (0.73%) Redmine
General
1 54 (39.42%) Finance
2 22 (16.06%) Retail
3 20 (14.60%) Banking
4 12 (8.76%) Law
5 10 (7.30%) Investment Banking
6 7 (5.11%) Retail Banking
6 7 (5.11%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.92%) Legal
8 2 (1.46%) Games
9 1 (0.73%) Advertising
9 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.73%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 69 (50.36%) Analyst
2 43 (31.39%) Test Analyst
3 36 (26.28%) Tester
4 23 (16.79%) Software Tester
5 22 (16.06%) Business Analyst
6 15 (10.95%) Automation Tester
7 11 (8.03%) Consultant
8 9 (6.57%) Business Consultant
9 8 (5.84%) Test Manager
10 7 (5.11%) Manual Test Analyst
10 7 (5.11%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (5.11%) Systems Test Analyst
11 6 (4.38%) Junior
11 6 (4.38%) Software Analyst
11 6 (4.38%) Software Test Analyst
11 6 (4.38%) Test Engineer
12 5 (3.65%) Developer
12 5 (3.65%) Developer in Test
12 5 (3.65%) QA Tester
12 5 (3.65%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.41%) Web Services
2 13 (9.49%) SOAP
3 11 (8.03%) REST
4 10 (7.30%) Gherkin
4 10 (7.30%) XML
5 7 (5.11%) J2EE
6 3 (2.19%) .NET
6 3 (2.19%) Apache Flex
6 3 (2.19%) jQuery
6 3 (2.19%) JSON
7 2 (1.46%) CSS
7 2 (1.46%) Flash
7 2 (1.46%) HTML
8 1 (0.73%) Behat
8 1 (0.73%) JTS
8 1 (0.73%) RESTful
8 1 (0.73%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.52%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.30%) Smart Meter
3 7 (5.11%) APACS
3 7 (5.11%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.65%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.19%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.19%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.46%) Smart Energy
7 1 (0.73%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.73%) LIMS
7 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.73%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.95%) Windows
2 12 (8.76%) Linux
3 9 (6.57%) Unix
4 1 (0.73%) Android
4 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (48.91%) Test Automation
2 66 (48.18%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (43.07%) Test Scripting
4 31 (22.63%) SDLC
4 31 (22.63%) Software Testing
5 30 (21.90%) Manual Testing
6 23 (16.79%) Business Analysis
7 22 (16.06%) Scrum
8 21 (15.33%) BDD
9 20 (14.60%) Defect Management
9 20 (14.60%) System Testing
10 16 (11.68%) Regression Testing
11 15 (10.95%) Non-Functional Testing
11 15 (10.95%) Test Management
11 15 (10.95%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (8.76%) ITIL
12 12 (8.76%) Wealth Management
13 11 (8.03%) Project Management
13 11 (8.03%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (31.39%) SQL
2 40 (29.20%) Java
3 22 (16.06%) C#
4 8 (5.84%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.19%) PHP
6 1 (0.73%) VB
6 1 (0.73%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.73%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 71 (51.82%) ISTQB
2 38 (27.74%) Degree
3 19 (13.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (6.57%) IIBA
5 3 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.46%) CISM
6 2 (1.46%) CISSP
6 2 (1.46%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.73%) MCSA
7 1 (0.73%) MCSE
7 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.73%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.73%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (21.90%) QA
2 5 (3.65%) GDPR
3 2 (1.46%) MiFID
3 2 (1.46%) SLA
4 1 (0.73%) PMO
Systems Management
1 10 (7.30%) HP ALM
2 5 (3.65%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.19%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 14 (10.22%) HP
2 6 (4.38%) Remedy
3 4 (2.92%) IBM
3 4 (2.92%) Oracle
4 3 (2.19%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.19%) Sybase
5 2 (1.46%) ArcSight
5 2 (1.46%) Cadence
5 2 (1.46%) Google
5 2 (1.46%) LogRhythm
5 2 (1.46%) Splunk
6 1 (0.73%) Capita
6 1 (0.73%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.73%) Progress
6 1 (0.73%) Twitter