Period
to 19 September 2017

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 19 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 155 123
Rank change year-on-year -46 -32 +4
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 183 220 337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.38% 1.86% 2.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.33% 8.06% 10.37%
Number of salaries quoted 152 184 296
North West median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £51,250 £51,250 £47,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +3.75%

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 2893 2730 3249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.89% 23.11% 24.82%
Number of salaries quoted 2222 2218 2568
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,000 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £46,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.09% +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 19 September 2017.

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 19 September 2017. 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 -56 110 £35,000 -6.67% 8
Cheshire -54 39 £35,000 +6.06% 9
Lancashire +10 25 £35,000 - 2
Merseyside +5 9 £38,250 +17.69% 2
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2017, IT jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 123 (67.21%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (57.38%) ISTQB
2 105 (57.38%) Test Automation
3 65 (35.52%) SQL
4 55 (30.05%) QA
5 54 (29.51%) Finance
6 53 (28.96%) Java
6 53 (28.96%) Software Testing
7 49 (26.78%) Selenium
7 49 (26.78%) Test Scripting
7 49 (26.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 42 (22.95%) Degree
9 40 (21.86%) JIRA
10 36 (19.67%) Manual Testing
10 36 (19.67%) SDLC
11 35 (19.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 35 (19.13%) Scrum
12 34 (18.58%) Windows
13 33 (18.03%) Mentoring
14 29 (15.85%) Cucumber
15 27 (14.75%) Regression Testing
16 23 (12.57%) Test Strategy
17 22 (12.02%) C#
18 21 (11.48%) Non-Functional Testing
19 20 (10.93%) Retail
19 20 (10.93%) Test Management
19 20 (10.93%) Business Analysis
20 19 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
20 19 (10.38%) Microsoft
21 18 (9.84%) Python

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 (1.09%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.09%) Tuxedo
1 2 (1.09%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.55%) CMS
2 1 (0.55%) EPiServer
2 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.64%) Chatbot
1 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.64%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.28%) Magento
2 3 (1.64%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.28%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.73%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.09%) MySQL
4 2 (1.09%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.55%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.55%) Redis
Development Applications
1 49 (26.78%) Selenium
2 40 (21.86%) JIRA
3 29 (15.85%) Cucumber
4 14 (7.65%) WebDriver
5 13 (7.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (6.01%) Jenkins
7 10 (5.46%) LoadRunner
8 9 (4.92%) TestRail
9 8 (4.37%) HP UFT
10 7 (3.83%) FitNesse
10 7 (3.83%) SoapUI
11 6 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (3.28%) Gatling
11 6 (3.28%) JMeter
12 4 (2.19%) Bugzilla
12 4 (2.19%) Git (software)
12 4 (2.19%) Subversion
13 3 (1.64%) SpecFlow
13 3 (1.64%) TestComplete
13 3 (1.64%) TestNG
General
1 54 (29.51%) Finance
2 20 (10.93%) Retail
3 15 (8.20%) Banking
4 9 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.37%) Games
6 5 (2.73%) Automotive
6 5 (2.73%) Electronics
7 4 (2.19%) Advertising
7 4 (2.19%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.64%) German Language
8 3 (1.64%) Italian Language
8 3 (1.64%) Law
8 3 (1.64%) Marketing
8 3 (1.64%) Russian Language
9 2 (1.09%) French Language
9 2 (1.09%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.09%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (51.91%) Analyst
2 77 (42.08%) Test Analyst
3 34 (18.58%) Tester
4 24 (13.11%) Test Engineer
5 22 (12.02%) Senior Analyst
6 21 (11.48%) Software Tester
7 18 (9.84%) Senior Test Analyst
7 18 (9.84%) Software Analyst
7 18 (9.84%) Test Automation Engineer
8 17 (9.29%) Business Analyst
9 16 (8.74%) Software Test Analyst
9 16 (8.74%) Test Leader
10 15 (8.20%) Automation Test Analyst
11 10 (5.46%) QA Tester
12 9 (4.92%) Test Manager
13 8 (4.37%) QA Engineer
13 8 (4.37%) QA Leader
13 8 (4.37%) SQL Analyst
14 6 (3.28%) Automation Tester
15 5 (2.73%) CRM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.65%) .NET
2 12 (6.56%) Web Services
3 10 (5.46%) HTML
3 10 (5.46%) XML
4 7 (3.83%) SOAP
5 2 (1.09%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.09%) CSS
5 2 (1.09%) Middleware
5 2 (1.09%) Node.js
5 2 (1.09%) WSDL
5 2 (1.09%) XSD
6 1 (0.55%) jQuery
6 1 (0.55%) JSON
6 1 (0.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.28%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.73%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.73%) PlayStation
4 3 (1.64%) Cyber Defence
4 3 (1.64%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.64%) EPoS
5 2 (1.09%) iPad
5 2 (1.09%) Robotics
6 1 (0.55%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.55%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (18.58%) Windows
2 14 (7.65%) Unix
3 12 (6.56%) Linux
4 4 (2.19%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.64%) Android
5 3 (1.64%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.64%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (67.21%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (57.38%) Test Automation
3 53 (28.96%) Software Testing
4 49 (26.78%) Test Scripting
5 36 (19.67%) Manual Testing
5 36 (19.67%) SDLC
6 35 (19.13%) Scrum
6 35 (19.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 33 (18.03%) Mentoring
8 27 (14.75%) Regression Testing
9 23 (12.57%) Test Strategy
10 21 (11.48%) Non-Functional Testing
11 20 (10.93%) Business Analysis
11 20 (10.93%) Test Management
12 19 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (8.74%) System Testing
13 16 (8.74%) Waterfall
14 15 (8.20%) Functional Testing
14 15 (8.20%) Project Management
15 13 (7.10%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 65 (35.52%) SQL
2 53 (28.96%) Java
3 22 (12.02%) C#
4 18 (9.84%) Python
5 17 (9.29%) JavaScript
6 14 (7.65%) Ruby
7 6 (3.28%) C
8 5 (2.73%) C++
8 5 (2.73%) PHP
8 5 (2.73%) VB
9 4 (2.19%) VBScript
10 3 (1.64%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.64%) XPath
11 2 (1.09%) ANSI SQL
11 2 (1.09%) Perl
11 2 (1.09%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.09%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 105 (57.38%) ISTQB
2 49 (26.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 42 (22.95%) Degree
4 11 (6.01%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.83%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.64%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.55%) APMP
7 1 (0.55%) CBAP
7 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (30.05%) QA
2 2 (1.09%) ISO 14001
2 2 (1.09%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.55%) PMO
3 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.55%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (7.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (10.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.46%) HP
3 9 (4.92%) Oracle
4 6 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (3.28%) SAP
5 5 (2.73%) Sage
6 3 (1.64%) Adobe
6 3 (1.64%) Cognizant
7 2 (1.09%) Cognos
8 1 (0.55%) hybris
8 1 (0.55%) Progress