Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 231 239 182
Rank change year-on-year +8 -57 -56
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 104 127 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.01% 1.02% 1.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.35% 5.04% 7.25%
Number of salaries quoted 52 94 175
North West median annual salary £40,000 £35,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.68% -5.33% -
10th Percentile £26,825 £26,250 £26,850
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% 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 2,389 2,522 2,909
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.19% 20.31% 22.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,574 1,886 2,185
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £23,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 0 58 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Lancashire +13 28 £32,500 -7.14%
Cheshire +16 16 £38,250 +13.33% 1
Merseyside -4 1 £35,000 +18.64%
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 78 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 58 (55.77%) QA
3 45 (43.27%) Degree
4 41 (39.42%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (37.50%) Test Management
6 37 (35.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 36 (34.62%) SDLC
8 33 (31.73%) Broadband
9 32 (30.77%) Test Automation
10 25 (24.04%) Finance
11 24 (23.08%) Telecoms
11 24 (23.08%) HP
11 24 (23.08%) Collaborative Working
12 23 (22.12%) Test Strategy
12 23 (22.12%) Programme Management
13 22 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
14 21 (20.19%) Waterfall
14 21 (20.19%) SQL
15 20 (19.23%) HP ALM
16 19 (18.27%) Software Testing
17 18 (17.31%) Scrum
18 17 (16.35%) Data Modelling
19 15 (14.42%) JIRA
19 15 (14.42%) Test Scripting
20 14 (13.46%) Selenium
20 14 (13.46%) Incident Management
20 14 (13.46%) SQL Server
21 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
21 13 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
21 13 (12.50%) Defect Management

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 (1.92%) Confluence
2 1 (0.96%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 8 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.73%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.77%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (0.96%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 33 (31.73%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.77%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (5.77%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 6 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (14.42%) JIRA
2 14 (13.46%) Selenium
3 7 (6.73%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (4.81%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.88%) Bugzilla
7 2 (1.92%) FitNesse
7 2 (1.92%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.92%) JMeter
7 2 (1.92%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.92%) TestRail
8 1 (0.96%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.96%) eggPlant
8 1 (0.96%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.96%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.96%) Zephyr
General
1 25 (24.04%) Finance
2 24 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 12 (11.54%) Retail
4 9 (8.65%) Banking
5 2 (1.92%) Games
6 1 (0.96%) Electronics
6 1 (0.96%) Legal
6 1 (0.96%) Local Government
6 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (41.35%) Analyst
2 27 (25.96%) Test Analyst
3 26 (25.00%) Test Leader
4 22 (21.15%) Test Manager
5 11 (10.58%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 8 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
7 7 (6.73%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (6.73%) Tester
8 6 (5.77%) Business Systems Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) IT Manager
8 6 (5.77%) Release Manager
8 6 (5.77%) Senior Systems Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) Software Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) Software Test Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) Test Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) Digital Analyst
9 5 (4.81%) Digital Business Analyst
9 5 (4.81%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
9 5 (4.81%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.81%) Web Services
1 5 (4.81%) XML
2 4 (3.85%) .NET
2 4 (3.85%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.96%) CGI
3 1 (0.96%) jQuery
3 1 (0.96%) JSON
3 1 (0.96%) REST
3 1 (0.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.54%) Smart Meter
3 6 (5.77%) Chip and PIN
3 6 (5.77%) Contactless
3 6 (5.77%) Mobile Payment
3 6 (5.77%) PMI
4 5 (4.81%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.92%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.58%) Windows
2 2 (1.92%) Linux
3 1 (0.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (39.42%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (37.50%) Test Management
3 36 (34.62%) SDLC
4 32 (30.77%) Test Automation
5 24 (23.08%) Collaborative Working
6 23 (22.12%) Programme Management
6 23 (22.12%) Test Strategy
7 21 (20.19%) Waterfall
8 19 (18.27%) Software Testing
9 18 (17.31%) Scrum
10 17 (16.35%) Data Modelling
11 15 (14.42%) Test Scripting
12 14 (13.46%) Incident Management
13 13 (12.50%) Defect Management
13 13 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
14 12 (11.54%) System Testing
14 12 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (9.62%) API Testing
15 10 (9.62%) Line Management
16 9 (8.65%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.19%) SQL
2 12 (11.54%) Java
3 6 (5.77%) C#
4 2 (1.92%) C++
4 2 (1.92%) Python
4 2 (1.92%) Ruby
4 2 (1.92%) Uniface
5 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 78 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 45 (43.27%) Degree
3 37 (35.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (5.77%) IIBA
4 6 (5.77%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.88%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.92%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.96%) PhD
7 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (55.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (19.23%) HP ALM
2 5 (4.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (23.08%) HP
2 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.58%) Remedy
4 1 (0.96%) Arqiva
4 1 (0.96%) CA
4 1 (0.96%) SAP