Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 155 100
Rank change year-on-year -68 -55 +19
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 164 248 370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.23% 1.98% 2.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.86% 8.80% 11.39%
Number of salaries quoted 133 210 317
North West median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £47,500
England median annual salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% -

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 2798 2819 3248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.05% 22.53% 25.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2139 2233 2476
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,050 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,125
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 22 November 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 22 November 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 -57 90 £35,000 -9.09% 6
Cheshire -67 33 £35,000 +6.06%
Lancashire +20 25 £35,000 -12.50%
Merseyside +12 16 £39,500 +43.64% 1
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 101 (61.59%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 79 (48.17%) ISTQB
4 59 (35.98%) QA
5 57 (34.76%) SQL
6 51 (31.10%) Software Testing
7 47 (28.66%) Finance
8 46 (28.05%) Java
9 45 (27.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 40 (24.39%) Degree
11 37 (22.56%) Selenium
12 36 (21.95%) Test Scripting
13 30 (18.29%) Manual Testing
13 30 (18.29%) JIRA
14 29 (17.68%) Business Analysis
15 26 (15.85%) Scrum
15 26 (15.85%) Mentoring
15 26 (15.85%) SDLC
16 25 (15.24%) Retail
17 22 (13.41%) Regression Testing
17 22 (13.41%) User Acceptance Testing
18 21 (12.80%) SQL Server
19 20 (12.20%) C#
19 20 (12.20%) Windows
19 20 (12.20%) Test Strategy
20 19 (11.59%) JavaScript
21 17 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
21 17 (10.37%) Cucumber
21 17 (10.37%) Test Management
22 15 (9.15%) XML

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 (1.22%) Tuxedo
1 2 (1.22%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.61%) CMS
2 1 (0.61%) EPiServer
2 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.05%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.83%) Chatbot
2 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.66%) Magento
2 3 (1.83%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.22%) SaaS
3 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.88%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.83%) Big Data
4 3 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.22%) MySQL
5 2 (1.22%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 37 (22.56%) Selenium
2 30 (18.29%) JIRA
3 17 (10.37%) Cucumber
4 12 (7.32%) WebDriver
5 9 (5.49%) SoapUI
5 9 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (4.88%) HP UFT
7 7 (4.27%) TestRail
8 6 (3.66%) FitNesse
8 6 (3.66%) Jenkins
8 6 (3.66%) LoadRunner
8 6 (3.66%) Ranorex
8 6 (3.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (3.66%) Toad
8 6 (3.66%) Visual Studio
9 5 (3.05%) Bugzilla
9 5 (3.05%) Git (software)
9 5 (3.05%) Subversion
10 4 (2.44%) SpecFlow
10 4 (2.44%) TestNG
General
1 47 (28.66%) Finance
2 25 (15.24%) Retail
3 14 (8.54%) Banking
4 7 (4.27%) Automotive
5 6 (3.66%) Games
6 4 (2.44%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.44%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.83%) Advertising
7 3 (1.83%) French Language
7 3 (1.83%) German Language
7 3 (1.83%) Italian Language
7 3 (1.83%) Japanese Language
7 3 (1.83%) Russian Language
8 2 (1.22%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.22%) Electronics
8 2 (1.22%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.22%) Law
8 2 (1.22%) Marketing
9 1 (0.61%) Legal
9 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 79 (48.17%) Analyst
2 51 (31.10%) Test Analyst
3 37 (22.56%) Tester
4 28 (17.07%) Software Tester
5 23 (14.02%) Business Analyst
6 17 (10.37%) Test Leader
7 15 (9.15%) Software Analyst
8 13 (7.93%) Software Test Analyst
9 12 (7.32%) Test Engineer
10 11 (6.71%) SQL Analyst
11 9 (5.49%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (5.49%) Test Manager
12 8 (4.88%) QA Tester
13 7 (4.27%) Automation Test Analyst
14 6 (3.66%) Developer
14 6 (3.66%) Developer in Test
14 6 (3.66%) QA Leader
14 6 (3.66%) Senior Test Analyst
15 5 (3.05%) Test Automation Developer
15 5 (3.05%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.15%) XML
2 13 (7.93%) .NET
3 9 (5.49%) Web Services
4 8 (4.88%) SOAP
5 4 (2.44%) HTML
6 3 (1.83%) Node.js
7 2 (1.22%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.22%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.22%) Middleware
7 2 (1.22%) WSDL
7 2 (1.22%) XSD
8 1 (0.61%) CSS
8 1 (0.61%) JSON
8 1 (0.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.27%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.83%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.22%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.22%) EPoS
7 2 (1.22%) iPad
7 2 (1.22%) Robotics
7 2 (1.22%) User Experience
8 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.61%) PlayStation
8 1 (0.61%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.20%) Windows
2 15 (9.15%) Unix
3 6 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (3.05%) Android
4 5 (3.05%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.22%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (61.59%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 51 (31.10%) Software Testing
4 36 (21.95%) Test Scripting
5 30 (18.29%) Manual Testing
6 29 (17.68%) Business Analysis
7 26 (15.85%) Mentoring
7 26 (15.85%) Scrum
7 26 (15.85%) SDLC
8 22 (13.41%) Regression Testing
8 22 (13.41%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (12.20%) Test Strategy
10 17 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (10.37%) Test Management
11 14 (8.54%) System Testing
12 12 (7.32%) Acceptance Criteria
12 12 (7.32%) User Stories
12 12 (7.32%) Waterfall
13 11 (6.71%) BDD
13 11 (6.71%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (34.76%) SQL
2 46 (28.05%) Java
3 20 (12.20%) C#
4 19 (11.59%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.66%) PHP
5 6 (3.66%) Python
6 5 (3.05%) C
6 5 (3.05%) VB
7 4 (2.44%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.44%) VBScript
8 3 (1.83%) Perl
8 3 (1.83%) Ruby
8 3 (1.83%) XPath
9 2 (1.22%) ANSI SQL
9 2 (1.22%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.22%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 79 (48.17%) ISTQB
2 45 (27.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 40 (24.39%) Degree
4 3 (1.83%) IIBA
5 2 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.61%) APMP
6 1 (0.61%) CBAP
6 1 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (35.98%) QA
2 2 (1.22%) GDPR
2 2 (1.22%) PMO
2 2 (1.22%) PSD2
3 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (1.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (7.32%) Microsoft
1 12 (7.32%) Oracle
2 6 (3.66%) HP
3 5 (3.05%) Sage
3 5 (3.05%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (1.83%) Adobe
4 3 (1.83%) Cognizant
5 2 (1.22%) Cognos
5 2 (1.22%) SAP
6 1 (0.61%) Capita
6 1 (0.61%) hybris
6 1 (0.61%) Progress