Period
to 20 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 233 210 157
Rank change year-on-year -23 -53 -35
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 131 185 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.10% 1.40% 1.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.24% 6.36% 8.03%
Number of salaries quoted 96 152 188
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 £51,250 £51,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -3.61%

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 2,501 2,907 2,778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.00% 22.04% 23.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,902 2,222 2,256
North West median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 September 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 September 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 -22 66 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Cheshire +1 38 £32,000 -8.57% 4
Lancashire +2 14 £35,000 - 3
Merseyside +18 13 £30,000 -21.57% 2
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 66 (50.38%) Agile Software Development
1 66 (50.38%) Test Automation
2 59 (45.04%) ISTQB
3 52 (39.69%) Finance
4 47 (35.88%) Test Scripting
5 44 (33.59%) Selenium
6 38 (29.01%) Java
7 36 (27.48%) SQL
7 36 (27.48%) Degree
8 34 (25.95%) QA
9 30 (22.90%) C#
10 25 (19.08%) Software Testing
11 22 (16.79%) Business Analysis
12 21 (16.03%) BDD
12 21 (16.03%) SDLC
13 20 (15.27%) JIRA
13 20 (15.27%) Scrum
14 19 (14.50%) User Acceptance Testing
14 19 (14.50%) Manual Testing
14 19 (14.50%) Cucumber
15 17 (12.98%) Retail
15 17 (12.98%) ITIL
15 17 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
15 17 (12.98%) Problem-Solving
16 15 (11.45%) API Testing
16 15 (11.45%) Law
17 13 (9.92%) PRINCE2
18 12 (9.16%) Project Management
18 12 (9.16%) Regression Testing
18 12 (9.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 (5.34%) Confluence
2 2 (1.53%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.76%) Liferay
3 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.29%) BrowserStack
3 2 (1.53%) Trello
4 1 (0.76%) Asana
4 1 (0.76%) G Suite
4 1 (0.76%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.29%) SMS
2 1 (0.76%) ATM
2 1 (0.76%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.53%) MySQL
3 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 44 (33.59%) Selenium
2 20 (15.27%) JIRA
3 19 (14.50%) Cucumber
4 9 (6.87%) WebDriver
5 7 (5.34%) Jenkins
5 7 (5.34%) SoapUI
6 5 (3.82%) Bitbucket
7 4 (3.05%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.05%) Ranorex
8 3 (2.29%) HP UFT
8 3 (2.29%) JMeter
8 3 (2.29%) TestRail
9 2 (1.53%) Appium
9 2 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.53%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.53%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.76%) eggPlant
10 1 (0.76%) QAComplete
10 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 52 (39.69%) Finance
2 17 (12.98%) Retail
3 15 (11.45%) Law
4 8 (6.11%) Banking
5 5 (3.82%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.29%) Games
6 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.53%) Legal
8 1 (0.76%) Advertising
8 1 (0.76%) Automotive
8 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.76%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 64 (48.85%) Analyst
2 37 (28.24%) Test Analyst
3 34 (25.95%) Tester
4 24 (18.32%) Business Analyst
5 18 (13.74%) Software Tester
6 12 (9.16%) Automation Tester
7 8 (6.11%) Business Consultant
7 8 (6.11%) Consultant
7 8 (6.11%) Developer
7 8 (6.11%) Developer in Test
7 8 (6.11%) Manual Test Analyst
7 8 (6.11%) QA Tester
7 8 (6.11%) Software Developer
8 7 (5.34%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (5.34%) Transition Manager
9 6 (4.58%) Business IT Analyst
9 6 (4.58%) IT Analyst
9 6 (4.58%) IT Business Analyst
10 5 (3.82%) QA Engineer
10 5 (3.82%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.40%) REST
2 7 (5.34%) SOAP
3 5 (3.82%) XML
4 4 (3.05%) .NET
4 4 (3.05%) CSS
4 4 (3.05%) Gherkin
4 4 (3.05%) HTML
5 3 (2.29%) Apache Flex
5 3 (2.29%) jQuery
5 3 (2.29%) JSON
5 3 (2.29%) Web Services
6 2 (1.53%) Flash
7 1 (0.76%) Behat
7 1 (0.76%) J2EE
7 1 (0.76%) JTS
7 1 (0.76%) RESTful
7 1 (0.76%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.34%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.58%) Smart Meter
4 5 (3.82%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.82%) Fixed Income
4 5 (3.82%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.53%) Smart Energy
6 1 (0.76%) APACS
6 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.76%) LIMS
6 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.87%) Windows
2 3 (2.29%) Linux
2 3 (2.29%) Unix
3 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (50.38%) Agile Software Development
1 66 (50.38%) Test Automation
2 47 (35.88%) Test Scripting
3 25 (19.08%) Software Testing
4 22 (16.79%) Business Analysis
5 21 (16.03%) BDD
5 21 (16.03%) SDLC
6 20 (15.27%) Scrum
7 19 (14.50%) Manual Testing
7 19 (14.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (12.98%) ITIL
8 17 (12.98%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (11.45%) API Testing
10 13 (9.92%) PRINCE2
11 12 (9.16%) Project Management
11 12 (9.16%) Regression Testing
12 11 (8.40%) Microservices
12 11 (8.40%) Test Management
12 11 (8.40%) User Stories
13 10 (7.63%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (29.01%) Java
2 36 (27.48%) SQL
3 30 (22.90%) C#
4 11 (8.40%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.29%) PHP
6 1 (0.76%) Python
6 1 (0.76%) VB
6 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (45.04%) ISTQB
2 36 (27.48%) Degree
3 12 (9.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (6.87%) ISEB Practitioner
5 8 (6.11%) IIBA
6 7 (5.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.53%) HND
8 2 (1.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.76%) MCSA
9 1 (0.76%) MCSE
9 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (25.95%) QA
2 3 (2.29%) GDPR
3 2 (1.53%) SLA
4 1 (0.76%) ISO 15765
4 1 (0.76%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.76%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (3.82%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (4.58%) HP
2 4 (3.05%) Oracle
3 3 (2.29%) Google
4 2 (1.53%) Cadence
4 2 (1.53%) Capita
4 2 (1.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.53%) Remedy
5 1 (0.76%) Fortinet
5 1 (0.76%) IBM
5 1 (0.76%) Progress
5 1 (0.76%) Telerik
5 1 (0.76%) Twitter