The first table below looks at the demand for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Aberdeen region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 38 45 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 4 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 1.09% 0.31% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.56% 1.12% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 0
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Qualifications Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
156 89 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 42.39% 27.90% 26.16%
Number of salaries quoted 86 68 98
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £32,100 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £49,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
ISTQB
Scotland

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Aberdeen region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Aberdeen

ISTQB
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (50.00%) Process Improvement
4 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (33.33%) MS Office
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (33.33%) Document Management
6 1 (16.67%) C#
6 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
6 1 (16.67%) .NET
6 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 1 (16.67%) QA
6 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Document Management
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft