The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 72 86 52
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -34
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 33 19 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.35% 1.33% 3.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.22% 6.11% 11.91%
Number of salaries quoted 23 12 30
Average salary £44,000 £33,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £25,000 £28,450
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £70,000 £55,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
ISEB
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
358 311 361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 25.52% 21.75% 31.01%
Number of salaries quoted 255 182 237
Average salary £45,000 £36,947 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.79% -1.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

ISEB
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

ISEB Salary Trend in Edinburgh

ISEB
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISEB across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

ISEB Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing ISEB 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 ISEB.

1 47 (63.51%) Finance
2 42 (56.76%) ISTQB
3 37 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (37.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (25.68%) Business Analysis
5 19 (25.68%) Waterfall
5 19 (25.68%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (24.32%) SQL
7 16 (21.62%) Software Testing
7 16 (21.62%) QA
8 14 (18.92%) SQL Server
8 14 (18.92%) V-Model
9 13 (17.57%) Regression Testing
9 13 (17.57%) Analytics
10 10 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (13.51%) Banking
10 10 (13.51%) User Stories
11 9 (12.16%) Coaching
12 8 (10.81%) UML
12 8 (10.81%) Project Management
12 8 (10.81%) Test Scripting
12 8 (10.81%) Mobile App
12 8 (10.81%) Test Planning
13 7 (9.46%) C#
13 7 (9.46%) JavaScript
13 7 (9.46%) Perl
13 7 (9.46%) Python
13 7 (9.46%) Migration
13 7 (9.46%) Ruby
13 7 (9.46%) Degree

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing ISEB 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 ISEB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.05%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.05%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.70%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.35%) Star Schema
5 1 (1.35%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.35%) OLAP
5 1 (1.35%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Bugzilla
1 5 (6.76%) JIRA
2 4 (5.41%) Selenium
2 4 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.41%) FogBugz
3 3 (4.05%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.35%) JMeter
4 1 (1.35%) Fiddler
General
1 47 (63.51%) Finance
2 10 (13.51%) Banking
3 4 (5.41%) Back Office
4 3 (4.05%) Retail
5 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.70%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (62.16%) Analyst
2 27 (36.49%) Business Analyst
3 17 (22.97%) Test Analyst
4 9 (12.16%) Tester
5 8 (10.81%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (10.81%) Test Leader
6 7 (9.46%) Business Systems Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) Systems Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) Test Manager
7 6 (8.11%) QA Tester
8 5 (6.76%) QA Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Lead Test Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) Senior Business Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) Quality Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) QA Manager
10 3 (4.05%) Software Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) Software Test Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) Senior Technical Analyst
10 3 (4.05%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.11%) .NET
2 1 (1.35%) CSS
2 1 (1.35%) XML
2 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.68%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.81%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.41%) Statistics
4 3 (4.05%) EPoS
5 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.35%) Social Media
6 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.05%) Windows
2 1 (1.35%) VMS
2 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.68%) Business Analysis
2 19 (25.68%) Waterfall
3 16 (21.62%) Software Testing
4 14 (18.92%) V-Model
5 13 (17.57%) Analytics
5 13 (17.57%) Regression Testing
6 10 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (13.51%) User Stories
7 9 (12.16%) Coaching
8 8 (10.81%) Test Planning
8 8 (10.81%) Test Scripting
8 8 (10.81%) Project Management
8 8 (10.81%) UML
9 7 (9.46%) Migration
9 7 (9.46%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (9.46%) Manual Testing
9 7 (9.46%) Test Management
10 6 (8.11%) Asset Management
10 6 (8.11%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.32%) SQL
2 7 (9.46%) Python
2 7 (9.46%) Ruby
2 7 (9.46%) C#
2 7 (9.46%) JavaScript
2 7 (9.46%) Perl
3 1 (1.35%) Java
3 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (56.76%) ISTQB
2 28 (37.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (9.46%) Degree
4 5 (6.76%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.35%) CISSP
5 1 (1.35%) CISM
5 1 (1.35%) GIAC
5 1 (1.35%) IIBA
5 1 (1.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.62%) QA
2 3 (4.05%) Solvency II
2 3 (4.05%) Basel II
3 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (8.11%) VMware
2 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.05%) Oracle
3 3 (4.05%) Business Objects
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