The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB Foundation Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB Foundation Certification over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 95 100 83
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -17
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 11 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.78% 0.21% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.09% 0.93% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 1
Average salary £35,000 - £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £32,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.93% -8.57%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
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
356 324 373
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 25.23% 22.31% 31.19%
Number of salaries quoted 255 190 239
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £50,050
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

ISTQB Foundation Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

ISTQB Foundation Certification Salary Trend in Edinburgh

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 Foundation Certification.

1 25 (96.15%) ISEB
2 24 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (88.46%) ISTQB
4 16 (61.54%) Finance
5 13 (50.00%) Software Testing
6 10 (38.46%) V-Model
6 10 (38.46%) Waterfall
6 10 (38.46%) Analytics
6 10 (38.46%) QA
7 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
8 6 (23.08%) Regression Testing
8 6 (23.08%) Python
8 6 (23.08%) Ruby
8 6 (23.08%) Coaching
8 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
8 6 (23.08%) Perl
9 5 (19.23%) C#
9 5 (19.23%) Mobile App
9 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (19.23%) Automated Testing
9 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
9 5 (19.23%) VMware
10 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
10 4 (15.38%) User Stories
10 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
10 4 (15.38%) Information Assurance
10 4 (15.38%) Security Testing
10 4 (15.38%) Manual Testing
10 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (15.38%) .NET

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 Foundation Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.69%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Bugzilla
1 3 (11.54%) JIRA
1 3 (11.54%) Selenium
1 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (11.54%) FogBugz
1 3 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (3.85%) JMeter
General
1 16 (61.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Retail
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Analyst
2 10 (38.46%) Test Analyst
3 7 (26.92%) Tester
4 5 (19.23%) QA Tester
4 5 (19.23%) QA Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Test Leader
5 4 (15.38%) Test Manager
5 4 (15.38%) Quality Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Software Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Quality Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Performance Test Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Programme Test Manager
8 1 (3.85%) QA Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Performance Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Mobile App
2 3 (11.54%) Statistics
3 2 (7.69%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 10 (38.46%) V-Model
3 10 (38.46%) Waterfall
3 10 (38.46%) Analytics
4 6 (23.08%) Coaching
4 6 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Automated Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Security Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Test Planning
6 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
6 4 (15.38%) User Stories
6 4 (15.38%) Information Assurance
7 3 (11.54%) Product Management
7 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
7 3 (11.54%) System Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
7 3 (11.54%) Resource Management
8 2 (7.69%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
1 6 (23.08%) Perl
1 6 (23.08%) Python
1 6 (23.08%) Ruby
2 5 (19.23%) C#
3 4 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (96.15%) ISEB
2 23 (88.46%) ISTQB
3 3 (11.54%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (38.46%) QA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
1 5 (19.23%) VMware
2 1 (3.85%) HP
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