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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 84 89 85
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 21 15 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.33% 1.00% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.30% 3.61% 3.93%
Number of salaries quoted 19 6 4
Average salary £50,000 £34,500 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.92% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £29,750 £27,150
10% offered a salary of more than £53,800 £42,500 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
488 416 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 30.85% 27.81% 25.06%
Number of salaries quoted 331 246 174
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,150
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 2 September 2015.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 31 (93.94%) ISTQB
2 23 (69.70%) ISEB
3 19 (57.58%) HP UFT
4 18 (54.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 16 (48.48%) Test Planning
6 14 (42.42%) Test Management
6 14 (42.42%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (39.39%) QA
7 13 (39.39%) Software Testing
8 12 (36.36%) Test Scripting
9 10 (30.30%) HP
9 10 (30.30%) Finance
10 9 (27.27%) Degree
11 7 (21.21%) Line Management
11 7 (21.21%) Mentoring
11 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (15.15%) Test Strategy
13 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
14 4 (12.12%) Process Improvement
14 4 (12.12%) Change Management
14 4 (12.12%) JIRA
14 4 (12.12%) V-Model
14 4 (12.12%) Project Management
15 3 (9.09%) Bugzilla
15 3 (9.09%) VMware
15 3 (9.09%) SQL
15 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
15 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
15 3 (9.09%) Windows

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) LAN
1 2 (6.06%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 19 (57.58%) HP UFT
2 4 (12.12%) JIRA
3 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (9.09%) FogBugz
3 3 (9.09%) Bugzilla
4 2 (6.06%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.03%) Selenium
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Tester
2 10 (30.30%) Automation Tester
3 9 (27.27%) Test Manager
4 8 (24.24%) Analyst
5 7 (21.21%) Test Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Programme Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Programme Test Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Performance Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Performance Tester
8 1 (3.03%) Test Coordinator
8 1 (3.03%) Software Tester
8 1 (3.03%) QA Tester
8 1 (3.03%) Test Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Quality Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Performance Test Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Test Leader
8 1 (3.03%) QA Leader
8 1 (3.03%) Graduate Software Tester
8 1 (3.03%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) EPoS
1 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.03%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Windows
1 3 (9.09%) Android
1 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.06%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Test Planning
2 14 (42.42%) Test Management
3 13 (39.39%) Software Testing
4 12 (36.36%) Test Scripting
5 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (21.21%) Line Management
5 7 (21.21%) Mentoring
6 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
7 5 (15.15%) Test Strategy
8 4 (12.12%) Process Improvement
8 4 (12.12%) V-Model
8 4 (12.12%) Project Management
8 4 (12.12%) Change Management
9 3 (9.09%) Performance Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Analytics
10 2 (6.06%) Coaching
10 2 (6.06%) SDLC
10 2 (6.06%) Resource Management
10 2 (6.06%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
1 3 (9.09%) Python
1 3 (9.09%) Ruby
2 1 (3.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (93.94%) ISTQB
2 23 (69.70%) ISEB
3 18 (54.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 9 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (39.39%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.06%) XenApp
2 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
2 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (42.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) HP
2 3 (9.09%) VMware
3 2 (6.06%) Citrix
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
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