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 20 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 95 98 79
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -19
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 8 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.54% 0.41% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.09% 1.79% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 3
Average salary £35,000 - £27,500
90% offered a salary of more than £30,800 - £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 - £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
382 336 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 25.65% 22.81% 30.42%
Number of salaries quoted 270 212 215
Average salary £45,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.42% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £51,000
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 20 November 2014.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 19 (86.36%) ISEB
1 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (86.36%) ISTQB
2 14 (63.64%) Software Testing
3 12 (54.55%) Finance
4 10 (45.45%) QA
5 8 (36.36%) Regression Testing
6 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
6 7 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (31.82%) Mobile App
7 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
7 6 (27.27%) Perl
7 6 (27.27%) Python
7 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 6 (27.27%) Ruby
8 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
8 5 (22.73%) VMware
8 5 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (22.73%) C#
8 5 (22.73%) Selenium
8 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
8 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (18.18%) Security Testing
9 4 (18.18%) V-Model
9 4 (18.18%) Information Assurance
9 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
9 4 (18.18%) User Stories
9 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
9 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
9 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 (13.64%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.09%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (22.73%) Selenium
2 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.64%) FogBugz
2 3 (13.64%) Bugzilla
2 3 (13.64%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) JMeter
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Retail
2 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Analyst
2 11 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (31.82%) Tester
4 5 (22.73%) QA Tester
4 5 (22.73%) QA Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) Quality Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Programme Manager
7 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
7 2 (9.09%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Programme Test Manager
7 2 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) Automated Test Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Test Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Consultant
8 1 (4.55%) Automated Test Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Mobile App
2 3 (13.64%) Statistics
3 2 (9.09%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (63.64%) Software Testing
3 8 (36.36%) Regression Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
5 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Workflow
5 4 (18.18%) V-Model
5 4 (18.18%) Information Assurance
5 4 (18.18%) Security Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 4 (18.18%) User Stories
5 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
6 3 (13.64%) Product Management
6 3 (13.64%) System Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
7 2 (9.09%) Migration
7 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
7 2 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
1 6 (27.27%) Perl
1 6 (27.27%) Python
1 6 (27.27%) Ruby
2 5 (22.73%) C#
3 4 (18.18%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (86.36%) ISEB
1 19 (86.36%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (45.45%) QA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) VMware
3 2 (9.09%) HP