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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 88 102 81
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -21
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 16 9 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.11% 0.58% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.15% 2.56% 4.39%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 5
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £31,100 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £56,000 £34,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
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
386 351 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 26.69% 22.59% 27.48%
Number of salaries quoted 266 221 168
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £27,200 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 3 July 2015.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 24 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 23 (76.67%) ISEB
3 13 (43.33%) Finance
4 12 (40.00%) HP UFT
4 12 (40.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 12 (40.00%) Test Planning
5 11 (36.67%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (33.33%) Test Management
6 10 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (30.00%) Degree
7 9 (30.00%) QA
7 9 (30.00%) HP
7 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
8 8 (26.67%) V-Model
8 8 (26.67%) Mentoring
8 8 (26.67%) Waterfall
9 7 (23.33%) Analytics
9 7 (23.33%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (20.00%) SQL
10 6 (20.00%) Coaching
11 5 (16.67%) Resource Management
12 4 (13.33%) JIRA
12 4 (13.33%) Business Development
12 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
12 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
12 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (13.33%) Line Management
12 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
12 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) LAN
1 2 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) HP UFT
2 4 (13.33%) JIRA
2 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.67%) FogBugz
3 2 (6.67%) Bugzilla
General
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 10 (33.33%) Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Test Manager
3 8 (26.67%) Tester
4 7 (23.33%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Programme Test Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Graduate
6 1 (3.33%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.33%) Test Coordinator
6 1 (3.33%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.33%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Graduate Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) HTML
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
1 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (6.67%) CSS
1 2 (6.67%) XML
1 2 (6.67%) Ajax
1 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (6.67%) jQuery
1 2 (6.67%) HTML5
1 2 (6.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
1 2 (6.67%) Mac OS X
1 2 (6.67%) Android
1 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Test Planning
2 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 10 (33.33%) Test Management
3 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (26.67%) V-Model
4 8 (26.67%) Waterfall
4 8 (26.67%) Mentoring
5 7 (23.33%) Analytics
6 6 (20.00%) Coaching
7 5 (16.67%) Resource Management
8 4 (13.33%) Business Development
8 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (13.33%) Line Management
8 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
9 3 (10.00%) Change Management
10 2 (6.67%) MVC
10 2 (6.67%) Validation
10 2 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (6.67%) Python
2 2 (6.67%) Ruby
2 2 (6.67%) XPath
2 2 (6.67%) C#
2 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 23 (76.67%) ISEB
3 12 (40.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 9 (30.00%) Degree
5 7 (23.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (6.67%) XenApp
1 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (36.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) HP
2 2 (6.67%) Citrix
2 2 (6.67%) VMware
2 2 (6.67%) Telerik
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Zonal Retail Data Systems Ltd
Salary: From £33,000 to £38,000 per annum plus standard company benefits
Posted: 12 days ago