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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 86 105 86
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -19
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 19 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.39% 0.15% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.12% 0.66% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 17 0 1
Average salary £44,000 - £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £30,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
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
371 305 422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.10% 22.36% 35.85%
Number of salaries quoted 262 175 279
Average salary £44,000 £35,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.71% -15.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £22,500 £26,595
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £52,500
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 26 January 2015.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (96.88%) ISEB
2 27 (84.38%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (84.38%) ISTQB
3 21 (65.63%) Finance
4 17 (53.13%) V-Model
4 17 (53.13%) Waterfall
5 16 (50.00%) Analytics
6 11 (34.38%) Coaching
7 10 (31.25%) Software Testing
8 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
9 8 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
10 7 (21.88%) QA
11 6 (18.75%) Mentoring
11 6 (18.75%) SQL
11 6 (18.75%) C#
11 6 (18.75%) Regression Testing
11 6 (18.75%) Resource Management
12 5 (15.63%) Degree
12 5 (15.63%) Ruby
12 5 (15.63%) VMware
12 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
12 5 (15.63%) Perl
12 5 (15.63%) .NET
12 5 (15.63%) Python
12 5 (15.63%) Mobile App
12 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
12 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (12.50%) Security Testing
13 4 (12.50%) Information Assurance

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.38%) Bugzilla
2 3 (9.38%) JIRA
2 3 (9.38%) Selenium
2 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.38%) FogBugz
3 2 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.13%) JMeter
General
1 21 (65.63%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Analyst
2 14 (43.75%) Test Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Test Manager
3 6 (18.75%) Tester
3 6 (18.75%) Test Leader
4 4 (12.50%) QA Tester
4 4 (12.50%) QA Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Quality Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Automated Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Test Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Automated Test Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Test Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.25%) jQuery
3 2 (6.25%) HTML5
3 2 (6.25%) CSS3
3 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.25%) CSS
3 2 (6.25%) XML
3 2 (6.25%) Ajax
3 2 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Mobile App
2 4 (12.50%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (6.25%) EPoS
4 1 (3.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (84.38%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (53.13%) V-Model
2 17 (53.13%) Waterfall
3 16 (50.00%) Analytics
4 11 (34.38%) Coaching
5 10 (31.25%) Software Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Resource Management
6 6 (18.75%) Regression Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Mentoring
7 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
8 4 (12.50%) Business Development
8 4 (12.50%) Security Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Test Planning
8 4 (12.50%) User Stories
8 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (12.50%) Information Assurance
9 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
10 2 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
10 2 (6.25%) Test Automation
10 2 (6.25%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) C#
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) Python
2 5 (15.63%) Ruby
2 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
2 5 (15.63%) Perl
3 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.25%) XPath
5 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 31 (96.88%) ISEB
2 27 (84.38%) ISTQB
3 8 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (15.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) VMware
3 2 (6.25%) Telerik
4 1 (3.13%) HP