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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 83 85 103
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +18
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 14 20 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.10% 1.48% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.02% 5.41% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5 17 0
Average salary £35,000 £44,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.45% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £38,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +26.66%
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
348 370 340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.36% 27.47% 24.55%
Number of salaries quoted 229 248 195
Average salary £47,500 £44,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 5 February 2016.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (83.33%) ISEB
2 23 (76.67%) ISTQB
3 21 (70.00%) Software Testing
4 16 (53.33%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (40.00%) HP UFT
5 12 (40.00%) Waterfall
6 11 (36.67%) Finance
7 10 (33.33%) Selenium
7 10 (33.33%) Test Management
8 9 (30.00%) Performance Testing
8 9 (30.00%) Security Testing
8 9 (30.00%) QA
8 9 (30.00%) Degree
8 9 (30.00%) Information Assurance
9 7 (23.33%) Android
9 7 (23.33%) Apple iOS
9 7 (23.33%) JIRA
9 7 (23.33%) Banking
9 7 (23.33%) Retail
9 7 (23.33%) Mobile App
9 7 (23.33%) SDLC
10 6 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (20.00%) Test Planning
10 6 (20.00%) HP
11 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (16.67%) V-Model
12 4 (13.33%) Data Migration
12 4 (13.33%) BDD
12 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.67%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) HP UFT
2 10 (33.33%) Selenium
3 7 (23.33%) JIRA
4 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner
4 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 11 (36.67%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) Banking
2 7 (23.33%) Retail
3 4 (13.33%) Retail Banking
4 3 (10.00%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (3.33%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Analyst
1 13 (43.33%) Test Analyst
2 11 (36.67%) Test Leader
3 7 (23.33%) QA Leader
4 3 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Junior
5 2 (6.67%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Junior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Data Extraction
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Android
1 7 (23.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) Software Testing
2 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 10 (33.33%) Test Management
5 9 (30.00%) Information Assurance
5 9 (30.00%) Performance Testing
5 9 (30.00%) Security Testing
6 7 (23.33%) SDLC
7 6 (20.00%) Test Planning
8 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (16.67%) V-Model
9 4 (13.33%) BDD
9 4 (13.33%) Data Migration
9 4 (13.33%) Migration
9 4 (13.33%) Scrum
9 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
10 3 (10.00%) CRM
10 3 (10.00%) ETL
10 3 (10.00%) Project Management
10 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) C#
2 3 (10.00%) Java
2 3 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (83.33%) ISEB
2 23 (76.67%) ISTQB
3 9 (30.00%) Degree
4 6 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 16 (53.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) HP
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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