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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 86 97 81
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 22 12 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.49% 0.82% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.92% 3.15% 4.28%
Number of salaries quoted 21 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 £38,000 £29,500 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £56,000 £34,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
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
447 381 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 30.26% 25.95% 26.67%
Number of salaries quoted 314 238 162
Average salary £44,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.95% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,550
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 4 August 2015.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 25 (89.29%) ISTQB
2 20 (71.43%) ISEB
3 15 (53.57%) HP UFT
3 15 (53.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 13 (46.43%) Test Planning
4 13 (46.43%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (39.29%) Test Management
5 11 (39.29%) Software Testing
6 10 (35.71%) Finance
6 10 (35.71%) HP
6 10 (35.71%) QA
7 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
8 8 (28.57%) Degree
9 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
9 6 (21.43%) Line Management
9 6 (21.43%) Mentoring
9 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (17.86%) JIRA
11 4 (14.29%) Change Management
12 3 (10.71%) Bugzilla
12 3 (10.71%) VMware
12 3 (10.71%) Project Management
12 3 (10.71%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (10.71%) Ruby
12 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
12 3 (10.71%) SQL
12 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
12 3 (10.71%) Windows
12 3 (10.71%) Python

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (3.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) LAN
1 2 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (53.57%) HP UFT
2 5 (17.86%) JIRA
3 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (10.71%) FogBugz
3 3 (10.71%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Tester
2 8 (28.57%) Automation Tester
2 8 (28.57%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 7 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Programme Test Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Graduate
5 1 (3.57%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.57%) Graduate Software Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (3.57%) Software Tester
5 1 (3.57%) QA Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Test Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (3.57%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Mac OS X
2 2 (7.14%) Android
2 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Test Planning
2 11 (39.29%) Test Management
2 11 (39.29%) Software Testing
3 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
4 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (21.43%) Line Management
4 6 (21.43%) Mentoring
4 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 4 (14.29%) Change Management
6 3 (10.71%) V-Model
6 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
6 3 (10.71%) Process Improvement
6 3 (10.71%) Project Management
7 2 (7.14%) Analytics
7 2 (7.14%) Coaching
7 2 (7.14%) System Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Investment Management
7 2 (7.14%) Resource Management
8 1 (3.57%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
1 3 (10.71%) Python
1 3 (10.71%) Ruby
2 1 (3.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (89.29%) ISTQB
2 20 (71.43%) ISEB
3 15 (53.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 8 (28.57%) Degree
5 3 (10.71%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.14%) XenApp
2 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
2 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (46.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) HP
2 3 (10.71%) VMware
3 2 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
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