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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 88 106 81
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -25
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 11 7 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.83% 0.45% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.64% 2.05% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 10 4 2
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,800 £35,000 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £59,500 £36,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
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
302 342 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 22.81% 21.95% 26.69%
Number of salaries quoted 188 214 167
Average salary £44,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £25,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,000 £55,000
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 29 May 2015.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 27 (90.00%) ISEB
2 24 (80.00%) ISTQB
3 21 (70.00%) Finance
4 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (56.67%) V-Model
5 17 (56.67%) Waterfall
6 16 (53.33%) Analytics
7 12 (40.00%) Coaching
8 10 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
8 10 (33.33%) Mentoring
9 8 (26.67%) Resource Management
10 7 (23.33%) Test Planning
11 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
11 6 (20.00%) Degree
11 6 (20.00%) Test Management
11 6 (20.00%) SQL
12 5 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
12 5 (16.67%) HP
12 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
12 5 (16.67%) QA
12 5 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (13.33%) Performance Metrics
13 4 (13.33%) JIRA
13 4 (13.33%) Business Development
13 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
13 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
14 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
14 2 (6.67%) CSS3

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 5 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (13.33%) JIRA
2 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.67%) FogBugz
3 2 (6.67%) Bugzilla
3 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (70.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Analyst
1 11 (36.67%) Test Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Test Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Test Leader
3 4 (13.33%) Tester
4 3 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Graduate Software Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Test Coordinator
6 1 (3.33%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.33%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.33%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) CSS3
1 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (6.67%) CSS
1 2 (6.67%) XML
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
1 2 (6.67%) HTML
1 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (6.67%) Ajax
1 2 (6.67%) jQuery
1 2 (6.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (6.67%) Mac OS X
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
1 2 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) V-Model
2 17 (56.67%) Waterfall
3 16 (53.33%) Analytics
4 12 (40.00%) Coaching
5 10 (33.33%) Mentoring
6 8 (26.67%) Resource Management
7 7 (23.33%) Test Planning
8 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
8 6 (20.00%) Test Management
9 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (13.33%) Business Development
11 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
11 2 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
11 2 (6.67%) Validation
11 2 (6.67%) MVC
11 2 (6.67%) System Testing
11 2 (6.67%) Investment Management
11 2 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (6.67%) C#
2 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.67%) Python
2 2 (6.67%) XPath
2 2 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (90.00%) ISEB
2 24 (80.00%) ISTQB
3 10 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 6 (20.00%) Degree
5 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) 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 5 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Citrix
2 2 (6.67%) VMware
2 2 (6.67%) Telerik
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