The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 86 93 80
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 19 12 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.35% 0.84% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.31% 3.86% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 10
Average salary £44,000 £25,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+76.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £27,600 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
ISTQB
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
358 311 361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 25.52% 21.75% 31.01%
Number of salaries quoted 255 182 237
Average salary £45,000 £36,947 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.79% -1.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Edinburgh region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing ISTQB 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.

1 42 (95.45%) ISEB
2 33 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (61.36%) Finance
4 26 (59.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (36.36%) Waterfall
6 14 (31.82%) Software Testing
6 14 (31.82%) QA
6 14 (31.82%) V-Model
7 13 (29.55%) Regression Testing
7 13 (29.55%) Analytics
8 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
8 9 (20.45%) Coaching
9 8 (18.18%) Mobile App
9 8 (18.18%) Test Planning
10 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
10 7 (15.91%) Perl
10 7 (15.91%) Python
10 7 (15.91%) Ruby
10 7 (15.91%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (15.91%) Test Management
11 6 (13.64%) C#
11 6 (13.64%) .NET
11 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
11 6 (13.64%) VMware
11 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (11.36%) SQL
12 5 (11.36%) Migration
12 5 (11.36%) Bugzilla
12 5 (11.36%) Automated Testing
12 5 (11.36%) JIRA

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing ISTQB 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.55%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.27%) Star Schema
4 1 (2.27%) Data Mart
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (2.27%) OLAP
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Bugzilla
1 5 (11.36%) JIRA
2 4 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.09%) FogBugz
3 3 (6.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (6.82%) Selenium
4 1 (2.27%) Fiddler
General
1 27 (61.36%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Banking
2 4 (9.09%) Back Office
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.55%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Analyst
2 15 (34.09%) Test Analyst
3 10 (22.73%) Tester
4 8 (18.18%) Test Leader
5 7 (15.91%) QA Tester
5 7 (15.91%) Test Manager
6 5 (11.36%) QA Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) Quality Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) QA Manager
8 3 (6.82%) Software Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Test Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Lead Test Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) QA Test Manager
9 2 (4.55%) QA Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Software Tester
10 1 (2.27%) Performance Tester
10 1 (2.27%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) CSS
2 1 (2.27%) XML
2 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.82%) EPoS
3 2 (4.55%) Social Media
4 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) VMS
2 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (36.36%) Waterfall
3 14 (31.82%) V-Model
3 14 (31.82%) Software Testing
4 13 (29.55%) Regression Testing
4 13 (29.55%) Analytics
5 9 (20.45%) Coaching
6 8 (18.18%) Test Planning
7 7 (15.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (15.91%) Test Management
8 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
8 5 (11.36%) Manual Testing
8 5 (11.36%) Automated Testing
8 5 (11.36%) Security Testing
8 5 (11.36%) Migration
8 5 (11.36%) Test Strategy
8 5 (11.36%) User Stories
9 4 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 4 (9.09%) Resource Management
9 4 (9.09%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
1 7 (15.91%) Perl
1 7 (15.91%) Python
1 7 (15.91%) Ruby
2 6 (13.64%) C#
3 5 (11.36%) SQL
4 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (95.45%) ISEB
2 26 (59.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (31.82%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
1 6 (13.64%) VMware
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle
2 1 (2.27%) HP
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