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

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 76 96 84
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 27 13 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.99% 0.81% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.78% 3.60% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 1
Average salary £46,000 £35,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.42% -26.31%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
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
347 361 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 25.55% 22.38% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 201 231 175
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,050 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
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 6 May 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 44 (95.65%) ISEB
2 34 (73.91%) Finance
3 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (47.83%) Waterfall
5 20 (43.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (43.48%) V-Model
6 19 (41.30%) Software Testing
6 19 (41.30%) Coaching
7 18 (39.13%) Mentoring
7 18 (39.13%) Analytics
8 15 (32.61%) Information Assurance
8 15 (32.61%) Security Testing
9 14 (30.43%) Banking
10 12 (26.09%) FATCA
11 9 (19.57%) ISEB Practitioner
11 9 (19.57%) Resource Management
12 7 (15.22%) QA
13 6 (13.04%) Test Management
14 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
14 5 (10.87%) Ruby
14 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
14 5 (10.87%) Python
15 4 (8.70%) Perl
15 4 (8.70%) Test Strategy
16 3 (6.52%) SQL
16 3 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
16 3 (6.52%) Manual Testing
16 3 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
16 3 (6.52%) Automated Testing
17 2 (4.35%) Degree

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) LAN
1 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.17%) Bugzilla
2 1 (2.17%) JIRA
2 1 (2.17%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.17%) MSTest
2 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.17%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.17%) FogBugz
General
1 34 (73.91%) Finance
2 14 (30.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (39.13%) Test Manager
2 12 (26.09%) Test Analyst
2 12 (26.09%) Analyst
3 10 (21.74%) Test Leader
4 4 (8.70%) Tester
5 2 (4.35%) Automation Tester
5 2 (4.35%) QA Tester
6 1 (2.17%) Head of Testing
6 1 (2.17%) Graduate Software Tester
6 1 (2.17%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Graduate
6 1 (2.17%) Software Tester
6 1 (2.17%) Systems Tester
6 1 (2.17%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Windows
1 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
1 1 (2.17%) Android
1 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (47.83%) Waterfall
3 20 (43.48%) V-Model
4 19 (41.30%) Coaching
4 19 (41.30%) Software Testing
5 18 (39.13%) Mentoring
5 18 (39.13%) Analytics
6 15 (32.61%) Information Assurance
6 15 (32.61%) Security Testing
7 9 (19.57%) Resource Management
8 6 (13.04%) Test Management
9 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
10 4 (8.70%) Test Strategy
11 3 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (6.52%) Manual Testing
11 3 (6.52%) Automated Testing
12 2 (4.35%) Content Management
12 2 (4.35%) ETL
12 2 (4.35%) Regression Testing
12 2 (4.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
1 5 (10.87%) Python
1 5 (10.87%) Ruby
2 4 (8.70%) Perl
3 3 (6.52%) SQL
4 2 (4.35%) C#
5 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (95.65%) ISEB
2 20 (43.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (19.57%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.09%) FATCA
2 7 (15.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.17%) XenApp
1 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.35%) HP
2 1 (2.17%) Citrix
2 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.17%) VMware
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