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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 80 91 76
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -15
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 19 12 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.40% 0.88% 1.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.21% 3.96% 4.21%
Number of salaries quoted 15 6 11
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 £36,500 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
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
365 303 404
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 26.90% 22.21% 35.44%
Number of salaries quoted 256 174 271
Average salary £44,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.71% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £22,500 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £52,500
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 23 January 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 38 (92.68%) ISEB
2 32 (78.05%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (68.29%) Finance
4 27 (65.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (46.34%) Waterfall
6 18 (43.90%) V-Model
7 16 (39.02%) Analytics
8 13 (31.71%) Coaching
9 12 (29.27%) Software Testing
10 11 (26.83%) QA
11 10 (24.39%) Regression Testing
12 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
13 7 (17.07%) Mobile App
14 6 (14.63%) Mentoring
14 6 (14.63%) Resource Management
14 6 (14.63%) Ruby
14 6 (14.63%) ISEB Practitioner
14 6 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
14 6 (14.63%) Perl
14 6 (14.63%) Python
14 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
15 5 (12.20%) C#
15 5 (12.20%) VMware
15 5 (12.20%) .NET
15 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
15 5 (12.20%) Security Testing
15 5 (12.20%) Test Management
15 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
15 5 (12.20%) User Stories

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.44%) Star Schema
3 1 (2.44%) OLAP
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (2.44%) Data Mart
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (9.76%) JIRA
1 4 (9.76%) Bugzilla
2 3 (7.32%) FogBugz
3 2 (4.88%) Selenium
3 2 (4.88%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 28 (68.29%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Back Office
3 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Analyst
2 14 (34.15%) Test Analyst
3 9 (21.95%) Tester
4 8 (19.51%) Test Manager
4 8 (19.51%) Test Leader
5 6 (14.63%) QA Tester
6 4 (9.76%) QA Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Quality Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) QA Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Software Tester
8 2 (4.88%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Senior Software Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Analyst Developer
9 1 (2.44%) QA Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Data Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.32%) EPoS
3 2 (4.88%) Social Media
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.44%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) VMS
2 1 (2.44%) UNIX
2 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (78.05%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (46.34%) Waterfall
3 18 (43.90%) V-Model
4 16 (39.02%) Analytics
5 13 (31.71%) Coaching
6 12 (29.27%) Software Testing
7 10 (24.39%) Regression Testing
8 6 (14.63%) Mentoring
8 6 (14.63%) Resource Management
8 6 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (12.20%) Security Testing
9 5 (12.20%) Test Management
9 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
9 5 (12.20%) User Stories
9 5 (12.20%) Test Strategy
10 4 (9.76%) Test Planning
10 4 (9.76%) Manual Testing
10 4 (9.76%) Information Assurance
10 4 (9.76%) Automated Testing
11 3 (7.32%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) Ruby
1 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
1 6 (14.63%) Perl
1 6 (14.63%) Python
2 5 (12.20%) C#
3 4 (9.76%) SQL
4 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (92.68%) ISEB
2 27 (65.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (14.63%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.83%) QA
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) VMware
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) HP
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