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 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 82 71 90
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +19
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 8 37 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.71% 2.33% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.02% 7.69% 5.24%
Number of salaries quoted 6 34 13
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +39.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £35,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £51,750 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
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
265 481 420
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 23.64% 30.27% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 177 317 251
Median salary £47,500 £44,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% +7.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £25,200 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of job ads across the Edinburgh region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 September 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 28 (87.50%) ISEB
2 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (34.38%) Finance
4 10 (31.25%) Software Testing
4 10 (31.25%) Test Management
5 9 (28.13%) QA
6 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 8 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 8 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 7 (21.88%) Hyper-V
7 7 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (21.88%) Python
7 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (21.88%) VMware
8 6 (18.75%) Automated Testing
8 6 (18.75%) JIRA
8 6 (18.75%) Degree
8 6 (18.75%) C#
8 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
8 6 (18.75%) SQL
8 6 (18.75%) Bugzilla
8 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
8 6 (18.75%) Test Strategy
8 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (15.63%) SDLC
9 5 (15.63%) Mobile App
9 5 (15.63%) FogBugz
9 5 (15.63%) Ruby
9 5 (15.63%) Apple iOS

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) LAN
1 5 (15.63%) WAN
2 1 (3.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (18.75%) Bugzilla
2 6 (18.75%) JIRA
3 5 (15.63%) FogBugz
4 4 (12.50%) Selenium
5 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.25%) HP UFT
5 2 (6.25%) Subversion
6 1 (3.13%) Appium
6 1 (3.13%) Protractor
6 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.13%) TestLink
6 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 6 (18.75%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Test Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Manual Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (3.13%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.63%) Mobile App
3 3 (9.38%) EPoS
4 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Android
1 5 (15.63%) Apple iOS
1 5 (15.63%) Mac OS X
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (31.25%) Software Testing
2 10 (31.25%) Test Management
3 8 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 8 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 6 (18.75%) Automated Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 6 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
5 5 (15.63%) SDLC
6 4 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Scrum
7 3 (9.38%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
7 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.25%) Defect Management
8 2 (6.25%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) Python
2 6 (18.75%) C#
2 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 6 (18.75%) SQL
3 5 (15.63%) Ruby
4 3 (9.38%) Java
5 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (87.50%) ISEB
2 8 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (18.75%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) Hyper-V
1 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) XenApp
2 5 (15.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) VMware
2 5 (15.63%) Citrix
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.50%) HP