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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 64 94 80
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -14
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 41 17 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.88% 1.10% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.51% 4.75% 4.29%
Number of salaries quoted 38 10 6
Average salary £47,500 £33,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.79% +17.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,400 £28,200 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £33,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +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
390 358 326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.35% 23.17% 27.60%
Number of salaries quoted 266 229 170
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 7 July 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 51 (70.83%) ISEB
2 34 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (41.67%) Finance
4 29 (40.28%) Software Testing
5 26 (36.11%) Waterfall
6 25 (34.72%) Test Management
6 25 (34.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 20 (27.78%) Mentoring
7 20 (27.78%) QA
7 20 (27.78%) Banking
8 19 (26.39%) Test Scripting
9 18 (25.00%) V-Model
10 16 (22.22%) HP UFT
11 14 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
11 14 (19.44%) Coaching
11 14 (19.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 13 (18.06%) Test Planning
12 13 (18.06%) Security Testing
12 13 (18.06%) Test Strategy
12 13 (18.06%) Information Assurance
13 12 (16.67%) FATCA
14 11 (15.28%) HP
14 11 (15.28%) JavaScript
15 10 (13.89%) SQL
15 10 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (11.11%) Ruby
16 8 (11.11%) Degree
16 8 (11.11%) Python
17 7 (9.72%) Windows

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) LAN
1 4 (5.56%) WAN
2 3 (4.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (22.22%) HP UFT
2 5 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.94%) Cucumber
3 4 (5.56%) FogBugz
3 4 (5.56%) Bugzilla
3 4 (5.56%) JIRA
3 4 (5.56%) Selenium
4 3 (4.17%) Maven
4 3 (4.17%) JUnit
4 3 (4.17%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.17%) Selenium IDE
4 3 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.17%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.78%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.78%) JMeter
6 1 (1.39%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.39%) MSTest
6 1 (1.39%) SpecFlow
General
1 30 (41.67%) Finance
2 20 (27.78%) Banking
3 5 (6.94%) Retail
3 5 (6.94%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.78%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (37.50%) Test Manager
2 17 (23.61%) Test Analyst
2 17 (23.61%) Analyst
3 13 (18.06%) Tester
4 10 (13.89%) Automation Tester
5 8 (11.11%) Test Leader
6 5 (6.94%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Performance Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Performance Test Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Programme Test Manager
9 2 (2.78%) QA Tester
9 2 (2.78%) Programme Manager
10 1 (1.39%) Software Engineer
10 1 (1.39%) Graduate
10 1 (1.39%) Coordinator
10 1 (1.39%) Senior Analyst
10 1 (1.39%) Performance Tester
10 1 (1.39%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) EJB
1 3 (4.17%) CSS
1 3 (4.17%) Ajax
1 3 (4.17%) Dojo
1 3 (4.17%) jQuery
1 3 (4.17%) HTML
2 2 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.72%) Windows
2 4 (5.56%) Linux
2 4 (5.56%) Mac OS X
2 4 (5.56%) Android
2 4 (5.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.39%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (40.28%) Software Testing
3 26 (36.11%) Waterfall
4 25 (34.72%) Test Management
5 20 (27.78%) Mentoring
6 19 (26.39%) Test Scripting
7 18 (25.00%) V-Model
8 14 (19.44%) Coaching
9 13 (18.06%) Information Assurance
9 13 (18.06%) Security Testing
9 13 (18.06%) Test Strategy
9 13 (18.06%) Test Planning
10 10 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (9.72%) TDD
11 7 (9.72%) Analytics
11 7 (9.72%) SDLC
12 6 (8.33%) BDD
13 5 (6.94%) Performance Testing
13 5 (6.94%) Test Automation
13 5 (6.94%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.28%) JavaScript
2 10 (13.89%) SQL
3 8 (11.11%) Python
3 8 (11.11%) Ruby
4 4 (5.56%) Perl
5 2 (2.78%) C#
6 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 51 (70.83%) ISEB
2 25 (34.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (19.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 8 (11.11%) Degree
5 5 (6.94%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (27.78%) QA
2 12 (16.67%) FATCA
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (5.56%) Hyper-V
1 4 (5.56%) XenApp
1 4 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) HP
2 4 (5.56%) Citrix
2 4 (5.56%) VMware
3 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
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