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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 52 91 85
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 50 16 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.44% 1.07% 1.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.52% 4.21% 3.96%
Number of salaries quoted 47 8 6
Average salary £47,500 £31,750 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+49.60% +11.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,600 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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
434 380 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 29.85% 25.44% 27.04%
Number of salaries quoted 300 242 164
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 July 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 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 54 (71.05%) ISEB
2 35 (46.05%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (38.16%) Software Testing
4 27 (35.53%) Test Management
5 26 (34.21%) Waterfall
5 26 (34.21%) Finance
6 25 (32.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (27.63%) Mentoring
7 21 (27.63%) Test Scripting
7 21 (27.63%) QA
8 19 (25.00%) Banking
9 18 (23.68%) HP UFT
10 16 (21.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 16 (21.05%) V-Model
11 15 (19.74%) Test Strategy
12 14 (18.42%) Test Planning
12 14 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
13 13 (17.11%) Security Testing
13 13 (17.11%) Information Assurance
13 13 (17.11%) JavaScript
14 12 (15.79%) FATCA
14 12 (15.79%) Coaching
14 12 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (14.47%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (14.47%) SQL
15 11 (14.47%) HP
16 10 (13.16%) Python
16 10 (13.16%) Ruby
16 10 (13.16%) Degree
17 9 (11.84%) TDD

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (3.95%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) LAN
1 5 (6.58%) WAN
2 3 (3.95%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (23.68%) HP UFT
2 7 (9.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (7.89%) FogBugz
3 6 (7.89%) Bugzilla
3 6 (7.89%) JIRA
4 5 (6.58%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.26%) Selenium
6 3 (3.95%) Maven
6 3 (3.95%) JUnit
6 3 (3.95%) Eclipse
6 3 (3.95%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.95%) Selenium IDE
6 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.63%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.63%) JMeter
8 1 (1.32%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.32%) MSTest
8 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 26 (34.21%) Finance
2 19 (25.00%) Banking
3 5 (6.58%) Retail
3 5 (6.58%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.63%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (36.84%) Test Manager
2 20 (26.32%) Analyst
3 19 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 13 (17.11%) Tester
5 10 (13.16%) Automation Tester
6 7 (9.21%) Test Leader
7 6 (7.89%) Performance Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) Performance Test Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Programme Manager
9 3 (3.95%) Programme Test Manager
9 3 (3.95%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Test Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.63%) QA Tester
11 1 (1.32%) Senior Test Engineer
11 1 (1.32%) QA Engineer
11 1 (1.32%) Senior Test Analyst
11 1 (1.32%) Software Test Engineer
11 1 (1.32%) Automation Test Analyst
11 1 (1.32%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) HTML
1 3 (3.95%) EJB
1 3 (3.95%) CSS
1 3 (3.95%) Ajax
1 3 (3.95%) Dojo
1 3 (3.95%) jQuery
2 2 (2.63%) .NET
3 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.95%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.32%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.84%) Windows
2 5 (6.58%) Mac OS X
2 5 (6.58%) Android
2 5 (6.58%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (1.32%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (46.05%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (38.16%) Software Testing
3 27 (35.53%) Test Management
4 26 (34.21%) Waterfall
5 21 (27.63%) Test Scripting
5 21 (27.63%) Mentoring
6 16 (21.05%) V-Model
7 15 (19.74%) Test Strategy
8 14 (18.42%) Test Planning
9 13 (17.11%) Information Assurance
9 13 (17.11%) Security Testing
10 12 (15.79%) Coaching
11 11 (14.47%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (11.84%) TDD
13 8 (10.53%) BDD
13 8 (10.53%) SDLC
14 7 (9.21%) Performance Testing
15 6 (7.89%) Line Management
16 5 (6.58%) Test Automation
16 5 (6.58%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.11%) JavaScript
2 11 (14.47%) SQL
3 10 (13.16%) Python
3 10 (13.16%) Ruby
4 5 (6.58%) Perl
5 2 (2.63%) C#
6 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 54 (71.05%) ISEB
2 25 (32.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 16 (21.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 10 (13.16%) Degree
5 3 (3.95%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (27.63%) QA
2 12 (15.79%) FATCA
System Software
1 6 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.58%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.58%) XenApp
2 5 (6.58%) XenDesktop
2 5 (6.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (14.47%) HP
2 6 (7.89%) VMware
3 5 (6.58%) Citrix
4 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft
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