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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 66 80 77
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 33 23 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.54% 1.65% 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.69% 6.55% 3.42%
Number of salaries quoted 18 9 6
Average salary £44,000 £32,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.38% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,850 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £39,900 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
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
429 351 380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 33.03% 25.23% 34.05%
Number of salaries quoted 276 212 233
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -21.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 6 March 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 50 (94.34%) ISEB
2 34 (64.15%) Finance
3 30 (56.60%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (45.28%) Software Testing
5 21 (39.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 19 (35.85%) Waterfall
7 18 (33.96%) Coaching
8 17 (32.08%) V-Model
9 16 (30.19%) Information Assurance
9 16 (30.19%) Security Testing
9 16 (30.19%) Mentoring
9 16 (30.19%) Analytics
10 15 (28.30%) Banking
11 14 (26.42%) QA
12 12 (22.64%) FATCA
13 9 (16.98%) Test Management
14 8 (15.09%) Regression Testing
15 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
15 7 (13.21%) Perl
15 7 (13.21%) Python
15 7 (13.21%) ISEB Practitioner
15 7 (13.21%) Test Scripting
15 7 (13.21%) Resource Management
15 7 (13.21%) Ruby
16 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
16 5 (9.43%) User Acceptance Testing
16 5 (9.43%) Mobile App
17 4 (7.55%) Test Planning
17 4 (7.55%) Test Strategy
17 4 (7.55%) HP Quality Center

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) OLAP
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (1.89%) Star Schema
2 1 (1.89%) Data Mart
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.89%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.77%) Bugzilla
2 2 (3.77%) JIRA
3 1 (1.89%) Selenium
3 1 (1.89%) MSTest
3 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.89%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.89%) FogBugz
General
1 34 (64.15%) Finance
2 15 (28.30%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Back Office
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (33.96%) Analyst
2 17 (32.08%) Test Manager
2 17 (32.08%) Test Analyst
3 11 (20.75%) Test Leader
4 8 (15.09%) Tester
5 6 (11.32%) QA Tester
6 3 (5.66%) QA Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) QA Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Quality Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Lead Test Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) Quality Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) QA Test Manager
8 1 (1.89%) Web Tester
8 1 (1.89%) Software Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Automation Tester
8 1 (1.89%) Head of Testing
8 1 (1.89%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) Manual Tester
8 1 (1.89%) Data Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.77%) EPoS
2 2 (3.77%) Social Media
3 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (56.60%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (45.28%) Software Testing
3 19 (35.85%) Waterfall
4 18 (33.96%) Coaching
5 17 (32.08%) V-Model
6 16 (30.19%) Information Assurance
6 16 (30.19%) Security Testing
6 16 (30.19%) Analytics
6 16 (30.19%) Mentoring
7 9 (16.98%) Test Management
8 8 (15.09%) Regression Testing
9 7 (13.21%) Resource Management
9 7 (13.21%) Test Scripting
10 5 (9.43%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (7.55%) Test Strategy
11 4 (7.55%) Automated Testing
11 4 (7.55%) Test Planning
12 3 (5.66%) User Stories
12 3 (5.66%) Manual Testing
12 3 (5.66%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
1 7 (13.21%) Perl
1 7 (13.21%) Python
1 7 (13.21%) Ruby
2 4 (7.55%) C#
3 3 (5.66%) SQL
4 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (94.34%) ISEB
2 21 (39.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (13.21%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.42%) QA
2 12 (22.64%) FATCA
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.66%) VMware
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.77%) HP
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle
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