The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Edinburgh region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 87 78 67
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 18 13 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.22% 1.08% 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.69% 4.00% 5.34%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 19
Average salary £31,000 £28,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.77% -56.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £26,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £33,750 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
384 325 393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 26.02% 26.93% 34.08%
Number of salaries quoted 240 160 280
Average salary £42,000 £37,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.25% +0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,150 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISTQB
Scotland

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 31 July 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 24 (70.59%) ISEB
2 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 16 (47.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (35.29%) Software Testing
4 11 (32.35%) QA
5 9 (26.47%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (26.47%) Mobile App
5 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (23.53%) Regression Testing
6 8 (23.53%) Selenium
7 7 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (20.59%) Scrum
8 6 (17.65%) Bugzilla
8 6 (17.65%) SQL
8 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 6 (17.65%) Degree
8 6 (17.65%) JIRA
8 6 (17.65%) FogBugz
9 5 (14.71%) Fiddler
9 5 (14.71%) Test Automation
9 5 (14.71%) HTML
9 5 (14.71%) XML
9 5 (14.71%) CSS
9 5 (14.71%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
9 5 (14.71%) HP
10 4 (11.76%) C#
10 4 (11.76%) VMware
10 4 (11.76%) Risk Management
10 4 (11.76%) SQL Server

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) Data Mart
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.94%) Star Schema
3 1 (2.94%) OLAP
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Selenium
2 6 (17.65%) Bugzilla
2 6 (17.65%) JIRA
2 6 (17.65%) FogBugz
3 5 (14.71%) Fiddler
3 5 (14.71%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (5.88%) JMeter
5 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.88%) Back Office
4 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (64.71%) Analyst
2 18 (52.94%) Test Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Test Manager
3 6 (17.65%) Tester
4 5 (14.71%) Quality Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) QA Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) QA Tester
5 4 (11.76%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) QA Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Programme Manager
6 2 (5.88%) QA Test Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Programme Test Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.94%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Senior QA Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Senior QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) HTML
1 5 (14.71%) XML
1 5 (14.71%) CSS
2 4 (11.76%) .NET
3 3 (8.82%) Web Services
4 2 (5.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.88%) Open Source
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Statistics
3 1 (2.94%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) UNIX
2 1 (2.94%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Software Testing
2 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (23.53%) Regression Testing
4 7 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Scrum
5 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 5 (14.71%) Test Automation
7 4 (11.76%) Risk Management
7 4 (11.76%) Product Management
7 4 (11.76%) System Testing
7 4 (11.76%) BDD
7 4 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 4 (11.76%) Analytics
8 3 (8.82%) Waterfall
8 3 (8.82%) Test Management
8 3 (8.82%) V-Model
8 3 (8.82%) Release Management
9 2 (5.88%) Workflow
9 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) C#
3 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.88%) Perl
3 2 (5.88%) Python
3 2 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (70.59%) ISEB
2 16 (47.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (17.65%) Degree
4 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (32.35%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
1 5 (14.71%) HP
2 4 (11.76%) VMware
3 3 (8.82%) JBoss
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle