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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 79 81 77
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 22 14 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.47% 1.15% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.29% 4.59% 3.21%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 10
Average salary £34,000 £30,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -17.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £27,150
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £39,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
416 305 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.81% 25.06% 31.69%
Number of salaries quoted 246 174 268
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,150 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 September 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 26 (76.47%) ISEB
2 19 (55.88%) Finance
2 19 (55.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (41.18%) Software Testing
4 11 (32.35%) QA
5 9 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (26.47%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (26.47%) Regression Testing
6 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 7 (20.59%) SQL
7 7 (20.59%) Mobile App
7 7 (20.59%) Degree
8 6 (17.65%) Selenium
8 6 (17.65%) .NET
8 6 (17.65%) C#
9 5 (14.71%) HP
9 5 (14.71%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
9 5 (14.71%) Automated Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Bugzilla
9 5 (14.71%) Scrum
9 5 (14.71%) JIRA
9 5 (14.71%) FogBugz
9 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
9 5 (14.71%) BDD
10 4 (11.76%) Analytics
10 4 (11.76%) Ruby
10 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
10 4 (11.76%) System Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.88%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.94%) Star Schema
4 1 (2.94%) Data Mart
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) OLAP
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Selenium
2 5 (14.71%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (14.71%) Bugzilla
2 5 (14.71%) JIRA
2 5 (14.71%) FogBugz
3 3 (8.82%) Fiddler
4 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (55.88%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Back Office
3 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) Analyst
2 16 (47.06%) Test Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Test Manager
3 6 (17.65%) Tester
4 5 (14.71%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) QA Tester
5 4 (11.76%) QA Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Test Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Software Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) QA Test Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Programme Test Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.88%) Programme Manager
7 2 (5.88%) QA Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Quality Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) CSS
2 3 (8.82%) XML
2 3 (8.82%) HTML
3 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.94%) EPoS
2 1 (2.94%) Statistics
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) UNIX
2 1 (2.94%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Software Testing
2 9 (26.47%) Regression Testing
2 9 (26.47%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (14.71%) Automated Testing
4 5 (14.71%) Scrum
4 5 (14.71%) BDD
4 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
5 4 (11.76%) Analytics
5 4 (11.76%) System Testing
5 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
5 4 (11.76%) Risk Management
5 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 4 (11.76%) Product Management
6 3 (8.82%) Waterfall
6 3 (8.82%) Security Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Test Management
6 3 (8.82%) Release Management
6 3 (8.82%) V-Model
7 2 (5.88%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) SQL
2 6 (17.65%) C#
3 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.76%) Perl
3 4 (11.76%) Python
3 4 (11.76%) Ruby
4 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (76.47%) ISEB
2 19 (55.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (20.59%) 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 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) HP
3 4 (11.76%) VMware
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle
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