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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 61 86 85
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 50 23 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.20% 1.53% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.29% 5.58% 5.02%
Number of salaries quoted 47 12 9
Average salary £47,500 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.70% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £48,500 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
486 412 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 31.11% 27.47% 24.61%
Number of salaries quoted 329 242 170
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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 3 September 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 44 (59.46%) ISEB
1 44 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (48.65%) Waterfall
3 31 (41.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 31 (41.89%) Test Management
4 27 (36.49%) Test Scripting
5 20 (27.03%) HP UFT
5 20 (27.03%) Test Strategy
5 20 (27.03%) V-Model
6 19 (25.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 19 (25.68%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (25.68%) Finance
7 18 (24.32%) Software Testing
7 18 (24.32%) QA
8 16 (21.62%) Test Planning
9 15 (20.27%) Mentoring
10 14 (18.92%) HP Quality Center
11 13 (17.57%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (16.22%) TDD
12 12 (16.22%) Performance Testing
13 11 (14.86%) HP
13 11 (14.86%) SQL
13 11 (14.86%) BDD
14 10 (13.51%) Coaching
14 10 (13.51%) JavaScript
14 10 (13.51%) Degree
15 9 (12.16%) Banking
15 9 (12.16%) Windows
16 8 (10.81%) Asset Management
17 7 (9.46%) Retail

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 4 (5.41%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) LAN
1 5 (6.76%) WAN
2 4 (5.41%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 20 (27.03%) HP UFT
2 7 (9.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (8.11%) Cucumber
3 6 (8.11%) FogBugz
3 6 (8.11%) Bugzilla
3 6 (8.11%) JIRA
4 5 (6.76%) Selenium
5 4 (5.41%) Maven
5 4 (5.41%) LoadRunner
5 4 (5.41%) JUnit
5 4 (5.41%) Eclipse
5 4 (5.41%) Selenium IDE
5 4 (5.41%) Jenkins
5 4 (5.41%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.70%) JMeter
7 1 (1.35%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.35%) MSTest
7 1 (1.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (25.68%) Finance
2 9 (12.16%) Banking
3 7 (9.46%) Retail
3 7 (9.46%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.70%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (36.49%) Test Manager
2 20 (27.03%) Analyst
3 19 (25.68%) Test Analyst
4 14 (18.92%) Tester
5 11 (14.86%) Automation Tester
6 9 (12.16%) Performance Analyst
6 9 (12.16%) Performance Test Analyst
7 6 (8.11%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Programme Test Manager
9 3 (4.05%) Programme Manager
10 2 (2.70%) Consultant
10 2 (2.70%) QA Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Performance Tester
10 2 (2.70%) Performance Consultant
11 1 (1.35%) Automation Analyst
11 1 (1.35%) Graduate Software Tester
11 1 (1.35%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) HTML
1 4 (5.41%) EJB
1 4 (5.41%) CSS
1 4 (5.41%) Ajax
1 4 (5.41%) Dojo
1 4 (5.41%) jQuery
2 1 (1.35%) Web Services
2 1 (1.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.68%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.35%) EPoS
4 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.16%) Windows
2 5 (6.76%) Mac OS X
2 5 (6.76%) Android
2 5 (6.76%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.41%) Linux
4 1 (1.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (48.65%) Waterfall
3 31 (41.89%) Test Management
4 27 (36.49%) Test Scripting
5 20 (27.03%) V-Model
5 20 (27.03%) Test Strategy
6 18 (24.32%) Software Testing
7 16 (21.62%) Test Planning
8 15 (20.27%) Mentoring
9 13 (17.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (16.22%) Performance Testing
10 12 (16.22%) TDD
11 11 (14.86%) BDD
12 10 (13.51%) Coaching
13 8 (10.81%) Asset Management
14 7 (9.46%) Line Management
15 6 (8.11%) Test Automation
16 5 (6.76%) Project Planning
17 4 (5.41%) Automated Testing
17 4 (5.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.86%) SQL
2 10 (13.51%) JavaScript
3 6 (8.11%) Python
3 6 (8.11%) Ruby
4 1 (1.35%) C#
4 1 (1.35%) Perl
4 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (59.46%) ISEB
2 31 (41.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 19 (25.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 10 (13.51%) Degree
5 2 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (24.32%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.76%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.76%) XenApp
2 5 (6.76%) XenDesktop
2 5 (6.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (18.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (14.86%) HP
2 6 (8.11%) VMware
3 5 (6.76%) Citrix
4 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Good Career Benefits Package
Posted: 24 days ago