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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 94 85 88
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 20 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.19% 0.27% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.09% 0.89% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 9
Average salary £33,000 £47,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.52% +72.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £47,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
393 336 398
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 23.37% 30.00% 27.89%
Number of salaries quoted 256 198 303
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 23 (71.88%) ISEB
2 13 (40.63%) Finance
2 13 (40.63%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 12 (37.50%) QA
3 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (34.38%) SQL
5 9 (28.13%) Selenium
5 9 (28.13%) Test Strategy
6 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (25.00%) Bugzilla
6 8 (25.00%) VMware
7 7 (21.88%) Scrum
7 7 (21.88%) HP
7 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
8 6 (18.75%) Automated Testing
8 6 (18.75%) JBoss
8 6 (18.75%) Web Services
8 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (15.63%) LoadRunner
9 5 (15.63%) Change Management
9 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
9 5 (15.63%) Test Management
9 5 (15.63%) Mobile App
10 4 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Analytics
10 4 (12.50%) Open Source
10 4 (12.50%) Process Improvement
10 4 (12.50%) Blog

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Selenium
2 8 (25.00%) Bugzilla
3 5 (15.63%) LoadRunner
4 4 (12.50%) JMeter
5 3 (9.38%) JIRA
5 3 (9.38%) Fiddler
5 3 (9.38%) FogBugz
6 2 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 13 (40.63%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
2 4 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (68.75%) Analyst
2 12 (37.50%) Quality Analyst
3 11 (34.38%) Test Analyst
4 7 (21.88%) Test Manager
4 7 (21.88%) Tester
5 6 (18.75%) QA Analyst
6 5 (15.63%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (12.50%) QA Tester
8 2 (6.25%) Performance Tester
9 1 (3.13%) Senior Manager
9 1 (3.13%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) Senior QA Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) Senior QA Test Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) QA Test Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) Senior Test Manager
9 1 (3.13%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) Web Services
2 4 (12.50%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) J2EE
3 3 (9.38%) CSS
3 3 (9.38%) XML
3 3 (9.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Mobile App
2 4 (12.50%) Open Source
2 4 (12.50%) Blog
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) UNIX
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Test Automation
1 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (28.13%) Test Strategy
3 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 7 (21.88%) Scrum
4 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
5 6 (18.75%) Automated Testing
5 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (15.63%) Change Management
6 5 (15.63%) Test Management
7 4 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Analytics
7 4 (12.50%) Process Improvement
7 4 (12.50%) System Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Product Management
7 4 (12.50%) SOA
7 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
8 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (6.25%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (71.88%) ISEB
2 3 (9.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (40.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) VMware
2 7 (21.88%) HP
3 6 (18.75%) JBoss
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
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