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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 80 74 91
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +17
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 10 27 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.91% 1.90% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.18% 7.40% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3 24 13
Median salary £37,500 £47,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-21.05% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,450 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £47,500 £49,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
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
239 365 385
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.75% 25.70% 26.17%
Number of salaries quoted 141 241 266
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of job ads across the Edinburgh region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 8 December 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 20 (83.33%) ISEB
2 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (41.67%) Software Testing
3 10 (41.67%) Test Planning
4 8 (33.33%) Python
5 7 (29.17%) C#
5 7 (29.17%) Degree
5 7 (29.17%) Test Automation
5 7 (29.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (25.00%) Android
6 6 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (25.00%) Selenium
6 6 (25.00%) Java
6 6 (25.00%) SQL
6 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (25.00%) VMware
6 6 (25.00%) Finance
7 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
7 5 (20.83%) QA
7 5 (20.83%) Test Management
8 4 (16.67%) Ruby
8 4 (16.67%) JIRA
8 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
8 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
8 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
8 4 (16.67%) XenApp
8 4 (16.67%) XenDesktop

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) LAN
1 4 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Selenium
1 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (16.67%) Bugzilla
2 4 (16.67%) FogBugz
2 4 (16.67%) JIRA
3 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.33%) SpecFlow
3 2 (8.33%) Subversion
3 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.17%) Appium
4 1 (4.17%) Protractor
4 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 3 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Graduate
4 2 (8.33%) Graduate Test Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Manual Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (12.50%) EPoS
3 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Android
2 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 4 (16.67%) Mac OS X
2 4 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) Software Testing
2 10 (41.67%) Test Planning
3 7 (29.17%) Test Automation
4 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (20.83%) Test Management
6 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Scrum
7 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (8.33%) Defect Tracking
8 2 (8.33%) SDLC
8 2 (8.33%) Wealth Management
9 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
9 1 (4.17%) TDD
9 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
9 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) Python
2 7 (29.17%) C#
3 6 (25.00%) Java
3 6 (25.00%) SQL
4 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
5 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 4 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (83.33%) ISEB
2 7 (29.17%) Degree
2 7 (29.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) XenApp
2 4 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) VMware
2 4 (16.67%) Citrix
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) HP