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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 85 68 85
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +17
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 27 25 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.80% 1.87% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.62% 7.89% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 16 9 7
Average salary £33,000 £31,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +3.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,400 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £39,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
408 317 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.20% 23.69% 28.47%
Number of salaries quoted 242 193 239
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,375 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 October 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 34 (82.93%) ISEB
2 27 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (53.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (51.22%) Finance
5 17 (41.46%) Software Testing
6 14 (34.15%) QA
6 14 (34.15%) Regression Testing
7 11 (26.83%) Mobile App
8 10 (24.39%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (21.95%) Test Planning
10 8 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
10 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
11 7 (17.07%) C#
11 7 (17.07%) .NET
11 7 (17.07%) Selenium
12 6 (14.63%) JIRA
12 6 (14.63%) Test Scripting
12 6 (14.63%) Ruby
12 6 (14.63%) FogBugz
12 6 (14.63%) Waterfall
12 6 (14.63%) Bugzilla
12 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
12 6 (14.63%) Perl
12 6 (14.63%) SQL
12 6 (14.63%) Python
12 6 (14.63%) QuickTest Pro
13 5 (12.20%) VMware
13 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
13 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (4.88%) Data Mart
3 2 (4.88%) OLAP
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.88%) Star Schema
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Selenium
2 6 (14.63%) JIRA
2 6 (14.63%) FogBugz
2 6 (14.63%) Bugzilla
2 6 (14.63%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (7.32%) Fiddler
General
1 21 (51.22%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
2 4 (9.76%) Retail
2 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.32%) Back Office
4 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (51.22%) Analyst
2 19 (46.34%) Test Analyst
3 10 (24.39%) Tester
4 7 (17.07%) Test Manager
4 7 (17.07%) QA Tester
5 4 (9.76%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) QA Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Quality Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) QA Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Test Leader
6 3 (7.32%) QA Test Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Programme Test Manager
7 2 (4.88%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) .NET
2 3 (7.32%) CSS
2 3 (7.32%) XML
2 3 (7.32%) HTML
3 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.88%) EPoS
3 1 (2.44%) Social Media
3 1 (2.44%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) UNIX
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (41.46%) Software Testing
3 14 (34.15%) Regression Testing
4 9 (21.95%) Test Planning
5 8 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (14.63%) Test Scripting
6 6 (14.63%) Waterfall
7 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
7 5 (12.20%) V-Model
7 5 (12.20%) Test Strategy
7 5 (12.20%) Automated Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Security Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Test Management
7 5 (12.20%) Release Management
8 4 (9.76%) Manual Testing
8 4 (9.76%) System Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Information Assurance
8 4 (9.76%) Product Management
8 4 (9.76%) BDD
8 4 (9.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) C#
2 6 (14.63%) Ruby
2 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
2 6 (14.63%) Perl
2 6 (14.63%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) Python
3 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (82.93%) ISEB
2 22 (53.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (12.20%) Degree
4 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (34.15%) QA
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) VMware
3 4 (9.76%) HP
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle
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