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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 80 72 86
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +14
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 11 26 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.02% 2.09% 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.80% 8.18% 4.93%
Number of salaries quoted 4 20 14
Median salary £37,500 £47,250 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.63% +7.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,450 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,800 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

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
229 318 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.14% 25.54% 26.80%
Number of salaries quoted 126 218 259
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +7.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,200 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 13 (76.47%) ISEB
2 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (52.94%) Software Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Selenium
4 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 6 (35.29%) Test Planning
5 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
5 5 (29.41%) Degree
5 5 (29.41%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) C#
5 5 (29.41%) Java
6 4 (23.53%) Python
6 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
7 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
7 3 (17.65%) Android
7 3 (17.65%) Scrum
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (11.76%) Defect Tracking
8 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
8 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (11.76%) .NET
8 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
8 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
8 2 (11.76%) Linux
8 2 (11.76%) HP
8 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.88%) Appium
3 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
3 1 (5.88%) FogBugz
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) Protractor
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Test Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Senior Test Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Graduate
4 2 (11.76%) Graduate Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
1 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Android
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
3 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Software Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
3 6 (35.29%) Test Planning
4 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
5 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
7 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Wealth Management
8 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
8 1 (5.88%) BDD
8 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
8 1 (5.88%) SDLC
8 1 (5.88%) Test Management
8 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) C#
1 5 (29.41%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) Python
3 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) ISEB
2 5 (29.41%) Degree
3 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) XenApp
1 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) VMware
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