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

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 74 84 83
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 26 21 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.04% 1.53% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.41% 5.56% 5.64%
Number of salaries quoted 17 16 7
Average salary £47,000 £44,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.81% +76.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
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
351 378 337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.55% 27.55% 24.42%
Number of salaries quoted 232 256 195
Average salary £47,500 £44,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £30,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 8 February 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 36 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (51.85%) Waterfall
3 26 (48.15%) ISEB
4 25 (46.30%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (44.44%) Test Management
6 23 (42.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (31.48%) Software Testing
8 16 (29.63%) Finance
9 10 (18.52%) Degree
9 10 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (16.67%) Information Assurance
10 9 (16.67%) Security Testing
10 9 (16.67%) Banking
11 8 (14.81%) Retail
12 7 (12.96%) HP
12 7 (12.96%) C#
12 7 (12.96%) SQL
12 7 (12.96%) Test Scripting
12 7 (12.96%) V-Model
13 6 (11.11%) QA
13 6 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 6 (11.11%) Test Planning
13 6 (11.11%) Test Strategy
13 6 (11.11%) HP UFT
13 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
13 6 (11.11%) Scrum
14 5 (9.26%) Retail Banking
14 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
14 5 (9.26%) BDD
14 5 (9.26%) Selenium

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (1.85%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.70%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) HP UFT
2 5 (9.26%) Selenium
3 3 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.70%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.70%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.85%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.85%) JUnit
5 1 (1.85%) Maven
5 1 (1.85%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (1.85%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (29.63%) Finance
2 9 (16.67%) Banking
3 8 (14.81%) Retail
4 5 (9.26%) Retail Banking
5 3 (5.56%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.85%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 25 (46.30%) Test Manager
2 17 (31.48%) Analyst
2 17 (31.48%) Test Analyst
3 5 (9.26%) Test Leader
4 4 (7.41%) Tester
5 3 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) QA Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Automation Tester
6 2 (3.70%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Junior
6 2 (3.70%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Junior Test Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Test Engineer
7 1 (1.85%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) CSS
1 3 (5.56%) HTML
2 2 (3.70%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.70%) HTML5
2 2 (3.70%) jQuery
2 2 (3.70%) JSON
3 1 (1.85%) .NET
3 1 (1.85%) Ajax
3 1 (1.85%) Dojo
3 1 (1.85%) EJB
3 1 (1.85%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 25 (46.30%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (51.85%) Waterfall
3 24 (44.44%) Test Management
4 17 (31.48%) Software Testing
5 9 (16.67%) Information Assurance
5 9 (16.67%) Security Testing
6 7 (12.96%) Test Scripting
6 7 (12.96%) V-Model
7 6 (11.11%) Scrum
7 6 (11.11%) Test Planning
7 6 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 5 (9.26%) BDD
8 5 (9.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (7.41%) Coaching
9 4 (7.41%) Data Migration
9 4 (7.41%) Migration
9 4 (7.41%) Project Management
9 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (7.41%) Test Automation
10 3 (5.56%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) C#
1 7 (12.96%) SQL
2 4 (7.41%) Java
2 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.85%) C++
3 1 (1.85%) Python
3 1 (1.85%) Tcl
3 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (48.15%) ISEB
2 23 (42.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (18.52%) Degree
4 6 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 10 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (12.96%) HP
2 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
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