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

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 83 53 90
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +37
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 12 58 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.98% 3.71% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.81% 11.96% 5.15%
Number of salaries quoted 9 55 12
Median salary £35,000 £47,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-26.31% +39.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 £35,800 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £54,000 £66,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
315 485 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 25.67% 30.99% 27.59%
Number of salaries quoted 196 341 238
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,281 £28,500 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £58,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 24 August 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 32 (91.43%) ISEB
2 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (34.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (31.43%) Software Testing
4 11 (31.43%) Test Management
5 10 (28.57%) Finance
5 10 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (25.71%) Test Planning
6 9 (25.71%) Mentoring
6 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
6 9 (25.71%) QA
7 8 (22.86%) Degree
7 8 (22.86%) Banking
7 8 (22.86%) VMware
7 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (20.00%) Hyper-V
8 7 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 7 (20.00%) SQL
8 7 (20.00%) Python
9 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
9 6 (17.14%) Bugzilla
9 6 (17.14%) Retail
9 6 (17.14%) Automated Testing
9 6 (17.14%) JIRA
9 6 (17.14%) Mobile App
9 6 (17.14%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
10 5 (14.29%) XenApp
10 5 (14.29%) XenDesktop
10 5 (14.29%) Android

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 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) LAN
1 5 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (2.86%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (17.14%) Bugzilla
2 6 (17.14%) JIRA
3 5 (14.29%) FogBugz
4 3 (8.57%) Selenium
5 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.71%) HP UFT
5 2 (5.71%) Subversion
6 1 (2.86%) TestLink
6 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 8 (22.86%) Banking
3 6 (17.14%) Retail
4 4 (11.43%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Analyst
1 9 (25.71%) Test Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Test Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) Test Leader
3 3 (8.57%) Banking Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Senior Test Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Team Leader
3 3 (8.57%) Test Team Leader
3 3 (8.57%) Tester
4 2 (5.71%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Test Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Manual Tester
5 1 (2.86%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Mobile App
2 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.43%) EPoS
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Android
1 5 (14.29%) Apple iOS
1 5 (14.29%) Mac OS X
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (31.43%) Software Testing
2 11 (31.43%) Test Management
3 9 (25.71%) Mentoring
3 9 (25.71%) Test Planning
4 7 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 6 (17.14%) Automated Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
6 5 (14.29%) SDLC
6 5 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 4 (11.43%) Automation Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Scrum
7 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
7 4 (11.43%) V-Model
8 3 (8.57%) Functional Testing
8 3 (8.57%) ITIL
8 3 (8.57%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) Python
1 7 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) C#
2 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 5 (14.29%) Ruby
3 3 (8.57%) Java
4 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (91.43%) ISEB
2 12 (34.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (22.86%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) QA
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 5 (14.29%) XenApp
3 5 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) VMware
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.29%) Citrix
3 5 (14.29%) HP