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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 87 80 85
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 22 18 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.47% 1.42% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.20% 5.92% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 7
Average salary £34,000 £31,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.93% +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 £35,000 £35,000
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
423 304 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.33% 24.03% 29.12%
Number of salaries quoted 251 181 246
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,475 £25,300
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 19 September 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 29 (80.56%) ISEB
2 24 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (58.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (55.56%) Finance
5 16 (44.44%) Software Testing
6 12 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 12 (33.33%) QA
7 10 (27.78%) Mobile App
7 10 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (22.22%) Test Planning
9 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
9 7 (19.44%) Selenium
9 7 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 6 (16.67%) Waterfall
10 6 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 6 (16.67%) C#
10 6 (16.67%) .NET
11 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
11 5 (13.89%) Perl
11 5 (13.89%) SQL
11 5 (13.89%) Python
11 5 (13.89%) Bugzilla
11 5 (13.89%) Test Strategy
11 5 (13.89%) FogBugz
11 5 (13.89%) Ruby
11 5 (13.89%) Security Testing
11 5 (13.89%) V-Model
11 5 (13.89%) Test Automation

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.78%) Star Schema
4 1 (2.78%) Data Mart
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) OLAP
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Selenium
2 6 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (13.89%) Bugzilla
3 5 (13.89%) JIRA
3 5 (13.89%) FogBugz
4 3 (8.33%) Fiddler
5 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.11%) Retail
3 3 (8.33%) Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Back Office
5 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Analyst
2 15 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 8 (22.22%) Tester
4 7 (19.44%) Test Manager
5 5 (13.89%) QA Tester
6 4 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) QA Manager
7 3 (8.33%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Software Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Test Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) QA Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) QA Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) QA Test Manager
7 3 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Test Leader
8 2 (5.56%) Programme Test Manager
8 2 (5.56%) Quality Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (8.33%) CSS
2 3 (8.33%) XML
2 3 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.78%) EPoS
2 1 (2.78%) Statistics
2 1 (2.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) UNIX
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
1 1 (2.78%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 12 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 8 (22.22%) Test Planning
5 7 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 6 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 5 (13.89%) Security Testing
7 5 (13.89%) V-Model
7 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
7 5 (13.89%) Test Strategy
7 5 (13.89%) Release Management
7 5 (13.89%) Automated Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Scrum
8 4 (11.11%) Risk Management
8 4 (11.11%) Workflow
8 4 (11.11%) Analytics
8 4 (11.11%) Product Management
8 4 (11.11%) Information Assurance
8 4 (11.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) C#
2 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
2 5 (13.89%) Perl
2 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 5 (13.89%) Python
2 5 (13.89%) Ruby
3 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (80.56%) ISEB
2 21 (58.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (13.89%) Degree
4 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) HP
2 4 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle
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