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

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 70 63 98
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +35
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 24 37 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.99% 2.66% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.36% 10.45% 3.98%
Number of salaries quoted 16 33 7
Median salary £36,000 £47,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-24.21% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,400 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +12.85%
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
326 354 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.01% 25.41% 22.18%
Number of salaries quoted 186 241 220
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £68,800 £55,000 £59,800
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

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 June 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 40 (90.91%) ISEB
2 22 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (38.64%) Software Testing
5 15 (34.09%) Finance
6 14 (31.82%) Banking
7 13 (29.55%) Degree
8 12 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (25.00%) Test Management
9 11 (25.00%) Retail
10 10 (22.73%) QA
10 10 (22.73%) SQL
10 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
10 10 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (22.73%) Test Planning
11 8 (18.18%) Test Strategy
11 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (18.18%) V-Model
11 8 (18.18%) Mentoring
11 8 (18.18%) C#
11 8 (18.18%) VMware
12 7 (15.91%) Automated Testing
12 7 (15.91%) Python
12 7 (15.91%) Information Assurance
12 7 (15.91%) Hyper-V
12 7 (15.91%) Security Testing
12 7 (15.91%) Waterfall
13 6 (13.64%) Test Automation
13 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (13.64%) Java

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 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) LAN
1 5 (11.36%) WAN
2 1 (2.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (13.64%) Bugzilla
2 6 (13.64%) JIRA
3 5 (11.36%) FogBugz
4 4 (9.09%) HP UFT
4 4 (9.09%) Selenium
5 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.55%) Subversion
6 1 (2.27%) TestLink
General
1 15 (34.09%) Finance
2 14 (31.82%) Banking
3 11 (25.00%) Retail
4 6 (13.64%) Retail Banking
5 4 (9.09%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Analyst
1 14 (31.82%) Test Analyst
2 9 (20.45%) Test Leader
3 8 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Tester
6 2 (4.55%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.55%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Junior
7 1 (2.27%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Junior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.36%) Mobile App
3 4 (9.09%) EPoS
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Android
1 5 (11.36%) Apple iOS
1 5 (11.36%) Mac OS X
1 5 (11.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (38.64%) Software Testing
3 11 (25.00%) Test Management
4 10 (22.73%) Test Planning
5 8 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 8 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 8 (18.18%) V-Model
6 7 (15.91%) Automated Testing
6 7 (15.91%) Information Assurance
6 7 (15.91%) Security Testing
6 7 (15.91%) Waterfall
7 6 (13.64%) Test Automation
8 5 (11.36%) ETL
8 5 (11.36%) SDLC
8 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
9 4 (9.09%) Automation Testing
9 4 (9.09%) Coaching
9 4 (9.09%) CRM
9 4 (9.09%) Migration
9 4 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) SQL
2 8 (18.18%) C#
3 7 (15.91%) Python
4 6 (13.64%) Java
5 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.36%) Ruby
6 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (90.91%) ISEB
2 22 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (29.55%) Degree
4 3 (6.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.27%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.73%) QA
System Software
1 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (15.91%) Hyper-V
3 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
3 5 (11.36%) XenApp
3 5 (11.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) VMware
2 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.36%) Citrix
3 5 (11.36%) HP
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