The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 64 98 85
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 40 12 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 3.18% 0.91% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.35% 4.63% 6.46%
Number of salaries quoted 36 5 15
Average salary £35,500 £36,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.73% -27.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
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 Glasgow region.

Qualifications Category
Glasgow
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
324 259 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 25.73% 19.73% 21.40%
Number of salaries quoted 237 168 171
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,350 £28,300 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £54,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Glasgow region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Glasgow

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Glasgow

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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 (41.43%) ISEB
1 29 (41.43%) Test Management
2 22 (31.43%) Waterfall
3 21 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 21 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (28.57%) HP
5 19 (27.14%) Finance
6 18 (25.71%) LoadRunner
6 18 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
7 15 (21.43%) Test Strategy
7 15 (21.43%) Project Management
8 14 (20.00%) Banking
8 14 (20.00%) Performance Testing
9 13 (18.57%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (18.57%) SC Cleared
9 13 (18.57%) Security Cleared
10 12 (17.14%) TDD
10 12 (17.14%) RAD
11 11 (15.71%) Automated Testing
11 11 (15.71%) CSQA
11 11 (15.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (15.71%) QA
12 10 (14.29%) Test Planning
12 10 (14.29%) Mobile App
13 9 (12.86%) V-Model
13 9 (12.86%) Manual Testing
13 9 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (10.00%) Resource Management
14 7 (10.00%) Software Testing
14 7 (10.00%) HP UFT

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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 (1.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MS Office
2 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (25.71%) LoadRunner
2 7 (10.00%) HP UFT
3 4 (5.71%) JIRA
4 1 (1.43%) Selenium
4 1 (1.43%) FitNesse
General
1 19 (27.14%) Finance
2 14 (20.00%) Banking
3 6 (8.57%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.29%) Retail
5 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (41.43%) Analyst
1 29 (41.43%) Test Analyst
2 18 (25.71%) Test Leader
3 14 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 10 (14.29%) Architect
4 10 (14.29%) Test Architect
5 9 (12.86%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (12.86%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (8.57%) Performance Test Leader
6 6 (8.57%) Lead Architect
7 5 (7.14%) Performance Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Performance Test Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) Lead Test Analyst
9 1 (1.43%) Portfolio Manager
9 1 (1.43%) Performance Test Specialist
9 1 (1.43%) Automation Engineer
9 1 (1.43%) Test Automation Engineer
9 1 (1.43%) Testing Manager
9 1 (1.43%) Test Specialist
9 1 (1.43%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) .NET
1 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 6 (8.57%) PMI
2 6 (8.57%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.29%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.43%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.71%) Windows
1 4 (5.71%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.86%) UNIX
4 1 (1.43%) Linux
4 1 (1.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (41.43%) Test Management
2 22 (31.43%) Waterfall
3 21 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 21 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (21.43%) Project Management
4 15 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 14 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 13 (18.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (17.14%) RAD
7 12 (17.14%) TDD
8 11 (15.71%) Automated Testing
8 11 (15.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (14.29%) Test Planning
10 9 (12.86%) V-Model
10 9 (12.86%) Manual Testing
10 9 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (10.00%) Software Testing
11 7 (10.00%) Resource Management
11 7 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
12 6 (8.57%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.57%) Python
2 5 (7.14%) Ruby
2 5 (7.14%) Perl
3 2 (2.86%) SQL
4 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.43%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (41.43%) ISEB
2 13 (18.57%) SC Cleared
2 13 (18.57%) Security Cleared
3 11 (15.71%) CSQA
4 6 (8.57%) Degree
4 6 (8.57%) PMI Certification
5 4 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (28.57%) HP
2 5 (7.14%) SAP
2 5 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle
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