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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 86 92 73
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -19
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 23 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.74% 0.46% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.49% 1.94% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 6
Average salary £33,500 £50,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.00% +23.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,200 £31,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,200 £50,000 £60,000
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 Glasgow region.

Qualifications Category
Glasgow
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
271 258 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 20.55% 23.67% 28.40%
Number of salaries quoted 176 175 133
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,703
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +19.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £30,000 £26,826
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 18 (50.00%) SQL
1 18 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 18 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 17 (47.22%) Automated Testing
3 16 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 16 (44.44%) HP
4 15 (41.67%) ISEB
4 15 (41.67%) Finance
5 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (30.56%) Selenium
7 10 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 9 (25.00%) UNIX
9 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 8 (22.22%) Mentoring
9 8 (22.22%) Coaching
10 7 (19.44%) Mobile App
10 7 (19.44%) Waterfall
10 7 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (19.44%) Usability Testing
10 7 (19.44%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (16.67%) FitNesse
11 6 (16.67%) Apple iOS
11 6 (16.67%) Android
12 5 (13.89%) V-Model
12 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
12 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
12 5 (13.89%) Security Testing
12 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
13 4 (11.11%) LoadRunner

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Project
3 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) Selenium
2 7 (19.44%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (16.67%) FitNesse
4 4 (11.11%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.78%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.78%) JIRA
5 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Retail
3 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Law
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Test Analyst
1 15 (41.67%) Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Trainer
3 7 (19.44%) Test Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Tester
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) IT Trainer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Test Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Tester
6 1 (2.78%) Test Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Software Tester
6 1 (2.78%) QA Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.78%) Apache Flex
1 1 (2.78%) XML
1 1 (2.78%) HTML
1 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) iSeries
3 1 (2.78%) Open Source
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) NHS
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) UNIX
2 6 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 6 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 17 (47.22%) Automated Testing
3 16 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 8 (22.22%) Mentoring
6 8 (22.22%) Coaching
7 7 (19.44%) Waterfall
7 7 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (19.44%) Usability Testing
8 5 (13.89%) V-Model
8 5 (13.89%) Security Testing
8 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
9 4 (11.11%) Integration Testing
9 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
10 3 (8.33%) Information Assurance
10 3 (8.33%) Scrum
10 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Workflow
11 2 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) C#
2 1 (2.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 15 (41.67%) ISEB
3 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
4 4 (11.11%) Degree
5 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (5.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) HP
2 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) Green Hat
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
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