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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 75 97 70
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -27
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 25 3 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.23% 0.28% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.68% 1.11% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 11 3 7
Average salary £33,000 £45,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £45,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £49,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.24% -1.42%
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
234 271 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 20.84% 25.07% 27.81%
Number of salaries quoted 154 168 142
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 20 October 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Glasgow

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 20 (51.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 19 (48.72%) HP
2 19 (48.72%) ISEB
3 18 (46.15%) Manual Testing
4 17 (43.59%) Finance
4 17 (43.59%) Software Testing
4 17 (43.59%) SQL
5 16 (41.03%) Automated Testing
6 14 (35.90%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (33.33%) Selenium
8 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
9 9 (23.08%) Mentoring
9 9 (23.08%) UNIX
9 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 9 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (20.51%) Coaching
10 8 (20.51%) Mobile App
11 7 (17.95%) Usability Testing
12 6 (15.38%) FitNesse
12 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (15.38%) Security Testing
12 6 (15.38%) Regression Testing
12 6 (15.38%) Appium
12 6 (15.38%) Android
12 6 (15.38%) V-Model
12 6 (15.38%) Waterfall
12 6 (15.38%) Apple iOS
13 5 (12.82%) Test Strategy
13 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 2 (5.13%) MS Project
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (33.33%) Selenium
2 9 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (15.38%) FitNesse
3 6 (15.38%) Appium
4 4 (10.26%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.56%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.56%) JIRA
5 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (43.59%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Retail
3 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Law
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Analyst
1 17 (43.59%) Test Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Trainer
3 7 (17.95%) Test Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Test Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) IT Trainer
6 2 (5.13%) Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) .NET
1 1 (2.56%) XML
1 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.56%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.56%) NHS
2 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) UNIX
2 6 (15.38%) Android
2 6 (15.38%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Manual Testing
2 17 (43.59%) Software Testing
3 16 (41.03%) Automated Testing
4 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
6 9 (23.08%) Mentoring
7 8 (20.51%) Coaching
8 7 (17.95%) Usability Testing
9 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (15.38%) Security Testing
9 6 (15.38%) Regression Testing
9 6 (15.38%) V-Model
9 6 (15.38%) Waterfall
10 5 (12.82%) Test Strategy
11 4 (10.26%) Information Assurance
11 4 (10.26%) Workflow
11 4 (10.26%) Integration Testing
12 3 (7.69%) Performance Testing
12 3 (7.69%) Test Management
13 2 (5.13%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (51.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 19 (48.72%) ISEB
3 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
4 4 (10.26%) Degree
5 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (5.13%) HND
7 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (35.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (48.72%) HP
2 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.56%) Green Hat
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) IBM