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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 68 103 87
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -16
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 34 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.82% 0.53% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.41% 2.79% 4.46%
Number of salaries quoted 32 5 8
Average salary £39,250 £36,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.53% -27.00%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
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
298 251 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 24.69% 18.89% 22.97%
Number of salaries quoted 204 171 148
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £50,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 May 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Glasgow

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 32 (55.17%) ISEB
2 23 (39.66%) Test Management
3 21 (36.21%) Finance
4 20 (34.48%) HP
5 18 (31.03%) HP Quality Center
6 17 (29.31%) Test Strategy
7 16 (27.59%) Waterfall
8 15 (25.86%) LoadRunner
8 15 (25.86%) Project Management
8 15 (25.86%) Test Scripting
9 14 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (20.69%) Banking
10 12 (20.69%) Performance Testing
11 11 (18.97%) QA
12 10 (17.24%) CSQA
12 10 (17.24%) TDD
12 10 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (17.24%) RAD
12 10 (17.24%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (15.52%) Manual Testing
14 8 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (13.79%) Test Planning
14 8 (13.79%) Mobile App
14 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
14 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
14 8 (13.79%) V-Model
15 7 (12.07%) QuickTest Pro
15 7 (12.07%) Resource Management
15 7 (12.07%) Automated Testing
16 6 (10.34%) Software Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Office
2 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (25.86%) LoadRunner
2 7 (12.07%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (6.90%) JIRA
4 2 (3.45%) Selenium
4 2 (3.45%) Cucumber
General
1 21 (36.21%) Finance
2 12 (20.69%) Banking
3 6 (10.34%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.72%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (39.66%) Analyst
1 23 (39.66%) Test Analyst
2 15 (25.86%) Test Leader
3 12 (20.69%) Test Manager
4 8 (13.79%) Architect
4 8 (13.79%) Test Architect
5 5 (8.62%) Performance Test Leader
5 5 (8.62%) Lead Architect
6 4 (6.90%) Performance Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Performance Test Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Lead Test Analyst
8 1 (1.72%) Portfolio Manager
8 1 (1.72%) Performance Test Specialist
8 1 (1.72%) Testing Manager
8 1 (1.72%) Test Specialist
8 1 (1.72%) Project Manager
8 1 (1.72%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) .NET
1 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Mobile App
2 6 (10.34%) PMI
3 3 (5.17%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.17%) Windows
1 3 (5.17%) Windows 7
1 3 (5.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (39.66%) Test Management
2 17 (29.31%) Test Strategy
3 16 (27.59%) Waterfall
4 15 (25.86%) Test Scripting
4 15 (25.86%) Project Management
5 14 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (20.69%) Performance Testing
7 10 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (17.24%) TDD
7 10 (17.24%) RAD
7 10 (17.24%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (15.52%) Manual Testing
9 8 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (13.79%) V-Model
9 8 (13.79%) Test Planning
10 7 (12.07%) Automated Testing
10 7 (12.07%) Resource Management
11 6 (10.34%) Software Testing
11 6 (10.34%) Demand Management
12 5 (8.62%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.17%) Python
2 2 (3.45%) Ruby
2 2 (3.45%) Perl
2 2 (3.45%) SQL
3 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.72%) C#
Qualifications
1 32 (55.17%) ISEB
2 10 (17.24%) CSQA
3 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
4 6 (10.34%) PMI Certification
5 5 (8.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (3.45%) Degree
7 1 (1.72%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.97%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (31.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (34.48%) HP
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.45%) SAP
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