The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 90 73 97
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +24
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 85 101 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.55% 2.73% 2.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.34% 11.07% 7.55%
Number of salaries quoted 70 65 32
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,850 £31,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £50,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.22%
ISEB
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
910 912 808
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.29% 24.66% 26.61%
Number of salaries quoted 639 572 509
Average salary £42,116 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.29% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

ISEB
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

ISEB Salary Trend in Scotland

ISEB
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISEB across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

ISEB Salary Histogram in Scotland

ISEB
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +4 51 £40,000 - 5
Glasgow +8 30 £40,000 +17.64% 3
Dundee -5 2 £23,750 -13.63%
Aberdeen +6 1 - -
Stirling -16 1 £35,000 -26.70%
Lanarkshire - 1 £40,000 -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing ISEB 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 ISEB.

1 91 (59.87%) ISTQB
2 69 (45.39%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (38.82%) Finance
4 50 (32.89%) Waterfall
5 39 (25.66%) Test Scripting
6 37 (24.34%) QA
7 32 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 31 (20.39%) Banking
9 28 (18.42%) Project Management
9 28 (18.42%) V-Model
10 26 (17.11%) Degree
11 24 (15.79%) Test Strategy
12 23 (15.13%) Manual Testing
12 23 (15.13%) Test Management
12 23 (15.13%) Windows
13 22 (14.47%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (13.82%) TDD
14 21 (13.82%) Software Testing
14 21 (13.82%) Business Analysis
14 21 (13.82%) SDLC
15 20 (13.16%) Mentoring
15 20 (13.16%) SQL
16 18 (11.84%) Retail
17 17 (11.18%) Microsoft
18 16 (10.53%) Performance Testing
19 15 (9.87%) SQL Server
20 13 (8.55%) Coaching
21 12 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
21 12 (7.89%) RAD
21 12 (7.89%) VMware

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing ISEB 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 ISEB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.97%) SAS
1 3 (1.97%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (5.92%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.97%) Primavera
1 3 (1.97%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.97%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (1.32%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.95%) LAN
1 6 (3.95%) WAN
2 1 (0.66%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.87%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.29%) Data Mining
2 5 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.97%) SQLPlus
3 3 (1.97%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (6.58%) HP UFT
2 8 (5.26%) JIRA
3 7 (4.61%) Bugzilla
3 7 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (3.95%) FogBugz
4 6 (3.95%) LoadRunner
5 3 (1.97%) Toad
5 3 (1.97%) JMeter
6 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.66%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.66%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.66%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.66%) MSTest
6 1 (0.66%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.66%) TestLink
6 1 (0.66%) Selenium
General
1 59 (38.82%) Finance
2 31 (20.39%) Banking
3 18 (11.84%) Retail
4 8 (5.26%) Retail Banking
5 6 (3.95%) Spanish Language
6 5 (3.29%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.97%) Legal
7 3 (1.97%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.32%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.32%) Back Office
8 2 (1.32%) Games
8 2 (1.32%) Billing
9 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.66%) Law
9 1 (0.66%) Front Office
9 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (53.29%) Analyst
2 49 (32.24%) Test Analyst
3 25 (16.45%) Business Analyst
4 23 (15.13%) Test Manager
5 13 (8.55%) Tester
6 10 (6.58%) Test Architect
6 10 (6.58%) Architect
7 9 (5.92%) Test Leader
7 9 (5.92%) Performance Analyst
7 9 (5.92%) Performance Test Analyst
8 8 (5.26%) Lead Business Analyst
9 6 (3.95%) Lead Architect
9 6 (3.95%) QA Manager
9 6 (3.95%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.95%) Programme Manager
10 5 (3.29%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (3.29%) Software Tester
10 5 (3.29%) Insurance Business Analyst
11 4 (2.63%) Web Analyst
11 4 (2.63%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.29%) Web Services
1 5 (3.29%) .NET
2 3 (1.97%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.66%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.61%) N-Tier
4 6 (3.95%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.95%) User Experience
4 6 (3.95%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.29%) EPoS
6 3 (1.97%) Life Science
7 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.66%) Replication
8 1 (0.66%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.13%) Windows
2 11 (7.24%) Apple iOS
3 10 (6.58%) Windows 7
4 8 (5.26%) Android
5 5 (3.29%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.32%) UNIX
7 1 (0.66%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (45.39%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (32.89%) Waterfall
3 39 (25.66%) Test Scripting
4 28 (18.42%) Project Management
4 28 (18.42%) V-Model
5 24 (15.79%) Test Strategy
6 23 (15.13%) Manual Testing
6 23 (15.13%) Test Management
7 22 (14.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (13.82%) TDD
8 21 (13.82%) Software Testing
8 21 (13.82%) Business Analysis
8 21 (13.82%) SDLC
9 20 (13.16%) Mentoring
10 16 (10.53%) Performance Testing
11 13 (8.55%) Coaching
12 12 (7.89%) RAD
13 9 (5.92%) Asset Management
13 9 (5.92%) Scrum
13 9 (5.92%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.16%) SQL
2 8 (5.26%) Python
3 6 (3.95%) Ruby
3 6 (3.95%) C#
3 6 (3.95%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.32%) Perl
5 1 (0.66%) Java
5 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.66%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 91 (59.87%) ISTQB
2 32 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 26 (17.11%) Degree
4 8 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (3.95%) IIBA
5 6 (3.95%) CBAP
5 6 (3.95%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (2.63%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.32%) GIAC
8 2 (1.32%) PMP
8 2 (1.32%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (24.34%) QA
2 3 (1.97%) Basel II
2 3 (1.97%) Solvency II
2 3 (1.97%) FATCA
3 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.29%) Hyper-V
2 5 (3.29%) XenApp
2 5 (3.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (11.18%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.89%) VMware
3 7 (4.61%) Oracle
4 5 (3.29%) Citrix
5 2 (1.32%) Pega
5 2 (1.32%) HP
6 1 (0.66%) Charles River
6 1 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
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