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

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 78 126 108
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -18
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 80 46 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.55% 1.15% 1.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.77% 4.97% 5.98%
Number of salaries quoted 56 30 25
Average salary £38,750 £37,250 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.02% -16.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,950 £30,800
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £55,250 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +1.38%
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
819 925 887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.11% 23.04% 27.96%
Number of salaries quoted 511 596 510
Average salary £42,926 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.31% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 May 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 4 May 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
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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 +33 37 £40,000 +5.26% 12
Glasgow +37 34 £40,500 -7.95% 3
Stirling -2 5 £35,000 -33.33%
Aberdeen +22 2 £26,250 -21.64%
Dundee +7 1 - -
West Lothian +3 1 - -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 106 (60.57%) ISTQB
2 93 (53.14%) Finance
3 66 (37.71%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (23.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 40 (22.86%) Waterfall
6 39 (22.29%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (22.29%) Test Management
7 35 (20.00%) SQL
8 33 (18.86%) Software Testing
9 31 (17.71%) Project Management
10 29 (16.57%) Mentoring
11 26 (14.86%) V-Model
12 25 (14.29%) Manual Testing
12 25 (14.29%) Degree
13 24 (13.71%) Coaching
13 24 (13.71%) Test Strategy
14 23 (13.14%) Analytics
14 23 (13.14%) ISEB Practitioner
15 22 (12.57%) QA
16 21 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
16 21 (12.00%) Banking
17 20 (11.43%) Business Analysis
18 19 (10.86%) Test Scripting
18 19 (10.86%) HP
18 19 (10.86%) PRINCE2
19 17 (9.71%) Stakeholder Management
19 17 (9.71%) Information Assurance
20 16 (9.14%) Security Testing
21 15 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
22 14 (8.00%) Test Planning

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 8 (4.57%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (2.86%) SAS
3 1 (0.57%) Apache
3 1 (0.57%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.29%) MS Project
3 3 (1.71%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.57%) MS Office
4 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (4.57%) Oracle EBS R12
1 8 (4.57%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.86%) Primavera
2 5 (2.86%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (2.86%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (2.29%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (1.71%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle SCM
6 1 (0.57%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.57%) LAN
1 1 (0.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (4.00%) SQLPlus
3 6 (3.43%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.29%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 10 (5.71%) Selenium
1 10 (5.71%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (4.57%) Cucumber
3 7 (4.00%) Toad
4 5 (2.86%) JIRA
5 4 (2.29%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.14%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.57%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.57%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.57%) MSTest
7 1 (0.57%) FogBugz
7 1 (0.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 93 (53.14%) Finance
2 21 (12.00%) Banking
3 5 (2.86%) Retail
4 2 (1.14%) Games
4 2 (1.14%) Billing
5 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 78 (44.57%) Analyst
2 54 (30.86%) Test Analyst
3 37 (21.14%) Test Manager
4 22 (12.57%) Business Analyst
5 12 (6.86%) Test Leader
5 12 (6.86%) Architect
5 12 (6.86%) Tester
6 10 (5.71%) Test Architect
7 8 (4.57%) Oracle Analyst
7 8 (4.57%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (3.43%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (3.43%) Software Tester
9 5 (2.86%) QA Engineer
9 5 (2.86%) Senior Business Analyst
9 5 (2.86%) Lead Architect
10 4 (2.29%) Senior Technical Analyst
10 4 (2.29%) Project Manager
10 4 (2.29%) Trainer
10 4 (2.29%) Quality Engineer
10 4 (2.29%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.57%) .NET
2 5 (2.86%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.71%) Java EE
4 2 (1.14%) CSS3
4 2 (1.14%) HTML5
4 2 (1.14%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.14%) Ajax
4 2 (1.14%) jQuery
4 2 (1.14%) HTML
4 2 (1.14%) CSS
4 2 (1.14%) XML
5 1 (0.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 39 (22.29%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.29%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.14%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.00%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.43%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.29%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (1.14%) Replication
8 1 (0.57%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.57%) Life Science
8 1 (0.57%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (2.86%) UNIX
3 4 (2.29%) Android
4 3 (1.71%) Windows
5 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.57%) Linux
6 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (37.71%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (22.86%) Waterfall
3 39 (22.29%) Test Management
4 33 (18.86%) Software Testing
5 31 (17.71%) Project Management
6 29 (16.57%) Mentoring
7 26 (14.86%) V-Model
8 25 (14.29%) Manual Testing
9 24 (13.71%) Coaching
9 24 (13.71%) Test Strategy
10 23 (13.14%) Analytics
11 20 (11.43%) Business Analysis
12 19 (10.86%) Test Scripting
12 19 (10.86%) PRINCE2
13 17 (9.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (9.71%) Information Assurance
14 16 (9.14%) Security Testing
15 15 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (8.00%) Test Planning
17 13 (7.43%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (20.00%) SQL
2 10 (5.71%) C#
3 6 (3.43%) Python
3 6 (3.43%) JavaScript
3 6 (3.43%) Perl
4 5 (2.86%) Ruby
5 4 (2.29%) Java
5 4 (2.29%) VBA
6 2 (1.14%) XPath
6 2 (1.14%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 106 (60.57%) ISTQB
2 41 (23.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 25 (14.29%) Degree
4 23 (13.14%) ISEB Practitioner
5 9 (5.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.71%) PMP
7 3 (1.71%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.14%) GIAC
9 1 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.57%) QA
2 12 (6.86%) FATCA
3 4 (2.29%) Solvency II
3 4 (2.29%) Basel II
4 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.57%) XenApp
1 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
1 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (10.86%) HP
2 14 (8.00%) Oracle
3 10 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.00%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.14%) Twitter
5 2 (1.14%) Telerik
6 1 (0.57%) VMware
6 1 (0.57%) SAP
6 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.57%) Charles River
6 1 (0.57%) Citrix
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