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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 98 103 97
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 66 74 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.08% 2.01% 2.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.77% 8.69% 7.59%
Number of salaries quoted 49 47 37
Average salary £40,000 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,100 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,800 £50,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
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
849 852 896
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.82% 23.16% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 591 561 536
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £57,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 July 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 July 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 +9 46 £40,000 - 6
Glasgow +5 10 £42,500 +25.00% 3
Renfrewshire - 3 £50,000 -
Dundee -4 2 £23,750 -7.76%
West Lothian -8 2 - -
Aberdeen +13 1 - -
Stirling -7 1 £35,000 -28.20%
Lanarkshire - 1 £40,000 -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 95 (65.97%) ISTQB
2 56 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (37.50%) Finance
4 39 (27.08%) Waterfall
5 33 (22.92%) Software Testing
6 32 (22.22%) Banking
7 30 (20.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 27 (18.75%) Test Scripting
9 26 (18.06%) QA
10 25 (17.36%) Manual Testing
11 24 (16.67%) Test Management
11 24 (16.67%) V-Model
12 23 (15.97%) Degree
12 23 (15.97%) Mentoring
13 22 (15.28%) SQL
14 21 (14.58%) Test Strategy
15 19 (13.19%) SDLC
15 19 (13.19%) Project Management
15 19 (13.19%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (13.19%) TDD
16 16 (11.11%) Information Assurance
17 15 (10.42%) Security Testing
17 15 (10.42%) Coaching
18 14 (9.72%) Business Analysis
19 13 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
19 13 (9.03%) Microsoft
19 13 (9.03%) Windows
19 13 (9.03%) Retail
20 12 (8.33%) RAD
20 12 (8.33%) Python

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (2.78%) SAS
2 3 (2.08%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Primavera
1 3 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.39%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (1.39%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.39%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (1.39%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.69%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.47%) LAN
1 5 (3.47%) WAN
2 1 (0.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.47%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (2.78%) Data Mining
5 3 (2.08%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (6.94%) JIRA
2 9 (6.25%) HP UFT
3 7 (4.86%) Bugzilla
3 7 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (4.17%) FogBugz
5 4 (2.78%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.08%) Toad
7 2 (1.39%) JMeter
8 1 (0.69%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.69%) Selenium
8 1 (0.69%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.69%) TestLink
8 1 (0.69%) MSTest
8 1 (0.69%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 54 (37.50%) Finance
2 32 (22.22%) Banking
3 13 (9.03%) Retail
4 6 (4.17%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.39%) Games
6 2 (1.39%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.39%) Back Office
6 2 (1.39%) Billing
6 2 (1.39%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.69%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 65 (45.14%) Analyst
2 47 (32.64%) Test Analyst
3 28 (19.44%) Test Manager
4 15 (10.42%) Business Analyst
5 12 (8.33%) Tester
5 12 (8.33%) Architect
5 12 (8.33%) Test Architect
6 9 (6.25%) Test Leader
7 7 (4.86%) Performance Analyst
7 7 (4.86%) Performance Test Analyst
8 6 (4.17%) Lead Architect
8 6 (4.17%) Programme Manager
8 6 (4.17%) Software Tester
9 5 (3.47%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.47%) Lead Business Analyst
10 4 (2.78%) QA Tester
11 3 (2.08%) Infrastructure Manager
11 3 (2.08%) Test Engineer
11 3 (2.08%) Technical Analyst
11 3 (2.08%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.17%) .NET
2 3 (2.08%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.39%) Web Services
4 1 (0.69%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.56%) N-Tier
3 6 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.08%) Life Science
5 2 (1.39%) EPoS
5 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.69%) Mobile Games
6 1 (0.69%) Replication
6 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.69%) User Experience
6 1 (0.69%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.03%) Windows
2 10 (6.94%) Apple iOS
3 7 (4.86%) Android
4 5 (3.47%) Mac OS X
5 3 (2.08%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.39%) UNIX
7 1 (0.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (27.08%) Waterfall
3 33 (22.92%) Software Testing
4 27 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 25 (17.36%) Manual Testing
6 24 (16.67%) Test Management
6 24 (16.67%) V-Model
7 23 (15.97%) Mentoring
8 21 (14.58%) Test Strategy
9 19 (13.19%) SDLC
9 19 (13.19%) TDD
9 19 (13.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (13.19%) Project Management
10 16 (11.11%) Information Assurance
11 15 (10.42%) Security Testing
11 15 (10.42%) Coaching
12 14 (9.72%) Business Analysis
13 12 (8.33%) RAD
14 11 (7.64%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (7.64%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.28%) SQL
2 12 (8.33%) Python
3 10 (6.94%) Ruby
3 10 (6.94%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.86%) C#
5 6 (4.17%) Perl
6 1 (0.69%) Java
6 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 95 (65.97%) ISTQB
2 30 (20.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 23 (15.97%) Degree
4 9 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
5 7 (4.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.39%) GIAC
8 1 (0.69%) PMP
8 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.69%) IIBA
8 1 (0.69%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (18.06%) QA
2 12 (8.33%) FATCA
3 3 (2.08%) Solvency II
3 3 (2.08%) Basel II
4 2 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.47%) Hyper-V
2 5 (3.47%) XenApp
2 5 (3.47%) XenDesktop
2 5 (3.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (6.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (9.03%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.25%) VMware
3 7 (4.86%) Oracle
4 5 (3.47%) HP
4 5 (3.47%) Citrix
5 2 (1.39%) Pega
6 1 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.69%) Charles River
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