The first table below looks at the demand for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 140 148 135
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -13
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 36 11 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.88% 0.35% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.82% 1.22% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 19 5 19
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £34,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £46,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
942 905 1063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 23.09% 28.60% 30.07%
Number of salaries quoted 606 506 769
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
ISTQB
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ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

ISTQB Salary Trend in Scotland

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Scotland

ISTQB
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -5 20 £33,000 -30.52% 1
Glasgow -13 9 £44,500 +11.25% 1
Aberdeen +7 3 £35,000 +9.37%
Stirling - 3 £52,500 -
Fife - 1 - -
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ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 45 (61.64%) ISEB
2 23 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.51%) SQL
2 23 (31.51%) Software Testing
2 23 (31.51%) Test Scripting
3 22 (30.14%) Finance
4 21 (28.77%) QA
4 21 (28.77%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (24.66%) Test Automation
5 18 (24.66%) Selenium
6 16 (21.92%) Automated Testing
6 16 (21.92%) Test Strategy
7 15 (20.55%) Scrum
8 14 (19.18%) HP
9 13 (17.81%) Java
10 12 (16.44%) JIRA
10 12 (16.44%) Manual Testing
11 11 (15.07%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (15.07%) Test Management
12 10 (13.70%) QuickTest Pro
13 9 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (12.33%) Regression Testing
13 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
13 9 (12.33%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (10.96%) Non-Functional Testing
14 8 (10.96%) Web Services
15 7 (9.59%) Bugzilla
15 7 (9.59%) VMware
15 7 (9.59%) Change Management
15 7 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (5.48%) MS Project
2 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.74%) MS Office
4 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (24.66%) Selenium
2 12 (16.44%) JIRA
3 10 (13.70%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (9.59%) Bugzilla
5 4 (5.48%) LoadRunner
5 4 (5.48%) JMeter
6 3 (4.11%) Fiddler
6 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.11%) FogBugz
General
1 22 (30.14%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Banking
3 4 (5.48%) Marketing
4 1 (1.37%) Law
4 1 (1.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (61.64%) Analyst
2 35 (47.95%) Test Analyst
3 17 (23.29%) Test Manager
4 14 (19.18%) Tester
5 11 (15.07%) QA Analyst
5 11 (15.07%) Quality Analyst
6 10 (13.70%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (12.33%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) Senior Tester
8 5 (6.85%) Senior Consultant
8 5 (6.85%) Consultant
8 5 (6.85%) Senior QA Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) Test Consultant
8 5 (6.85%) Senior Test Consultant
9 4 (5.48%) QA Tester
10 3 (4.11%) Senior Test Manager
10 3 (4.11%) Senior Manager
11 2 (2.74%) Performance Tester
11 2 (2.74%) QA Test Analyst
12 1 (1.37%) Senior QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.96%) Web Services
2 6 (8.22%) .NET
3 5 (6.85%) XML
4 4 (5.48%) J2EE
4 4 (5.48%) HTML
5 3 (4.11%) CSS
6 2 (2.74%) Ajax
7 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (8.22%) Firmware
3 5 (6.85%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.48%) Blog
4 4 (5.48%) Open Source
5 1 (1.37%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.37%) iSeries
5 1 (1.37%) AS400
5 1 (1.37%) Statistics
5 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.48%) Windows
2 2 (2.74%) Linux
2 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.37%) UNIX
3 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (31.51%) Software Testing
1 23 (31.51%) Test Scripting
2 18 (24.66%) Test Automation
3 16 (21.92%) Automated Testing
3 16 (21.92%) Test Strategy
4 15 (20.55%) Scrum
5 12 (16.44%) Manual Testing
6 11 (15.07%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (15.07%) Test Management
7 9 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (12.33%) Regression Testing
8 8 (10.96%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (9.59%) Process Improvement
9 7 (9.59%) Change Management
10 6 (8.22%) Functional Testing
11 5 (6.85%) Automation Testing
11 5 (6.85%) Waterfall
12 4 (5.48%) Product Management
12 4 (5.48%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.51%) SQL
2 13 (17.81%) Java
3 6 (8.22%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 45 (61.64%) ISEB
2 5 (6.85%) Degree
3 1 (1.37%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (28.77%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (28.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (19.18%) HP
2 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.59%) VMware
4 6 (8.22%) JBoss
5 2 (2.74%) Oracle
6 1 (1.37%) IBM
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Head Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £32000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 to £50000 per annum - Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Dundee City
OHO Group
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago