The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 125 81 144
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +63
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 37 88 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.29% 2.76% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.87% 10.28% 4.35%
Number of salaries quoted 25 81 21
Median salary £35,000 £43,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £32,400 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,600 £52,500 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
ISTQB
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
759 856 850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.49% 26.83% 23.16%
Number of salaries quoted 394 592 567
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 July 2016.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Scotland

ISTQB
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -21 20 £36,000 -24.21% 5
Glasgow -25 15 £39,000 +8.33% 4
Fife - 2 £23,500 -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 63 (80.77%) ISEB
2 35 (44.87%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (32.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 22 (28.21%) Finance
5 21 (26.92%) QA
5 21 (26.92%) Test Management
6 20 (25.64%) Degree
7 19 (24.36%) Waterfall
8 18 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
8 18 (23.08%) V-Model
8 18 (23.08%) HP
9 17 (21.79%) Software Testing
9 17 (21.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (21.79%) Automated Testing
10 16 (20.51%) Banking
10 16 (20.51%) SDLC
11 15 (19.23%) Test Planning
12 14 (17.95%) Test Strategy
12 14 (17.95%) SQL
12 14 (17.95%) PRINCE2
13 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
13 12 (15.38%) Test Scripting
13 12 (15.38%) Manual Testing
14 11 (14.10%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (14.10%) RUP
14 11 (14.10%) Mentoring
15 10 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
16 9 (11.54%) Retail
16 9 (11.54%) Test Automation
16 9 (11.54%) Python

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) LAN
1 5 (6.41%) TCP/IP
1 5 (6.41%) WAN
2 3 (3.85%) SAN
3 1 (1.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (14.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (8.97%) Bugzilla
2 7 (8.97%) HP UFT
2 7 (8.97%) JIRA
2 7 (8.97%) Selenium
3 5 (6.41%) FogBugz
4 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.56%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.56%) Robot Framework
4 2 (2.56%) Subversion
5 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.28%) TestLink
5 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (28.21%) Finance
2 16 (20.51%) Banking
3 9 (11.54%) Retail
4 5 (6.41%) Retail Banking
5 4 (5.13%) Legal
6 3 (3.85%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.28%) Electronics
8 1 (1.28%) Law
8 1 (1.28%) Marketing
8 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (35.90%) Test Manager
2 18 (23.08%) Analyst
2 18 (23.08%) Test Analyst
3 11 (14.10%) Test Leader
4 10 (12.82%) Test Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) QA Manager
5 6 (7.69%) QA Test Manager
6 4 (5.13%) Banking Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Oracle Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Senior Test Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Software Manager
7 3 (3.85%) Software Test Manager
7 3 (3.85%) Team Leader
7 3 (3.85%) Test Team Leader
7 3 (3.85%) Tester
7 3 (3.85%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) .NET
2 4 (5.13%) ASP.NET
2 4 (5.13%) HTML
3 2 (2.56%) CGI
4 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Mobile App
2 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.41%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.41%) EPoS
4 1 (1.28%) EMV
4 1 (1.28%) Fintech
4 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.28%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.41%) Android
1 5 (6.41%) Apple iOS
1 5 (6.41%) Mac OS X
1 5 (6.41%) Windows
2 4 (5.13%) Linux
2 4 (5.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (44.87%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (26.92%) Test Management
3 19 (24.36%) Waterfall
4 18 (23.08%) V-Model
5 17 (21.79%) Automated Testing
5 17 (21.79%) Software Testing
5 17 (21.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (20.51%) SDLC
7 15 (19.23%) Test Planning
8 14 (17.95%) PRINCE2
8 14 (17.95%) Test Strategy
9 12 (15.38%) Manual Testing
9 12 (15.38%) Test Scripting
10 11 (14.10%) Mentoring
10 11 (14.10%) RUP
11 10 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (11.54%) Project Management
12 9 (11.54%) Test Automation
13 7 (8.97%) Defect Management
13 7 (8.97%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.95%) SQL
2 9 (11.54%) JavaScript
2 9 (11.54%) Python
3 7 (8.97%) C#
4 5 (6.41%) Java
4 5 (6.41%) Ruby
5 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.56%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 63 (80.77%) ISEB
2 25 (32.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 20 (25.64%) Degree
4 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.28%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.28%) MCITP
6 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (26.92%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.97%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.41%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.41%) XenApp
3 5 (6.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (23.08%) HP
2 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.26%) Citrix
3 8 (10.26%) VMware
4 3 (3.85%) Oracle
5 1 (1.28%) Cisco
5 1 (1.28%) SAP
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