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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 112 83 148
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +65
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 45 76 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.57% 2.42% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.90% 9.25% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 33 56 22
Median salary £42,500 £43,913 £37,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.21% +17.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
763 822 970
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.63% 26.20% 24.15%
Number of salaries quoted 475 514 640
Median salary £45,000 £42,713 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.35% +4.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,000 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Glasgow -24 27 £50,000 +13.86% 7
Edinburgh -11 21 £36,500 -20.65% 2
Fife - 2 £27,250 -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (72.41%) ISEB
2 43 (49.43%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (35.63%) Software Testing
4 28 (32.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 27 (31.03%) Test Management
6 25 (28.74%) Finance
6 25 (28.74%) Waterfall
7 22 (25.29%) Degree
8 21 (24.14%) HP Quality Center
9 19 (21.84%) V-Model
9 19 (21.84%) Banking
10 18 (20.69%) QA
11 17 (19.54%) Selenium
11 17 (19.54%) Test Scripting
11 17 (19.54%) Retail
11 17 (19.54%) Automated Testing
11 17 (19.54%) HP
12 16 (18.39%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (17.24%) SQL
14 14 (16.09%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (13.79%) Test Strategy
15 12 (13.79%) Manual Testing
16 10 (11.49%) Security Testing
16 10 (11.49%) C#
16 10 (11.49%) PRINCE2
16 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
16 10 (11.49%) Test Automation
16 10 (11.49%) Test Planning
17 9 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
17 9 (10.34%) Java

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 (1.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.60%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.20%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.75%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (19.54%) Selenium
2 7 (8.05%) HP UFT
2 7 (8.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.45%) Bugzilla
3 3 (3.45%) JIRA
3 3 (3.45%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.30%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.15%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.15%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.15%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.15%) TestLink
General
1 25 (28.74%) Finance
2 19 (21.84%) Banking
3 17 (19.54%) Retail
4 8 (9.20%) Retail Banking
5 5 (5.75%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.15%) Electronics
7 1 (1.15%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.15%) Law
7 1 (1.15%) Legal
7 1 (1.15%) Marketing
7 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (34.48%) Test Manager
2 28 (32.18%) Analyst
3 27 (31.03%) Test Analyst
4 9 (10.34%) Test Leader
5 8 (9.20%) Test Engineer
6 7 (8.05%) Tester
7 6 (6.90%) Banking Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Software Test Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) QA Manager
8 5 (5.75%) QA Test Manager
9 4 (4.60%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) IT Trainer
9 4 (4.60%) QA Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) Trainer
10 3 (3.45%) Quality Engineer
10 3 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (3.45%) Software Manager
10 3 (3.45%) Software Test Manager
10 3 (3.45%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.45%) .NET
1 3 (3.45%) HTML
2 2 (2.30%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.30%) CSS
2 2 (2.30%) HTML5
2 2 (2.30%) JSON
3 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.15%) CGI
3 1 (1.15%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.15%) jQuery
3 1 (1.15%) Web Services
3 1 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.09%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.05%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.05%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.30%) EPoS
4 1 (1.15%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.15%) Fintech
4 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.15%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.90%) Linux
2 3 (3.45%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (49.43%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (35.63%) Software Testing
3 27 (31.03%) Test Management
4 25 (28.74%) Waterfall
5 19 (21.84%) V-Model
6 17 (19.54%) Automated Testing
6 17 (19.54%) Test Scripting
7 16 (18.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (13.79%) Manual Testing
8 12 (13.79%) Test Strategy
9 10 (11.49%) PRINCE2
9 10 (11.49%) Security Testing
9 10 (11.49%) Test Automation
9 10 (11.49%) Test Planning
10 9 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (10.34%) Information Assurance
10 9 (10.34%) Scrum
11 8 (9.20%) Project Management
11 8 (9.20%) SDLC
12 7 (8.05%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.24%) SQL
2 10 (11.49%) C#
3 9 (10.34%) Java
4 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.30%) Python
6 1 (1.15%) C++
6 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.15%) Tcl
6 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 63 (72.41%) ISEB
2 28 (32.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 22 (25.29%) Degree
4 4 (4.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.15%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.15%) MCITP
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (20.69%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (24.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (19.54%) HP
2 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.30%) SAP
4 1 (1.15%) Cisco
4 1 (1.15%) Jaspersoft
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle
4 1 (1.15%) VMware
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