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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 98 129 141
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 58 31 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.88% 0.95% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.10% 3.83% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 46 18 10
Average salary £35,000 £34,250 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.18% +9.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £48,250 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
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
817 810 925
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.49% 24.74% 30.00%
Number of salaries quoted 570 479 645
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 December 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 22 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Stirling - 20 £35,000 - 2
Edinburgh -1 18 £37,500 +50.00% 3
Glasgow +17 15 £34,000 -28.42% 5
North Lanarkshire - 3 £26,223 -
Fife - 2 £29,250 -
Aberdeen +9 1 £28,500 -5.00%
Dundee +9 1 - -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 119 (83.22%) ISEB
2 63 (44.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 61 (42.66%) Finance
4 56 (39.16%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (37.06%) Test Management
6 52 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
7 46 (32.17%) HP
8 38 (26.57%) Test Strategy
9 31 (21.68%) Software Testing
10 29 (20.28%) Manual Testing
10 29 (20.28%) Test Planning
11 28 (19.58%) User Acceptance Testing
12 26 (18.18%) Selenium
12 26 (18.18%) Mentoring
13 25 (17.48%) QA
13 25 (17.48%) Automated Testing
14 24 (16.78%) QuickTest Pro
14 24 (16.78%) SQL
15 21 (14.69%) Test Scripting
16 18 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
17 17 (11.89%) Waterfall
18 16 (11.19%) V-Model
18 16 (11.19%) Coaching
18 16 (11.19%) Regression Testing
19 15 (10.49%) ISEB Practitioner
20 13 (9.09%) Degree
20 13 (9.09%) Mobile App
21 12 (8.39%) Test Automation
21 12 (8.39%) Analytics
21 12 (8.39%) Microsoft

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (4.20%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.70%) FTP
1 1 (0.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.80%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.40%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.70%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.70%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.70%) OLAP
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.70%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 26 (18.18%) Selenium
2 24 (16.78%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (6.29%) Cucumber
4 8 (5.59%) LoadRunner
5 7 (4.90%) JIRA
6 6 (4.20%) Bugzilla
7 5 (3.50%) FogBugz
7 5 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.10%) Appium
8 3 (2.10%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.70%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 61 (42.66%) Finance
2 6 (4.20%) Banking
3 4 (2.80%) Local Government
3 4 (2.80%) Back Office
4 3 (2.10%) Retail
5 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.70%) Law
6 1 (0.70%) Legal
6 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 60 (41.96%) Analyst
2 58 (40.56%) Test Analyst
3 41 (28.67%) Test Manager
4 16 (11.19%) Tester
5 9 (6.29%) Technical Manager
6 8 (5.59%) QA Tester
6 8 (5.59%) Test Engineer
6 8 (5.59%) Senior Test Analyst
6 8 (5.59%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (5.59%) Test Leader
7 7 (4.90%) Trainer
7 7 (4.90%) QA Engineer
8 5 (3.50%) Quality Engineer
8 5 (3.50%) Lead Test Analyst
9 4 (2.80%) Systems Tester
9 4 (2.80%) Software Test Engineer
9 4 (2.80%) Test Consultant
9 4 (2.80%) Consultant
9 4 (2.80%) Software Engineer
10 3 (2.10%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.90%) .NET
2 2 (1.40%) XML
2 2 (1.40%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.70%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.70%) CSS
3 1 (0.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.59%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.80%) EPoS
5 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.40%) Social Media
6 1 (0.70%) Statistics
6 1 (0.70%) NHS
6 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.70%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.59%) UNIX
2 5 (3.50%) Windows
3 4 (2.80%) Android
3 4 (2.80%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.70%) Linux
4 1 (0.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (39.16%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (37.06%) Test Management
3 38 (26.57%) Test Strategy
4 31 (21.68%) Software Testing
5 29 (20.28%) Manual Testing
5 29 (20.28%) Test Planning
6 28 (19.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 26 (18.18%) Mentoring
8 25 (17.48%) Automated Testing
9 21 (14.69%) Test Scripting
10 17 (11.89%) Waterfall
11 16 (11.19%) V-Model
11 16 (11.19%) Coaching
11 16 (11.19%) Regression Testing
12 12 (8.39%) Test Automation
12 12 (8.39%) Analytics
13 9 (6.29%) Product Management
13 9 (6.29%) PRINCE2
14 8 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (4.90%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.78%) SQL
2 11 (7.69%) Perl
3 10 (6.99%) Python
3 10 (6.99%) Ruby
4 8 (5.59%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.59%) C#
5 2 (1.40%) Java
6 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 119 (83.22%) ISEB
2 63 (44.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (10.49%) ISEB Practitioner
4 13 (9.09%) Degree
5 10 (6.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (4.20%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.20%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (2.10%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (17.48%) QA
System Software
1 7 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 52 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 46 (32.17%) HP
2 12 (8.39%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.59%) Oracle
4 7 (4.90%) VMware
5 3 (2.10%) Business Objects
5 3 (2.10%) SAP
5 3 (2.10%) Informatica
6 1 (0.70%) Capita
6 1 (0.70%) Twitter
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