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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 81 126 117
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -9
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 89 34 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.67% 1.08% 1.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.57% 4.34% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 69 15 20
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.24% -1.42%
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
842 783 1000
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 25.29% 24.88% 32.41%
Number of salaries quoted 549 493 619
Average salary £42,500 £39,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 - 40 £47,000 -
Glasgow +16 22 £33,000 -26.66% 1
Edinburgh -19 22 £34,000 +7.93%
North Lanarkshire - 4 £26,223 -
Aberdeen +8 1 £28,500 -12.30%
Dundee - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £27,500 -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 99 (77.34%) ISEB
2 52 (40.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 51 (39.84%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (36.72%) HP Quality Center
5 43 (33.59%) Finance
6 41 (32.03%) HP
7 35 (27.34%) Test Management
8 34 (26.56%) Manual Testing
8 34 (26.56%) Software Testing
9 30 (23.44%) Automated Testing
9 30 (23.44%) Selenium
9 30 (23.44%) SQL
10 27 (21.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 27 (21.09%) Test Strategy
11 25 (19.53%) QA
12 24 (18.75%) Test Planning
13 21 (16.41%) Regression Testing
14 20 (15.63%) QuickTest Pro
15 18 (14.06%) Microsoft
15 18 (14.06%) Test Scripting
16 17 (13.28%) Mentoring
16 17 (13.28%) Degree
17 14 (10.94%) Mobile App
18 12 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
19 11 (8.59%) JIRA
19 11 (8.59%) SQL Server
19 11 (8.59%) UNIX
19 11 (8.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
20 9 (7.03%) Apple iOS
20 9 (7.03%) Android

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (1.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (5.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.56%) FTP
2 1 (0.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.13%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.56%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (1.56%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.56%) Star Schema
3 2 (1.56%) Data Mart
3 2 (1.56%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (1.56%) OLAP
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 30 (23.44%) Selenium
2 20 (15.63%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (8.59%) JIRA
4 7 (5.47%) LoadRunner
4 7 (5.47%) Bugzilla
5 6 (4.69%) FitNesse
5 6 (4.69%) FogBugz
5 6 (4.69%) Appium
6 4 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.13%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.56%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (33.59%) Finance
2 6 (4.69%) Banking
3 5 (3.91%) Retail
4 4 (3.13%) Local Government
4 4 (3.13%) Back Office
4 4 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.56%) Games
6 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Law
6 1 (0.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (39.84%) Analyst
2 49 (38.28%) Test Analyst
3 34 (26.56%) Test Manager
4 20 (15.63%) Tester
5 12 (9.38%) Test Engineer
6 9 (7.03%) Technical Manager
6 9 (7.03%) Trainer
7 8 (6.25%) QA Tester
8 6 (4.69%) QA Engineer
8 6 (4.69%) Systems Tester
9 5 (3.91%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (3.91%) Software Test Engineer
9 5 (3.91%) Quality Engineer
9 5 (3.91%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (3.91%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.13%) Programme Manager
10 4 (3.13%) Consultant
10 4 (3.13%) Software Tester
10 4 (3.13%) Test Consultant
10 4 (3.13%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.47%) .NET
2 3 (2.34%) XML
3 2 (1.56%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.56%) CSS
3 2 (1.56%) HTML
4 1 (0.78%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.94%) Mobile App
2 12 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.34%) EPoS
5 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.78%) Open Source
6 1 (0.78%) Social Media
6 1 (0.78%) NHS
6 1 (0.78%) Replication
6 1 (0.78%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.59%) UNIX
2 9 (7.03%) Android
2 9 (7.03%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.91%) Windows
4 1 (0.78%) Linux
4 1 (0.78%) VMS
4 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (39.84%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (27.34%) Test Management
3 34 (26.56%) Software Testing
3 34 (26.56%) Manual Testing
4 30 (23.44%) Automated Testing
5 27 (21.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 27 (21.09%) Test Strategy
6 24 (18.75%) Test Planning
7 21 (16.41%) Regression Testing
8 18 (14.06%) Test Scripting
9 17 (13.28%) Mentoring
10 9 (7.03%) Product Management
11 8 (6.25%) Test Automation
11 8 (6.25%) Waterfall
11 8 (6.25%) Coaching
11 8 (6.25%) Line Management
11 8 (6.25%) Security Testing
12 7 (5.47%) Usability Testing
12 7 (5.47%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (5.47%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 30 (23.44%) SQL
2 8 (6.25%) C#
3 7 (5.47%) JavaScript
3 7 (5.47%) Perl
3 7 (5.47%) Python
3 7 (5.47%) Ruby
4 3 (2.34%) Java
5 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 99 (77.34%) ISEB
2 52 (40.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (13.28%) Degree
4 11 (8.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (4.69%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (3.91%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.91%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.56%) HND
7 2 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (19.53%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 47 (36.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (32.03%) HP
2 18 (14.06%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.03%) Oracle
4 7 (5.47%) VMware
5 3 (2.34%) Business Objects
5 3 (2.34%) Informatica
6 1 (0.78%) IBM
6 1 (0.78%) Capita
6 1 (0.78%) Twitter
6 1 (0.78%) Green Hat
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