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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 123 100 132
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +32
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 39 62 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.31% 2.00% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.64% 7.13% 5.12%
Number of salaries quoted 28 54 24
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +3.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,800 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
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
840 869 801
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 28.29% 28.00% 23.95%
Number of salaries quoted 520 595 494
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 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
(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
Edinburgh +10 25 £47,250 +7.38% 2
Glasgow -15 22 £36,750 +2.08% 1
Fife +2 3 £32,500 +11.11%
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 65 (62.50%) ISEB
2 54 (51.92%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (38.46%) Software Testing
4 36 (34.62%) Test Management
5 35 (33.65%) Waterfall
6 32 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 31 (29.81%) Test Scripting
8 30 (28.85%) QA
9 27 (25.96%) Analytical Skills
10 23 (22.12%) Retail
11 21 (20.19%) Selenium
12 19 (18.27%) Manual Testing
13 18 (17.31%) Finance
13 18 (17.31%) Functional Testing
13 18 (17.31%) Mobile App
14 17 (16.35%) Java
15 15 (14.42%) Apple iOS
15 15 (14.42%) HP Quality Center
16 13 (12.50%) SQL
17 12 (11.54%) HP
17 12 (11.54%) Degree
18 11 (10.58%) User Acceptance Testing
19 10 (9.62%) Banking
20 9 (8.65%) WebDriver
20 9 (8.65%) Security Testing
20 9 (8.65%) V-Model
20 9 (8.65%) Information Assurance
20 9 (8.65%) HP UFT
20 9 (8.65%) Test Strategy
21 8 (7.69%) SDLC

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (0.96%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.96%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (4.81%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.92%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (20.19%) Selenium
2 9 (8.65%) HP UFT
2 9 (8.65%) WebDriver
3 5 (4.81%) LoadRunner
4 3 (2.88%) Cucumber
4 3 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.92%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.96%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.96%) JIRA
6 1 (0.96%) JUnit
6 1 (0.96%) Maven
6 1 (0.96%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.96%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (0.96%) SpecFlow
General
1 23 (22.12%) Retail
2 18 (17.31%) Finance
3 10 (9.62%) Banking
4 5 (4.81%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.88%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (2.88%) Legal
6 1 (0.96%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 44 (42.31%) Analyst
2 43 (41.35%) Test Analyst
3 34 (32.69%) Test Manager
4 20 (19.23%) Tester
5 16 (15.38%) Automation Tester
6 14 (13.46%) Automation Analyst
6 14 (13.46%) Automation Test Analyst
7 7 (6.73%) QA Manager
7 7 (6.73%) QA Test Manager
7 7 (6.73%) Test Leader
8 6 (5.77%) Test Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (4.81%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (4.81%) Software Test Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) IT Trainer
10 4 (3.85%) Trainer
11 3 (2.88%) Automation Engineer
11 3 (2.88%) QA Engineer
12 2 (1.92%) QA Automation Engineer
12 2 (1.92%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.88%) CSS
1 3 (2.88%) HTML
2 2 (1.92%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.92%) HTML5
2 2 (1.92%) jQuery
2 2 (1.92%) JSON
3 1 (0.96%) .NET
3 1 (0.96%) Ajax
3 1 (0.96%) CGI
3 1 (0.96%) Dojo
3 1 (0.96%) EJB
3 1 (0.96%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (25.96%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (17.31%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.77%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.81%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.96%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.42%) Apple iOS
2 8 (7.69%) Windows
2 8 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 5 (4.81%) Linux
4 1 (0.96%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (51.92%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 36 (34.62%) Test Management
4 35 (33.65%) Waterfall
5 31 (29.81%) Test Scripting
6 19 (18.27%) Manual Testing
7 18 (17.31%) Functional Testing
8 11 (10.58%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (8.65%) Information Assurance
9 9 (8.65%) Security Testing
9 9 (8.65%) Test Strategy
9 9 (8.65%) V-Model
10 8 (7.69%) Automated Testing
10 8 (7.69%) Scrum
10 8 (7.69%) SDLC
11 7 (6.73%) Risk Analysis
11 7 (6.73%) Test Planning
12 6 (5.77%) RUP
13 5 (4.81%) Migration
13 5 (4.81%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.35%) Java
2 13 (12.50%) SQL
3 8 (7.69%) C#
4 4 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.88%) C
6 2 (1.92%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.92%) Python
6 2 (1.92%) VB
7 1 (0.96%) C++
7 1 (0.96%) Tcl
7 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 65 (62.50%) ISEB
2 32 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (11.54%) Degree
4 6 (5.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (28.85%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (0.96%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (14.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (11.54%) HP
2 8 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.96%) Jaspersoft
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle
3 1 (0.96%) SAP
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