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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 89 137 149
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +12
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 72 41 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.26% 1.06% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.33% 4.65% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 54 23 3
Average salary £44,000 £38,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,600 £33,400
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £54,500 £43,800
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
864 882 884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.08% 22.91% 28.75%
Number of salaries quoted 538 582 499
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 £26,000 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015. 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
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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 +15 31 £52,500 +54.41% 2
Glasgow +27 30 £44,250 -15.71% 2
Stirling -7 7 £44,000 -16.19%
Dundee +3 3 £22,000 -42.85% 1
Aberdeen +13 2 £31,000 -11.42%
Fife +2 1 £27,500 -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 96 (76.19%) ISEB
2 76 (60.32%) Finance
3 45 (35.71%) Test Management
3 45 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 44 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (28.57%) HP
6 35 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
7 34 (26.98%) Test Strategy
8 30 (23.81%) Software Testing
8 30 (23.81%) Mentoring
9 27 (21.43%) Waterfall
10 26 (20.63%) V-Model
11 23 (18.25%) Banking
12 22 (17.46%) Coaching
13 21 (16.67%) Analytics
14 20 (15.87%) QA
14 20 (15.87%) Test Scripting
15 18 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
15 18 (14.29%) Resource Management
16 17 (13.49%) ISEB Practitioner
16 17 (13.49%) User Acceptance Testing
16 17 (13.49%) Security Testing
17 16 (12.70%) Information Assurance
18 14 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
19 13 (10.32%) LoadRunner
19 13 (10.32%) Test Automation
19 13 (10.32%) Test Planning
20 12 (9.52%) Selenium
20 12 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
20 12 (9.52%) FATCA

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.38%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (10.32%) LoadRunner
3 12 (9.52%) Selenium
4 10 (7.94%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.17%) JIRA
6 2 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.79%) MSTest
7 1 (0.79%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.79%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.79%) Bugzilla
General
1 76 (60.32%) Finance
2 23 (18.25%) Banking
3 7 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.38%) Retail
5 2 (1.59%) Back Office
6 1 (0.79%) Local Government
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (38.10%) Analyst
2 47 (37.30%) Test Analyst
3 40 (31.75%) Test Manager
4 23 (18.25%) Test Leader
5 7 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (4.76%) Tester
7 4 (3.17%) Test Engineer
7 4 (3.17%) Performance Test Leader
7 4 (3.17%) QA Engineer
7 4 (3.17%) Lead Test Analyst
8 3 (2.38%) Systems Tester
8 3 (2.38%) Software Engineer
9 2 (1.59%) Quality Engineer
9 2 (1.59%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (1.59%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (1.59%) QA Tester
9 2 (1.59%) Technical Manager
10 1 (0.79%) Senior Test Engineer
10 1 (0.79%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.76%) PMI
4 5 (3.97%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.79%) Social Media
6 1 (0.79%) Replication
6 1 (0.79%) Statistics
6 1 (0.79%) EPoS
6 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.97%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.38%) Linux
3 2 (1.59%) Android
4 1 (0.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (35.71%) Test Management
2 44 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (26.98%) Test Strategy
4 30 (23.81%) Mentoring
4 30 (23.81%) Software Testing
5 27 (21.43%) Waterfall
6 26 (20.63%) V-Model
7 22 (17.46%) Coaching
8 21 (16.67%) Analytics
9 20 (15.87%) Test Scripting
10 18 (14.29%) Resource Management
11 17 (13.49%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (13.49%) Security Testing
12 16 (12.70%) Information Assurance
13 13 (10.32%) Test Automation
13 13 (10.32%) Test Planning
14 12 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (8.73%) Manual Testing
15 11 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (7.94%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.14%) SQL
2 8 (6.35%) Python
2 8 (6.35%) Perl
3 7 (5.56%) Ruby
4 5 (3.97%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.17%) C#
6 2 (1.59%) C
7 1 (0.79%) Java
7 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 96 (76.19%) ISEB
2 45 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (13.49%) ISEB Practitioner
4 7 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.76%) Degree
5 6 (4.76%) CSQA
5 6 (4.76%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.79%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (15.87%) QA
2 12 (9.52%) FATCA
System Software
1 3 (2.38%) Firmware
2 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 35 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (28.57%) HP
2 5 (3.97%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.38%) SAP
3 3 (2.38%) Oracle
4 2 (1.59%) Business Objects
4 2 (1.59%) Twitter
5 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.79%) VMware
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