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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 97 118 132
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +14
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 59 41 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.91% 1.26% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.85% 5.27% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 50 26 9
Average salary £38,000 £38,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.29% +18.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
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
861 778 856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.87% 23.97% 29.56%
Number of salaries quoted 594 475 572
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 £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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
(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
Glasgow +20 20 £36,000 -7.09% 3
Stirling - 20 £38,000 -
Edinburgh +11 19 £44,000 +76.00% 4
Fife +6 2 £29,250 -
Dundee +4 1 £22,000 -48.23% 2
Aberdeen -1 1 £32,000 -8.57%
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 122 (84.14%) ISEB
2 71 (48.97%) Finance
3 67 (46.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 58 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
5 55 (37.93%) Test Management
6 54 (37.24%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (34.48%) HP
8 41 (28.28%) Test Strategy
9 31 (21.38%) Mentoring
10 27 (18.62%) Software Testing
11 26 (17.93%) Test Planning
11 26 (17.93%) Waterfall
11 26 (17.93%) V-Model
12 25 (17.24%) QuickTest Pro
13 24 (16.55%) User Acceptance Testing
14 23 (15.86%) Automated Testing
15 22 (15.17%) Manual Testing
15 22 (15.17%) Selenium
15 22 (15.17%) Coaching
15 22 (15.17%) Analytical Skills
16 21 (14.48%) Test Scripting
16 21 (14.48%) ISEB Practitioner
17 20 (13.79%) SQL
18 19 (13.10%) Analytics
19 16 (11.03%) QA
20 14 (9.66%) Test Automation
21 13 (8.97%) Degree
22 12 (8.28%) Regression Testing
23 11 (7.59%) Microsoft
23 11 (7.59%) Cucumber

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.69%) FTP
1 1 (0.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.07%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.69%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (0.69%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.69%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.69%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 25 (17.24%) QuickTest Pro
2 22 (15.17%) Selenium
3 11 (7.59%) Cucumber
4 8 (5.52%) LoadRunner
5 4 (2.76%) JIRA
6 3 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.07%) Bugzilla
7 2 (1.38%) FogBugz
8 1 (0.69%) Appium
8 1 (0.69%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 71 (48.97%) Finance
2 5 (3.45%) Banking
3 4 (2.76%) Local Government
4 3 (2.07%) Retail
5 2 (1.38%) Back Office
5 2 (1.38%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.69%) Marketing
6 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.69%) Law
6 1 (0.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 64 (44.14%) Analyst
2 63 (43.45%) Test Analyst
3 44 (30.34%) Test Manager
4 14 (9.66%) Tester
5 10 (6.90%) Test Leader
6 8 (5.52%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (5.52%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (4.14%) QA Engineer
7 6 (4.14%) Technical Manager
8 5 (3.45%) QA Tester
8 5 (3.45%) Systems Tester
8 5 (3.45%) Test Engineer
8 5 (3.45%) Trainer
9 4 (2.76%) Consultant
9 4 (2.76%) Quality Engineer
9 4 (2.76%) Lead Test Analyst
9 4 (2.76%) Test Consultant
10 3 (2.07%) Software Test Engineer
10 3 (2.07%) Software Engineer
11 2 (1.38%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.45%) .NET
2 2 (1.38%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.69%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.17%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.59%) Mobile App
3 9 (6.21%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.38%) EPoS
4 2 (1.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.38%) Social Media
5 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.69%) Statistics
5 1 (0.69%) Replication
5 1 (0.69%) NHS
5 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.69%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.14%) UNIX
2 3 (2.07%) Android
2 3 (2.07%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.07%) Windows
3 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.69%) VMS
3 1 (0.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (37.93%) Test Management
2 54 (37.24%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (28.28%) Test Strategy
4 31 (21.38%) Mentoring
5 27 (18.62%) Software Testing
6 26 (17.93%) Test Planning
6 26 (17.93%) Waterfall
6 26 (17.93%) V-Model
7 24 (16.55%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (15.86%) Automated Testing
9 22 (15.17%) Manual Testing
9 22 (15.17%) Coaching
10 21 (14.48%) Test Scripting
11 19 (13.10%) Analytics
12 14 (9.66%) Test Automation
13 12 (8.28%) Regression Testing
14 10 (6.90%) PRINCE2
14 10 (6.90%) Resource Management
15 9 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
16 7 (4.83%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.79%) SQL
2 8 (5.52%) Perl
3 7 (4.83%) Ruby
3 7 (4.83%) Python
4 6 (4.14%) C#
5 5 (3.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.69%) Java
6 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 122 (84.14%) ISEB
2 67 (46.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 21 (14.48%) ISEB Practitioner
4 13 (8.97%) Degree
5 10 (6.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (4.14%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.14%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (2.07%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.03%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 58 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 50 (34.48%) HP
2 11 (7.59%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.52%) Oracle
4 4 (2.76%) Business Objects
4 4 (2.76%) VMware
5 3 (2.07%) SAP
5 3 (2.07%) Informatica
6 2 (1.38%) Twitter
7 1 (0.69%) Capita
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