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 19 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 107 133 140
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +7
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 70 24 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.88% 0.75% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.83% 2.83% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 44 16 16
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
894 849 1025
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.01% 26.61% 32.19%
Number of salaries quoted 563 521 654
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.50%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 - 24 £48,125 - 1
Glasgow 0 22 £33,500 -33.00%
Edinburgh -8 22 £34,000 +13.33% 5
Dundee - 2 £27,500 -
Aberdeen +8 1 £32,500 -7.14%
Midlothian - 1 £31,000 -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 64 (68.09%) ISEB
2 42 (44.68%) Finance
3 35 (37.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 30 (31.91%) HP
4 30 (31.91%) HP Quality Center
5 27 (28.72%) SQL
6 25 (26.60%) User Acceptance Testing
6 25 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (25.53%) Software Testing
8 23 (24.47%) Automated Testing
9 22 (23.40%) QA
9 22 (23.40%) Selenium
10 18 (19.15%) Test Strategy
11 17 (18.09%) Test Management
12 15 (15.96%) Microsoft
13 14 (14.89%) Regression Testing
13 14 (14.89%) Manual Testing
14 13 (13.83%) Degree
15 12 (12.77%) QuickTest Pro
16 11 (11.70%) JIRA
16 11 (11.70%) Mobile App
17 10 (10.64%) Product Management
18 9 (9.57%) UNIX
18 9 (9.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 8 (8.51%) Apple iOS
19 8 (8.51%) Bugzilla
19 8 (8.51%) Test Automation
19 8 (8.51%) Test Scripting
19 8 (8.51%) Android
20 7 (7.45%) Security Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 (1.06%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.19%) MS Project
3 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) SaaS
2 1 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.19%) RDBMS
2 3 (3.19%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.06%) Data Mart
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (1.06%) Star Schema
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.06%) OLAP
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (23.40%) Selenium
2 12 (12.77%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (11.70%) JIRA
4 8 (8.51%) Bugzilla
5 7 (7.45%) FogBugz
6 6 (6.38%) FitNesse
7 4 (4.26%) LoadRunner
7 4 (4.26%) Fiddler
8 3 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.06%) SoapUI
General
1 42 (44.68%) Finance
2 3 (3.19%) Banking
3 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.13%) Games
3 2 (2.13%) Back Office
3 2 (2.13%) Retail
4 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (40.43%) Analyst
2 35 (37.23%) Test Analyst
3 28 (29.79%) Test Manager
4 11 (11.70%) Tester
5 10 (10.64%) Test Engineer
6 7 (7.45%) Trainer
7 6 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (6.38%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (6.38%) Technical Manager
8 5 (5.32%) QA Tester
8 5 (5.32%) QA Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Programme Manager
9 4 (4.26%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Programme Test Manager
9 4 (4.26%) Software Test Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) Quality Analyst
10 3 (3.19%) Software Tester
11 2 (2.13%) Test Programme Manager
11 2 (2.13%) Senior Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.32%) HTML
1 5 (5.32%) .NET
2 4 (4.26%) CSS
2 4 (4.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.70%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.13%) EPoS
3 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.06%) Statistics
4 1 (1.06%) iSeries
4 1 (1.06%) AS400
4 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.06%) Replication
4 1 (1.06%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.57%) UNIX
2 8 (8.51%) Apple iOS
2 8 (8.51%) Android
3 2 (2.13%) Windows
4 1 (1.06%) VMS
4 1 (1.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.60%) User Acceptance Testing
1 25 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (25.53%) Software Testing
3 23 (24.47%) Automated Testing
4 18 (19.15%) Test Strategy
5 17 (18.09%) Test Management
6 14 (14.89%) Regression Testing
6 14 (14.89%) Manual Testing
7 10 (10.64%) Product Management
8 8 (8.51%) Test Automation
8 8 (8.51%) Test Scripting
9 7 (7.45%) Security Testing
9 7 (7.45%) Scrum
10 6 (6.38%) Waterfall
10 6 (6.38%) Usability Testing
11 5 (5.32%) Performance Testing
11 5 (5.32%) V-Model
11 5 (5.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (5.32%) BDD
12 4 (4.26%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 27 (28.72%) SQL
2 6 (6.38%) C#
3 4 (4.26%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.26%) Perl
3 4 (4.26%) Python
3 4 (4.26%) Ruby
4 3 (3.19%) Java
5 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 64 (68.09%) ISEB
2 35 (37.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (13.83%) Degree
4 9 (9.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (5.32%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.32%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.19%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.06%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (23.40%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (31.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (31.91%) HP
2 15 (15.96%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.32%) VMware
4 2 (2.13%) Oracle
4 2 (2.13%) IBM
5 1 (1.06%) Capita
5 1 (1.06%) Green Hat
5 1 (1.06%) Twitter
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