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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 77 94 132
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +38
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 99 80 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.99% 2.14% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.96% 8.73% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92 51 17
Average salary £44,500 £46,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.26% +41.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
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
903 916 820
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.31% 24.52% 26.49%
Number of salaries quoted 626 576 518
Average salary £42,233 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.58% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Glasgow +35 55 £42,500 +26.86% 5
Edinburgh +25 50 £47,500 +39.70% 1
Dundee +2 7 £28,750 +4.54%
Stirling -19 1 £35,000 -27.27%
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 88 (54.66%) ISEB
2 78 (48.45%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (39.13%) Test Scripting
4 61 (37.89%) Waterfall
5 60 (37.27%) Test Management
6 42 (26.09%) QA
7 41 (25.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 36 (22.36%) Finance
9 35 (21.74%) V-Model
10 33 (20.50%) Performance Testing
11 31 (19.25%) Test Strategy
11 31 (19.25%) HP
12 30 (18.63%) HP Quality Center
13 28 (17.39%) Software Testing
14 27 (16.77%) Degree
14 27 (16.77%) Test Planning
15 26 (16.15%) Banking
15 26 (16.15%) HP UFT
16 24 (14.91%) TDD
17 22 (13.66%) LoadRunner
18 21 (13.04%) Automated Testing
19 20 (12.42%) Stakeholder Management
19 20 (12.42%) Windows
20 19 (11.80%) SQL
20 19 (11.80%) Project Management
20 19 (11.80%) Manual Testing
20 19 (11.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
20 19 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
21 18 (11.18%) Mentoring
22 17 (10.56%) Computer Science

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (2.48%) JBoss
2 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.11%) MS Office
2 4 (2.48%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.35%) LAN
2 5 (3.11%) WAN
3 4 (2.48%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.24%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 26 (16.15%) HP UFT
2 22 (13.66%) LoadRunner
3 8 (4.97%) JIRA
4 7 (4.35%) JMeter
4 7 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.73%) Cucumber
5 6 (3.73%) FogBugz
5 6 (3.73%) Ranorex
5 6 (3.73%) Bugzilla
5 6 (3.73%) Selenium
6 4 (2.48%) JUnit
6 4 (2.48%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.48%) Maven
6 4 (2.48%) Selenium IDE
6 4 (2.48%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.48%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.62%) MSTest
7 1 (0.62%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.62%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.62%) FitNesse
General
1 36 (22.36%) Finance
2 26 (16.15%) Banking
3 10 (6.21%) Retail
4 7 (4.35%) Retail Banking
5 6 (3.73%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.86%) Legal
7 2 (1.24%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.62%) Games
8 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.62%) Law
Job Titles
1 64 (39.75%) Analyst
2 63 (39.13%) Test Analyst
3 35 (21.74%) Test Manager
4 21 (13.04%) Test Leader
5 18 (11.18%) Tester
6 16 (9.94%) Senior Analyst
6 16 (9.94%) Senior Test Analyst
7 14 (8.70%) Performance Analyst
7 14 (8.70%) Performance Test Analyst
8 13 (8.07%) Automation Tester
9 10 (6.21%) Test Architect
9 10 (6.21%) Test Engineer
9 10 (6.21%) Architect
10 7 (4.35%) Performance Test Leader
11 6 (3.73%) QA Manager
11 6 (3.73%) Lead Architect
12 5 (3.11%) Lead Test Analyst
12 5 (3.11%) Automation Engineer
12 5 (3.11%) Test Automation Engineer
13 3 (1.86%) Performance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.48%) HTML
1 4 (2.48%) EJB
1 4 (2.48%) CSS
1 4 (2.48%) Ajax
1 4 (2.48%) Dojo
1 4 (2.48%) jQuery
2 3 (1.86%) .NET
3 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (10.56%) Computer Science
3 13 (8.07%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.73%) PMI
5 5 (3.11%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.86%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.62%) EPoS
7 1 (0.62%) Replication
7 1 (0.62%) Statistics
7 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.42%) Windows
2 10 (6.21%) Windows 7
2 10 (6.21%) Apple iOS
3 8 (4.97%) Linux
4 7 (4.35%) Android
5 5 (3.11%) UNIX
5 5 (3.11%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.24%) SUSE
6 2 (1.24%) AIX
6 2 (1.24%) Solaris
7 1 (0.62%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (48.45%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (39.13%) Test Scripting
3 61 (37.89%) Waterfall
4 60 (37.27%) Test Management
5 35 (21.74%) V-Model
6 33 (20.50%) Performance Testing
7 31 (19.25%) Test Strategy
8 28 (17.39%) Software Testing
9 27 (16.77%) Test Planning
10 24 (14.91%) TDD
11 21 (13.04%) Automated Testing
12 20 (12.42%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (11.80%) Project Management
13 19 (11.80%) Manual Testing
14 18 (11.18%) Mentoring
15 14 (8.70%) SDLC
15 14 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
16 13 (8.07%) User Acceptance Testing
17 12 (7.45%) RAD
17 12 (7.45%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.80%) SQL
2 15 (9.32%) Python
3 14 (8.70%) Ruby
4 10 (6.21%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.59%) Perl
6 8 (4.97%) C#
7 1 (0.62%) C
7 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 88 (54.66%) ISEB
2 41 (25.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 27 (16.77%) Degree
4 19 (11.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 15 (9.32%) Security Cleared
6 14 (8.70%) SC Cleared
7 11 (6.83%) CSQA
8 6 (3.73%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.24%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (1.24%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (26.09%) QA
2 2 (1.24%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.11%) Hyper-V
2 5 (3.11%) XenApp
2 5 (3.11%) XenDesktop
2 5 (3.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.62%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 30 (18.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (19.25%) HP
2 12 (7.45%) VMware
3 8 (4.97%) SAP
4 7 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.11%) Citrix
6 2 (1.24%) Sun
6 2 (1.24%) IBM
7 1 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle
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