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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 79 134 137
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +3
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 89 42 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.81% 1.14% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.48% 4.93% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 82 23 21
Average salary £43,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.85% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £27,700 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
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
849 852 896
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.82% 23.16% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 591 561 536
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £57,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +34 53 £47,500 +53.22% 4
Glasgow +35 39 £36,250 -0.68% 3
Dundee +1 5 £27,500 +6.79%
Stirling -8 1 £35,000 -30.00%
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 95 (58.28%) ISEB
2 62 (38.04%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (33.74%) Test Management
3 55 (33.74%) Test Scripting
4 48 (29.45%) Finance
5 47 (28.83%) Waterfall
6 39 (23.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 39 (23.93%) Software Testing
7 36 (22.09%) Banking
7 36 (22.09%) QA
8 31 (19.02%) Test Strategy
9 30 (18.40%) HP Quality Center
10 29 (17.79%) V-Model
10 29 (17.79%) HP
11 28 (17.18%) Performance Testing
12 26 (15.95%) Mentoring
13 25 (15.34%) HP UFT
13 25 (15.34%) Degree
14 24 (14.72%) Test Planning
15 23 (14.11%) Automated Testing
16 22 (13.50%) TDD
17 21 (12.88%) LoadRunner
17 21 (12.88%) User Acceptance Testing
18 20 (12.27%) SQL
19 19 (11.66%) Python
19 19 (11.66%) Project Management
19 19 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
19 19 (11.66%) Manual Testing
20 18 (11.04%) Ruby
21 16 (9.82%) Computer Science

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (1.84%) JBoss
2 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.23%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.68%) LAN
2 5 (3.07%) WAN
3 3 (1.84%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 25 (15.34%) HP UFT
2 21 (12.88%) LoadRunner
3 10 (6.13%) JIRA
4 7 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.68%) FogBugz
5 6 (3.68%) Selenium
5 6 (3.68%) JMeter
5 6 (3.68%) Bugzilla
6 5 (3.07%) Ranorex
6 5 (3.07%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.84%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.84%) Selenium IDE
7 3 (1.84%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.84%) Maven
7 3 (1.84%) JUnit
7 3 (1.84%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.61%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.61%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.61%) MSTest
8 1 (0.61%) SpecFlow
General
1 48 (29.45%) Finance
2 36 (22.09%) Banking
3 8 (4.91%) Retail
4 6 (3.68%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.07%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.23%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 62 (38.04%) Analyst
2 61 (37.42%) Test Analyst
3 37 (22.70%) Test Manager
4 25 (15.34%) Test Leader
5 15 (9.20%) Tester
6 13 (7.98%) Senior Analyst
6 13 (7.98%) Senior Test Analyst
7 12 (7.36%) Performance Analyst
7 12 (7.36%) Performance Test Analyst
8 10 (6.13%) Test Engineer
8 10 (6.13%) Test Architect
8 10 (6.13%) Automation Tester
8 10 (6.13%) Architect
9 6 (3.68%) Performance Test Leader
9 6 (3.68%) Lead Architect
10 4 (2.45%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (2.45%) Test Automation Engineer
10 4 (2.45%) Lead Test Analyst
11 3 (1.84%) Programme Manager
11 3 (1.84%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.45%) .NET
2 3 (1.84%) EJB
2 3 (1.84%) CSS
2 3 (1.84%) Ajax
2 3 (1.84%) Dojo
2 3 (1.84%) jQuery
2 3 (1.84%) HTML
3 1 (0.61%) Web Services
3 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.82%) Computer Science
2 14 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.36%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.68%) PMI
5 3 (1.84%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.61%) EPoS
7 1 (0.61%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.61%) Replication
7 1 (0.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.98%) Windows
2 10 (6.13%) Apple iOS
3 8 (4.91%) Linux
4 7 (4.29%) Android
5 5 (3.07%) Mac OS X
6 4 (2.45%) UNIX
7 3 (1.84%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.23%) OpenWrt
9 1 (0.61%) SUSE
9 1 (0.61%) AIX
9 1 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (38.04%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (33.74%) Test Management
2 55 (33.74%) Test Scripting
3 47 (28.83%) Waterfall
4 39 (23.93%) Software Testing
5 31 (19.02%) Test Strategy
6 29 (17.79%) V-Model
7 28 (17.18%) Performance Testing
8 26 (15.95%) Mentoring
9 24 (14.72%) Test Planning
10 23 (14.11%) Automated Testing
11 22 (13.50%) TDD
12 21 (12.88%) User Acceptance Testing
13 19 (11.66%) Project Management
13 19 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (11.66%) Manual Testing
14 16 (9.82%) Security Testing
15 15 (9.20%) Information Assurance
15 15 (9.20%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (9.20%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.27%) SQL
2 19 (11.66%) Python
3 18 (11.04%) Ruby
4 13 (7.98%) JavaScript
4 13 (7.98%) Perl
5 8 (4.91%) C#
6 2 (1.23%) C
7 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 95 (58.28%) ISEB
2 39 (23.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 25 (15.34%) Degree
4 16 (9.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 13 (7.98%) SC Cleared
5 13 (7.98%) Security Cleared
6 11 (6.75%) CSQA
7 6 (3.68%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.84%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.61%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (22.09%) QA
2 12 (7.36%) FATCA
3 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.07%) Hyper-V
2 5 (3.07%) XenApp
2 5 (3.07%) XenDesktop
2 5 (3.07%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 30 (18.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (17.79%) HP
2 11 (6.75%) VMware
3 8 (4.91%) SAP
4 5 (3.07%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.07%) Citrix
5 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle
5 1 (0.61%) Sun
5 1 (0.61%) IBM
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Orion Group
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £32000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Zonal Retail Data Systems Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum plus company benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago