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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK / Scotland
Rank 109 113 106
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 22 45 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.97% 1.52% 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.04% 5.62% 6.54%
Number of salaries quoted 14 39 45
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £32,000 £31,700
10% offered a salary of more than £52,200 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

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
545 801 841
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.15% 27.08% 27.88%
Number of salaries quoted 344 522 591
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Scotland

ISTQB
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -6 11 £37,500 -21.05% 3
Glasgow +5 7 £51,500 +33.76%
Fife +4 4 £27,000 -16.92%
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 26 (76.47%) ISEB
2 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (38.24%) Manual Testing
4 11 (32.35%) Finance
5 10 (29.41%) Waterfall
6 9 (26.47%) Software Testing
6 9 (26.47%) SQL
7 8 (23.53%) Automated Testing
7 8 (23.53%) Degree
7 8 (23.53%) Selenium
8 7 (20.59%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (20.59%) V-Model
8 7 (20.59%) Linux
9 6 (17.65%) HP
9 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
9 6 (17.65%) Test Planning
9 6 (17.65%) SDLC
10 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
10 5 (14.71%) QA
10 5 (14.71%) Python
10 5 (14.71%) C#
10 5 (14.71%) Java
10 5 (14.71%) MS Office
10 5 (14.71%) Banking
10 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
11 4 (11.76%) RUP
11 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
11 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
11 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (2.94%) CMS
1 1 (2.94%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Office
2 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) LAN
2 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Selenium
2 2 (5.88%) JIRA
2 2 (5.88%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.94%) Appium
3 1 (2.94%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.94%) FogBugz
3 1 (2.94%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.94%) Mocha
3 1 (2.94%) Protractor
3 1 (2.94%) Robot Framework
3 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Legal
4 1 (2.94%) Law
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Test Engineer
2 9 (26.47%) Analyst
2 9 (26.47%) Test Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Test Manager
4 5 (14.71%) Tester
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Software Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) QA Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Software Tester
6 3 (8.82%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Graduate
7 2 (5.88%) Graduate Test Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Manual Tester
7 2 (5.88%) QA Test Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.94%) Digital Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
1 2 (5.88%) CGI
2 1 (2.94%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) EMV
4 1 (2.94%) EPoS
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.94%) Replication
4 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Android
3 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) Manual Testing
3 10 (29.41%) Waterfall
4 9 (26.47%) Software Testing
5 8 (23.53%) Automated Testing
6 7 (20.59%) V-Model
7 6 (17.65%) SDLC
7 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 6 (17.65%) Test Planning
8 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
9 4 (11.76%) RUP
9 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
10 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (8.82%) Regression Testing
10 3 (8.82%) Scrum
10 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
11 2 (5.88%) Automation Testing
11 2 (5.88%) Functional Testing
11 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) SQL
2 5 (14.71%) C#
2 5 (14.71%) Java
2 5 (14.71%) Python
3 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (76.47%) ISEB
2 8 (23.53%) Degree
3 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.94%) XenApp
1 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) HP
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) Adobe
3 1 (2.94%) Citrix
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) VMware
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