The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 134 131 125
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 37 29 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.01% 0.89% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.39% 3.26% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 21 22 25
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £50,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
843 890 1041
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 22.98% 27.18% 32.49%
Number of salaries quoted 560 534 697
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
ISTQB
UK

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Edinburgh -5 17 £35,000 +22.80% 2
Glasgow -11 14 £36,500 -27.00% 9
Dundee -1 4 £27,500 +25.00%
Stirling - 2 £47,500 - 1
Aberdeen +9 1 £32,500 -
Midlothian - 1 £31,000 -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 44 (60.27%) ISEB
2 30 (41.10%) Finance
3 27 (36.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 22 (30.14%) SQL
5 20 (27.40%) Software Testing
6 19 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (24.66%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (23.29%) QA
8 17 (23.29%) Selenium
9 15 (20.55%) Automated Testing
10 14 (19.18%) Microsoft
10 14 (19.18%) HP Quality Center
11 13 (17.81%) HP
11 13 (17.81%) Test Scripting
11 13 (17.81%) Test Automation
12 12 (16.44%) Scrum
13 11 (15.07%) Degree
13 11 (15.07%) Test Strategy
14 10 (13.70%) Mobile App
14 10 (13.70%) JIRA
14 10 (13.70%) Regression Testing
15 9 (12.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 8 (10.96%) Test Management
17 7 (9.59%) Security Testing
17 7 (9.59%) Bugzilla
17 7 (9.59%) QuickTest Pro
17 7 (9.59%) Waterfall
18 6 (8.22%) Apple iOS
18 6 (8.22%) FogBugz
18 6 (8.22%) JBoss

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (1.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) MS Project
2 4 (5.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.37%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.37%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.37%) OLAP
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 17 (23.29%) Selenium
2 10 (13.70%) JIRA
3 7 (9.59%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (9.59%) Bugzilla
4 6 (8.22%) FogBugz
5 5 (6.85%) Fiddler
6 4 (5.48%) FitNesse
6 4 (5.48%) JMeter
7 1 (1.37%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.37%) SoapUI
General
1 30 (41.10%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Retail
3 2 (2.74%) Games
3 2 (2.74%) Back Office
3 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.37%) Law
4 1 (1.37%) Legal
4 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (52.05%) Analyst
2 33 (45.21%) Test Analyst
3 17 (23.29%) Test Manager
4 13 (17.81%) Tester
5 8 (10.96%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (9.59%) Test Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (8.22%) QA Analyst
7 6 (8.22%) Quality Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) QA Tester
9 4 (5.48%) Agile Test Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Software Test Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Senior Test Manager
10 3 (4.11%) Trainer
10 3 (4.11%) Software Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Senior Manager
11 2 (2.74%) QA Manager
11 2 (2.74%) Programme Manager
11 2 (2.74%) Software Tester
11 2 (2.74%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.22%) HTML
1 6 (8.22%) Web Services
2 5 (6.85%) XML
2 5 (6.85%) CSS
3 4 (5.48%) .NET
3 4 (5.48%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.85%) Open Source
3 4 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.37%) iSeries
5 1 (1.37%) EPoS
5 1 (1.37%) AS400
5 1 (1.37%) Replication
5 1 (1.37%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.22%) Android
1 6 (8.22%) Apple iOS
2 5 (6.85%) UNIX
3 2 (2.74%) Windows
3 2 (2.74%) Linux
4 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.40%) Software Testing
2 19 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (24.66%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (20.55%) Automated Testing
5 13 (17.81%) Test Scripting
5 13 (17.81%) Test Automation
6 12 (16.44%) Scrum
7 11 (15.07%) Test Strategy
8 10 (13.70%) Regression Testing
9 8 (10.96%) Test Management
10 7 (9.59%) Waterfall
10 7 (9.59%) Security Testing
11 6 (8.22%) Performance Testing
11 6 (8.22%) Product Management
12 5 (6.85%) V-Model
12 5 (6.85%) Non-Functional Testing
12 5 (6.85%) Integration Testing
12 5 (6.85%) Manual Testing
12 5 (6.85%) SOA
13 4 (5.48%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.14%) SQL
2 5 (6.85%) C#
3 3 (4.11%) Java
4 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.74%) Perl
4 2 (2.74%) Python
4 2 (2.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 44 (60.27%) ISEB
2 27 (36.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (15.07%) Degree
4 9 (12.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.29%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (19.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (19.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.81%) HP
3 6 (8.22%) JBoss
4 4 (5.48%) VMware
5 2 (2.74%) IBM
5 2 (2.74%) Oracle
6 1 (1.37%) Twitter
6 1 (1.37%) Green Hat
Stirlingshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 6 days ago