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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 93 143 157
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +14
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 71 37 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.24% 0.92% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.48% 3.97% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 53 20 4
Average salary £43,913 £37,750 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.32% -8.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,450 £33,650
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £46,750
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
837 932 900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.36% 23.09% 28.44%
Number of salaries quoted 516 606 506
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(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
Glasgow +36 35 £43,913 -16.35% 4
Edinburgh +19 27 £52,500 +59.09% 3
Stirling 0 5 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Dundee - 4 £22,000 -
Aberdeen +21 1 £30,000 -14.28%
Fife +5 1 £27,500 -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 97 (76.98%) ISEB
2 74 (58.73%) Finance
3 47 (37.30%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (35.71%) Test Management
5 43 (34.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 33 (26.19%) HP
6 33 (26.19%) Test Strategy
7 31 (24.60%) Waterfall
8 30 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
9 29 (23.02%) Mentoring
10 28 (22.22%) Software Testing
11 27 (21.43%) V-Model
12 22 (17.46%) Banking
12 22 (17.46%) Coaching
13 21 (16.67%) Analytics
14 20 (15.87%) QA
15 19 (15.08%) Test Scripting
16 18 (14.29%) Resource Management
17 17 (13.49%) Security Testing
17 17 (13.49%) ISEB Practitioner
18 16 (12.70%) User Acceptance Testing
18 16 (12.70%) Information Assurance
18 16 (12.70%) QuickTest Pro
19 14 (11.11%) Manual Testing
19 14 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
20 13 (10.32%) Test Automation
20 13 (10.32%) LoadRunner
21 12 (9.52%) Project Management
21 12 (9.52%) FATCA
22 11 (8.73%) Performance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.38%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (12.70%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (10.32%) LoadRunner
3 10 (7.94%) Selenium
4 8 (6.35%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.17%) JIRA
6 2 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.79%) MSTest
7 1 (0.79%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.79%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.79%) Bugzilla
General
1 74 (58.73%) Finance
2 22 (17.46%) Banking
3 7 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.38%) Retail
5 1 (0.79%) Marketing
5 1 (0.79%) Back Office
5 1 (0.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 47 (37.30%) Analyst
2 46 (36.51%) Test Analyst
3 39 (30.95%) Test Manager
4 23 (18.25%) Test Leader
5 7 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (4.76%) Tester
7 4 (3.17%) Architect
7 4 (3.17%) Test Engineer
7 4 (3.17%) Performance Test Leader
7 4 (3.17%) Test Architect
7 4 (3.17%) Lead Architect
8 3 (2.38%) QA Engineer
8 3 (2.38%) Lead Test Analyst
8 3 (2.38%) Systems Tester
8 3 (2.38%) Software Engineer
9 2 (1.59%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (1.59%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (1.59%) QA Tester
9 2 (1.59%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.76%) PMI
4 5 (3.97%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.59%) Replication
5 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.79%) Social Media
6 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.79%) Statistics
6 1 (0.79%) Mobile Games
6 1 (0.79%) EPoS
6 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.38%) Linux
2 3 (2.38%) Android
3 2 (1.59%) Windows
4 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (37.30%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (35.71%) Test Management
3 33 (26.19%) Test Strategy
4 31 (24.60%) Waterfall
5 29 (23.02%) Mentoring
6 28 (22.22%) Software Testing
7 27 (21.43%) V-Model
8 22 (17.46%) Coaching
9 21 (16.67%) Analytics
10 19 (15.08%) Test Scripting
11 18 (14.29%) Resource Management
12 17 (13.49%) Security Testing
13 16 (12.70%) Information Assurance
13 16 (12.70%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (11.11%) Manual Testing
15 13 (10.32%) Test Automation
16 12 (9.52%) Project Management
17 11 (8.73%) Automated Testing
17 11 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
17 11 (8.73%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.14%) SQL
2 8 (6.35%) Python
2 8 (6.35%) Perl
3 7 (5.56%) Ruby
4 5 (3.97%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.17%) C#
6 2 (1.59%) C
7 1 (0.79%) Java
7 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 97 (76.98%) ISEB
2 43 (34.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (13.49%) ISEB Practitioner
4 7 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.76%) PMI Certification
5 6 (4.76%) CSQA
6 4 (3.17%) Degree
7 2 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.79%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (15.87%) QA
2 12 (9.52%) FATCA
System Software
1 3 (2.38%) Firmware
2 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (26.19%) HP
2 5 (3.97%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.38%) SAP
4 2 (1.59%) Oracle
4 2 (1.59%) Business Objects
4 2 (1.59%) Twitter
5 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.79%) VMware
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