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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 91 135 139
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +4
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 81 20 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.22% 0.65% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.09% 2.54% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 56 13 14
Average salary £41,750 £32,500 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.46% -0.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £30,000 £27,150
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,150
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
891 786 1034
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.39% 25.54% 31.75%
Number of salaries quoted 569 499 626
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 15 September 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 15 September 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
Stirling - 36 £48,125 - 2
Edinburgh 0 23 £34,000 -3.54% 2
Glasgow +10 21 £33,500 -33.00% 5
Aberdeen +10 1 £32,500 -
Dundee - 1 £27,500 -
Midlothian - 1 £31,000 -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 80 (72.73%) ISEB
2 51 (46.36%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (40.91%) Finance
3 45 (40.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 38 (34.55%) HP Quality Center
5 37 (33.64%) HP
6 30 (27.27%) SQL
7 29 (26.36%) Automated Testing
7 29 (26.36%) Software Testing
7 29 (26.36%) User Acceptance Testing
7 29 (26.36%) Manual Testing
8 27 (24.55%) Selenium
9 26 (23.64%) Test Management
10 23 (20.91%) Test Strategy
11 22 (20.00%) Test Planning
12 21 (19.09%) QA
13 18 (16.36%) QuickTest Pro
14 16 (14.55%) Regression Testing
14 16 (14.55%) Microsoft
14 16 (14.55%) Mentoring
15 15 (13.64%) Degree
16 13 (11.82%) Mobile App
17 12 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 10 (9.09%) JIRA
19 10 (9.09%) Test Scripting
19 10 (9.09%) UNIX
19 10 (9.09%) Test Automation
19 10 (9.09%) Product Management
20 8 (7.27%) Scrum

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (0.91%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (6.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.82%) MS Project
3 1 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.91%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.73%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.91%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.91%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.91%) OLAP
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (24.55%) Selenium
2 18 (16.36%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (9.09%) JIRA
4 7 (6.36%) LoadRunner
4 7 (6.36%) Bugzilla
5 6 (5.45%) FitNesse
5 6 (5.45%) FogBugz
6 3 (2.73%) Fiddler
6 3 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.82%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.91%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (40.91%) Finance
2 4 (3.64%) Retail
3 3 (2.73%) Banking
3 3 (2.73%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.82%) Back Office
4 2 (1.82%) Games
5 1 (0.91%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.91%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (38.18%) Analyst
2 39 (35.45%) Test Analyst
3 34 (30.91%) Test Manager
4 13 (11.82%) Tester
5 11 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 9 (8.18%) Trainer
6 9 (8.18%) Technical Manager
7 5 (4.55%) QA Tester
7 5 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (3.64%) Programme Test Manager
8 4 (3.64%) Software Test Engineer
8 4 (3.64%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (3.64%) Test Consultant
8 4 (3.64%) QA Analyst
8 4 (3.64%) Programme Manager
8 4 (3.64%) Software Engineer
8 4 (3.64%) Consultant
8 4 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (2.73%) Software Tester
9 3 (2.73%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.36%) .NET
2 4 (3.64%) XML
2 4 (3.64%) HTML
3 3 (2.73%) CSS
4 2 (1.82%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.91%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.82%) Mobile App
2 12 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.82%) EPoS
4 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.91%) iSeries
5 1 (0.91%) Open Source
5 1 (0.91%) NHS
5 1 (0.91%) AS400
5 1 (0.91%) Replication
5 1 (0.91%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.09%) UNIX
2 8 (7.27%) Android
2 8 (7.27%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.82%) Windows
4 1 (0.91%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (46.36%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (26.36%) Automated Testing
2 29 (26.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 29 (26.36%) Software Testing
2 29 (26.36%) Manual Testing
3 26 (23.64%) Test Management
4 23 (20.91%) Test Strategy
5 22 (20.00%) Test Planning
6 16 (14.55%) Mentoring
6 16 (14.55%) Regression Testing
7 10 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 10 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 10 (9.09%) Product Management
8 8 (7.27%) Waterfall
8 8 (7.27%) Coaching
8 8 (7.27%) Line Management
8 8 (7.27%) Scrum
9 7 (6.36%) Usability Testing
9 7 (6.36%) Security Testing
9 7 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (27.27%) SQL
2 8 (7.27%) C#
3 6 (5.45%) JavaScript
3 6 (5.45%) Perl
3 6 (5.45%) Python
3 6 (5.45%) Ruby
4 3 (2.73%) Java
5 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.91%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 80 (72.73%) ISEB
2 45 (40.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (13.64%) Degree
4 11 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (5.45%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (4.55%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.55%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.82%) HND
8 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (19.09%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (34.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (33.64%) HP
2 16 (14.55%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.55%) VMware
4 3 (2.73%) Business Objects
4 3 (2.73%) Informatica
5 2 (1.82%) IBM
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle
6 1 (0.91%) Capita
6 1 (0.91%) Twitter
6 1 (0.91%) Green Hat
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Salary: £35000 - £39000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Search Consultancy
Salary: £42500.00 - £60000 per annum + benefits
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Net Talent
Posted: 6 days ago
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Net Talent
Salary: £32000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow Centre, Scotland
EMIS
Salary: £35k to £40k depending on level of experience
Posted: 18 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
EMIS
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum depending on level of experience
Posted: 26 days ago