The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Stirling region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 24 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 5 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 4.50% 2.54% -
As % of the Qualifications category 33.33% 27.27% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 0
Average salary £35,000 £52,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
ISTQB
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Stirling region.

Qualifications Category
Stirling
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
15 11 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 13.51% 9.32% 17.39%
Number of salaries quoted 8 9 7
Average salary £35,000 £52,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £90,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Stirling region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Stirling

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Stirling region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Stirling

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Stirling

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Stirling region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Stirling

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Stirling 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 25 (100.00%) ISEB
2 22 (88.00%) Finance
3 17 (68.00%) Test Management
4 13 (52.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (40.00%) HP
6 9 (36.00%) Test Strategy
6 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (28.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 7 (28.00%) Selenium
8 6 (24.00%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
8 6 (24.00%) Mentoring
9 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
9 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
10 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
10 4 (16.00%) Project Planning
10 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2
10 4 (16.00%) Test Planning
11 3 (12.00%) Coaching
11 3 (12.00%) Analytics
11 3 (12.00%) Automation Testing
11 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
11 3 (12.00%) V-Model
11 3 (12.00%) Information Assurance
11 3 (12.00%) SQL
11 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
12 2 (8.00%) Resource Management

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Stirling 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 7 (28.00%) Selenium
2 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 22 (88.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Test Analyst
1 15 (60.00%) Analyst
2 9 (36.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Technical Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Test Management
2 9 (36.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (24.00%) Mentoring
4 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Project Planning
5 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2
5 4 (16.00%) Test Planning
6 3 (12.00%) Coaching
6 3 (12.00%) Analytics
6 3 (12.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (12.00%) V-Model
6 3 (12.00%) Information Assurance
6 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Resource Management
7 2 (8.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (8.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) ISEB
2 13 (52.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (24.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (8.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (4.00%) Twitter
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle