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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 11 14 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 17 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 13.60% 4.41% -
As % of the Qualifications category 45.95% 25.00% -
Number of salaries quoted 16 3 0
Average salary £38,000 £52,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.61% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
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
37 12 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 29.60% 17.65% 15.22%
Number of salaries quoted 25 5 13
Average salary £38,000 £52,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.61% +110.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £41,400 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £34,000 £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 3 March 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Stirling

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 35 (97.22%) ISEB
2 24 (66.67%) Test Management
3 22 (61.11%) Finance
4 18 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
6 15 (41.67%) HP
7 12 (33.33%) Test Strategy
8 11 (30.56%) Selenium
8 11 (30.56%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (27.78%) QuickTest Pro
10 9 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
10 9 (25.00%) Automated Testing
10 9 (25.00%) Mentoring
11 7 (19.44%) Test Planning
11 7 (19.44%) Test Automation
11 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (16.67%) SQL
12 6 (16.67%) Cucumber
12 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
13 5 (13.89%) Automation Testing
13 5 (13.89%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
14 4 (11.11%) Software Testing
14 4 (11.11%) Project Planning
14 4 (11.11%) Business Objects
14 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
14 4 (11.11%) LoadRunner
14 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
14 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
15 3 (8.33%) Security Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (2.78%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) Selenium
2 10 (27.78%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 4 (11.11%) LoadRunner
General
1 22 (61.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (55.56%) Analyst
1 20 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 14 (38.89%) Test Manager
3 4 (11.11%) Technical Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.78%) Tester
6 1 (2.78%) Test Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (66.67%) Test Management
2 12 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 9 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 9 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 7 (19.44%) Test Planning
4 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (19.44%) Test Automation
5 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Automation Testing
7 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Project Planning
7 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (8.33%) V-Model
8 3 (8.33%) Information Assurance
8 3 (8.33%) Analytics
8 3 (8.33%) Coaching
8 3 (8.33%) Security Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (97.22%) ISEB
2 18 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 16 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) HP
2 4 (11.11%) Business Objects
3 2 (5.56%) Informatica
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) Twitter
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft