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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 6 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 40 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 19.42% - 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 64.52% - 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 40 0 1
Average salary £47,500 - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
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
62 5 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 30.10% 13.16% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 54 2 12
Average salary £48,000 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £39,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,400 £50,000 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 October 2014.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Stirling

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 38 (95.00%) ISEB
2 21 (52.50%) HP Quality Center
3 20 (50.00%) Test Management
4 16 (40.00%) HP
5 14 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (32.50%) Test Strategy
6 13 (32.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (32.50%) Test Planning
7 12 (30.00%) Selenium
7 12 (30.00%) Finance
8 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (27.50%) Manual Testing
9 9 (22.50%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (20.00%) Automated Testing
10 8 (20.00%) Mentoring
10 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (15.00%) Product Management
11 6 (15.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 6 (15.00%) QA
11 6 (15.00%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (12.50%) Change Management
12 5 (12.50%) Line Management
13 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
14 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
14 3 (7.50%) SQL
14 3 (7.50%) Business Objects
14 3 (7.50%) Informatica
14 3 (7.50%) Management Information System

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (30.00%) Selenium
2 9 (22.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (7.50%) LoadRunner
4 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
General
1 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (55.00%) Test Manager
2 15 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 15 (37.50%) Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) Technical Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Test Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Test Programme Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Programme Test Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Test Management
2 14 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (32.50%) Test Strategy
3 13 (32.50%) Test Planning
4 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (27.50%) Manual Testing
5 8 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 8 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 6 (15.00%) Product Management
7 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (12.50%) Change Management
7 5 (12.50%) Line Management
8 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
9 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (7.50%) Automation Testing
10 2 (5.00%) Project Management
11 1 (2.50%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (95.00%) ISEB
2 13 (32.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (15.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 6 (15.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 21 (52.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) HP
2 3 (7.50%) Business Objects
2 3 (7.50%) Informatica
3 1 (2.50%) Capita