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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 8 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 20 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 17.24% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 52.63% - -
Number of salaries quoted 16 0 0
Average salary £38,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
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
38 12 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 32.76% 18.46% 15.79%
Number of salaries quoted 24 3 17
Average salary £38,000 £39,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.56% +56.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £33,500 £41,750
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 30 January 2015.

ISTQB Salary Histogram in Stirling

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 57 (96.61%) ISEB
2 38 (64.41%) Test Management
3 34 (57.63%) HP Quality Center
4 31 (52.54%) Finance
5 28 (47.46%) HP
6 25 (42.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 23 (38.98%) Test Strategy
8 19 (32.20%) Test Planning
9 18 (30.51%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (27.12%) QuickTest Pro
11 15 (25.42%) Selenium
11 15 (25.42%) Mentoring
12 13 (22.03%) ISEB Practitioner
13 11 (18.64%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (15.25%) Automated Testing
16 8 (13.56%) Manual Testing
16 8 (13.56%) Cucumber
17 7 (11.86%) Test Automation
17 7 (11.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 7 (11.86%) Management Information System
17 7 (11.86%) PRINCE2
18 6 (10.17%) SQL
18 6 (10.17%) Change Management
18 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
18 6 (10.17%) Line Management
19 5 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
19 5 (8.47%) Automation Testing
20 4 (6.78%) Software Testing
20 4 (6.78%) Project Planning

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (1.69%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (27.12%) QuickTest Pro
2 15 (25.42%) Selenium
3 8 (13.56%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.78%) LoadRunner
General
1 31 (52.54%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (47.46%) Analyst
1 28 (47.46%) Test Analyst
2 27 (45.76%) Test Manager
3 6 (10.17%) Technical Manager
4 3 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (5.08%) Test Consultant
4 3 (5.08%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (5.08%) Consultant
5 2 (3.39%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (1.69%) Tester
6 1 (1.69%) Programme Manager
6 1 (1.69%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (1.69%) Test Leader
6 1 (1.69%) Test Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 18 (30.51%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.86%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (64.41%) Test Management
2 23 (38.98%) Test Strategy
3 19 (32.20%) Test Planning
4 15 (25.42%) Mentoring
5 11 (18.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (15.25%) Automated Testing
8 8 (13.56%) Manual Testing
9 7 (11.86%) Test Automation
9 7 (11.86%) PRINCE2
10 6 (10.17%) Change Management
10 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (10.17%) Line Management
11 5 (8.47%) Automation Testing
12 4 (6.78%) Software Testing
12 4 (6.78%) Project Planning
12 4 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
13 3 (5.08%) V-Model
13 3 (5.08%) Information Assurance
13 3 (5.08%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (96.61%) ISEB
2 25 (42.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (22.03%) ISEB Practitioner
4 7 (11.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (5.08%) Degree
6 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 34 (57.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (47.46%) HP
2 4 (6.78%) Business Objects
3 3 (5.08%) Informatica
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.69%) Capita
5 1 (1.69%) Twitter