The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 86 91
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 3 14 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.27% 1.05% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.11% 3.55% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 9
Median salary £40,000 £33,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.21% -22.35%  
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% -  

ISTQB Foundation Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh.

Academic & Professional Certification
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 270 394 391
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 24.09% 29.42% 28.94%
Number of salaries quoted 158 273 226
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £59,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Edinburgh

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Edinburgh

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 9 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Python
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (100.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (20.00%) EPoS

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Senior Test Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (100.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
Edinburgh, Midlothian
NCC Group
Salary: £competitive + company benefits + training
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago