Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 130 121
Rank change year-on-year -22 -9 +19
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 3 6 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.11% 0.26% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 1.08% 4.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 33
Edinburgh median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% +21.43%
10th Percentile £34,250 £27,500 £34,500
90th Percentile £41,000 £38,500 £56,250
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -15.66% +18.57%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 714 554 882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 26.43% 23.76% 28.92%
Number of salaries quoted 445 341 596
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £64,500
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Software Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Product Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Product Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Release Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Release Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Software Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft