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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 88 86
Rank change year-on-year -11 -2  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 1 8 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.081% 0.66% 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 2.48% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 16
Median salary £41,500 £35,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.57% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £34,700 £35,000
% change year-on-year +8.06% -0.85%  

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 340 323 346
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 27.44% 26.83% 25.07%
Number of salaries quoted 205 184 234
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Python
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (100.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App

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 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Senior Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (100.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
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