The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 77 79 74
Rank change year-on-year +2 -5  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 15 20 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.35% 1.49% 2.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.56% 5.12% 7.29%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 13
Median salary £37,500 £34,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.29% -35.23%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% -6.66%  

ISTQB 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 270 391 384
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 24.22% 29.22% 28.79%
Number of salaries quoted 156 269 225
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 £70,000 £59,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB 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.

1 15 (62.50%) ISEB
2 11 (45.83%) Software Testing
3 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (33.33%) Test Planning
5 7 (29.17%) Test Automation
5 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
5 7 (29.17%) Finance
5 7 (29.17%) Java
6 6 (25.00%) C#
6 6 (25.00%) Python
6 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (25.00%) Defect Management
7 5 (20.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (20.83%) Degree
7 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
7 5 (20.83%) SQL
8 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 4 (16.67%) QA
8 4 (16.67%) Selenium
9 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Android
9 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
9 3 (12.50%) Scrum
9 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
9 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
10 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (8.33%) .NET
10 2 (8.33%) JavaScript

ISTQB
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) LAN
1 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Selenium
2 2 (8.33%) JIRA
2 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.17%) Bugzilla
3 1 (4.17%) FogBugz
3 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Test Engineer
2 10 (41.67%) Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Graduate
6 2 (8.33%) Graduate Test Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Manual Tester
7 1 (4.17%) QA Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.17%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Android
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
3 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Software Testing
2 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 7 (29.17%) Test Automation
4 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
5 6 (25.00%) Defect Management
6 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 3 (12.50%) Scrum
7 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
8 2 (8.33%) Wealth Management
9 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Automation Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Compatibility Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (4.17%) Defect Tracking
9 1 (4.17%) SDLC
9 1 (4.17%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) Java
2 6 (25.00%) C#
2 6 (25.00%) Python
3 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
3 5 (20.83%) SQL
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (62.50%) ISEB
2 5 (20.83%) Degree
2 5 (20.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.17%) XenApp
1 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) HP
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Citrix
2 1 (4.17%) VMware
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