Period
to 13 December 2018

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 6 months to 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 107 118
Rank change year-on-year +5 +11 -29
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 45 40 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.78% 1.50% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.50% 5.76% 4.04%
Number of salaries quoted 20 25 12
Edinburgh median annual salary £43,125 £30,000 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +43.75% -18.37% -22.63%
10th Percentile £31,900 £28,250 £28,550
90th Percentile £51,500 £42,750 £43,750
Scotland median annual salary £37,250 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.62% -7.14% -26.32%

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 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 600 695 544
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 23.70% 26.14% 23.78%
Number of salaries quoted 388 441 337
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,250 £65,300
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% -

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 35 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 22 (48.89%) Mentoring
2 22 (48.89%) Selenium
3 18 (40.00%) ITIL
4 17 (37.78%) Cucumber
4 17 (37.78%) Test Scripting
5 15 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (33.33%) Java
6 14 (31.11%) Functional Testing
7 13 (28.89%) Collaborative Working
8 11 (24.44%) Test Planning
9 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (20.00%) CGI
10 9 (20.00%) LoadRunner
11 8 (17.78%) JMeter
11 8 (17.78%) LoadUI
11 8 (17.78%) Performance Testing
12 7 (15.56%) V-Model
12 7 (15.56%) ISEB
13 6 (13.33%) HP
13 6 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (13.33%) HP ALM
14 5 (11.11%) Test Management
14 5 (11.11%) Defect Management
15 4 (8.89%) Project Management
15 4 (8.89%) SQL
15 4 (8.89%) BDD
16 3 (6.67%) Hudson
16 3 (6.67%) Test Strategy
16 3 (6.67%) Scrum

ISTQB
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.22%) Apache
1 1 (2.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (48.89%) Selenium
2 17 (37.78%) Cucumber
3 9 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 8 (17.78%) JMeter
4 8 (17.78%) LoadUI
5 3 (6.67%) Hudson
6 2 (4.44%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.22%) Ant
7 1 (2.22%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.22%) JIRA
7 1 (2.22%) Protractor
7 1 (2.22%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (2.22%) Subversion
7 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.22%) TestComplete
7 1 (2.22%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (4.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (48.89%) Tester
2 16 (35.56%) Automation Tester
3 14 (31.11%) Analyst
3 14 (31.11%) Test Analyst
4 8 (17.78%) Developer
5 5 (11.11%) Performance Tester
5 5 (11.11%) Test Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Performance Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Performance Test Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Lead Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Lead Tester
7 3 (6.67%) Manual Test Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Software Test Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Lead Test Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) QA Tester
9 1 (2.22%) Web Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) CGI
2 2 (4.44%) Web Services
3 1 (2.22%) .NET
3 1 (2.22%) Ajax
3 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.22%) CSS
3 1 (2.22%) Dojo
3 1 (2.22%) EJB
3 1 (2.22%) HTML
3 1 (2.22%) jQuery
3 1 (2.22%) LDAP
3 1 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.22%) REST
3 1 (2.22%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Fintech
2 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) Linux
1 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 22 (48.89%) Mentoring
3 18 (40.00%) ITIL
4 17 (37.78%) Test Scripting
5 15 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (31.11%) Functional Testing
7 13 (28.89%) Collaborative Working
8 11 (24.44%) Test Planning
9 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (17.78%) Performance Testing
11 7 (15.56%) V-Model
12 5 (11.11%) Defect Management
12 5 (11.11%) Test Management
13 4 (8.89%) BDD
13 4 (8.89%) Project Management
14 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
14 3 (6.67%) Quality Management
14 3 (6.67%) Regression Testing
14 3 (6.67%) Risk Management
14 3 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 15 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (8.89%) SQL
3 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.22%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) Groovy
4 1 (2.22%) PHP
4 1 (2.22%) Python
4 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) ISEB
2 3 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.44%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) HP ALM
1 6 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) HP
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft