Period
to 23 August 2019

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 23 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 158 99 106
Rank change year-on-year -59 +7 +7
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 3 47 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.12% 1.86% 1.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 8.19% 6.73%
Number of salaries quoted 0 32 22
Edinburgh median annual salary - £31,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.33% -14.29%
Scotland median annual salary £41,500 £30,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year +38.33% -3.23% -17.33%

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 524 574 654
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 20.69% 22.72% 25.64%
Number of salaries quoted 371 393 384
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,550 £26,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,525
Scotland median annual salary £41,400 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -2.59% +2.41% -3.49%

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

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, 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 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) IT Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Leadership
3 1 (33.33%) Project Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Matrix Management
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Sitecore

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Financial Institution
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Delivery Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Java Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) IT Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Matrix Management
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (33.33%) Sitecore