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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 72 63
Rank change year-on-year -7 -9  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 21 24 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.69% 2.01% 2.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.25% 7.52% 10.70%
Number of salaries quoted 10 16 34
Median salary £31,500 £36,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -24.21%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £32,500 £35,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £43,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25%  

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 336 319 355
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 27.01% 26.72% 25.52%
Number of salaries quoted 203 179 242
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 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 21 (58.33%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 18 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 18 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (50.00%) Defect Management
4 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (38.89%) Test Strategy
6 13 (36.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (36.11%) HP
7 12 (33.33%) V-Model
8 11 (30.56%) Selenium
8 11 (30.56%) ISEB
9 10 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (27.78%) Test Management
9 10 (27.78%) Degree
9 10 (27.78%) Waterfall
9 10 (27.78%) SDLC
10 9 (25.00%) Computer Science
10 9 (25.00%) Integration Testing
10 9 (25.00%) Cognizant
10 9 (25.00%) HP UFT
10 9 (25.00%) Windows
10 9 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (19.44%) Finance
12 5 (13.89%) QA
12 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
12 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
13 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
13 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (11.11%) Test Planning

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 (2.78%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) Selenium
2 9 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.78%) JIRA
4 1 (2.78%) Protractor
4 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (72.22%) Analyst
1 26 (72.22%) Test Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Manual Tester
5 1 (2.78%) QA Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) CSS
1 1 (2.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 18 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 18 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (38.89%) Test Strategy
5 13 (36.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (33.33%) V-Model
7 10 (27.78%) SDLC
7 10 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (27.78%) Test Management
7 10 (27.78%) Waterfall
8 9 (25.00%) Integration Testing
9 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
9 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
10 4 (11.11%) Test Planning
11 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
11 3 (8.33%) Workload Management
12 2 (5.56%) Change Management
12 2 (5.56%) Manual Testing
12 2 (5.56%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) C#
1 4 (11.11%) Java
1 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 4 (11.11%) Python
2 2 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) ISEB
2 10 (27.78%) Degree
3 9 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 21 (58.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) HP
2 9 (25.00%) Cognizant
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Salary: £27000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CGI
Posted: 19 days ago