Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 113 76
Rank change year-on-year +2 -37 +39
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 43 22 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.58% 0.94% 2.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.97% 3.96% 9.59%
Number of salaries quoted 22 13 107
Edinburgh median annual salary £30,000 £35,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% -26.32% +39.71%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,250 £34,500
90th Percentile £41,150 £43,750 £55,000
Scotland median annual salary £31,000 £35,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -11.43% -26.32% +35.71%

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 720 556 876
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 26.50% 23.80% 28.95%
Number of salaries quoted 447 340 591
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,850 £64,500
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% -

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 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 35 (81.40%) Test Scripting
2 32 (74.42%) HP
3 31 (72.09%) HP Quality Center
4 23 (53.49%) Defect Management
5 22 (51.16%) V-Model
6 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (39.53%) Test Strategy
8 16 (37.21%) Selenium
8 16 (37.21%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (32.56%) HP UFT
10 13 (30.23%) Test Management
11 11 (25.58%) Test Automation
12 10 (23.26%) Waterfall
12 10 (23.26%) Computer Science
12 10 (23.26%) Integration Testing
12 10 (23.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (23.26%) Cognizant
12 10 (23.26%) SDLC
13 9 (20.93%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (20.93%) Software Testing
14 8 (18.60%) Degree
14 8 (18.60%) ISEB
14 8 (18.60%) Windows
14 8 (18.60%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (16.28%) SQL
15 7 (16.28%) LoadRunner
15 7 (16.28%) Performance Testing
15 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
16 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
17 5 (11.63%) PL/SQL

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:

Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (37.21%) Selenium
2 14 (32.56%) HP UFT
3 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
3 7 (16.28%) LoadRunner
4 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (2.33%) Finance
1 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 38 (88.37%) Analyst
1 38 (88.37%) Test Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (4.65%) Performance Test Leader
3 2 (4.65%) Test Engineer
3 2 (4.65%) Test Leader
3 2 (4.65%) Tester
4 1 (2.33%) Product Engineer
4 1 (2.33%) Product Test Engineer
4 1 (2.33%) Release Engineer
4 1 (2.33%) Software Release Engineer
4 1 (2.33%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (2.33%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 16 (37.21%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (23.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (81.40%) Test Scripting
2 23 (53.49%) Defect Management
3 22 (51.16%) V-Model
4 18 (41.86%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (39.53%) Test Strategy
6 13 (30.23%) Test Management
7 11 (25.58%) Test Automation
8 10 (23.26%) Integration Testing
8 10 (23.26%) SDLC
8 10 (23.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (23.26%) Waterfall
9 9 (20.93%) Software Testing
9 9 (20.93%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (16.28%) Performance Testing
11 5 (11.63%) Scenario Testing
11 5 (11.63%) Software Engineering
12 4 (9.30%) Exploratory Testing
12 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Transformation
12 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2
12 4 (9.30%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
2 5 (11.63%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.33%) C#
3 1 (2.33%) Java
3 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) Computer Science Degree
1 8 (18.60%) Degree
1 8 (18.60%) ISEB
2 5 (11.63%) MCP
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.63%) OCP
2 5 (11.63%) Oracle Certification
2 5 (11.63%) SAP Certification
3 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 31 (72.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (74.42%) HP
2 10 (23.26%) Cognizant
3 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.63%) Oracle
4 5 (11.63%) SAP