The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for ISEB 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.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 112 97
Rank change year-on-year -25 -15  
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 20 50 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.74% 1.74% 2.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.07% 6.47% 8.31%
Number of salaries quoted 16 34 51
Median salary £40,750 £36,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.19% -10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £27,150 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £50,700 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  

ISEB 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 Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 651 773 830
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.99% 26.97% 26.63%
Number of salaries quoted 412 407 565
Median salary £41,500 £44,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.68% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Scotland

ISEB
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for ISEB in Scotland

ISEB
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Scotland over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for ISEB in Scotland

ISEB
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -17 11 £41,500 +12.92%
Glasgow -10 7 £35,000 -14.11% 2
Aberdeen - 1 £47,500 - 1
Dundee - 1 £20,000 -
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT jobs citing ISEB 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 Scotland region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 26 (52.00%) Test Automation
2 23 (46.00%) ISTQB
3 21 (42.00%) Software Testing
3 21 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (34.00%) Finance
5 15 (30.00%) SQL
6 14 (28.00%) C#
7 12 (24.00%) Selenium
8 11 (22.00%) Waterfall
8 11 (22.00%) Python
9 10 (20.00%) SDLC
10 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
10 9 (18.00%) Java
10 9 (18.00%) Manual Testing
10 9 (18.00%) Degree
10 9 (18.00%) Business Analysis
11 8 (16.00%) .NET
12 7 (14.00%) Banking
12 7 (14.00%) QA
12 7 (14.00%) Cucumber
12 7 (14.00%) Test Strategy
13 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
13 6 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (12.00%) Web Services
13 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (10.00%) Mobile Banking
14 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
14 5 (10.00%) HP
14 5 (10.00%) Internet

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (4.00%) Confluence
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) MS Access
2 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (24.00%) Selenium
2 7 (14.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.00%) JIRA
3 4 (8.00%) SpecFlow
4 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.00%) FitNesse
5 2 (4.00%) WinRunner
6 1 (2.00%) Ant
6 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.00%) Robot Framework
6 1 (2.00%) TestComplete
6 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (34.00%) Finance
2 7 (14.00%) Banking
3 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Games
4 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (36.00%) Analyst
2 11 (22.00%) Test Engineer
3 9 (18.00%) Tester
4 8 (16.00%) Test Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) Business Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Architect
6 5 (10.00%) Digital Architect
6 5 (10.00%) Lead Architect
6 5 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Software Tester
8 3 (6.00%) Automation Tester
8 3 (6.00%) Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Manual Tester
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) QA Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) QA Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) .NET
2 6 (12.00%) Web Services
3 4 (8.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.00%) RESTful
4 2 (4.00%) XML
5 1 (2.00%) CSS
5 1 (2.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Mobile Banking
2 5 (10.00%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) Android
2 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (52.00%) Test Automation
2 21 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.00%) Software Testing
3 11 (22.00%) Waterfall
4 10 (20.00%) SDLC
5 9 (18.00%) Business Analysis
5 9 (18.00%) Manual Testing
6 7 (14.00%) Test Strategy
7 6 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 5 (10.00%) SOA
8 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (10.00%) Test Scripting
8 5 (10.00%) TOGAF
8 5 (10.00%) UML
9 4 (8.00%) BDD
9 4 (8.00%) Integration Testing
9 4 (8.00%) Regression Testing
9 4 (8.00%) Test Planning
10 3 (6.00%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) SQL
2 14 (28.00%) C#
3 11 (22.00%) Python
4 9 (18.00%) Java
5 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.00%) C
7 1 (2.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (46.00%) ISTQB
2 9 (18.00%) Degree
3 6 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) HP
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) VMware
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