Period
to 25 September 2018

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 6 months to 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 181 156
Rank change year-on-year -4 -25 -56
Permanent jobs citing ISEB 48 42 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.89% 0.76% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.13% 3.15% 4.89%
Number of salaries quoted 36 41 48
Scotland median annual salary £35,500 £55,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.45% +52.78% -10.00%
10th Percentile £27,813 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £58,125 £90,000 £52,325
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -2.44%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,163 1,334 1,351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.45% 24.13% 25.28%
Number of salaries quoted 778 838 751
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,125 £26,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £58,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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 6 months to 25 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -7 23 £35,500 -19.32%
Edinburgh +8 17 £45,000 -47.06% 4
Dundee +13 3 - -
North Lanarkshire - 3 £32,991 -
Fife +3 1 £30,000 -16.08%
West Lothian - 1 £32,000 -
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT jobs citing ISEB 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 Scotland region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 32 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 27 (56.25%) ISTQB
3 23 (47.92%) SQL
4 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (43.75%) QA
5 20 (41.67%) Test Strategy
6 19 (39.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (37.50%) Test Scripting
8 17 (35.42%) Software Testing
9 15 (31.25%) SDLC
10 14 (29.17%) Selenium
11 12 (25.00%) Defect Management
12 10 (20.83%) Degree
12 10 (20.83%) Manual Testing
12 10 (20.83%) C#
13 9 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 8 (16.67%) Finance
14 8 (16.67%) Java
14 8 (16.67%) Waterfall
15 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
15 6 (12.50%) T-SQL
15 6 (12.50%) .NET
15 6 (12.50%) Oracle
15 6 (12.50%) PL/SQL
15 6 (12.50%) Functional Testing
15 6 (12.50%) AngularJS
15 6 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 5 (10.42%) System Integration Testing
16 5 (10.42%) Analytics

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 (4.17%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) SaaS
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (2.08%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (29.17%) Selenium
2 5 (10.42%) Bugzilla
2 5 (10.42%) Cucumber
2 5 (10.42%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.42%) SpecFlow
2 5 (10.42%) WebDriver
3 4 (8.33%) Appium
3 4 (8.33%) TestComplete
4 3 (6.25%) Ant
4 3 (6.25%) FitNesse
4 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.25%) JIRA
4 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.08%) Hudson
5 1 (2.08%) JBehave
5 1 (2.08%) JMeter
5 1 (2.08%) JUnit
5 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Local Government
3 2 (4.17%) Legal
3 2 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Advertising
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Law
4 1 (2.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Analyst
2 15 (31.25%) Test Analyst
3 7 (14.58%) Test Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Consultant
4 6 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Test Consultant
4 6 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 6 (12.50%) Tester
5 4 (8.33%) Agile Test Manager
5 4 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) QA Manager
5 4 (8.33%) QA Test Manager
5 4 (8.33%) Test Automation Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Associate Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.17%) Information Security Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) Project Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) .NET
1 6 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 3 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.25%) jQuery
2 3 (6.25%) JSON
2 3 (6.25%) RESTful
2 3 (6.25%) XML
3 2 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (4.17%) REST
4 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.08%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.08%) React
4 1 (2.08%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.17%) Fintech
3 2 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Unix
2 2 (4.17%) Android
2 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (41.67%) Test Strategy
4 19 (39.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (37.50%) Test Scripting
6 17 (35.42%) Software Testing
7 15 (31.25%) SDLC
8 12 (25.00%) Defect Management
9 10 (20.83%) Manual Testing
10 9 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (16.67%) Waterfall
12 6 (12.50%) Functional Testing
12 6 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 5 (10.42%) Analytics
13 5 (10.42%) Project Management
13 5 (10.42%) Security Testing
13 5 (10.42%) System Integration Testing
14 4 (8.33%) BDD
15 3 (6.25%) Data Protection
15 3 (6.25%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 23 (47.92%) SQL
2 10 (20.83%) C#
3 8 (16.67%) Java
4 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 6 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 5 (10.42%) Python
6 3 (6.25%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.08%) PHP
7 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (56.25%) ISTQB
2 10 (20.83%) Degree
3 9 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.17%) CISM
4 2 (4.17%) CISSP
4 2 (4.17%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (43.75%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.08%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) Oracle
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft