Period
to 17 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 205 200 198
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2 -20
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 17 7 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.31% 0.14% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.32% 0.60% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 37
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -15.66% +18.57%
10th Percentile £34,800 £32,200 £31,400
90th Percentile £43,950 £42,800 £56,250
UK median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% - -

ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 1288 1167 1732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.19% 23.70% 26.94%
Number of salaries quoted 824 716 1163
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,550
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,250 £62,400
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Scotland

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Scotland

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 December 2017. 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 -11 13 £37,000 +5.71%
Edinburgh -13 4 £38,750 +3.33% 2
ISTQB Foundation Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 17 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 11 (64.71%) Test Scripting
2 11 (64.71%) Test Automation
2 11 (64.71%) Scenario Testing
3 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (52.94%) Cognizant
4 9 (52.94%) Functional Testing
4 9 (52.94%) Banking
4 9 (52.94%) Defect Management
5 8 (47.06%) Selenium
5 8 (47.06%) ISEB
6 7 (41.18%) IBM
6 7 (41.18%) Mobile Banking
6 7 (41.18%) Appium
6 7 (41.18%) WebDriver
7 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
8 4 (23.53%) User Stories
9 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Workflow
10 2 (11.76%) Finance
10 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (11.76%) Fixed Income
10 2 (11.76%) Equities
10 2 (11.76%) TDD
10 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
10 2 (11.76%) Murex
10 2 (11.76%) Calypso
10 2 (11.76%) SQL
10 2 (11.76%) CRM
10 2 (11.76%) SQL Server

ISTQB Foundation Certification
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Selenium
2 7 (41.18%) Appium
2 7 (41.18%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 9 (52.94%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Analyst
1 10 (58.82%) Test Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) QA Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Product Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Product Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Release Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Release Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Test Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Derivative
2 2 (11.76%) Equities
2 2 (11.76%) Fixed Income
2 2 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Scenario Testing
1 11 (64.71%) Test Automation
1 11 (64.71%) Test Scripting
2 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (52.94%) Defect Management
3 9 (52.94%) Functional Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
5 4 (23.53%) User Stories
6 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
7 2 (11.76%) CRM
7 2 (11.76%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (11.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 2 (11.76%) Fund Management
7 2 (11.76%) Project Management
7 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
7 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.76%) TDD
7 2 (11.76%) Test Management
7 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
7 2 (11.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (47.06%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Cognizant
2 7 (41.18%) IBM
3 2 (11.76%) Calypso
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) Murex
3 2 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle