Period
to 16 July 2018

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 16 July 2018 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 235 205 214
Rank change year-on-year -30 +9 -11
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 8 11 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.14% 0.21% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 0.90% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 19
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -26.32%
10th Percentile £35,250 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £59,000 £42,875 £48,100
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -9.09%

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 1,269 1,222 1,596
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.92% 23.58% 27.12%
Number of salaries quoted 842 766 920
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,225
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £61,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +1.11%

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
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Scotland over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Salary histogram 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 16 July 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
Edinburgh -9 6 £45,000 +12.50%
Glasgow -25 2 - - 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 7 (87.50%) ISEB
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
4 4 (50.00%) QA
4 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (50.00%) SDLC
4 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (37.50%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) Project Management
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) Legal
6 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (25.00%) Selenium
7 1 (12.50%) FitNesse
7 1 (12.50%) Wealth Management
7 1 (12.50%) jQuery
7 1 (12.50%) RESTful
7 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
7 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
7 1 (12.50%) BDD
7 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
7 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
7 1 (12.50%) Analytics
7 1 (12.50%) Jenkins

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Ant
2 1 (12.50%) Appium
2 1 (12.50%) FitNesse
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) QA Manager
2 2 (25.00%) QA Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Associate Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
1 1 (12.50%) JSON
1 1 (12.50%) RESTful
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Fintech
1 1 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) SDLC
3 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Case Management
5 1 (12.50%) Code Coverage
5 1 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) OOP
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) ISEB
2 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft