Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 201 214 207
Rank change year-on-year +13 -7 -26
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 22 16 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.41% 0.29% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.90% 1.18% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 10
Scotland median annual salary £55,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +46.67% +7.14% -15.66%
10th Percentile £26,250 £34,625 £31,425
90th Percentile £64,000 £43,750 £45,650
UK median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,125
% change year-on-year +14.29% -3.11% -6.17%

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 1,159 1,354 1,327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.68% 24.48% 25.17%
Number of salaries quoted 755 852 746
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £58,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -3 15 £27,500 -28.57% 3
Edinburgh +9 7 £60,000 +60.00% 2
ISTQB Foundation Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 20 (90.91%) QA
2 19 (86.36%) Test Strategy
3 18 (81.82%) Test Automation
4 16 (72.73%) ISTQB
5 14 (63.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (59.09%) Test Scripting
7 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
9 10 (45.45%) Defect Management
9 10 (45.45%) Scenario Testing
9 10 (45.45%) Cognizant
9 10 (45.45%) Selenium
10 9 (40.91%) WebDriver
10 9 (40.91%) SQL
10 9 (40.91%) ISEB
10 9 (40.91%) Appium
11 7 (31.82%) Functional Testing
11 7 (31.82%) Banking
12 6 (27.27%) Retail Banking
12 6 (27.27%) Project Management
12 6 (27.27%) IBM
13 5 (22.73%) Finance
13 5 (22.73%) SDLC
14 4 (18.18%) Analytics
14 4 (18.18%) Data Analysis
14 4 (18.18%) Python
14 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (18.18%) Data Mining
14 4 (18.18%) Big Data
15 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Big Data
1 4 (18.18%) Data Mining
1 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Selenium
2 9 (40.91%) Appium
2 9 (40.91%) WebDriver
3 3 (13.64%) Ant
3 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
3 3 (13.64%) FitNesse
3 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
3 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
3 3 (13.64%) SpecFlow
3 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
4 2 (9.09%) JIRA
5 1 (4.55%) Hudson
General
1 7 (31.82%) Banking
2 6 (27.27%) Retail Banking
3 5 (22.73%) Finance
4 2 (9.09%) Legal
5 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Test Manager
2 6 (27.27%) Automation Tester
2 6 (27.27%) Tester
3 5 (22.73%) Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Test Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Test Manager
4 4 (18.18%) QA Manager
4 4 (18.18%) QA Test Manager
4 4 (18.18%) SQL Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Test Automation Manager
5 3 (13.64%) Associate Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) AngularJS
1 3 (13.64%) jQuery
1 3 (13.64%) JSON
1 3 (13.64%) RESTful
1 3 (13.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) Fintech
2 2 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Test Strategy
2 18 (81.82%) Test Automation
3 14 (63.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (59.09%) Test Scripting
5 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
7 10 (45.45%) Defect Management
7 10 (45.45%) Scenario Testing
8 7 (31.82%) Functional Testing
9 6 (27.27%) Project Management
10 5 (22.73%) SDLC
11 4 (18.18%) Analytics
11 4 (18.18%) Data Analysis
12 3 (13.64%) BDD
12 3 (13.64%) Code Coverage
12 3 (13.64%) OO
12 3 (13.64%) OOP
12 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
12 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
12 3 (13.64%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) Python
3 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
3 3 (13.64%) C#
3 3 (13.64%) Java
3 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (72.73%) ISTQB
2 9 (40.91%) ISEB
3 3 (13.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (90.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Cognizant
2 6 (27.27%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft