The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 114 86
Rank change year-on-year -11 -28  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 32 48 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.19% 1.69% 2.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.92% 6.27% 9.50%
Number of salaries quoted 13 33 71
Median salary £32,500 £37,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% -12.79%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £27,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.67% -6.87%  

ISTQB 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 650 766 842
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 24.14% 27.05% 26.75%
Number of salaries quoted 410 400 567
Median salary £41,500 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.77% +7.14%  
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%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Scotland

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for ISTQB in Scotland

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Scotland over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Scotland

ISTQB
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 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 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 -8 21 £31,500 -12.50% 4
Glasgow +1 10 £49,750 -0.50% 5
Dundee - 1 £20,000 -
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB 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.

1 30 (52.63%) Test Scripting
2 27 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (42.11%) Software Testing
3 24 (42.11%) Test Strategy
4 23 (40.35%) Defect Management
4 23 (40.35%) ISEB
5 21 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
5 21 (36.84%) Test Automation
5 21 (36.84%) Selenium
6 19 (33.33%) HP
7 18 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (28.07%) SQL
9 15 (26.32%) Waterfall
10 14 (24.56%) V-Model
10 14 (24.56%) SDLC
10 14 (24.56%) HP UFT
11 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
12 12 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (19.30%) Finance
14 10 (17.54%) Windows
14 10 (17.54%) Test Management
14 10 (17.54%) Integration Testing
14 10 (17.54%) Degree
15 9 (15.79%) Computer Science
15 9 (15.79%) Computer Science Degree
15 9 (15.79%) Cognizant
16 8 (14.04%) QA
17 7 (12.28%) Cucumber
17 7 (12.28%) Python

ISTQB
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 1 (1.75%) Confluence
1 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (36.84%) Selenium
2 14 (24.56%) HP UFT
3 7 (12.28%) Cucumber
4 5 (8.77%) Jenkins
4 5 (8.77%) LoadRunner
5 3 (5.26%) JIRA
5 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.51%) FitNesse
6 2 (3.51%) WinRunner
7 1 (1.75%) Ant
7 1 (1.75%) Protractor
7 1 (1.75%) Robot Framework
7 1 (1.75%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (19.30%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Retail
3 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.75%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (63.16%) Analyst
2 35 (61.40%) Test Analyst
3 10 (17.54%) Senior Analyst
3 10 (17.54%) Senior Test Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) Test Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Tester
5 6 (10.53%) Test Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Software Tester
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) QA Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Software Test Engineer
9 1 (1.75%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 1 (1.75%) QA Test Analyst
9 1 (1.75%) QA Tester
9 1 (1.75%) Quality Analyst
9 1 (1.75%) Software Analyst
9 1 (1.75%) Software Test Analyst
9 1 (1.75%) Test Automation Developer
9 1 (1.75%) Test Automation Engineer
9 1 (1.75%) UAT Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.51%) .NET
2 2 (3.51%) RESTful
2 2 (3.51%) XML
3 1 (1.75%) CSS
3 1 (1.75%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (15.79%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.54%) Windows
2 1 (1.75%) Android
2 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (52.63%) Test Scripting
2 27 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (42.11%) Software Testing
3 24 (42.11%) Test Strategy
4 23 (40.35%) Defect Management
5 21 (36.84%) Test Automation
6 18 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (26.32%) Waterfall
8 14 (24.56%) SDLC
8 14 (24.56%) V-Model
9 12 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (17.54%) Integration Testing
10 10 (17.54%) Test Management
11 7 (12.28%) Regression Testing
12 6 (10.53%) Exploratory Testing
12 6 (10.53%) Performance Testing
12 6 (10.53%) PRINCE2
12 6 (10.53%) Scenario Testing
13 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Management
13 5 (8.77%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) SQL
2 7 (12.28%) Python
3 6 (10.53%) C#
3 6 (10.53%) Java
4 5 (8.77%) PL/SQL
5 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (40.35%) ISEB
2 10 (17.54%) Degree
3 9 (15.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (8.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (8.77%) MCP
4 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (8.77%) OCP
4 5 (8.77%) Oracle Certification
4 5 (8.77%) SAP Certification
4 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.04%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) SLA
Systems Management
1 21 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (33.33%) HP
2 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
3 9 (15.79%) Cognizant
4 7 (12.28%) Oracle
5 5 (8.77%) SAP
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