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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK / Scotland
Rank 113 131 85
Rank change year-on-year +18 -46  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 25 32 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.08% 1.09% 2.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.65% 3.98% 8.79%
Number of salaries quoted 16 22 57
Median salary £31,250 £38,750 £44,125
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.35% -12.18%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,000 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £51,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% -6.66%  

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 538 804 842
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.19% 27.42% 27.23%
Number of salaries quoted 334 525 539
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 25 March 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 25 March 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 -5 15 £37,500 +10.29% 2
Glasgow +7 4 £50,250 +0.50% 2
Fife - 3 £26,500 -
West Lothian - 3 £30,000 -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 34 (72.34%) ISEB
2 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (31.91%) SQL
4 13 (27.66%) Software Testing
4 13 (27.66%) Finance
5 12 (25.53%) Manual Testing
5 12 (25.53%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (23.40%) Waterfall
6 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
7 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
8 9 (19.15%) QA
8 9 (19.15%) Test Strategy
9 8 (17.02%) Test Planning
9 8 (17.02%) Selenium
9 8 (17.02%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (17.02%) V-Model
9 8 (17.02%) Automated Testing
10 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (14.89%) Java
10 7 (14.89%) Python
10 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
10 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
10 7 (14.89%) Degree
10 7 (14.89%) SDLC
10 7 (14.89%) Defect Management
11 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (12.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (12.77%) C#
11 6 (12.77%) Linux
11 6 (12.77%) RUP

ISTQB
Top Related 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 (4.26%) Confluence
2 1 (2.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (2.13%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.64%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.13%) LAN
2 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Selenium
2 5 (10.64%) JIRA
3 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.13%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.13%) FogBugz
4 1 (2.13%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.13%) Mocha
4 1 (2.13%) Robot Framework
4 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (27.66%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Law
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (42.55%) Analyst
1 20 (42.55%) Test Analyst
2 13 (27.66%) Test Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) Test Manager
4 6 (12.77%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Tester
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Software Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Software Tester
7 3 (6.38%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Graduate
8 2 (4.26%) Graduate Test Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) QA Manager
8 2 (4.26%) QA Test Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Software Test Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) IT Manager
9 1 (2.13%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) CGI
2 1 (2.13%) Chai
2 1 (2.13%) CSS
2 1 (2.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.13%) EPoS
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Linux
2 3 (6.38%) Android
3 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.66%) Software Testing
3 12 (25.53%) Manual Testing
4 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
4 11 (23.40%) Waterfall
5 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
6 9 (19.15%) Test Strategy
7 8 (17.02%) Automated Testing
7 8 (17.02%) Test Planning
7 8 (17.02%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (17.02%) V-Model
8 7 (14.89%) Defect Management
8 7 (14.89%) SDLC
8 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (12.77%) RUP
10 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
11 4 (8.51%) Regression Testing
12 3 (6.38%) Mentoring
12 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
12 3 (6.38%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.91%) SQL
2 7 (14.89%) Java
2 7 (14.89%) Python
3 6 (12.77%) C#
4 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (72.34%) ISEB
2 7 (14.89%) Degree
3 6 (12.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.13%) XenApp
1 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (25.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.64%) HP
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle
4 1 (2.13%) Adobe
4 1 (2.13%) Citrix
4 1 (2.13%) VMware
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