Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 167 105
Rank change year-on-year +9 -62 +28
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 70 43 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.24% 0.84% 2.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.17% 3.48% 9.05%
Number of salaries quoted 35 29 172
Scotland median annual salary £31,000 £35,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.43% -26.32% +35.71%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,250 £31,550
90th Percentile £56,500 £52,250 £52,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 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 1353 1234 1724
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.99% 24.09% 26.79%
Number of salaries quoted 856 730 1187
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.59% +3.05% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,250 £61,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 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
Edinburgh +14 43 £30,000 -14.29%
Glasgow -3 22 £43,250 +0.58% 2
Fife +1 4 £29,000 +5.45% 2
South Lanarkshire - 1 £38,000 -
Dundee - 1 £20,000 -
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 45 (64.29%) Test Scripting
2 34 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (47.14%) HP
4 32 (45.71%) Defect Management
5 31 (44.29%) HP Quality Center
6 25 (35.71%) Selenium
7 23 (32.86%) Test Strategy
8 22 (31.43%) V-Model
8 22 (31.43%) Test Automation
8 22 (31.43%) ISEB
9 19 (27.14%) Cognizant
10 18 (25.71%) Software Testing
11 16 (22.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 16 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (22.86%) Scenario Testing
11 16 (22.86%) SDLC
12 15 (21.43%) Test Management
13 14 (20.00%) HP UFT
14 13 (18.57%) User Acceptance Testing
15 12 (17.14%) Degree
15 12 (17.14%) Integration Testing
15 12 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
16 11 (15.71%) Banking
16 11 (15.71%) Waterfall
17 10 (14.29%) Computer Science
17 10 (14.29%) Windows
18 9 (12.86%) Finance
18 9 (12.86%) Regression Testing
18 9 (12.86%) QA
18 9 (12.86%) Functional Testing

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:

Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (35.71%) Selenium
2 14 (20.00%) HP UFT
3 8 (11.43%) Cucumber
4 7 (10.00%) Appium
4 7 (10.00%) LoadRunner
4 7 (10.00%) WebDriver
5 5 (7.14%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.43%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.43%) WinRunner
General
1 11 (15.71%) Banking
2 9 (12.86%) Finance
3 4 (5.71%) Games
4 2 (2.86%) Law
5 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 50 (71.43%) Analyst
2 49 (70.00%) Test Analyst
3 8 (11.43%) Tester
4 7 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (7.14%) Software Tester
6 3 (4.29%) Test Leader
6 3 (4.29%) Test Manager
7 2 (2.86%) Performance Test Leader
7 2 (2.86%) QA Specialist
7 2 (2.86%) QA Tester
7 2 (2.86%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (2.86%) Test Engineer
8 1 (1.43%) Automation Tester
8 1 (1.43%) Programme Test Manager
8 1 (1.43%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (1.43%) Test Automation Developer
8 1 (1.43%) Test Programme Manager
8 1 (1.43%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) Gherkin
2 3 (4.29%) OpenGL
2 3 (4.29%) WebGL
3 1 (1.43%) .NET
3 1 (1.43%) REST
3 1 (1.43%) RESTful
3 1 (1.43%) SOAP
3 1 (1.43%) Web Services
3 1 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 7 (10.00%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (4.29%) iPad
4 3 (4.29%) iPhone
4 3 (4.29%) Xbox
5 2 (2.86%) Derivative
5 2 (2.86%) Equities
5 2 (2.86%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.43%) Fintech
6 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.29%) Windows
2 5 (7.14%) Android
2 5 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (64.29%) Test Scripting
2 34 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (45.71%) Defect Management
4 23 (32.86%) Test Strategy
5 22 (31.43%) Test Automation
5 22 (31.43%) V-Model
6 18 (25.71%) Software Testing
7 16 (22.86%) Scenario Testing
7 16 (22.86%) SDLC
8 15 (21.43%) Test Management
9 13 (18.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (17.14%) Integration Testing
10 12 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (15.71%) Waterfall
12 9 (12.86%) Functional Testing
12 9 (12.86%) Regression Testing
13 8 (11.43%) Performance Testing
14 5 (7.14%) PRINCE2
14 5 (7.14%) Software Engineering
14 5 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.43%) SQL
2 5 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.86%) C#
3 2 (2.86%) Java
3 2 (2.86%) Python
4 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (31.43%) ISEB
2 16 (22.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (17.14%) Degree
4 9 (12.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (7.14%) MCP
5 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (7.14%) OCP
5 5 (7.14%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (7.14%) SAP Certification
6 1 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.86%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 31 (44.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (47.14%) HP
2 19 (27.14%) Cognizant
3 7 (10.00%) IBM
4 6 (8.57%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.57%) Oracle
5 5 (7.14%) SAP
6 2 (2.86%) Calypso
6 2 (2.86%) Murex
6 2 (2.86%) Salesforce.com