The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen - - -
As % of the Qualifications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £320
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.42 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-21.94% +25.00%
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Qualifications Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
23 40 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 28.40% 20.41% 23.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 17
Average daily rate £335 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £196 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 7
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -70.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Aberdeen region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

ISTQB
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB