The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 59 67 61
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 34 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.40% 0.88% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.52% 8.16% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 8
Average daily rate £270 £330 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £222 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £400 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
-8.08% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
ISTQB
Scotland

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

Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
151 147 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.64% 10.82% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 73 50
Average daily rate £353 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.86% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £15.25 £28.75 £15.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.95% +80.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 33 (57.89%) ISEB
2 32 (56.14%) Finance
3 22 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (24.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (24.56%) Test Scripting
6 13 (22.81%) Banking
7 11 (19.30%) Selenium
8 10 (17.54%) Automated Testing
8 10 (17.54%) Test Strategy
8 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
8 10 (17.54%) Visual Studio
9 9 (15.79%) Waterfall
9 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (14.04%) Test Management
10 8 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (14.04%) ITIL
11 7 (12.28%) C#
11 7 (12.28%) TDD
11 7 (12.28%) BDD
11 7 (12.28%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (12.28%) WebDriver
11 7 (12.28%) SDLC
12 6 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
12 6 (10.53%) Investment Banking
12 6 (10.53%) SQL
12 6 (10.53%) Project Management
13 5 (8.77%) HP
13 5 (8.77%) Asset Management
13 5 (8.77%) Regression Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) SaaS
2 1 (1.75%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) Data Mining
1 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.75%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.75%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) Selenium
2 10 (17.54%) Visual Studio
3 7 (12.28%) WebDriver
4 3 (5.26%) HP UFT
4 3 (5.26%) JIRA
4 3 (5.26%) LoadRunner
4 3 (5.26%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.75%) TestDirector
General
1 32 (56.14%) Finance
2 13 (22.81%) Banking
3 6 (10.53%) Investment Banking
4 4 (7.02%) Retail
5 3 (5.26%) Retail Banking
6 2 (3.51%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.75%) Billing
Job Titles
1 30 (52.63%) Analyst
1 30 (52.63%) Test Analyst
2 10 (17.54%) Service Analyst
3 9 (15.79%) Test Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Automation Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Financial Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) Test Automation Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Test Manager
5 6 (10.53%) Consultant
5 6 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) Test Consultant
5 6 (10.53%) Tester
6 4 (7.02%) Remedy Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Senior Financial Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Banking Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) ITSM Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Performance Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Performance Test Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Remedy Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) REST
1 4 (7.02%) SOAP
1 4 (7.02%) Web Services
1 4 (7.02%) XML
2 1 (1.75%) DHTML
2 1 (1.75%) DOM
2 1 (1.75%) HTML
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.51%) Credit Risk
3 2 (3.51%) Data Extraction
3 2 (3.51%) Derivative
4 1 (1.75%) FMCG
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Linux
1 4 (7.02%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.56%) Test Scripting
2 14 (24.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (17.54%) Automated Testing
3 10 (17.54%) Test Strategy
4 9 (15.79%) Waterfall
5 8 (14.04%) ITIL
5 8 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (14.04%) Test Management
6 7 (12.28%) BDD
6 7 (12.28%) SDLC
6 7 (12.28%) TDD
7 6 (10.53%) Project Management
8 5 (8.77%) Asset Management
8 5 (8.77%) Regression Testing
9 4 (7.02%) Configuration Management
9 4 (7.02%) Security Testing
9 4 (7.02%) Service Management
9 4 (7.02%) System Testing
9 4 (7.02%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) C#
2 6 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (57.89%) ISEB
2 19 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (7.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (3.51%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (5.26%) FATCA
3 1 (1.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) HP
3 4 (7.02%) CA
3 4 (7.02%) Remedy
3 4 (7.02%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.75%) IBM
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle
4 1 (1.75%) SAP