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 28 July 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 75 75 68
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 14 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.12% 1.00% 1.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.79% 10.60% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 10
Median daily rate £319 £340 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +24.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £281 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £408 £334
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £344 £323
% change year-on-year
-5.38% +6.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+30.83% +122.22%
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
143 151 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.41% 9.40% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 84 85
Median daily rate £375 £338 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £440 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 13
Median hourly rate £42.50 £21.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.67% +19.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +31.94%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 11 (52.38%) ISEB
2 9 (42.86%) Banking
3 8 (38.10%) SQL
4 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (28.57%) Finance
6 5 (23.81%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Manual Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
7 4 (19.05%) Selenium
7 4 (19.05%) User Stories
7 4 (19.05%) BDD
7 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (19.05%) Retail Banking
7 4 (19.05%) Retail
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
8 3 (14.29%) Java
8 3 (14.29%) Windows
8 3 (14.29%) Linux
8 3 (14.29%) Python
8 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
8 3 (14.29%) Change Management
8 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
8 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.76%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) GIS
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Selenium
2 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 2 (9.52%) JIRA
3 2 (9.52%) LoadRunner
3 2 (9.52%) StarTeam
4 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.76%) TestRail
General
1 9 (42.86%) Banking
2 6 (28.57%) Finance
3 4 (19.05%) Retail
3 4 (19.05%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Billing
4 1 (4.76%) Front Office
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Analyst
1 12 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) UAT Manager
4 2 (9.52%) UAT Test Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Test Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) GIS Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Migration Manager
5 1 (4.76%) QC Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior GIS Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.76%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) DHTML
1 1 (4.76%) DOM
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) AIX
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) Manual Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (19.05%) BDD
4 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
4 4 (19.05%) User Stories
5 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Change Management
5 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
6 2 (9.52%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (9.52%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Test Management
6 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) ISEB
2 6 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) MCITP
4 2 (9.52%) MCSA
4 2 (9.52%) MCSE
4 2 (9.52%) MCTS
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) DBS Check
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
5 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (9.52%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (9.52%) Netcool
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Citrix
2 2 (9.52%) Intel Security
2 2 (9.52%) Veritas
3 1 (4.76%) Charles River
3 1 (4.76%) Fidessa
3 1 (4.76%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) TSYS