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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 60 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 26 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.77% 1.06% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.31% 10.66% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 3
Average daily rate
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£270 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £196 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £301 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
-5.07% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.93 £10.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+120.96% -65.41%
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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 Edinburgh region.

Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
128 122 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.71% 9.92% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 57 45
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £135 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £430 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 6 May 2015.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 27 (71.05%) ISEB
2 21 (55.26%) Finance
3 20 (52.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (39.47%) Banking
6 13 (34.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (26.32%) Retail
7 10 (26.32%) SQL
8 9 (23.68%) Retail Banking
9 8 (21.05%) JIRA
10 7 (18.42%) Software Testing
10 7 (18.42%) Test Strategy
10 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
12 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (13.16%) Scrum
12 5 (13.16%) Back Office
13 4 (10.53%) Test Management
13 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
13 4 (10.53%) User Stories
13 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (10.53%) General Ledger
14 3 (7.89%) ETL
14 3 (7.89%) Web Services
14 3 (7.89%) HP
14 3 (7.89%) Migration
14 3 (7.89%) Test Planning
14 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
14 3 (7.89%) FATCA

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.26%) JBoss
1 2 (5.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) JIRA
2 2 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.63%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.63%) Selenium
3 1 (2.63%) Robot Framework
General
1 21 (55.26%) Finance
2 15 (39.47%) Banking
3 10 (26.32%) Retail
4 9 (23.68%) Retail Banking
5 5 (13.16%) Back Office
6 4 (10.53%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 20 (52.63%) Analyst
1 20 (52.63%) Test Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Test Manager
3 5 (13.16%) Tester
3 5 (13.16%) Test Leader
4 4 (10.53%) Coordinator
4 4 (10.53%) Test Coordinator
5 3 (7.89%) UAT Test Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) UAT Tester
5 3 (7.89%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) UAT Test Manager
6 2 (5.26%) UAT Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Agile Test Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Manual Tester
7 1 (2.63%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) REST
2 1 (2.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) UNIX
1 2 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (52.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.42%) Software Testing
3 7 (18.42%) Test Strategy
4 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
5 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (13.16%) Scrum
6 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
6 4 (10.53%) Test Management
6 4 (10.53%) User Stories
7 3 (7.89%) Test Planning
7 3 (7.89%) Migration
7 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
7 3 (7.89%) Functional Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (7.89%) ETL
8 2 (5.26%) Workflow
8 2 (5.26%) Project Planning
8 2 (5.26%) Asset Management
8 2 (5.26%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) C
3 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (71.05%) ISEB
2 13 (34.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) FATCA
2 1 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) HP
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
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