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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 71 69 55
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 13 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.88% 1.33% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.56% 13.08% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £257 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.33% -12.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £201 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £302 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £323 £338
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+125.92% -46.00%
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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
136 130 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.20% 10.20% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 74 40
Average daily rate £325 £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £140 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 2
Average hourly rate £32.00 £18.00 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £18.00 £22.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £21.00 £23.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 2015.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 29 (76.32%) ISEB
2 25 (65.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (57.89%) Finance
4 18 (47.37%) Banking
4 18 (47.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (31.58%) Retail
7 11 (28.95%) Retail Banking
8 10 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (23.68%) SQL
10 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (15.79%) JIRA
12 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
12 5 (13.16%) Asset Management
12 5 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
13 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
13 4 (10.53%) User Stories
13 4 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
13 4 (10.53%) ETL
13 4 (10.53%) Migration
13 4 (10.53%) General Ledger
13 4 (10.53%) Data Migration
14 3 (7.89%) Test Scripting
14 3 (7.89%) Back Office
14 3 (7.89%) Test Planning
14 3 (7.89%) FATCA
15 2 (5.26%) Analytics
15 2 (5.26%) HP UFT

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) JIRA
2 2 (5.26%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.63%) Bugzilla
General
1 22 (57.89%) Finance
2 18 (47.37%) Banking
3 12 (31.58%) Retail
4 11 (28.95%) Retail Banking
5 4 (10.53%) General Ledger
6 3 (7.89%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (60.53%) Analyst
1 23 (60.53%) Test Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Test Leader
3 5 (13.16%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Test Manager
3 5 (13.16%) Coordinator
3 5 (13.16%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Test Coordinator
4 4 (10.53%) Tester
5 3 (7.89%) UAT Tester
5 3 (7.89%) UAT Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) UAT Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) UAT Test Manager
6 2 (5.26%) UAT Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Manual Tester
7 1 (2.63%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) SOAP
1 1 (2.63%) Web Services
1 1 (2.63%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Data Extraction
2 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) UNIX
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (65.79%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (13.16%) Asset Management
4 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
4 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
5 4 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (10.53%) User Stories
5 4 (10.53%) Data Migration
5 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
5 4 (10.53%) Migration
5 4 (10.53%) ETL
6 3 (7.89%) Test Scripting
6 3 (7.89%) Test Planning
7 2 (5.26%) Manual Testing
7 2 (5.26%) System Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Test Management
7 2 (5.26%) V-Model
7 2 (5.26%) Project Planning
7 2 (5.26%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) C
3 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (76.32%) ISEB
2 18 (47.37%) 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 1 (2.63%) Oracle
1 1 (2.63%) HP
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