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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 67 59 73
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +14
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 30 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.85% 2.13% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.14% 19.11% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 9
Median daily rate £350 £270 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -18.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £316 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.76% -6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +184.04%

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
114 157 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.87% 11.17% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 71 66
Median daily rate £425 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £190 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 6
Median hourly rate £52.00 £15.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.98% -44.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +100.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 6 (46.15%) ISEB
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (30.77%) BDD
3 4 (30.77%) User Stories
3 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) JIRA
4 3 (23.08%) QA
4 3 (23.08%) Selenium
4 3 (23.08%) Test Management
4 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Python
5 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
5 2 (15.38%) CRM
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
5 2 (15.38%) GIS
5 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Management

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:

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
1 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
2 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) UAT Tester
4 1 (7.69%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Defect Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer in Test
4 1 (7.69%) GIS Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior GIS Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) BDD
2 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (30.77%) User Stories
3 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Test Management
4 2 (15.38%) CRM
4 2 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) System Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) ISEB
2 5 (38.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft