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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 71 76 66
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 15 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.29% 0.95% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.00% 9.20% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 8
Median daily rate £300 £345 £257
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +34.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £303 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £410 £352
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.00 £12.38
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +142.42%
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
150 174 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.91% 10.35% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 84 61
Median daily rate £350 £375 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £16.00 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

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
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 31 August 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (55.00%) ISEB
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) Banking
2 7 (35.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) Finance
3 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) Retail
5 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Retail Banking
5 4 (20.00%) QA
5 4 (20.00%) BDD
5 4 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (20.00%) User Stories
5 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (15.00%) Test Management
6 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Selenium
6 3 (15.00%) Migration
6 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.00%) Java
6 3 (15.00%) Windows
6 3 (15.00%) Linux
6 3 (15.00%) Python

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 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.00%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Selenium
1 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (10.00%) StarTeam
3 1 (5.00%) TestRail
General
1 7 (35.00%) Banking
2 6 (30.00%) Finance
3 4 (20.00%) Retail
3 4 (20.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Billing
4 1 (5.00%) Front Office
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Analyst
1 12 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) UAT Manager
4 2 (10.00%) UAT Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Defect Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) GIS Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Migration Manager
5 1 (5.00%) QC Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior GIS Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Manager
5 1 (5.00%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) UAT Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) AIX
2 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (20.00%) BDD
3 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (20.00%) User Stories
4 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (15.00%) Test Management
5 2 (10.00%) Change Management
5 2 (10.00%) Contact Management
5 2 (10.00%) CRM
5 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) ISEB
2 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) MCITP
4 2 (10.00%) MCSA
4 2 (10.00%) MCSE
4 2 (10.00%) MCTS
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (10.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix
2 2 (10.00%) Intel Security
2 2 (10.00%) Veritas
3 1 (5.00%) Charles River
3 1 (5.00%) Fidessa
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) TSYS