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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 67 68 55
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 9 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.75% 0.53% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.09% 5.13% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Average daily rate
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£260 £350 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.85% +48.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £330 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £370 £291
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-55.00% -
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
99 117 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.22% 10.38% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 50 48
Average daily rate £365 £375 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +27.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £300 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £412 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 3
Average hourly rate £14.14 £18.13 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.01% -54.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 13 (54.17%) ISEB
2 9 (37.50%) Oracle
2 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (33.33%) SQL
3 8 (33.33%) UNIX
3 8 (33.33%) ETL
4 7 (29.17%) FTP
4 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (20.83%) JIRA
6 5 (20.83%) Scrum
6 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (20.83%) Oracle Discoverer
6 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Test Planning
7 4 (16.67%) Star Schema
7 4 (16.67%) OLAP
7 4 (16.67%) Migration
7 4 (16.67%) Oracle OLAP
7 4 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
7 4 (16.67%) Data Migration
7 4 (16.67%) Data Mart
8 3 (12.50%) Investment Banking
8 3 (12.50%) Banking
8 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 3 (12.50%) System Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Selenium
8 3 (12.50%) Finance

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle Discoverer
2 4 (16.67%) Star Schema
2 4 (16.67%) OLAP
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle OLAP
2 4 (16.67%) Data Mart
3 3 (12.50%) Data Mining
3 3 (12.50%) Pentaho
3 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) JIRA
2 3 (12.50%) Selenium
2 3 (12.50%) Zephyr
3 1 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (12.50%) Investment Banking
1 3 (12.50%) Banking
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Analyst
1 14 (58.33%) Test Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Tester
3 6 (25.00%) Data Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Web Tester
4 2 (8.33%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Data Migration Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) UAT Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Software Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Software Test Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) REST
1 2 (8.33%) SOAP
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
1 2 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Social Media
2 2 (8.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) UNIX
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) ETL
3 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (20.83%) Scrum
4 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 4 (16.67%) Migration
5 4 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
5 4 (16.67%) Data Migration
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 3 (12.50%) System Testing
6 3 (12.50%) BDD
6 3 (12.50%) Test Management
7 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (8.33%) Business Transformation
7 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) ISEB
2 6 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft