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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 77 66 63
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 16 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.95% 1.11% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.20% 11.71% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 2
Average daily rate
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£345 £257 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.11% -29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £214 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £352 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -58.75%
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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
174 111 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.35% 9.44% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 56 48
Average daily rate £375 £364 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.02% -9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -61.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 2015.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 35 (76.09%) ISEB
2 30 (65.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 25 (54.35%) Finance
4 24 (52.17%) Banking
5 17 (36.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (30.43%) Retail
6 14 (30.43%) Retail Banking
7 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (23.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (23.91%) SQL
8 11 (23.91%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (17.39%) Asset Management
10 6 (13.04%) Software Testing
11 5 (10.87%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (10.87%) JIRA
11 5 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (8.70%) ETL
12 4 (8.70%) Migration
12 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
12 4 (8.70%) Data Migration
12 4 (8.70%) Investment Banking
12 4 (8.70%) General Ledger
12 4 (8.70%) Test Strategy
12 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
13 3 (6.52%) User Stories
13 3 (6.52%) Test Planning
13 3 (6.52%) Manual Testing
13 3 (6.52%) System Testing
13 3 (6.52%) Back Office

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (2.17%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) JIRA
2 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.17%) HP UFT
2 1 (2.17%) Bugzilla
General
1 25 (54.35%) Finance
2 24 (52.17%) Banking
3 14 (30.43%) Retail
3 14 (30.43%) Retail Banking
4 4 (8.70%) Investment Banking
4 4 (8.70%) General Ledger
5 3 (6.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (60.87%) Analyst
1 28 (60.87%) Test Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) Coordinator
2 7 (15.22%) Test Coordinator
3 6 (13.04%) Senior Test Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Test Manager
3 6 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Test Leader
4 3 (6.52%) Tester
5 2 (4.35%) UAT Tester
5 2 (4.35%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) UAT Manager
5 2 (4.35%) UAT Test Manager
5 2 (4.35%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) Defect Manager
6 1 (2.17%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (2.17%) Manual Tester
6 1 (2.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) SOAP
1 1 (2.17%) Web Services
1 1 (2.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Derivative
3 1 (2.17%) Statistics
3 1 (2.17%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) UNIX
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Android
2 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (65.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (23.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (17.39%) Asset Management
5 6 (13.04%) Software Testing
6 5 (10.87%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Test Strategy
7 4 (8.70%) Data Migration
7 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
7 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
7 4 (8.70%) Migration
7 4 (8.70%) ETL
8 3 (6.52%) Manual Testing
8 3 (6.52%) System Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Test Planning
8 3 (6.52%) User Stories
9 2 (4.35%) Analytics
9 2 (4.35%) V-Model
9 2 (4.35%) Information Assurance
9 2 (4.35%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) C
3 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (76.09%) ISEB
2 17 (36.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 11 (23.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle
1 1 (2.17%) Sybase
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft