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 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 77 68 54
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 8 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.55% 0.57% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.06% 6.48% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Average daily rate
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£330 £300 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £276 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £320 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £320
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -10.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.42 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-21.94% +25.00%
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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
132 108 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.00% 8.82% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 46 48
Average daily rate £375 £351 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.83% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £133 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £449 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 5
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% -47.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £34.40 £38.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

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 November 2014.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) ISEB
3 9 (42.86%) Oracle
4 7 (33.33%) SQL
4 7 (33.33%) Scrum
4 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 6 (28.57%) JIRA
5 6 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (28.57%) UNIX
5 6 (28.57%) ETL
6 5 (23.81%) FTP
6 5 (23.81%) OLAP
6 5 (23.81%) Oracle Discoverer
6 5 (23.81%) Star Schema
6 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Dimensional Modelling
6 5 (23.81%) Test Management
6 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (23.81%) OLAP Cube
7 4 (19.05%) Data Mart
7 4 (19.05%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (14.29%) Finance
8 3 (14.29%) Java
8 3 (14.29%) Data Mining
8 3 (14.29%) Selenium
8 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
8 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
8 3 (14.29%) Zephyr

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) JBoss
1 1 (4.76%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) OLAP
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle Discoverer
1 5 (23.81%) Star Schema
1 5 (23.81%) OLAP Cube
2 4 (19.05%) Data Mart
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle OLAP
3 3 (14.29%) Data Mining
3 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) JIRA
2 3 (14.29%) Selenium
2 3 (14.29%) Zephyr
3 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Back Office
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Test Analyst
1 11 (52.38%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Tester
3 6 (28.57%) Data Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Test Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Web Tester
5 2 (9.52%) QA Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Data Migration Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) UAT Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Software Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Software Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) SOAP
2 1 (4.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Social Media
3 1 (4.76%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) UNIX
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) Scrum
2 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 6 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (28.57%) ETL
4 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Dimensional Modelling
4 5 (23.81%) Test Management
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 3 (14.29%) BDD
6 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
6 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
6 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Migration
7 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
7 1 (4.76%) Project Management
7 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) ISEB
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft