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 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 89 72 73
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 8 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.59% 0.99% 1.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.02% 10.45% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 10
Median daily rate £300 £325 £252
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +28.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £340 £314
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.93 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-50.25% +122.22%
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
133 134 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.85% 9.50% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 74 73
Median daily rate £375 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 15
Median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% +64.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £24.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.67% +20.60%

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 28 June 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 14 (58.33%) ISEB
2 11 (45.83%) Test Scripting
3 9 (37.50%) Finance
3 9 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (29.17%) Banking
5 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 6 (25.00%) SQL
5 6 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
7 4 (16.67%) LoadRunner
7 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 4 (16.67%) JIRA
7 4 (16.67%) Selenium
8 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
8 3 (12.50%) BDD
8 3 (12.50%) User Stories
8 3 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (12.50%) Migration
8 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (12.50%) Change Management
9 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
9 2 (8.33%) TDD
9 2 (8.33%) Retail
9 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
9 2 (8.33%) Billing

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 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.17%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) JIRA
1 4 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 4 (16.67%) Selenium
2 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.33%) SpecFlow
3 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.17%) StarTeam
4 1 (4.17%) TestRail
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Billing
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (8.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Front Office
4 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Analyst
1 10 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Performance Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Performance Test Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Test Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Tester
4 2 (8.33%) UAT Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) UAT Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) UAT Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) DHTML
1 1 (4.17%) DOM
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) AIX
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Test Scripting
2 9 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 3 (12.50%) BDD
6 3 (12.50%) Change Management
6 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Migration
6 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.50%) User Stories
7 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
7 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Information Assurance
7 2 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 2 (8.33%) Security Testing
7 2 (8.33%) TDD
7 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) Perl
3 1 (4.17%) Python
3 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) ISEB
2 6 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) DBS Check
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.17%) MCITP
4 1 (4.17%) MCSA
4 1 (4.17%) MCSE
4 1 (4.17%) MCTS
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 12207
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.17%) Netcool
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Charles River
2 1 (4.17%) Citrix
2 1 (4.17%) Fidessa
2 1 (4.17%) IBM
2 1 (4.17%) Intel Security
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) TSYS
2 1 (4.17%) Veritas
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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