The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Edinburgh region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 74 62 60
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 13 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.03% 0.59% 0.098%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.77% 5.94% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
Average daily rate
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£265 £305 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.19% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% -25.37%
Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
133 101 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.53% 9.85% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 48 30
Average daily rate £375 £385 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +23.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £413 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £32.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
ISTQB
Scotland

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 1 August 2014.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 16 (61.54%) ISEB
2 11 (42.31%) Oracle
3 10 (38.46%) UNIX
3 10 (38.46%) ETL
4 9 (34.62%) FTP
4 9 (34.62%) SQL
5 7 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (26.92%) Oracle Discoverer
5 7 (26.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (23.08%) Star Schema
6 6 (23.08%) OLAP
6 6 (23.08%) Data Mart
6 6 (23.08%) Oracle OLAP
6 6 (23.08%) Dimensional Modelling
6 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Test Management
7 5 (19.23%) JIRA
7 5 (19.23%) Scrum
8 4 (15.38%) Project Management
8 4 (15.38%) Banking
8 4 (15.38%) Investment Banking
8 4 (15.38%) Data Migration
8 4 (15.38%) Finance
8 4 (15.38%) Migration
8 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (11.54%) Data Mining
9 3 (11.54%) Java
9 3 (11.54%) Pentaho
9 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
9 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 9 (34.62%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle Discoverer
2 6 (23.08%) Star Schema
2 6 (23.08%) OLAP
2 6 (23.08%) Data Mart
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle OLAP
3 3 (11.54%) Data Mining
3 3 (11.54%) Pentaho
3 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) JIRA
2 3 (11.54%) Selenium
2 3 (11.54%) Zephyr
3 1 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (15.38%) Banking
1 4 (15.38%) Investment Banking
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Analyst
1 14 (53.85%) Test Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Tester
2 6 (23.08%) Data Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Test Leader
4 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Data Migration Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) UAT Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) REST
1 2 (7.69%) SOAP
1 2 (7.69%) Web Services
1 2 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) FMCG
1 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) UNIX
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) ETL
2 7 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (23.08%) Dimensional Modelling
3 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Test Management
4 5 (19.23%) Scrum
5 4 (15.38%) Project Management
5 4 (15.38%) Data Migration
5 4 (15.38%) Migration
5 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
6 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (11.54%) Manual Testing
6 3 (11.54%) System Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
6 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (11.54%) BDD
7 2 (7.69%) Business Transformation
7 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) Java
3 2 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (61.54%) ISEB
2 7 (26.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) Business Objects