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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 86 58 69
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +11
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 8 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.53% 1.73% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.67% 19.84% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 21 10
Median daily rate £300 £270 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £213 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £375 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £332 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £10.38
% change year-on-year
+52.67% +120.96%
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
141 126 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.29% 8.70% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 70 63
Median daily rate £400 £338 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +12.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £213 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 11
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +66.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 3 May 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 26 (60.47%) ISEB
2 22 (51.16%) Finance
3 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (32.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (30.23%) Selenium
5 13 (30.23%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
7 10 (23.26%) Banking
7 10 (23.26%) Automated Testing
8 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
8 8 (18.60%) WebDriver
8 8 (18.60%) BDD
9 7 (16.28%) C#
9 7 (16.28%) Visual Studio
9 7 (16.28%) TDD
10 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (13.95%) Test Automation
11 5 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (11.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 5 (11.63%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (11.63%) Test Strategy
11 5 (11.63%) SQL
11 5 (11.63%) Software Testing
12 4 (9.30%) Migration
12 4 (9.30%) Change Management
12 4 (9.30%) Project Management
12 4 (9.30%) Linux
12 4 (9.30%) Information Assurance
12 4 (9.30%) Security Testing
12 4 (9.30%) JIRA

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) thinkFolio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) Data Mining
1 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.33%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.33%) SAP BI
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (30.23%) Selenium
2 8 (18.60%) WebDriver
3 7 (16.28%) Visual Studio
4 4 (9.30%) JIRA
5 3 (6.98%) HP UFT
5 3 (6.98%) LoadRunner
5 3 (6.98%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (51.16%) Finance
2 10 (23.26%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Investment Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 3 (6.98%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.65%) Billing
4 2 (4.65%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 20 (46.51%) Analyst
1 20 (46.51%) Test Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Test Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Test Automation Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Tester
5 4 (9.30%) Financial Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Service Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Performance Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Performance Test Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Test Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.65%) LoadRunner Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) REST
1 3 (6.98%) SOAP
1 3 (6.98%) Web Services
1 3 (6.98%) XML
2 2 (4.65%) DHTML
2 2 (4.65%) DOM
2 2 (4.65%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.65%) Credit Risk
3 2 (4.65%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Linux
2 3 (6.98%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.23%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
4 10 (23.26%) Automated Testing
5 8 (18.60%) BDD
6 7 (16.28%) TDD
7 6 (13.95%) Test Automation
8 5 (11.63%) Software Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Test Strategy
9 4 (9.30%) Change Management
9 4 (9.30%) Information Assurance
9 4 (9.30%) Migration
9 4 (9.30%) Project Management
9 4 (9.30%) Security Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Data Migration
10 3 (6.98%) Manual Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Release Management
10 3 (6.98%) System Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) C#
2 5 (11.63%) SQL
3 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.65%) VBScript
4 1 (2.33%) Java
4 1 (2.33%) Perl
4 1 (2.33%) Python
4 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (60.47%) ISEB
2 14 (32.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (11.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.33%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.65%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) IBM
3 1 (2.33%) Charles River
3 1 (2.33%) Fidessa
3 1 (2.33%) SAP