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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 63 48 68
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +20
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 15 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.17% 0.80% 0.084%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.63% 8.11% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 0
Average daily rate £250 £419 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.29% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £315 £305
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.38 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-65.41% +1.69%
Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
129 74 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.03% 9.91% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 40 47
Average daily rate £306 £323 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.03% -3.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £151 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £443 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £25.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 - £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 - £36.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
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 17 April 2014.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 22 (84.62%) ISEB
2 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 9 (34.62%) Windows
3 7 (26.92%) Project Management
4 6 (23.08%) FTP
4 6 (23.08%) UNIX
4 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 6 (23.08%) SQL
4 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 6 (23.08%) Test Management
5 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (19.23%) VMware
5 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (19.23%) ETL
5 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (15.38%) XML
6 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
7 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (11.54%) Migration
7 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (11.54%) Scrum
7 3 (11.54%) Matrix Management
7 3 (11.54%) Release Management
7 3 (11.54%) Retail
7 3 (11.54%) Data Mart
7 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
7 3 (11.54%) ITIL
7 3 (11.54%) Linux
7 3 (11.54%) DSDM
7 3 (11.54%) OLAP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (23.08%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) OLAP
2 3 (11.54%) Star Schema
2 3 (11.54%) Data Mart
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (11.54%) Pentaho
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Bugzilla
1 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Analyst
2 10 (38.46%) Test Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Tester
3 4 (15.38%) Test Leader
4 3 (11.54%) Quality Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (3.85%) Data Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Defect Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) XML
2 3 (11.54%) REST
2 3 (11.54%) SOAP
2 3 (11.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.54%) FMCG
3 1 (3.85%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) UNIX
3 3 (11.54%) Linux
4 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Project Management
2 6 (23.08%) Test Management
3 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (19.23%) ETL
3 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.54%) Scrum
4 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Matrix Management
4 3 (11.54%) Release Management
4 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
4 3 (11.54%) ITIL
4 3 (11.54%) DSDM
4 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (11.54%) Dimensional Modelling
4 3 (11.54%) Data Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) Python
2 2 (7.69%) Ruby
2 2 (7.69%) C#
2 2 (7.69%) Java
2 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (84.62%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) VMware
3 3 (11.54%) Business Objects
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle
4 2 (7.69%) HP