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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 79 70 58
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -12
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 8 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.55% 0.66% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.44% 7.77% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 6
Average daily rate
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£327 £281 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.35% +8.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £272 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £296 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £320
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 - £21.00
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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
147 103 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.11% 8.49% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 52 43
Average daily rate £350 £380 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £133 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 5
Average hourly rate £15.77 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.15% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.94 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £36.00 £38.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 2014.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
3 7 (41.18%) JIRA
3 7 (41.18%) Scrum
3 7 (41.18%) ISEB
4 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (29.41%) Test Management
5 4 (23.53%) Selenium
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle
6 3 (17.65%) Java
6 3 (17.65%) Python
6 3 (17.65%) Data Mining
6 3 (17.65%) Finance
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
6 3 (17.65%) BDD
6 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
6 3 (17.65%) Zephyr
6 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
7 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
7 2 (11.76%) QA
7 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (11.76%) Confluence
7 2 (11.76%) Social Media
7 2 (11.76%) Back Office

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (11.76%) Confluence
1 2 (11.76%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) FTP
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Data Mining
1 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) OLAP
2 1 (5.88%) Star Schema
2 1 (5.88%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) JIRA
2 4 (23.53%) Selenium
3 3 (17.65%) Zephyr
4 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Test Analyst
1 7 (41.18%) Tester
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Web Tester
3 2 (11.76%) QA Tester
4 1 (5.88%) UAT Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Data Migration Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Software Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Software Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
3 7 (41.18%) Scrum
4 5 (29.41%) Test Management
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
6 3 (17.65%) BDD
6 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
7 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Workflow
7 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
8 1 (5.88%) ETL
8 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Migration
8 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) Java
2 3 (17.65%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) ISEB
2 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) HP