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 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 52 73 52
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -21
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 30 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.16% 0.82% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.69% 7.94% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 5
Average daily rate
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£315 £288 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.56% -5.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £193 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £301 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £13.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+129.62% -50.90%
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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
145 126 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.45% 10.31% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 68 43
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £135 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £620 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 1
Average hourly rate £32.00 £19.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.10% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.18%

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 2 June 2015.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 29 (74.36%) ISEB
2 24 (61.54%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (56.41%) Finance
4 18 (46.15%) Banking
5 17 (43.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (30.77%) Retail
8 11 (28.21%) Retail Banking
9 10 (25.64%) SQL
9 10 (25.64%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (17.95%) JIRA
11 6 (15.38%) Software Testing
11 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (12.82%) Test Strategy
12 5 (12.82%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (12.82%) Asset Management
13 4 (10.26%) General Ledger
13 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
13 4 (10.26%) ETL
13 4 (10.26%) Back Office
13 4 (10.26%) Migration
13 4 (10.26%) Non-Functional Testing
13 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
13 4 (10.26%) Data Migration
13 4 (10.26%) User Stories
14 3 (7.69%) Test Planning
14 3 (7.69%) FATCA
15 2 (5.13%) Project Planning
15 2 (5.13%) Degree

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 1 (2.56%) Confluence
1 1 (2.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) JIRA
2 2 (5.13%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.56%) Robot Framework
3 1 (2.56%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.56%) Selenium
General
1 22 (56.41%) Finance
2 18 (46.15%) Banking
3 12 (30.77%) Retail
4 11 (28.21%) Retail Banking
5 4 (10.26%) General Ledger
5 4 (10.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (58.97%) Test Analyst
1 23 (58.97%) Analyst
2 6 (15.38%) Test Leader
3 5 (12.82%) Test Manager
3 5 (12.82%) Coordinator
3 5 (12.82%) Tester
3 5 (12.82%) Test Coordinator
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) UAT Test Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) UAT Tester
5 3 (7.69%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) UAT Test Manager
6 2 (5.13%) UAT Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Manual Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) Web Services
2 1 (2.56%) REST
2 1 (2.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.56%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
1 2 (5.13%) UNIX
2 1 (2.56%) Android
2 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.38%) Software Testing
3 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (12.82%) Test Strategy
4 5 (12.82%) Asset Management
5 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
5 4 (10.26%) ETL
5 4 (10.26%) Migration
5 4 (10.26%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
5 4 (10.26%) Data Migration
5 4 (10.26%) User Stories
6 3 (7.69%) Test Planning
7 2 (5.13%) Project Planning
7 2 (5.13%) Manual Testing
7 2 (5.13%) System Testing
7 2 (5.13%) Scrum
7 2 (5.13%) Functional Testing
7 2 (5.13%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) C
3 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (74.36%) ISEB
2 17 (43.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) FATCA
2 1 (2.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (25.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.56%) HP
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