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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 52 65 46
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -19
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 25 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.72% 0.97% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.66% 9.09% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 2
Average daily rate
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£270 £263 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -37.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £207 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £300 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £11.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+68.08% -60.83%
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
134 132 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.22% 10.67% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 67 38
Average daily rate £325 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £198 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.19% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 30 March 2015.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 21 (65.63%) ISEB
2 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (53.13%) Finance
3 16 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (31.25%) Banking
5 9 (28.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (25.00%) JIRA
7 7 (21.88%) Retail
7 7 (21.88%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (21.88%) Test Strategy
7 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (18.75%) Software Testing
8 6 (18.75%) Retail Banking
8 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 6 (18.75%) SQL
9 5 (15.63%) Scrum
10 4 (12.50%) Back Office
10 4 (12.50%) Test Management
10 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
10 4 (12.50%) User Stories
11 3 (9.38%) Test Planning
11 3 (9.38%) General Ledger
11 3 (9.38%) HP
11 3 (9.38%) Web Services
11 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (6.25%) ETL
12 2 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
12 2 (6.25%) Linux
12 2 (6.25%) JBoss
12 2 (6.25%) C

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 2 (6.25%) JBoss
1 2 (6.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (3.13%) Selenium
3 1 (3.13%) Robot Framework
General
1 17 (53.13%) Finance
2 10 (31.25%) Banking
3 7 (21.88%) Retail
4 6 (18.75%) Retail Banking
5 4 (12.50%) Back Office
6 3 (9.38%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Test Analyst
1 17 (53.13%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 4 (12.50%) Tester
4 3 (9.38%) UAT Test Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) UAT Tester
4 3 (9.38%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) UAT Test Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.25%) UAT Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Agile Test Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Test Coordinator
6 1 (3.13%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) REST
2 1 (3.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Android
2 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (21.88%) Test Strategy
4 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 6 (18.75%) Software Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Scrum
6 4 (12.50%) Test Management
6 4 (12.50%) User Stories
6 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 3 (9.38%) Test Planning
8 2 (6.25%) Functional Testing
8 2 (6.25%) System Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
8 2 (6.25%) V-Model
8 2 (6.25%) Workflow
8 2 (6.25%) Migration
8 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.25%) ETL
8 2 (6.25%) Project Planning
8 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) C
3 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (65.63%) ISEB
2 9 (28.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
1 1 (3.13%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) HP
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
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