The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 60 29 56
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +27
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 11 53 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.20% 6.14% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.46% 28.96% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £360 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £265 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £408 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -58.75%
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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 Glasgow region.

Qualifications Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
130 183 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 14.15% 21.21% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 63 41
Average daily rate £300 £355 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.49% +17.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 2
Average hourly rate £50.00 £16.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+203.03% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £11.50 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.75 £38.00 £12.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Glasgow region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 (78.57%) ISEB
2 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) Finance
4 5 (35.71%) Test Management
4 5 (35.71%) Windows
4 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
5 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 4 (28.57%) SDLC
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 3 (21.43%) QA
6 3 (21.43%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 2 (14.29%) MCITP
7 2 (14.29%) Legal
7 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) Citrix
7 2 (14.29%) TestDirector
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (14.29%) SQL
7 2 (14.29%) .NET
7 2 (14.29%) MS Office
7 2 (14.29%) RUP
7 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 2 (14.29%) Client/Server
7 2 (14.29%) Waterfall

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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.

Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.14%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) TestDirector
2 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
2 1 (7.14%) WinRunner
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Test Leader
3 3 (21.43%) Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) JSP
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Equities
2 1 (7.14%) PDA
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX
3 1 (7.14%) AIX
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Test Management
4 4 (28.57%) SDLC
5 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 2 (14.29%) RUP
6 2 (14.29%) V-Model
6 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Information Assurance
7 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
7 1 (7.14%) Project Management
7 1 (7.14%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) ISEB
2 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (14.29%) MCITP
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) MCTS
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.14%) MCSE
4 1 (7.14%) MCSA
4 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.14%) XenApp
1 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) Veritas
3 1 (7.14%) McAfee
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) AppSense
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
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