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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 25 62 62
Rank change year-on-year
+37 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 53 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 6.07% 0.30% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.28% 2.50% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 0
Average daily rate
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£360 £394 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £291
% change year-on-year
- +11.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-58.75% -
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 Glasgow region.

Qualifications Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
181 80 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 20.73% 12.08% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 41 50
Average daily rate £360 £325 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £400 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 10
Average hourly rate £16.50 £11.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.80 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £12.20 £18.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 1 September 2014.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 41 (73.21%) Security Cleared
2 38 (67.86%) HP
3 37 (66.07%) SC Cleared
4 30 (53.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 29 (51.79%) Microsoft
6 28 (50.00%) HTML
6 28 (50.00%) .NET
6 28 (50.00%) Oracle
6 28 (50.00%) JSP
6 28 (50.00%) DV Cleared
7 27 (48.21%) ASP.NET
7 27 (48.21%) JavaScript
8 22 (39.29%) HP Quality Center
9 21 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 15 (26.79%) Oracle EBS
11 14 (25.00%) UNIX
12 13 (23.21%) C#
12 13 (23.21%) CRM
13 12 (21.43%) MS Excel
13 12 (21.43%) VB
13 12 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
14 11 (19.64%) SAN
14 11 (19.64%) Test Automation
15 9 (16.07%) ISEB
16 8 (14.29%) Citrix
16 8 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
16 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
16 8 (14.29%) Security Testing
16 8 (14.29%) MCITP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 12 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (26.79%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.64%) SAN
2 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.79%) DNS
3 1 (1.79%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.79%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.79%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.79%) Selenium
2 1 (1.79%) Toad
2 1 (1.79%) WinRunner
2 1 (1.79%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 24 (42.86%) Test Manager
2 11 (19.64%) Test Analyst
2 11 (19.64%) Analyst
3 8 (14.29%) Test Specialist
4 7 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 6 (10.71%) Tester
6 3 (5.36%) Junior
6 3 (5.36%) Security Specialist
6 3 (5.36%) Performance Tester
7 2 (3.57%) Automation Specialist
7 2 (3.57%) Defect Manager
7 2 (3.57%) QA Specialist
7 2 (3.57%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Junior Tester
8 1 (1.79%) Performance Analyst
8 1 (1.79%) Performance Manager
8 1 (1.79%) Performance Test Analyst
8 1 (1.79%) Junior Test Analyst
8 1 (1.79%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (1.79%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (50.00%) HTML
1 28 (50.00%) .NET
1 28 (50.00%) JSP
2 27 (48.21%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.79%) Clustering
1 1 (1.79%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.00%) UNIX
2 5 (8.93%) Linux
3 3 (5.36%) Windows
4 2 (3.57%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.79%) AIX
5 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.21%) CRM
2 11 (19.64%) Test Automation
3 8 (14.29%) Security Testing
3 8 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 7 (12.50%) Test Management
4 7 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 6 (10.71%) Knowledge Management
5 6 (10.71%) Software Testing
6 5 (8.93%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (8.93%) Performance Testing
6 5 (8.93%) Test Strategy
7 4 (7.14%) Functional Testing
7 4 (7.14%) Project Management
7 4 (7.14%) Data Management
8 3 (5.36%) Quality Management
9 2 (3.57%) Change Management
9 2 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.57%) Asset Management
10 1 (1.79%) Automated Testing
10 1 (1.79%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (48.21%) JavaScript
2 13 (23.21%) C#
3 12 (21.43%) VB
4 5 (8.93%) VBA
4 5 (8.93%) PowerShell
4 5 (8.93%) SQL
5 4 (7.14%) Java
6 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (73.21%) Security Cleared
2 37 (66.07%) SC Cleared
3 30 (53.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 28 (50.00%) DV Cleared
5 21 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (16.07%) ISEB
7 8 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (14.29%) MCITP
8 3 (5.36%) MOS
9 2 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (3.57%) Degree
10 1 (1.79%) MCSE
10 1 (1.79%) MCSA
10 1 (1.79%) CCNA
10 1 (1.79%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (39.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.79%) Netcool
Vendors
1 38 (67.86%) HP
2 29 (51.79%) Microsoft
3 28 (50.00%) Oracle
4 8 (14.29%) Citrix
5 7 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (1.79%) Veritas
6 1 (1.79%) McAfee
6 1 (1.79%) VMware