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 19 February 2017 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank 55 52 55
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.19% 1.13% 1.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.23% 4.93% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £356 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.78%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £340
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +968.00%

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
81 142 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 15.06% 22.98% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 58 91
Median daily rate £363 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £100 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
Median hourly rate £15.89 £33.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.84% +109.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Glasgow region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) AIX
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) MS Office
3 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) Veritas
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (42.86%) Netcool
3 3 (42.86%) Intel Security
3 3 (42.86%) Clustering
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 3 (42.86%) Change Management
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) StarTeam
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 3 (42.86%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (28.57%) Smoke Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Office 365
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) ArcGIS
2 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) StarTeam
2 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
1 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Support
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Tester
1 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) UAT Manager
2 1 (14.29%) UAT Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (42.86%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) AIX
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
2 3 (42.86%) Server Virtualisation
2 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Smoke Testing
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) MCITP
2 2 (28.57%) MCSA
2 2 (28.57%) MCSE
2 2 (28.57%) MCTS
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (42.86%) Netcool
2 1 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Citrix
1 3 (42.86%) Intel Security
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Veritas
2 1 (14.29%) AppSense
2 1 (14.29%) ESRI
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle