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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 44 55 41
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 17 13 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.89% 1.44% 4.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.35% 9.92% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 17
Median daily rate £290 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £266 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £370 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.18 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +151.85%
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
104 131 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 17.69% 14.48% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 58 75
Median daily rate £325 £290 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 15
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +203.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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
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 28 September 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 29 (69.05%) Security Cleared
2 28 (66.67%) ISEB
3 27 (64.29%) HP
3 27 (64.29%) SC Cleared
4 26 (61.90%) Oracle
4 26 (61.90%) Microsoft
5 23 (54.76%) Test Scripting
6 22 (52.38%) ASP.NET
6 22 (52.38%) .NET
6 22 (52.38%) HTML
6 22 (52.38%) JavaScript
7 21 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 20 (47.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 20 (47.62%) HP UFT
9 19 (45.24%) CRM
10 18 (42.86%) C#
10 18 (42.86%) VB
11 17 (40.48%) Functional Testing
12 14 (33.33%) Test Automation
13 12 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
14 11 (26.19%) SQL
15 9 (21.43%) Unix
16 8 (19.05%) Windows
16 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
16 8 (19.05%) Software Testing
17 7 (16.67%) Project Management
17 7 (16.67%) Citrix
18 6 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
18 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
18 6 (14.29%) SAN

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 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.14%) CICS
2 3 (7.14%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.76%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) SAN
2 2 (4.76%) Internet
2 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.76%) BODI
2 2 (4.76%) GIS
Development Applications
1 20 (47.62%) HP UFT
2 6 (14.29%) LoadRunner
3 5 (11.90%) StarTeam
4 1 (2.38%) Selenium
4 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Electronics
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Marketing
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Analyst
2 18 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 12 (28.57%) Tester
4 8 (19.05%) Automation Tester
4 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Test Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Mainframe Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support
8 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Tester
8 2 (4.76%) Mainframe Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Test Automation Specialist
8 2 (4.76%) Test Specialist
9 1 (2.38%) Test Leader
9 1 (2.38%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (52.38%) .NET
1 22 (52.38%) ASP.NET
1 22 (52.38%) HTML
2 4 (9.52%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Clustering
2 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.14%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Unix
2 8 (19.05%) Windows
3 5 (11.90%) AIX
3 5 (11.90%) Windows 10
3 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (11.90%) Windows XP
4 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
5 3 (7.14%) Linux
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Test Scripting
2 19 (45.24%) CRM
3 17 (40.48%) Functional Testing
4 14 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 8 (19.05%) Software Testing
6 7 (16.67%) Project Management
7 6 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
8 5 (11.90%) Change Management
8 5 (11.90%) Migration
8 5 (11.90%) Server Virtualisation
9 4 (9.52%) Smoke Testing
9 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (7.14%) Security Testing
11 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (4.76%) Automation Testing
11 2 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
11 2 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing
12 1 (2.38%) Digital Marketing
12 1 (2.38%) Performance Testing
12 1 (2.38%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (52.38%) JavaScript
2 18 (42.86%) C#
2 18 (42.86%) VB
3 11 (26.19%) SQL
4 5 (11.90%) Java
5 2 (4.76%) JCL
6 1 (2.38%) Perl
6 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.38%) Python
6 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (69.05%) Security Cleared
2 28 (66.67%) ISEB
3 27 (64.29%) SC Cleared
4 21 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (47.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (14.29%) MCITP
6 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (9.52%) CCNA
7 4 (9.52%) MCSA
7 4 (9.52%) MCSE
7 4 (9.52%) MCTS
8 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 12207
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
1 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (11.90%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (11.90%) Netcool
3 1 (2.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (64.29%) HP
2 26 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 26 (61.90%) Oracle
3 7 (16.67%) Citrix
4 5 (11.90%) Intel Security
4 5 (11.90%) Veritas
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco
5 2 (4.76%) ESRI
6 1 (2.38%) AppSense
6 1 (2.38%) SAP