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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 61 68 75
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +7
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 8 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.90% 0.15% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.47% 0.78% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
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£294 - £297
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £10.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+44.57% -65.41%
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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
179 128 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 20.07% 18.63% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 68 86
Average daily rate £350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £445 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 5
Average hourly rate £31.70 £14.50 £10.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.62% +39.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.00 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £18.00 £14.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 14 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 12 (57.14%) ISEB
3 11 (52.38%) Security Cleared
4 10 (47.62%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
6 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
7 6 (28.57%) Test Management
7 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
7 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 6 (28.57%) Windows
8 5 (23.81%) MCSE
8 5 (23.81%) HP
8 5 (23.81%) Windows XP
8 5 (23.81%) Citrix
8 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (23.81%) Banking
8 5 (23.81%) Finance
8 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
8 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
8 5 (23.81%) Knowledge Management
8 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (19.05%) Resource Management
9 4 (19.05%) Test Planning
9 4 (19.05%) TestDirector
9 4 (19.05%) MCITP
9 4 (19.05%) HTML
9 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
9 4 (19.05%) SQL

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.52%) HTTPS
2 2 (9.52%) SSL
2 2 (9.52%) SAN
2 2 (9.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) TestDirector
2 3 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (14.29%) WinRunner
3 2 (9.52%) JIRA
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
1 5 (23.81%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
1 8 (38.10%) Test Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
3 2 (9.52%) Defect Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Portfolio Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
4 1 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) HTML
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
1 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
1 4 (19.05%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Clustering
1 3 (14.29%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows XP
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (19.05%) UNIX
4 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 3 (14.29%) AIX
4 3 (14.29%) Linux
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Test Management
4 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
4 5 (23.81%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (19.05%) Resource Management
5 4 (19.05%) Test Planning
6 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 3 (14.29%) Project Planning
6 3 (14.29%) Validation
6 3 (14.29%) Change Management
7 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Workflow
7 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
7 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
7 2 (9.52%) System Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) VBA
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 12 (57.14%) ISEB
3 11 (52.38%) Security Cleared
4 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (23.81%) MCSE
6 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) MCITP
8 3 (14.29%) MCSA
8 3 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (14.29%) MCTS
8 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (9.52%) CCNP
9 2 (9.52%) CCNA
9 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) VMware ESX
1 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (47.62%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (14.29%) Netcool
3 2 (9.52%) Nessus
3 2 (9.52%) Nmap
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) HP
2 5 (23.81%) Citrix
3 3 (14.29%) Veritas
3 3 (14.29%) McAfee
3 3 (14.29%) VMware
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
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