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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 53 52 56
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 4 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.74% 1.02% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.70% 5.84% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
Median daily rate £253 £319 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.78% -22.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.93 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
-14.05% +23.83%
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
108 137 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 20.04% 17.39% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 78 64
Median daily rate £330 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Median hourly rate £32.00 £13.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.15% -21.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +58.57%

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 7 December 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 13 (59.09%) ISEB
1 13 (59.09%) Test Scripting
2 12 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 12 (54.55%) Oracle
3 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
4 10 (45.45%) HP
5 8 (36.36%) .NET
5 8 (36.36%) HTML
5 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET
5 8 (36.36%) Windows
6 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (27.27%) Functional Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Unix
7 6 (27.27%) SQL
7 6 (27.27%) CRM
7 6 (27.27%) Citrix
7 6 (27.27%) HP UFT
7 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Clustering
8 5 (22.73%) Change Management
8 5 (22.73%) Netcool
8 5 (22.73%) Intel Security
8 5 (22.73%) Veritas
8 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
8 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
8 5 (22.73%) Active Directory

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 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.64%) CICS
2 3 (13.64%) WebLogic
3 2 (9.09%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Office
2 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Internet
1 2 (9.09%) SAN
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) BODI
1 2 (9.09%) GIS
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) HP UFT
2 5 (22.73%) StarTeam
3 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Analyst
2 10 (45.45%) Test Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Mainframe Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Test Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Tester
5 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Mainframe Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) QC Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
1 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET
1 8 (36.36%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Clustering
2 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.55%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Unix
3 5 (22.73%) AIX
3 5 (22.73%) Windows 10
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
4 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Test Scripting
2 6 (27.27%) CRM
2 6 (27.27%) Functional Testing
2 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Change Management
3 5 (22.73%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (18.18%) Project Management
4 4 (18.18%) Smoke Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 3 (13.64%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
7 1 (4.55%) Automation Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Defect Management
7 1 (4.55%) Information Assurance
7 1 (4.55%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Security Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 6 (27.27%) SQL
3 5 (22.73%) C#
3 5 (22.73%) VB
4 2 (9.09%) JCL
5 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) ISEB
2 12 (54.55%) Security Cleared
3 11 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
5 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (18.18%) MCITP
6 4 (18.18%) MCSA
6 4 (18.18%) MCSE
6 4 (18.18%) MCTS
6 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (4.55%) CCNA
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
1 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (22.73%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (22.73%) Netcool
2 1 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Oracle
2 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (45.45%) HP
4 6 (27.27%) Citrix
5 5 (22.73%) Intel Security
5 5 (22.73%) Veritas
6 2 (9.09%) ESRI
7 1 (4.55%) AppSense