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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 47 60 24
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -36
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 16 4 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.52% 0.46% 6.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.45% 2.84% 28.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 17
Median daily rate £325 £298 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £263 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £325 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £344 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.38% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+30.83% +122.22%
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
119 141 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 18.77% 16.36% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 61 70
Median daily rate £325 £325 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £258 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 8
Median hourly rate £43.00 £27.44 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.70% +66.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £24.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.91% +26.31%

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 29 July 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 31 (77.50%) Security Cleared
2 29 (72.50%) SC Cleared
2 29 (72.50%) HP
3 28 (70.00%) ISEB
4 25 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 25 (62.50%) HTML
4 25 (62.50%) .NET
4 25 (62.50%) ASP.NET
5 24 (60.00%) Oracle
5 24 (60.00%) JavaScript
6 23 (57.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 20 (50.00%) Test Scripting
7 20 (50.00%) HP UFT
7 20 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 19 (47.50%) CRM
9 18 (45.00%) C#
9 18 (45.00%) VB
10 17 (42.50%) Functional Testing
11 14 (35.00%) Test Automation
12 13 (32.50%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
14 9 (22.50%) Unix
14 9 (22.50%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (20.00%) Project Management
15 8 (20.00%) SQL
16 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (17.50%) MCITP
16 7 (17.50%) Knowledge Management
17 6 (15.00%) SAN
17 6 (15.00%) Oracle EBS

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 2 (5.00%) CICS
1 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) SAN
2 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.50%) BODI
Development Applications
1 20 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 5 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 2 (5.00%) StarTeam
4 1 (2.50%) Selenium
4 1 (2.50%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Electronics
2 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.50%) Marketing
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Analyst
2 19 (47.50%) Test Analyst
3 12 (30.00%) Tester
4 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 8 (20.00%) Automation Tester
6 5 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Test Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) Test Specialist
8 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Integration Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Integration Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Mainframe Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Security Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Test Automation Specialist
9 1 (2.50%) Manual Tester
9 1 (2.50%) Test Manager
9 1 (2.50%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (62.50%) .NET
1 25 (62.50%) ASP.NET
1 25 (62.50%) HTML
2 4 (10.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Clustering
1 2 (5.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) PDA
2 1 (2.50%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Unix
2 5 (12.50%) Linux
3 4 (10.00%) Windows
4 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.00%) AIX
5 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 19 (47.50%) CRM
3 17 (42.50%) Functional Testing
4 14 (35.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (20.00%) Project Management
6 7 (17.50%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (12.50%) Migration
7 5 (12.50%) Security Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Smoke Testing
9 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (5.00%) Automation Testing
9 2 (5.00%) Change Management
9 2 (5.00%) SDLC
9 2 (5.00%) Server Virtualisation
9 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (2.50%) Digital Marketing
10 1 (2.50%) ITIL
10 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 24 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 18 (45.00%) C#
2 18 (45.00%) VB
3 8 (20.00%) SQL
4 5 (12.50%) Java
5 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (7.50%) VBScript
7 1 (2.50%) JCL
7 1 (2.50%) Perl
7 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (77.50%) Security Cleared
2 29 (72.50%) SC Cleared
3 28 (70.00%) ISEB
4 23 (57.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 20 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (22.50%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (17.50%) MCITP
7 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (12.50%) CCNA
9 2 (5.00%) MCSA
9 2 (5.00%) MCSE
9 2 (5.00%) MCTS
10 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (32.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (5.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 29 (72.50%) HP
2 25 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 24 (60.00%) Oracle
4 4 (10.00%) Cisco
4 4 (10.00%) Citrix
5 2 (5.00%) Intel Security
5 2 (5.00%) Veritas
6 1 (2.50%) SAP