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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank - 51 51
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow - 1.20% 1.78%
As % of the Qualifications category - 5.88% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Median daily rate - £344 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £313 £336
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +133.54%

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
78 136 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 15.92% 20.39% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 66 65
Median daily rate £375 £350 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £140 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
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 £28.15 £39.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +110.81%

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 16 January 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 9 (69.23%) ISEB
2 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
3 7 (53.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
4 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
4 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 6 (46.15%) Oracle
5 5 (38.46%) Windows
5 5 (38.46%) HP
6 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
6 4 (30.77%) Unix
6 4 (30.77%) .NET
6 4 (30.77%) HTML
6 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
6 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
7 3 (23.08%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
7 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
7 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (23.08%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (23.08%) SQL
7 3 (23.08%) VB
7 3 (23.08%) C#
7 3 (23.08%) AIX
7 3 (23.08%) CRM

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 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) ArcGIS
2 2 (15.38%) CICS
2 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) BODI
1 2 (15.38%) GIS
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) HP UFT
1 3 (23.08%) StarTeam
2 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Mainframe Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Mainframe Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
1 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
1 4 (30.77%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (23.08%) Clustering
2 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Unix
3 3 (23.08%) AIX
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Test Scripting
2 3 (23.08%) Change Management
2 3 (23.08%) CRM
2 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Server Virtualisation
2 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Smoke Testing
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
4 1 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) VB
3 2 (15.38%) JCL
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) ISEB
2 7 (53.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
3 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (15.38%) MCITP
5 2 (15.38%) MCSA
5 2 (15.38%) MCSE
5 2 (15.38%) MCTS
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
1 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (23.08%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (23.08%) Netcool
2 1 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) HP
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 3 (23.08%) Intel Security
3 3 (23.08%) Veritas
4 2 (15.38%) ESRI
5 1 (7.69%) AppSense