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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 46 65 61
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 22 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 3.43% 0.34% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.92% 1.86% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 2
Median daily rate £380 £306 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.08% +2.08%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+52.67% +69.81%
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
158 161 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 24.65% 18.48% 18.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 69 62
Median daily rate £365 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 6
Median hourly rate - £31.70 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +101.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 26 May 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 24 (80.00%) ISEB
2 23 (76.67%) HP
2 23 (76.67%) SC Cleared
2 23 (76.67%) Security Cleared
3 21 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 20 (66.67%) HTML
4 20 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 20 (66.67%) .NET
5 19 (63.33%) JavaScript
5 19 (63.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 16 (53.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (50.00%) HP UFT
8 14 (46.67%) Oracle
8 14 (46.67%) Test Scripting
9 13 (43.33%) C#
9 13 (43.33%) VB
9 13 (43.33%) CRM
10 11 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (36.67%) MS Excel
10 11 (36.67%) Functional Testing
10 11 (36.67%) Test Automation
11 9 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (30.00%) MCITP
11 9 (30.00%) Unix
11 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (26.67%) Linux
12 8 (26.67%) Security Testing
13 7 (23.33%) PowerShell
13 7 (23.33%) Cisco
14 5 (16.67%) Knowledge Management

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:

Applications
1 11 (36.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (6.67%) TestDirector
4 1 (3.33%) Selenium
4 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.33%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (3.33%) Banking
1 1 (3.33%) Electronics
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) General Ledger
1 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.33%) Marketing
1 1 (3.33%) Retail
1 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
1 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Analyst
1 13 (43.33%) Test Analyst
2 11 (36.67%) Tester
3 7 (23.33%) Automation Tester
4 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 5 (16.67%) Test Specialist
6 3 (10.00%) Integration Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Integration Test Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Test Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Integration Specialist
7 2 (6.67%) Security Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Security Specialist
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Tester
8 1 (3.33%) Manual Tester
8 1 (3.33%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (66.67%) .NET
1 20 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 20 (66.67%) HTML
2 3 (10.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Clustering
1 1 (3.33%) Data Extraction
1 1 (3.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Unix
2 8 (26.67%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Windows
3 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Test Scripting
2 13 (43.33%) CRM
3 11 (36.67%) Functional Testing
3 11 (36.67%) Test Automation
4 8 (26.67%) Security Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (13.33%) Migration
6 4 (13.33%) Project Management
7 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.33%) Analytics
8 1 (3.33%) Automation Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Data Analytics
8 1 (3.33%) Data Migration
8 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (3.33%) Information Assurance
8 1 (3.33%) Manual Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) JavaScript
2 13 (43.33%) C#
2 13 (43.33%) VB
3 7 (23.33%) PowerShell
4 5 (16.67%) SQL
5 4 (13.33%) Java
6 3 (10.00%) VBScript
7 1 (3.33%) Perl
7 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (80.00%) ISEB
2 23 (76.67%) SC Cleared
2 23 (76.67%) Security Cleared
3 19 (63.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 16 (53.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (30.00%) MCITP
6 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (16.67%) CCNA
8 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
9 1 (3.33%) CCNP
9 1 (3.33%) MCSA
9 1 (3.33%) MCSE
9 1 (3.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 23 (76.67%) HP
2 21 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (46.67%) Oracle
4 7 (23.33%) Cisco
5 2 (6.67%) Citrix
6 1 (3.33%) Intel Security
6 1 (3.33%) SAP
6 1 (3.33%) Veritas
6 1 (3.33%) VMware