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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 53 - 69
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 13 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.74% - 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.85% - 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£405 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.84 £11.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+34.82% -57.27%
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
132 113 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 17.65% 18.77% 14.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 39 71
Average daily rate £350 £319 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.71% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £175 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £407 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £15.77 £13.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.81% -20.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 23 January 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 17 (73.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 15 (65.22%) ISEB
3 11 (47.83%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
5 9 (39.13%) Finance
5 9 (39.13%) HP
5 9 (39.13%) Test Management
6 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
6 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
7 7 (30.43%) Banking
7 7 (30.43%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (30.43%) HTML
7 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
7 7 (30.43%) .NET
7 7 (30.43%) Oracle
7 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
7 7 (30.43%) JSP
7 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
8 6 (26.09%) DV Cleared
8 6 (26.09%) Resource Management
8 6 (26.09%) Test Planning
8 6 (26.09%) Knowledge Management
9 5 (21.74%) Project Planning
9 5 (21.74%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
10 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (17.39%) UNIX
10 4 (17.39%) Windows
10 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) Wireshark
2 2 (8.70%) HTTPS
2 2 (8.70%) SSL
2 2 (8.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Selenium
1 2 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (4.35%) WinRunner
2 1 (4.35%) TestDirector
2 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Test Manager
2 9 (39.13%) Test Analyst
2 9 (39.13%) Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Defect Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
4 1 (4.35%) Portfolio Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Junior
4 1 (4.35%) Junior Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) HTML
1 7 (30.43%) .NET
1 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
1 7 (30.43%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) PDA
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) UNIX
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.70%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000
4 1 (4.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Test Management
2 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
2 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
3 6 (26.09%) Resource Management
3 6 (26.09%) Test Planning
3 6 (26.09%) Knowledge Management
4 5 (21.74%) Project Planning
4 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
5 3 (13.04%) Validation
6 2 (8.70%) Information Assurance
6 2 (8.70%) Security Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.70%) Workflow
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Change Management
7 1 (4.35%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (73.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 15 (65.22%) ISEB
3 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
4 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
5 6 (26.09%) DV Cleared
6 5 (21.74%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (13.04%) MCSE
9 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (8.70%) CCNP
9 2 (8.70%) CCNA
10 1 (4.35%) MCSA
10 1 (4.35%) Degree
10 1 (4.35%) MCTS
10 1 (4.35%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Nmap
2 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (47.83%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.70%) Nessus
3 1 (4.35%) Netcool
3 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) HP
2 7 (30.43%) Oracle
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.04%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) Veritas
5 1 (4.35%) McAfee
5 1 (4.35%) VMware