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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 49 54 64
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.13% 1.56% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.90% 8.28% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate £356 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £335 £310
% change year-on-year
-5.97% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
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
143 145 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 23.06% 18.90% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 87 52
Average daily rate £338 £350 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +9.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 4
Average hourly rate £33.00 £15.77 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.25% +16.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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
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 14 February 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) MCITP
2 11 (61.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (55.56%) ISEB
3 10 (55.56%) Windows
3 10 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
4 9 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 8 (44.44%) MCTS
5 8 (44.44%) VMware
5 8 (44.44%) Change Management
5 8 (44.44%) MCSE
5 8 (44.44%) MCSA
5 8 (44.44%) Windows XP
5 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (44.44%) WinRunner
5 8 (44.44%) TestDirector
5 8 (44.44%) HP UFT
5 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 8 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
5 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (33.33%) PDA
7 5 (27.78%) SQL
8 4 (22.22%) .NET
8 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
8 4 (22.22%) AIX
8 4 (22.22%) Veritas
8 4 (22.22%) Netcool

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Sonata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) HP UFT
1 8 (44.44%) TestDirector
1 8 (44.44%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) General Ledger
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Analyst
1 12 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.11%) IT Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Test Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Integration Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Security Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 3 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) PDA
2 4 (22.22%) Clustering
3 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
5 1 (5.56%) Data Extraction
5 1 (5.56%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
1 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
2 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (44.44%) Windows XP
3 4 (22.22%) AIX
4 3 (16.67%) Linux
4 3 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 9 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Change Management
3 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) Security Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) SDLC
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.11%) RUP
6 2 (11.11%) Test Management
6 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
7 1 (5.56%) ITIL
7 1 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (5.56%) Migration
7 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.56%) Project Management
7 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) MCITP
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (55.56%) ISEB
3 8 (44.44%) MCSA
3 8 (44.44%) MCSE
3 8 (44.44%) MCTS
3 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (5.56%) CCNA
6 1 (5.56%) CCNP
6 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) FATCA
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 4 (22.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (22.22%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (22.22%) Netcool
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) VMware
3 4 (22.22%) Citrix
3 4 (22.22%) Intel Security
3 4 (22.22%) Veritas
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco
4 3 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) FNZ