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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 51 - 58
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 10 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.38% - 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.81% - 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£410 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £278 £320
% change year-on-year
+18.91% -13.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 - £21.00
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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
128 108 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 17.66% 18.03% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 43 61
Average daily rate £325 £325 £317
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £230 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £411 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
Average hourly rate £16.08 £9.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.26% -32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £9.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £12.47 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 17 December 2014, 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 31 (58.49%) Security Cleared
2 29 (54.72%) SC Cleared
2 29 (54.72%) HP
3 24 (45.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 22 (41.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 21 (39.62%) DV Cleared
5 21 (39.62%) HP Quality Center
5 21 (39.62%) Oracle
6 20 (37.74%) .NET
6 20 (37.74%) JSP
6 20 (37.74%) HTML
6 20 (37.74%) Microsoft
7 19 (35.85%) ASP.NET
7 19 (35.85%) JavaScript
8 15 (28.30%) ISEB
9 13 (24.53%) Finance
9 13 (24.53%) Test Management
10 12 (22.64%) Test Planning
10 12 (22.64%) Oracle EBS
11 11 (20.75%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (18.87%) Test Strategy
12 10 (18.87%) UNIX
13 9 (16.98%) C#
13 9 (16.98%) CRM
13 9 (16.98%) SAN
13 9 (16.98%) Software Testing
14 8 (15.09%) Test Automation
14 8 (15.09%) QuickTest Pro
14 8 (15.09%) MS Excel
14 8 (15.09%) VB

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 8 (15.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (22.64%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.98%) SAN
2 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.89%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.89%) SSL
3 1 (1.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (3.77%) Selenium
3 1 (1.89%) Toad
3 1 (1.89%) WinRunner
3 1 (1.89%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
General
1 13 (24.53%) Finance
2 6 (11.32%) Banking
3 4 (7.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (50.94%) Test Manager
2 10 (18.87%) Test Analyst
2 10 (18.87%) Analyst
3 5 (9.43%) Tester
3 5 (9.43%) Test Specialist
4 3 (5.66%) Defect Manager
4 3 (5.66%) Test Leader
5 2 (3.77%) Junior Tester
5 2 (3.77%) Security Specialist
5 2 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (3.77%) Performance Tester
5 2 (3.77%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (3.77%) Junior
5 2 (3.77%) Project Manager
6 1 (1.89%) Coordinator
6 1 (1.89%) Consultant
6 1 (1.89%) Test Consultant
6 1 (1.89%) QA Tester
6 1 (1.89%) Portfolio Manager
6 1 (1.89%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (37.74%) .NET
1 20 (37.74%) JSP
1 20 (37.74%) HTML
2 19 (35.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.89%) Clustering
2 1 (1.89%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) UNIX
2 4 (7.55%) Linux
3 3 (5.66%) Windows
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.77%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.89%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) Test Management
2 12 (22.64%) Test Planning
3 11 (20.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (18.87%) Test Strategy
5 9 (16.98%) CRM
5 9 (16.98%) Software Testing
6 8 (15.09%) Test Automation
7 7 (13.21%) Test Scripting
7 7 (13.21%) Software Engineering
8 6 (11.32%) Security Testing
8 6 (11.32%) Resource Management
8 6 (11.32%) Functional Testing
9 5 (9.43%) Knowledge Management
9 5 (9.43%) Project Planning
10 4 (7.55%) Data Management
10 4 (7.55%) Performance Testing
10 4 (7.55%) Project Management
11 2 (3.77%) Information Assurance
11 2 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (3.77%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.85%) JavaScript
2 9 (16.98%) C#
3 8 (15.09%) VB
4 4 (7.55%) VBA
4 4 (7.55%) SQL
5 3 (5.66%) Java
5 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (58.49%) Security Cleared
2 29 (54.72%) SC Cleared
3 24 (45.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 22 (41.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 21 (39.62%) DV Cleared
6 15 (28.30%) ISEB
7 6 (11.32%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (11.32%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (9.43%) MCITP
9 2 (3.77%) MOS
9 2 (3.77%) MCSE
9 2 (3.77%) CCNA
10 1 (1.89%) CCNP
10 1 (1.89%) MCSA
10 1 (1.89%) MCTS
10 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.89%) Nmap
1 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (39.62%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) Netcool
2 1 (1.89%) Nessus
2 1 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 29 (54.72%) HP
2 21 (39.62%) Oracle
3 20 (37.74%) Microsoft
4 7 (13.21%) Citrix
5 4 (7.55%) Cisco
6 1 (1.89%) McAfee
6 1 (1.89%) Veritas
6 1 (1.89%) VMware
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