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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 39 59 66
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +7
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 37 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 4.57% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.39% 1.12% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 0
Average daily rate
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£360 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-55.00% +11.11%
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
173 89 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 21.36% 13.97% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 49 63
Average daily rate £350 £320 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +21.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £400 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 1 10
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £12.50 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 2 October 2014.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 41 (69.49%) Security Cleared
2 39 (66.10%) HP
3 37 (62.71%) SC Cleared
4 30 (50.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 29 (49.15%) Microsoft
6 28 (47.46%) HTML
6 28 (47.46%) .NET
6 28 (47.46%) Oracle
6 28 (47.46%) JSP
6 28 (47.46%) DV Cleared
7 27 (45.76%) ASP.NET
7 27 (45.76%) JavaScript
8 23 (38.98%) HP Quality Center
8 23 (38.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 15 (25.42%) Oracle EBS
10 14 (23.73%) UNIX
11 13 (22.03%) C#
11 13 (22.03%) CRM
11 13 (22.03%) QuickTest Pro
12 12 (20.34%) MS Excel
12 12 (20.34%) ISEB
12 12 (20.34%) VB
12 12 (20.34%) Test Automation
13 11 (18.64%) SAN
14 10 (16.95%) Test Planning
15 9 (15.25%) Functional Testing
15 9 (15.25%) Security Testing
15 9 (15.25%) Test Management
15 9 (15.25%) Software Testing
16 8 (13.56%) MCITP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 12 (20.34%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (25.42%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (6.78%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.64%) SAN
2 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.69%) HTTP
3 1 (1.69%) DNS
3 1 (1.69%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (22.03%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (3.39%) Selenium
3 1 (1.69%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.69%) WinRunner
3 1 (1.69%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.69%) Toad
3 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (13.56%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Banking
3 4 (6.78%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (42.37%) Test Manager
2 13 (22.03%) Analyst
2 13 (22.03%) Test Analyst
3 8 (13.56%) Test Specialist
4 7 (11.86%) Test Leader
5 6 (10.17%) Tester
6 3 (5.08%) Performance Tester
6 3 (5.08%) Security Specialist
6 3 (5.08%) Junior
7 2 (3.39%) QA Specialist
7 2 (3.39%) Automation Specialist
7 2 (3.39%) Defect Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Junior Tester
8 1 (1.69%) Test Consultant
8 1 (1.69%) QA Tester
8 1 (1.69%) Consultant
8 1 (1.69%) Performance Test Leader
8 1 (1.69%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (1.69%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (47.46%) HTML
1 28 (47.46%) .NET
1 28 (47.46%) JSP
2 27 (45.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.69%) Clustering
2 1 (1.69%) User Experience
2 1 (1.69%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.73%) UNIX
2 5 (8.47%) Linux
3 3 (5.08%) Windows
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.39%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) CRM
2 12 (20.34%) Test Automation
3 10 (16.95%) Test Planning
4 9 (15.25%) Functional Testing
4 9 (15.25%) Security Testing
4 9 (15.25%) Test Management
4 9 (15.25%) Software Testing
5 8 (13.56%) Test Scripting
6 7 (11.86%) Software Engineering
6 7 (11.86%) Test Strategy
7 6 (10.17%) Knowledge Management
7 6 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (8.47%) Project Management
8 5 (8.47%) Performance Testing
9 4 (6.78%) Data Management
10 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (5.08%) Quality Management
11 2 (3.39%) Resource Management
11 2 (3.39%) Project Planning
11 2 (3.39%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 27 (45.76%) JavaScript
2 13 (22.03%) C#
3 12 (20.34%) VB
4 5 (8.47%) VBA
4 5 (8.47%) SQL
4 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
5 4 (6.78%) Java
6 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (69.49%) Security Cleared
2 37 (62.71%) SC Cleared
3 30 (50.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 28 (47.46%) DV Cleared
5 23 (38.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (20.34%) ISEB
7 8 (13.56%) MCITP
7 8 (13.56%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (5.08%) MOS
8 3 (5.08%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (3.39%) Degree
10 1 (1.69%) CCNA
10 1 (1.69%) MCSE
10 1 (1.69%) MCSA
10 1 (1.69%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (38.98%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.69%) Netcool
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 39 (66.10%) HP
2 29 (49.15%) Microsoft
3 28 (47.46%) Oracle
4 8 (13.56%) Citrix
5 7 (11.86%) Cisco
6 1 (1.69%) VMware
6 1 (1.69%) McAfee
6 1 (1.69%) Veritas