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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 34 61 62
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 44 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 5.18% 0.30% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.78% 2.30% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £394 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-55.00% -
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
185 87 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 21.79% 13.18% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 50 61
Average daily rate £350 £320 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +17.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £240 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £375 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 9
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -21.87%
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 £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.79
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -24.32%

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 22 September 2014.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (70.69%) Security Cleared
2 39 (67.24%) HP
3 37 (63.79%) SC Cleared
4 30 (51.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 29 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 28 (48.28%) HTML
6 28 (48.28%) .NET
6 28 (48.28%) Oracle
6 28 (48.28%) JSP
6 28 (48.28%) DV Cleared
7 27 (46.55%) ASP.NET
7 27 (46.55%) JavaScript
8 23 (39.66%) HP Quality Center
9 22 (37.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 15 (25.86%) Oracle EBS
11 14 (24.14%) UNIX
12 13 (22.41%) C#
12 13 (22.41%) CRM
12 13 (22.41%) QuickTest Pro
13 12 (20.69%) MS Excel
13 12 (20.69%) VB
13 12 (20.69%) Test Automation
14 11 (18.97%) ISEB
14 11 (18.97%) SAN
15 9 (15.52%) Test Planning
15 9 (15.52%) Functional Testing
16 8 (13.79%) Test Management
16 8 (13.79%) Test Scripting
16 8 (13.79%) Security Testing
16 8 (13.79%) Software Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (20.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (25.86%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.97%) SAN
2 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.72%) DNS
3 1 (1.72%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.72%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (22.41%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (3.45%) Selenium
3 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.72%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.72%) Toad
3 1 (1.72%) WinRunner
3 1 (1.72%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (12.07%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Banking
2 4 (6.90%) Financial Institution
3 3 (5.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (41.38%) Test Manager
2 13 (22.41%) Test Analyst
2 13 (22.41%) Analyst
3 8 (13.79%) Test Specialist
4 7 (12.07%) Test Leader
5 6 (10.34%) Tester
6 3 (5.17%) Junior
6 3 (5.17%) Security Specialist
6 3 (5.17%) Performance Tester
7 2 (3.45%) Automation Specialist
7 2 (3.45%) Defect Manager
7 2 (3.45%) QA Specialist
7 2 (3.45%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Junior Tester
8 1 (1.72%) Performance Analyst
8 1 (1.72%) Performance Manager
8 1 (1.72%) Performance Test Analyst
8 1 (1.72%) Junior Test Analyst
8 1 (1.72%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (1.72%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (48.28%) HTML
1 28 (48.28%) .NET
1 28 (48.28%) JSP
2 27 (46.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.72%) Clustering
2 1 (1.72%) PDA
2 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.14%) UNIX
2 5 (8.62%) Linux
3 3 (5.17%) Windows
4 2 (3.45%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.72%) AIX
5 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.41%) CRM
2 12 (20.69%) Test Automation
3 9 (15.52%) Functional Testing
3 9 (15.52%) Test Planning
4 8 (13.79%) Test Management
4 8 (13.79%) Test Scripting
4 8 (13.79%) Software Testing
4 8 (13.79%) Security Testing
5 7 (12.07%) Software Engineering
6 6 (10.34%) Test Strategy
6 6 (10.34%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (8.62%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (8.62%) Performance Testing
7 5 (8.62%) Project Management
8 4 (6.90%) Data Management
9 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.17%) Quality Management
10 2 (3.45%) Change Management
10 2 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (3.45%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (46.55%) JavaScript
2 13 (22.41%) C#
3 12 (20.69%) VB
4 5 (8.62%) VBA
4 5 (8.62%) PowerShell
4 5 (8.62%) SQL
5 4 (6.90%) Java
6 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (70.69%) Security Cleared
2 37 (63.79%) SC Cleared
3 30 (51.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 28 (48.28%) DV Cleared
5 22 (37.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (18.97%) ISEB
7 8 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (13.79%) MCITP
8 3 (5.17%) MOS
9 2 (3.45%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (3.45%) Degree
10 1 (1.72%) MCSE
10 1 (1.72%) MCSA
10 1 (1.72%) CCNA
10 1 (1.72%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (39.66%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.72%) Netcool
Vendors
1 39 (67.24%) HP
2 29 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 28 (48.28%) Oracle
4 8 (13.79%) Citrix
5 7 (12.07%) Cisco
6 1 (1.72%) Veritas
6 1 (1.72%) McAfee
6 1 (1.72%) VMware