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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 53 70 67
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 15 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.88% 0.16% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.72% 0.74% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
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£350 - £297
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -59.13%
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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
172 136 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 21.55% 21.45% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 64 65
Average daily rate £350 £319 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.71% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 4
Average hourly rate £21.64 £13.50 £10.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.25% +32.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.07 £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £17.86 £12.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 16 (72.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 14 (63.64%) ISEB
3 11 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (40.91%) Software Testing
5 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
5 9 (40.91%) Test Strategy
6 8 (36.36%) Test Management
6 8 (36.36%) Finance
7 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
8 6 (27.27%) Banking
9 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (22.73%) Citrix
9 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
9 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
9 5 (22.73%) HP
9 5 (22.73%) Windows
9 5 (22.73%) MCSE
9 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (22.73%) Resource Management
9 5 (22.73%) Test Planning
10 4 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
10 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
10 4 (18.18%) DV Cleared
10 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
10 4 (18.18%) SQL
10 4 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (18.18%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (18.18%) Project Planning

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.09%) HTTPS
2 2 (9.09%) SSL
2 2 (9.09%) SAN
2 2 (9.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (13.64%) WinRunner
2 3 (13.64%) TestDirector
3 2 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (4.55%) Selenium
4 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Test Analyst
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Test Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Defect Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Portfolio Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) HTML
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
1 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
1 3 (13.64%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Clustering
1 3 (13.64%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
1 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
1 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
2 3 (13.64%) AIX
2 3 (13.64%) UNIX
3 2 (9.09%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (40.91%) Software Testing
2 9 (40.91%) Test Strategy
3 8 (36.36%) Test Management
4 5 (22.73%) Resource Management
4 5 (22.73%) Test Planning
5 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 4 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 4 (18.18%) Project Planning
6 3 (13.64%) Change Management
6 3 (13.64%) Validation
7 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Workflow
7 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) System Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (72.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 14 (63.64%) ISEB
3 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
4 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
5 5 (22.73%) MCSE
5 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (18.18%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (18.18%) DV Cleared
7 3 (13.64%) MCTS
7 3 (13.64%) MCITP
7 3 (13.64%) MCSA
8 2 (9.09%) CCNP
8 2 (9.09%) CCNA
8 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (4.55%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) VMware ESX
1 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.09%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 11 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (13.64%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (13.64%) Netcool
3 2 (9.09%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
1 5 (22.73%) HP
1 5 (22.73%) Citrix
2 3 (13.64%) Veritas
2 3 (13.64%) McAfee
2 3 (13.64%) VMware
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle