The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 25 September 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 41 22 30
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 10 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 3.92% 4.63% 3.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.69% 8.33% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 3
Median daily rate £265 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.48% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £303 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £340 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.20% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.18 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +151.85%
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 Renfrewshire region.

Qualifications Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
213 60 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 83.53% 55.56% 79.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 47 115
Median daily rate £325 £328 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £36.50 £50.00 £165.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.00% -69.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Renfrewshire region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Renfrewshire region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

ISTQB
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine -20 9 £265 -21.48%
ISTQB
Scotland

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Renfrewshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 21 (100.00%) Windows
1 21 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 21 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 20 (95.24%) Windows XP
2 20 (95.24%) Active Directory
3 19 (90.48%) Change Management
3 19 (90.48%) Windows 7
3 19 (90.48%) Software Testing
4 17 (80.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
4 17 (80.95%) MCSE
4 17 (80.95%) MCSA
5 16 (76.19%) AIX
5 16 (76.19%) SQL
5 16 (76.19%) Citrix
5 16 (76.19%) Veritas
5 16 (76.19%) Clustering
5 16 (76.19%) Netcool
5 16 (76.19%) Intel Security
5 16 (76.19%) MCTS
5 16 (76.19%) MCITP
5 16 (76.19%) Test Scripting
5 16 (76.19%) Hyper-V
5 16 (76.19%) McAfee ePO
6 15 (71.43%) Smoke Testing
7 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
8 10 (47.62%) Office 365
9 9 (42.86%) PDA
9 9 (42.86%) Windows 10

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (38.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (47.62%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) TestDirector
2 8 (38.10%) HP UFT
2 8 (38.10%) StarTeam
2 8 (38.10%) WinRunner
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Analyst
1 14 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Test Manager
4 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (76.19%) Clustering
2 9 (42.86%) PDA
3 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
1 21 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 21 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 20 (95.24%) Windows XP
3 19 (90.48%) Windows 7
4 16 (76.19%) AIX
5 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (42.86%) Windows 10
7 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Change Management
1 19 (90.48%) Software Testing
2 16 (76.19%) Test Scripting
3 15 (71.43%) Smoke Testing
4 8 (38.10%) Server Virtualisation
4 8 (38.10%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.76%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (80.95%) MCSA
1 17 (80.95%) MCSE
1 17 (80.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (76.19%) MCITP
2 16 (76.19%) MCTS
3 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (9.52%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 20 (95.24%) Active Directory
2 16 (76.19%) Hyper-V
3 8 (38.10%) VMware ESX
4 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (76.19%) McAfee ePO
1 16 (76.19%) Netcool
2 8 (38.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 16 (76.19%) Citrix
2 16 (76.19%) Intel Security
2 16 (76.19%) Veritas
3 8 (38.10%) VMware