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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Scotland / Renfrewshire
Rank 21 28 19
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 1.85% 8.11% 8.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.56% 10.08% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 10
Median daily rate £270 £305 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% -6.87%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £170.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year
-74.70% +968.00%

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
39 119 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 72.22% 80.41% 72.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 86 61
Median daily rate £323 £385 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.23% +7.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £283 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £439 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +82.22%

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +4 1 £270 -11.47%
ISTQB
Scotland

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 15 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 15 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 15 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 13 (86.67%) Office 365
2 13 (86.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 13 (86.67%) Change Management
2 13 (86.67%) Software Testing
2 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
3 12 (80.00%) Citrix
3 12 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (80.00%) Netcool
3 12 (80.00%) Intel Security
3 12 (80.00%) AIX
3 12 (80.00%) MCSE
3 12 (80.00%) MCSA
3 12 (80.00%) SQL
3 12 (80.00%) SharePoint
3 12 (80.00%) MCTS
3 12 (80.00%) MCITP
3 12 (80.00%) Clustering
3 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (80.00%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (80.00%) StarTeam
3 12 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 12 (80.00%) Veritas
4 11 (73.33%) Hyper-V
4 11 (73.33%) Server Virtualisation
4 11 (73.33%) Smoke Testing

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 12 (80.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (73.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (86.67%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 12 (80.00%) StarTeam
2 2 (13.33%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
1 9 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Hardware Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 12 (80.00%) Clustering
2 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (13.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 15 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 15 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 15 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 13 (86.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (80.00%) AIX
4 11 (73.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Change Management
1 13 (86.67%) Software Testing
2 12 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 11 (73.33%) Server Virtualisation
3 11 (73.33%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) MCITP
1 12 (80.00%) MCSA
1 12 (80.00%) MCSE
1 12 (80.00%) MCTS
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (73.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (80.00%) McAfee ePO
1 12 (80.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Citrix
1 12 (80.00%) Intel Security
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (80.00%) Veritas