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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 25 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 9 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 6.92% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 9.09% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+12.91% -4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -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 Renfrewshire region.

Qualifications Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
99 37 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 76.15% 66.07% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 27 32
Average daily rate £350 £355 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £329 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.90%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Renfrewshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 10 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) Windows XP
1 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2003
1 10 (90.91%) PDA
1 10 (90.91%) SC Cleared
1 10 (90.91%) Security Cleared
1 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
1 10 (90.91%) Windows 7
2 9 (81.82%) Test Scripting
2 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
2 9 (81.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (72.73%) Change Management
3 8 (72.73%) WinRunner
3 8 (72.73%) TestDirector
3 8 (72.73%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
4 7 (63.64%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (63.64%) Hyper-V
4 7 (63.64%) SQL
4 7 (63.64%) Netcool
4 7 (63.64%) McAfee
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
4 7 (63.64%) Citrix
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (63.64%) AIX
4 7 (63.64%) MCSE
4 7 (63.64%) MCSA
4 7 (63.64%) MCTS
4 7 (63.64%) MCITP
4 7 (63.64%) Veritas

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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.

Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (72.73%) WinRunner
2 8 (72.73%) TestDirector
3 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Test Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 10 (90.91%) PDA
2 7 (63.64%) Clustering
3 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows XP
1 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2003
1 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
1 10 (90.91%) Windows 7
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
1 9 (81.82%) Test Scripting
2 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Keyword-Driven Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) SC Cleared
1 10 (90.91%) Security Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) MCSE
2 7 (63.64%) MCSA
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (63.64%) MCTS
2 7 (63.64%) MCITP
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) VMware ESX
1 7 (63.64%) Hyper-V
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (72.73%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (63.64%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (63.64%) Netcool
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
1 7 (63.64%) Citrix
1 7 (63.64%) Veritas
1 7 (63.64%) McAfee
1 7 (63.64%) VMware