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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 33 24 31
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 15 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 7.28% 9.88% 3.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.43% 13.08% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 4
Median daily rate £275 £306 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.20% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £293 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £340 £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.93 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
-14.05% +23.83%
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
178 130 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 86.41% 75.58% 75.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 104 102
Median daily rate £328 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £410 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.27
% change year-on-year
- +50.56%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 December 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 -7 15 £275 -10.20%
ISTQB
Scotland

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
1 22 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 22 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 21 (95.45%) Windows XP
3 20 (90.91%) Active Directory
3 20 (90.91%) Windows 7
4 19 (86.36%) Software Testing
4 19 (86.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (86.36%) Change Management
5 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
5 17 (77.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (77.27%) MCSE
5 17 (77.27%) MCSA
5 17 (77.27%) Office 365
6 16 (72.73%) Veritas
6 16 (72.73%) MCTS
6 16 (72.73%) MCITP
6 16 (72.73%) Test Scripting
6 16 (72.73%) McAfee ePO
6 16 (72.73%) AIX
6 16 (72.73%) SQL
6 16 (72.73%) Citrix
6 16 (72.73%) Clustering
6 16 (72.73%) Netcool
6 16 (72.73%) Intel Security
7 15 (68.18%) SharePoint
7 15 (68.18%) Hyper-V
7 15 (68.18%) StarTeam
7 15 (68.18%) Windows 10
8 14 (63.64%) Server Virtualisation

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 15 (68.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (63.64%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (77.27%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 15 (68.18%) StarTeam
2 3 (13.64%) TestDirector
3 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.55%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Analyst
1 15 (68.18%) Test Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Hardware Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 16 (72.73%) Clustering
2 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) PDA
4 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
1 22 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 22 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 21 (95.45%) Windows XP
3 20 (90.91%) Windows 7
4 19 (86.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (72.73%) AIX
6 15 (68.18%) Windows 10
7 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Change Management
1 19 (86.36%) Software Testing
2 16 (72.73%) Test Scripting
3 14 (63.64%) Server Virtualisation
3 14 (63.64%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (72.73%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (77.27%) MCSA
1 17 (77.27%) MCSE
1 17 (77.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (72.73%) MCITP
2 16 (72.73%) MCTS
3 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
5 6 (27.27%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 20 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 15 (68.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (72.73%) McAfee ePO
1 16 (72.73%) Netcool
2 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 16 (72.73%) Citrix
2 16 (72.73%) Intel Security
2 16 (72.73%) Veritas
3 1 (4.55%) VMware