The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB Foundation Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISTQB Foundation Certification over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 112 127 108
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -19
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 14 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.63% 0.19% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.71% 1.28% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 8
Median daily rate £300 £340 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £280 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £420 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £333 £340
% change year-on-year
-2.25% -2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £34.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +74.35%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
517 470 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.19% 14.72% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 238 294
Median daily rate £325 £340 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £451 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 32
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.21% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £18.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

ISTQB Foundation Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

ISTQB Foundation Certification Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification across the Scotland region.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 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
Glasgow +20 9 £298 +14.42%
Edinburgh +12 5 £300 -11.76%
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UK

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 Scotland region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 31 (100.00%) ISEB
1 31 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 18 (58.06%) Security Cleared
3 16 (51.61%) SC Cleared
3 16 (51.61%) HP
4 15 (48.39%) Oracle
5 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
6 13 (41.94%) .NET
6 13 (41.94%) ASP.NET
6 13 (41.94%) HTML
6 13 (41.94%) JavaScript
6 13 (41.94%) Test Scripting
7 12 (38.71%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (38.71%) Unix
8 11 (35.48%) Linux
8 11 (35.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 9 (29.03%) Test Automation
9 9 (29.03%) CRM
10 8 (25.81%) HP UFT
10 8 (25.81%) Software Testing
10 8 (25.81%) Functional Testing
11 7 (22.58%) Selenium
11 7 (22.58%) Python
11 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
11 7 (22.58%) SQL
11 7 (22.58%) C#
11 7 (22.58%) VB
12 6 (19.35%) Automation Testing
13 5 (16.13%) Manual Testing
13 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 4 (12.90%) WebLogic
2 3 (9.68%) CICS
3 2 (6.45%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Internet
1 2 (6.45%) SAN
1 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) GIS
2 2 (6.45%) BODI
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) HP UFT
2 7 (22.58%) Selenium
3 5 (16.13%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.45%) Robot Framework
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Electronics
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Analyst
2 19 (61.29%) Test Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 7 (22.58%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (22.58%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (16.13%) Tester
6 4 (12.90%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (9.68%) Automation Tester
7 3 (9.68%) Mainframe Analyst
7 3 (9.68%) Test Manager
8 2 (6.45%) Integration Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Integration Test Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Mainframe Test Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Security Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Test Engineer
9 1 (3.23%) Integration Tester
9 1 (3.23%) Junior Test Engineer
9 1 (3.23%) Security Tester
9 1 (3.23%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (41.94%) .NET
1 13 (41.94%) ASP.NET
1 13 (41.94%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.45%) EMV
3 1 (3.23%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Unix
2 11 (35.48%) Linux
3 4 (12.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Test Scripting
2 9 (29.03%) CRM
2 9 (29.03%) Test Automation
3 8 (25.81%) Functional Testing
3 8 (25.81%) Software Testing
4 6 (19.35%) Automation Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (16.13%) BDD
5 5 (16.13%) Manual Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Security Testing
5 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (16.13%) User Stories
6 4 (12.90%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (9.68%) Project Management
8 2 (6.45%) Coaching
8 2 (6.45%) Contact Management
8 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) JavaScript
2 7 (22.58%) C#
2 7 (22.58%) Python
2 7 (22.58%) SQL
2 7 (22.58%) VB
3 5 (16.13%) Java
4 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.45%) JCL
5 2 (6.45%) Perl
5 2 (6.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) ISEB
1 31 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 18 (58.06%) Security Cleared
3 16 (51.61%) SC Cleared
4 11 (35.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (12.90%) MCITP
5 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 12207
2 1 (3.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (38.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) HP
2 15 (48.39%) Oracle
3 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.90%) Cisco
5 2 (6.45%) Citrix
5 2 (6.45%) ESRI
6 1 (3.23%) SAP