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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 119 120 119
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 10 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.34% 0.48% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.17% 2.34% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 2
Average daily rate
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£331 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £377 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £11.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -55.00%
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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 Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
460 556 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.59% 20.45% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 280 241
Average daily rate £338 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 19
Average hourly rate £28.31 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.25% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.25 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £22.05 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +10 9 £338 +12.50% 1
Glasgow -7 1 £260 -13.33%
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ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 Foundation Certification.

1 24 (96.00%) ISTQB
2 21 (84.00%) ISEB
3 15 (60.00%) Finance
4 14 (56.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (52.00%) Banking
6 8 (32.00%) Retail
6 8 (32.00%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (28.00%) Retail Banking
8 6 (24.00%) SQL
8 6 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (20.00%) Asset Management
9 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (16.00%) General Ledger
10 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
10 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
11 3 (12.00%) Degree
11 3 (12.00%) Validation
11 3 (12.00%) UNIX
11 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
11 3 (12.00%) FATCA
11 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
11 3 (12.00%) Test Planning
12 2 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
12 2 (8.00%) V-Model
12 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
12 2 (8.00%) Windows
12 2 (8.00%) Linux
12 2 (8.00%) .NET
12 2 (8.00%) ISEB Practitioner

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 Foundation Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) ATM
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (4.00%) SSL
1 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (4.00%) JMeter
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
1 1 (4.00%) Selenium
1 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (60.00%) Finance
2 13 (52.00%) Banking
3 8 (32.00%) Retail
4 7 (28.00%) Retail Banking
5 4 (16.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Analyst
1 14 (56.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Test Leader
3 5 (20.00%) Coordinator
3 5 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Test Coordinator
3 5 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Automation Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.00%) JSP
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) UNIX
2 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 5 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Validation
4 3 (12.00%) Test Planning
4 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (8.00%) V-Model
5 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.00%) Test Management
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.00%) Change Management
6 1 (4.00%) Workflow
6 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (96.00%) ISTQB
2 21 (84.00%) ISEB
3 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) Degree
4 2 (8.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) HND
5 1 (4.00%) MCSE
5 1 (4.00%) CCNP
5 1 (4.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.00%) Nessus
2 1 (4.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle