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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
UK / Scotland
Rank 101 115 108
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -7
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 2 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.12% 0.57% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.71% 2.97% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 5
Median daily rate £290 £290 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -27.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £360
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -9.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
- +44.68%

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
281 505 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.87% 19.10% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 275 224
Median daily rate £338 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £441 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 22
Median hourly rate £42.00 £36.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.06% +102.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £15.78 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £42.50 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

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 19 January 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
Edinburgh +14 2 £290 +3.57% 1
ISTQB Foundation Certification
UK

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 10 (100.00%) ISEB
1 10 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (40.00%) GIS
2 4 (40.00%) Unix
2 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Selenium
3 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (30.00%) BDD
3 3 (30.00%) User Stories
3 3 (30.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (30.00%) CRM
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) ESRI
4 2 (20.00%) ArcGIS
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) CICS
4 2 (20.00%) Internet
4 2 (20.00%) JCL
4 2 (20.00%) Mainframe

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 2 (20.00%) ArcGIS
1 2 (20.00%) CICS
1 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) GIS
2 2 (20.00%) BODI
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
1 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
1 7 (70.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Mainframe Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Mainframe Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Defect Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer in Test
3 1 (10.00%) GIS Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior GIS Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) UAT Manager
3 1 (10.00%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Unix
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (30.00%) BDD
2 3 (30.00%) CRM
2 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (30.00%) User Stories
3 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Contact Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) JCL
2 2 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) ISEB
1 10 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 12207
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) ESRI
3 1 (10.00%) HP