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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 115 120 124
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 12 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.40% 0.45% 0.083%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.49% 2.47% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 1
Average daily rate
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£313 £338 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -34.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -62.50%
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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
482 486 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.93% 18.39% 16.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 231 234
Average daily rate £347 £326 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 16 12
Average hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% -55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.25 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £25.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

ISTQB Foundation Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 10 £325 +18.18%
Glasgow -6 1 £300 -7.69%
Dundee - 1 £210 -
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ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 26 (96.30%) ISTQB
2 20 (74.07%) ISEB
3 15 (55.56%) Finance
4 12 (44.44%) Banking
5 11 (40.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (25.93%) SQL
8 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
8 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
8 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
8 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
9 5 (18.52%) Test Management
9 5 (18.52%) Test Planning
9 5 (18.52%) Retail
9 5 (18.52%) Validation
9 5 (18.52%) UNIX
9 5 (18.52%) HP
10 4 (14.81%) Linux
10 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (14.81%) .NET
10 4 (14.81%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (14.81%) Knowledge Management
10 4 (14.81%) Resource Management
10 4 (14.81%) Retail Banking
10 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
10 4 (14.81%) DV Cleared
11 3 (11.11%) FATCA
11 3 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (11.11%) Project Planning
11 3 (11.11%) Degree

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.41%) HTTPS
2 2 (7.41%) SSL
2 2 (7.41%) SAN
2 2 (7.41%) Wireshark
3 1 (3.70%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
1 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
1 1 (3.70%) Selenium
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
1 1 (3.70%) JMeter
1 1 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 15 (55.56%) Finance
2 12 (44.44%) Banking
3 5 (18.52%) Retail
4 4 (14.81%) Retail Banking
5 3 (11.11%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Analyst
1 12 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Test Leader
2 5 (18.52%) Test Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Coordinator
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Test Coordinator
5 2 (7.41%) Defect Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Automation Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Portfolio Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 3 (11.11%) JSP
2 3 (11.11%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) UNIX
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
3 3 (11.11%) Windows
4 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000
4 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
2 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 5 (18.52%) Test Management
3 5 (18.52%) Test Planning
3 5 (18.52%) Validation
4 4 (14.81%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (14.81%) Resource Management
5 3 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Project Planning
5 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.41%) Workflow
6 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.41%) V-Model
7 1 (3.70%) Line Management
7 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (96.30%) ISTQB
2 20 (74.07%) ISEB
3 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 4 (14.81%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 4 (14.81%) DV Cleared
5 3 (11.11%) Degree
6 2 (7.41%) CCNP
6 2 (7.41%) CCNA
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (7.41%) MCSE
6 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (3.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.41%) Nessus
2 2 (7.41%) Nmap
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) HP
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) Citrix