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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 118 113 101
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 14 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.55% 0.55% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.90% 3.03% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 7
Average daily rate £280 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £262 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £406 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £303
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +28.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.93 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £18.75 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+473.33% +59.57%
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
482 495 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.92% 18.22% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 271 169
Average daily rate £343 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 27 16
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £17.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.24 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £35.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -6 10 £235 -36.48%
Glasgow +2 4 £328 -19.13%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
UK

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 23 (95.83%) ISTQB
2 18 (75.00%) ISEB
3 11 (45.83%) Finance
4 8 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 8 (33.33%) HP
5 6 (25.00%) Banking
5 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (20.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (20.83%) HTML
6 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
7 4 (16.67%) .NET
7 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
7 4 (16.67%) ITIL
7 4 (16.67%) Unix
7 4 (16.67%) Linux
7 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 4 (16.67%) Cisco
7 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (16.67%) Service Management
7 4 (16.67%) Remedy
7 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (16.67%) CA
7 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.67%) Test Management
7 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 4 (16.67%) MCITP
7 4 (16.67%) ServiceNow
7 4 (16.67%) SDLC
7 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) SaaS
2 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Data Mining
1 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) HP UFT
2 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Retail
3 3 (12.50%) Retail Banking
4 2 (8.33%) General Ledger
4 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Analyst
1 15 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Consultant
2 5 (20.83%) Test Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Remedy Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) ITSM Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) ITSM Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Remedy Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Test Specialist
4 3 (12.50%) Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Integration Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Integration Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Test Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Security Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) HTML
2 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.17%) DHTML
3 1 (4.17%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Data Extraction
3 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
1 4 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Information Assurance
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) SDLC
3 4 (16.67%) Service Management
3 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Test Management
3 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 3 (12.50%) ITSM
4 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 2 (8.33%) Data Analytics
5 2 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.17%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (95.83%) ISTQB
2 18 (75.00%) ISEB
3 5 (20.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (16.67%) MCITP
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) CCNA
6 1 (4.17%) CCNP
6 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (16.67%) CA
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Remedy
2 4 (16.67%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.17%) IBM