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 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 114 123 120
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 4 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.20% 0.41% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.78% 2.21% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 5
Median daily rate £338 £300 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -26.82%
UK excluding London median daily rate £293 £325 £348
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
- +10.47%
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
512 544 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.43% 18.67% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 301 256
Median daily rate £330 £320 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -7.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £199 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £373
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 30
Median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.25 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

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 2 December 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
Edinburgh +10 3 £290 -3.33% 1
Glasgow - 1 £385 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
UK

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 18 (100.00%) ISEB
1 18 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 9 (50.00%) Oracle
3 7 (38.89%) Unix
3 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 5 (27.78%) HP
5 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
5 5 (27.78%) CRM
5 5 (27.78%) .NET
5 5 (27.78%) HTML
5 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
5 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
5 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
5 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (27.78%) Automation Testing
6 4 (22.22%) User Stories
6 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
6 4 (22.22%) BDD
6 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Selenium
6 4 (22.22%) SQL
6 4 (22.22%) WebLogic
6 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 4 (22.22%) Windows

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 (22.22%) WebLogic
2 3 (16.67%) CICS
3 2 (11.11%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) GIS
2 2 (11.11%) BODI
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Selenium
1 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
2 2 (11.11%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Analyst
2 12 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Mainframe Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Test Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Mainframe Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) CICS Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Defect Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Developer in Test
6 1 (5.56%) GIS Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior GIS Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) UAT Manager
6 1 (5.56%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) .NET
1 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
1 5 (27.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Unix
2 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Automation Testing
2 5 (27.78%) CRM
2 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) BDD
3 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 4 (22.22%) User Stories
4 3 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Coaching
5 2 (11.11%) Contact Management
5 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) Python
4 2 (11.11%) C#
4 2 (11.11%) JCL
4 2 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) ISEB
1 18 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
3 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
4 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 12207
2 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) ESRI
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix