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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 104 103 108
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 16 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.61% 0.39% 0.048%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.42% 2.45% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £238 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -15.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.93 £11.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £11.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+91.48% -57.27%
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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
468 367 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.73% 16.08% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 155 175
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 10
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.86 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.57% +2.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.73 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.10 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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
Glasgow +9 12 £405 +70.52%
Edinburgh -10 2 £370 +40.95%
Stirling - - - -
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ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 21 (91.30%) ISTQB
2 15 (65.22%) ISEB
3 10 (43.48%) Finance
4 9 (39.13%) Banking
4 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
5 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
6 7 (30.43%) Test Planning
6 7 (30.43%) Test Management
6 7 (30.43%) Resource Management
6 7 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
7 6 (26.09%) Project Planning
7 6 (26.09%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (21.74%) HP
8 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
8 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
9 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
9 4 (17.39%) Information Assurance
9 4 (17.39%) Validation
9 4 (17.39%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (13.04%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
10 3 (13.04%) HTML
10 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
10 3 (13.04%) .NET
10 3 (13.04%) Oracle
10 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
10 3 (13.04%) JSP
10 3 (13.04%) UNIX

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) HTTPS
2 2 (8.70%) SSL
2 2 (8.70%) SAN
2 2 (8.70%) Network Security
2 2 (8.70%) Wireshark
3 1 (4.35%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
1 1 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 9 (39.13%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Legal
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Analyst
1 7 (30.43%) Test Manager
1 7 (30.43%) Test Analyst
2 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (8.70%) Information Manager
2 2 (8.70%) Information Security Manager
2 2 (8.70%) Security Manager
2 2 (8.70%) Defect Manager
2 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
3 1 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Portfolio Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
3 1 (4.35%) Consultant
3 1 (4.35%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) HTML
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
1 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
1 3 (13.04%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) UNIX
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
2 8 (34.78%) Software Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Test Planning
3 7 (30.43%) Test Management
3 7 (30.43%) Resource Management
4 6 (26.09%) Project Planning
5 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
6 4 (17.39%) Information Assurance
6 4 (17.39%) Validation
6 4 (17.39%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
7 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
7 2 (8.70%) Workflow
7 2 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (8.70%) Information Security
7 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) VB
3 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (91.30%) ISTQB
2 15 (65.22%) ISEB
3 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
5 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) MCSE
6 2 (8.70%) CCNP
6 2 (8.70%) CCNA
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (8.70%) Degree
7 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
1 1 (4.35%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) HP
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix