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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 120 112 99
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 8 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.29% 0.24% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.68% 1.73% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 8
Average daily rate
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£410 £265 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.71% -9.01%
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £34.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-22.79% +41.66%
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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
477 346 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.05% 13.75% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 162 200
Average daily rate £338 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 24 29
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -47.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.70 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014. 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 +2 6 £410 +64.00% 1
Edinburgh -10 2 £375 -
Stirling - - - -
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ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 31 (93.94%) ISTQB
2 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 14 (42.42%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (39.39%) Oracle
4 13 (39.39%) HP
4 13 (39.39%) SC Cleared
5 12 (36.36%) ISEB
6 10 (30.30%) Finance
6 10 (30.30%) Test Management
6 10 (30.30%) Software Testing
6 10 (30.30%) Test Planning
7 9 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (27.27%) SAN
8 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
8 8 (24.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
9 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
9 7 (21.21%) DV Cleared
9 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
9 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
9 7 (21.21%) HTML
9 7 (21.21%) .NET
9 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
9 7 (21.21%) JSP
9 7 (21.21%) UNIX
9 7 (21.21%) Oracle EBS
10 6 (18.18%) Citrix
11 5 (15.15%) Java
11 5 (15.15%) Banking
11 5 (15.15%) Data Management

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) SAN
2 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.06%) Network Security
4 1 (3.03%) DNS
4 1 (3.03%) HTTPS
4 1 (3.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Data Mining
1 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (9.09%) JIRA
1 3 (9.09%) Zephyr
2 2 (6.06%) Selenium
2 2 (6.06%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.03%) Toad
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Financial Institution
4 2 (6.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Test Manager
2 10 (30.30%) Test Analyst
2 10 (30.30%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Performance Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Defect Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Information Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Junior
5 2 (6.06%) Security Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Junior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.03%) Performance Test Leader
6 1 (3.03%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) HTML
1 7 (21.21%) .NET
1 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
1 7 (21.21%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) UNIX
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
2 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Software Testing
1 10 (30.30%) Test Management
1 10 (30.30%) Test Planning
2 9 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
3 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
4 5 (15.15%) Information Assurance
4 5 (15.15%) Performance Testing
4 5 (15.15%) Resource Management
4 5 (15.15%) Data Management
5 4 (12.12%) Project Planning
6 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (9.09%) CRM
6 3 (9.09%) Project Management
6 3 (9.09%) Security Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (6.06%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.06%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
2 5 (15.15%) Java
3 4 (12.12%) SQL
3 4 (12.12%) VB
4 3 (9.09%) C#
5 2 (6.06%) VBA
5 2 (6.06%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (93.94%) ISTQB
2 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 13 (39.39%) SC Cleared
4 12 (36.36%) ISEB
5 8 (24.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (21.21%) DV Cleared
7 5 (15.15%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (6.06%) Degree
9 1 (3.03%) HNC
9 1 (3.03%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (42.42%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Oracle
1 13 (39.39%) HP
2 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 6 (18.18%) Citrix