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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Rank 124 104 104
Rank change year-on-year
-20 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 5 25 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.15% 0.90% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.08% 4.42% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 5
Average daily rate
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£338 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £243 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £382 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.58% +5.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £20.63 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+18.78% +50.00%
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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
463 566 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.28% 20.43% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 276 192
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 20
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.77 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.16% -21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £11.25 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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
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 27 August 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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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 -12 4 £339 +25.46% 3
Glasgow -10 1 £260 -27.77% 2
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ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 19 (95.00%) ISEB
1 19 (95.00%) ISTQB
2 15 (75.00%) Finance
3 12 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (55.00%) Banking
5 7 (35.00%) Retail
5 7 (35.00%) Retail Banking
6 6 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (25.00%) SQL
7 5 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (25.00%) Asset Management
8 4 (20.00%) General Ledger
9 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
10 2 (10.00%) FATCA
10 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
10 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
10 2 (10.00%) V-Model
10 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (10.00%) UNIX
11 1 (5.00%) Linux
11 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
11 1 (5.00%) .NET
11 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
11 1 (5.00%) HND
11 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
11 1 (5.00%) Change Management
11 1 (5.00%) JMeter
11 1 (5.00%) Java

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (5.00%) JMeter
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (75.00%) Finance
2 11 (55.00%) Banking
3 7 (35.00%) Retail
3 7 (35.00%) Retail Banking
4 4 (20.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Analyst
1 12 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Test Coordinator
2 6 (30.00%) Coordinator
2 6 (30.00%) Test Leader
3 5 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) UNIX
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 5 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (10.00%) V-Model
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) Validation
5 1 (5.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Test Management
5 1 (5.00%) Information Assurance
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (95.00%) ISEB
1 19 (95.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (5.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
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