The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB 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 over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 78 95 103
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +8
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 38 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.42% 0.62% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.09% 3.98% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 4
Average daily rate
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£338 £275 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £221 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £323 £284
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.39 £11.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -59.13%
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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
470 352 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.55% 15.56% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 146 174
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
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 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 9
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.86 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.57% -0.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.73 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.10 £43.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

ISTQB
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISTQB across the Scotland region.

ISTQB Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

ISTQB
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

ISTQB Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

ISTQB
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB across the Scotland region.

ISTQB Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

ISTQB
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 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 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 - 13 £405 - 5
Edinburgh -10 11 £330 +20.00% 2
Fife -1 2 - -
Dundee - 1 £210 - 2
Aberdeen - - - -
Stirling - - - - 1
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ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing ISTQB 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.

1 23 (44.23%) Software Testing
2 22 (42.31%) Test Scripting
2 22 (42.31%) ISEB
3 21 (40.38%) HP Quality Center
3 21 (40.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (36.54%) Security Cleared
5 18 (34.62%) SC Cleared
6 17 (32.69%) SQL
7 16 (30.77%) Windows
8 15 (28.85%) Windows XP
8 15 (28.85%) QuickTest Pro
8 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (26.92%) Test Automation
9 14 (26.92%) Finance
9 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
10 13 (25.00%) Windows 7
10 13 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (25.00%) PDA
11 12 (23.08%) MCSE
11 12 (23.08%) Citrix
11 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (21.15%) WinRunner
12 11 (21.15%) TestDirector
12 11 (21.15%) Change Management
12 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (21.15%) Test Management
12 11 (21.15%) Test Strategy
13 10 (19.23%) McAfee ePO
13 10 (19.23%) Hyper-V

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing ISTQB 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.85%) Confluence
1 2 (3.85%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Office
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.85%) Wireshark
2 2 (3.85%) SAN
2 2 (3.85%) HTTPS
2 2 (3.85%) SSL
3 1 (1.92%) ATM
3 1 (1.92%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.92%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.92%) Star Schema
2 1 (1.92%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 15 (28.85%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (21.15%) WinRunner
2 11 (21.15%) TestDirector
3 5 (9.62%) JIRA
4 4 (7.69%) Selenium
5 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.92%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
General
1 14 (26.92%) Finance
2 9 (17.31%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Retail
3 2 (3.85%) Back Office
4 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (34.62%) Analyst
1 18 (34.62%) Test Analyst
2 12 (23.08%) Test Manager
3 10 (19.23%) Test Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Tester
5 3 (5.77%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Web Tester
6 2 (3.85%) Verification Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Test Leader
6 2 (3.85%) QA Tester
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Defect Manager
7 1 (1.92%) Agile Test Manager
7 1 (1.92%) Consultant
7 1 (1.92%) Applications Consultant
7 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (1.92%) Coordinator
7 1 (1.92%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 4 (7.69%) JSP
1 4 (7.69%) HTML
1 4 (7.69%) .NET
2 2 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) PDA
2 10 (19.23%) Clustering
3 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.77%) Windows
2 15 (28.85%) Windows XP
2 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 10 (19.23%) AIX
5 5 (9.62%) Linux
6 4 (7.69%) UNIX
7 2 (3.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (44.23%) Software Testing
2 22 (42.31%) Test Scripting
3 14 (26.92%) Test Automation
4 13 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (21.15%) Change Management
5 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (21.15%) Test Management
5 11 (21.15%) Test Strategy
6 7 (13.46%) Test Planning
6 7 (13.46%) Resource Management
7 6 (11.54%) Project Planning
8 4 (7.69%) Automated Testing
8 4 (7.69%) Scrum
8 4 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (7.69%) Validation
8 4 (7.69%) Workflow
9 2 (3.85%) Security Testing
9 2 (3.85%) Manual Testing
9 2 (3.85%) Information Assurance
9 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.69%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.85%) Java
4 1 (1.92%) Python
4 1 (1.92%) VB
4 1 (1.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (42.31%) ISEB
2 21 (40.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 19 (36.54%) Security Cleared
4 18 (34.62%) SC Cleared
5 12 (23.08%) MCSE
5 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (19.23%) MCTS
6 10 (19.23%) MCITP
6 10 (19.23%) MCSA
7 6 (11.54%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (9.62%) DV Cleared
9 2 (3.85%) Degree
9 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (3.85%) CCNP
9 2 (3.85%) CCNA
9 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) FATCA
System Software
1 10 (19.23%) Hyper-V
1 10 (19.23%) VMware ESX
2 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.85%) Nmap
4 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (40.38%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (19.23%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (17.31%) Netcool
4 2 (3.85%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 12 (23.08%) Citrix
3 10 (19.23%) Veritas
3 10 (19.23%) VMware
3 10 (19.23%) McAfee
4 9 (17.31%) HP
5 4 (7.69%) Oracle
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