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 26 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 105 104 104
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 22 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.80% 0.56% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.60% 4.05% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 6
Average daily rate
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£338 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £268 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £329 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-43.88% +25.00%
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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
478 346 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.33% 13.87% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 152 196
Average daily rate £340 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £248 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 30
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.50 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.10 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.53
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.08%

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 26 November 2014.

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 26 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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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 -5 8 £330 +10.00% 1
Glasgow - 7 £410 - 2
Stirling - - - - 4
Fife - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 51 (52.58%) Security Cleared
2 47 (48.45%) SC Cleared
3 43 (44.33%) HP
4 38 (39.18%) Microsoft
4 38 (39.18%) Oracle
5 35 (36.08%) HP Quality Center
6 33 (34.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 31 (31.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 29 (29.90%) DV Cleared
8 29 (29.90%) .NET
8 29 (29.90%) JSP
8 29 (29.90%) HTML
9 28 (28.87%) JavaScript
9 28 (28.87%) ASP.NET
10 26 (26.80%) Test Scripting
11 25 (25.77%) QuickTest Pro
12 24 (24.74%) ISEB
13 22 (22.68%) Test Automation
14 21 (21.65%) SQL
14 21 (21.65%) Software Testing
15 20 (20.62%) UNIX
16 17 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (17.53%) Test Management
17 16 (16.49%) Finance
18 15 (15.46%) Oracle EBS
18 15 (15.46%) MCITP
18 15 (15.46%) Citrix
18 15 (15.46%) Microsoft Certification
18 15 (15.46%) User Acceptance Testing
18 15 (15.46%) Test Planning

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 1 (1.03%) JBoss
1 1 (1.03%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (12.37%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (15.46%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (4.12%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.34%) SAN
2 8 (8.25%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.15%) FTP
4 1 (1.03%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.03%) DNS
4 1 (1.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.15%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (5.15%) OLAP
1 5 (5.15%) Star Schema
1 5 (5.15%) Oracle Discoverer
1 5 (5.15%) OLAP Cube
2 4 (4.12%) Data Mart
2 4 (4.12%) Oracle OLAP
3 3 (3.09%) Data Mining
3 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 25 (25.77%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (9.28%) WinRunner
2 9 (9.28%) TestDirector
3 7 (7.22%) Selenium
4 6 (6.19%) JIRA
5 3 (3.09%) Zephyr
6 2 (2.06%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.03%) Toad
7 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.03%) Cucumber
General
1 16 (16.49%) Finance
2 5 (5.15%) Banking
2 5 (5.15%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.03%) Retail
3 1 (1.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (34.02%) Test Manager
2 25 (25.77%) Analyst
2 25 (25.77%) Test Analyst
3 13 (13.40%) Tester
4 9 (9.28%) Test Specialist
5 8 (8.25%) Test Engineer
6 7 (7.22%) Test Leader
7 6 (6.19%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.09%) Performance Tester
8 3 (3.09%) QA Tester
8 3 (3.09%) Security Specialist
8 3 (3.09%) Junior
8 3 (3.09%) Automation Specialist
8 3 (3.09%) Defect Manager
9 2 (2.06%) Verification Engineer
9 2 (2.06%) Automation Analyst
9 2 (2.06%) QA Specialist
9 2 (2.06%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.06%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.06%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (29.90%) .NET
1 29 (29.90%) JSP
1 29 (29.90%) HTML
2 28 (28.87%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.06%) Web Services
4 1 (1.03%) XML
4 1 (1.03%) SOAP
4 1 (1.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.28%) PDA
3 8 (8.25%) Clustering
4 2 (2.06%) Social Media
5 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.03%) User Experience
5 1 (1.03%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 20 (20.62%) UNIX
2 12 (12.37%) Windows
3 10 (10.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (10.31%) Windows XP
3 10 (10.31%) Windows 7
3 10 (10.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (8.25%) AIX
5 7 (7.22%) Linux
6 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.80%) Test Scripting
2 22 (22.68%) Test Automation
3 21 (21.65%) Software Testing
4 17 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (17.53%) Test Management
5 15 (15.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (15.46%) Test Planning
6 14 (14.43%) CRM
7 12 (12.37%) Test Strategy
8 11 (11.34%) Functional Testing
8 11 (11.34%) Security Testing
9 9 (9.28%) Change Management
10 8 (8.25%) Software Engineering
11 7 (7.22%) Performance Testing
11 7 (7.22%) Project Management
11 7 (7.22%) Knowledge Management
11 7 (7.22%) Scrum
12 6 (6.19%) Data Management
12 6 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (6.19%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.87%) JavaScript
2 21 (21.65%) SQL
3 14 (14.43%) VB
3 14 (14.43%) C#
4 10 (10.31%) Java
5 5 (5.15%) VBA
5 5 (5.15%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.06%) Python
7 1 (1.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 51 (52.58%) Security Cleared
2 47 (48.45%) SC Cleared
3 33 (34.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 31 (31.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 29 (29.90%) DV Cleared
6 24 (24.74%) ISEB
7 15 (15.46%) MCITP
7 15 (15.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (8.25%) MCTS
8 8 (8.25%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (8.25%) MCSE
8 8 (8.25%) MCSA
9 5 (5.15%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (3.09%) MOS
11 2 (2.06%) Degree
12 1 (1.03%) CCNA
12 1 (1.03%) HNC
12 1 (1.03%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.19%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.25%) VMware ESX
1 8 (8.25%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 35 (36.08%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (8.25%) Netcool
2 8 (8.25%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 43 (44.33%) HP
2 38 (39.18%) Microsoft
2 38 (39.18%) Oracle
3 15 (15.46%) Citrix
4 8 (8.25%) VMware
4 8 (8.25%) McAfee
4 8 (8.25%) Veritas
5 7 (7.22%) Cisco