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 28 August 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 74 102 60
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -42
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 52 33 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.32% 1.01% 2.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.74% 7.01% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 29
Median daily rate £284 £339 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.16% -2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £257 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £401 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £14.64 £30.00 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.20% +166.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £32.00 £12.38
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +158.58%
ISTQB
UK

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
443 471 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.79% 14.37% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 240 290
Median daily rate £325 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 22
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +33.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £18.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £37.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing ISTQB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +18 18 £298 +8.18% 1
Edinburgh +2 15 £300 -13.04% 1
Renfrewshire - 7 £265 -
Fife +8 5 - -
Dundee +5 4 £100 -
Angus - 1 £95 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Tayside - 1 £95 -
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ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 58 (59.18%) ISEB
2 47 (47.96%) Microsoft
2 47 (47.96%) Security Cleared
3 46 (46.94%) Test Scripting
4 39 (39.80%) SC Cleared
4 39 (39.80%) Software Testing
5 37 (37.76%) SQL
6 36 (36.73%) Test Automation
7 34 (34.69%) HP UFT
8 31 (31.63%) HP
8 31 (31.63%) Windows
9 30 (30.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 29 (29.59%) HP Quality Center
11 26 (26.53%) Oracle
11 26 (26.53%) Microsoft Certification
12 25 (25.51%) .NET
12 25 (25.51%) HTML
12 25 (25.51%) ASP.NET
12 25 (25.51%) MCITP
13 24 (24.49%) JavaScript
14 23 (23.47%) Active Directory
14 23 (23.47%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (23.47%) Windows Server 2008
14 23 (23.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 22 (22.45%) Citrix
15 22 (22.45%) Windows XP
15 22 (22.45%) Change Management
16 21 (21.43%) CRM
16 21 (21.43%) MCSE
16 21 (21.43%) MCSA

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.06%) CICS
2 3 (3.06%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.02%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 12 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.12%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.02%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.12%) SAN
2 5 (5.10%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.12%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.06%) GIS
3 2 (2.04%) BODI
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (34.69%) HP UFT
2 13 (13.27%) TestDirector
2 13 (13.27%) WinRunner
3 8 (8.16%) LoadRunner
3 8 (8.16%) Selenium
4 7 (7.14%) StarTeam
5 5 (5.10%) JIRA
6 4 (4.08%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.04%) Robot Framework
8 1 (1.02%) TestRail
General
1 11 (11.22%) Finance
2 7 (7.14%) Banking
3 4 (4.08%) Retail
3 4 (4.08%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.06%) Games
5 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.02%) Billing
6 1 (1.02%) Electronics
6 1 (1.02%) Front Office
6 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (55.10%) Analyst
2 53 (54.08%) Test Analyst
3 18 (18.37%) Tester
4 14 (14.29%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 10 (10.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 10 (10.20%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 10 (10.20%) Test Manager
6 9 (9.18%) Automation Tester
6 9 (9.18%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (9.18%) Senior Test Analyst
6 9 (9.18%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.08%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (4.08%) QA Analyst
7 4 (4.08%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (4.08%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (4.08%) Test Specialist
8 3 (3.06%) Mainframe Analyst
9 2 (2.04%) Infrastructure Test Manager
9 2 (2.04%) Mainframe Test Analyst
9 2 (2.04%) QC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (25.51%) .NET
1 25 (25.51%) ASP.NET
1 25 (25.51%) HTML
2 4 (4.08%) JSP
3 2 (2.04%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.41%) Clustering
2 14 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (12.24%) PDA
4 3 (3.06%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.04%) EMV
6 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.02%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 31 (31.63%) Windows
2 23 (23.47%) Windows Server 2003
2 23 (23.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (22.45%) Windows XP
4 21 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 20 (20.41%) AIX
6 13 (13.27%) Linux
7 12 (12.24%) Unix
8 10 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (8.16%) Windows 10
10 3 (3.06%) Android
10 3 (3.06%) Apple iOS
10 3 (3.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (46.94%) Test Scripting
2 39 (39.80%) Software Testing
3 36 (36.73%) Test Automation
4 22 (22.45%) Change Management
5 21 (21.43%) CRM
6 19 (19.39%) Functional Testing
6 19 (19.39%) Smoke Testing
7 16 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (10.20%) Performance Testing
8 10 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (9.18%) Manual Testing
10 8 (8.16%) BDD
10 8 (8.16%) Migration
10 8 (8.16%) User Stories
11 7 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
11 7 (7.14%) Project Management
11 7 (7.14%) Server Virtualisation
12 6 (6.12%) Non-Functional Testing
13 5 (5.10%) Automation Testing
13 5 (5.10%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (37.76%) SQL
2 24 (24.49%) JavaScript
3 20 (20.41%) C#
4 18 (18.37%) VB
5 10 (10.20%) Java
6 8 (8.16%) Python
7 4 (4.08%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.06%) VBScript
9 2 (2.04%) C++
9 2 (2.04%) JCL
9 2 (2.04%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.04%) Perl
10 1 (1.02%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (59.18%) ISEB
2 47 (47.96%) Security Cleared
3 39 (39.80%) SC Cleared
4 30 (30.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 26 (26.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (25.51%) MCITP
7 23 (23.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 21 (21.43%) MCSA
8 21 (21.43%) MCSE
9 20 (20.41%) MCTS
10 9 (9.18%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (7.14%) Degree
12 5 (5.10%) CCNA
13 1 (1.02%) DBS Check
13 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.20%) QA
2 2 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 23 (23.47%) Active Directory
2 20 (20.41%) Hyper-V
3 13 (13.27%) VMware ESX
4 7 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (29.59%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (20.41%) McAfee ePO
2 20 (20.41%) Netcool
Vendors
1 47 (47.96%) Microsoft
2 31 (31.63%) HP
3 26 (26.53%) Oracle
4 22 (22.45%) Citrix
5 20 (20.41%) Intel Security
5 20 (20.41%) Veritas
6 13 (13.27%) VMware
7 4 (4.08%) Cisco
8 1 (1.02%) Charles River
8 1 (1.02%) ESRI
8 1 (1.02%) Fidessa
8 1 (1.02%) SAP
8 1 (1.02%) TSYS
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