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 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 76 81 78
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 48 53 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.17% 1.66% 2.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.38% 11.28% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 33 29
Median daily rate £283 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.91% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £270 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £421 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £14.85 - £21.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.18 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-28.89% +151.85%
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
512 470 561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.19% 14.75% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 238 290
Median daily rate £325 £340 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £451 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 32
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.21% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £18.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 17 £290 +5.45% 1
Edinburgh -1 11 £319 -8.92%
Renfrewshire -20 11 £270 -20.00%
Fife - 5 - - 1
Dundee 0 3 £100 -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 57 (55.34%) ISEB
2 50 (48.54%) Microsoft
3 49 (47.57%) Test Scripting
4 48 (46.60%) Security Cleared
5 44 (42.72%) Software Testing
6 40 (38.83%) SQL
7 39 (37.86%) SC Cleared
8 37 (35.92%) Windows
9 32 (31.07%) Test Automation
10 31 (30.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 31 (30.10%) HP
11 29 (28.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 29 (28.16%) HP UFT
11 29 (28.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (28.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 28 (27.18%) Active Directory
12 28 (27.18%) Windows XP
12 28 (27.18%) MCITP
13 27 (26.21%) Change Management
13 27 (26.21%) Oracle
14 26 (25.24%) Citrix
14 26 (25.24%) Windows 7
15 25 (24.27%) ASP.NET
15 25 (24.27%) HTML
15 25 (24.27%) .NET
16 24 (23.30%) MCSE
16 24 (23.30%) MCSA
16 24 (23.30%) AIX
16 24 (23.30%) JavaScript
16 24 (23.30%) Netcool

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 16 (15.53%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.88%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.91%) CICS
4 2 (1.94%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 17 (16.50%) MS Office
2 12 (11.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.83%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.97%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.83%) SAN
2 4 (3.88%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.83%) GIS
1 6 (5.83%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.94%) BODI
Development Applications
1 29 (28.16%) HP UFT
2 16 (15.53%) StarTeam
3 9 (8.74%) TestDirector
4 8 (7.77%) LoadRunner
4 8 (7.77%) Selenium
4 8 (7.77%) WinRunner
5 5 (4.85%) JIRA
5 5 (4.85%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.94%) Robot Framework
General
1 10 (9.71%) Finance
2 6 (5.83%) Banking
3 3 (2.91%) Games
3 3 (2.91%) Retail
3 3 (2.91%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.97%) Electronics
5 1 (0.97%) Front Office
5 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (52.43%) Analyst
2 53 (51.46%) Test Analyst
3 21 (20.39%) Tester
4 12 (11.65%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 11 (10.68%) Test Manager
6 10 (9.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 10 (9.71%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 10 (9.71%) Senior Analyst
6 10 (9.71%) Senior Test Analyst
6 10 (9.71%) Test Engineer
7 9 (8.74%) Automation Tester
8 5 (4.85%) QA Analyst
8 5 (4.85%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) Software Test Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) Test Specialist
10 3 (2.91%) GIS Analyst
10 3 (2.91%) Infrastructure Tester
10 3 (2.91%) Mainframe Analyst
11 2 (1.94%) Mainframe Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (24.27%) .NET
1 25 (24.27%) ASP.NET
1 25 (24.27%) HTML
2 4 (3.88%) JSP
3 2 (1.94%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.30%) Clustering
2 16 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.74%) PDA
4 3 (2.91%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.94%) EMV
5 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.97%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 37 (35.92%) Windows
2 29 (28.16%) Windows Server 2003
2 29 (28.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (27.18%) Windows XP
4 26 (25.24%) Windows 7
5 24 (23.30%) AIX
6 20 (19.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (16.50%) Windows 10
8 13 (12.62%) Linux
8 13 (12.62%) Unix
9 7 (6.80%) Windows Server
10 3 (2.91%) Android
10 3 (2.91%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (47.57%) Test Scripting
2 44 (42.72%) Software Testing
3 32 (31.07%) Test Automation
4 27 (26.21%) Change Management
5 21 (20.39%) CRM
5 21 (20.39%) Smoke Testing
6 19 (18.45%) Functional Testing
7 18 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (15.53%) Server Virtualisation
9 11 (10.68%) Performance Testing
10 10 (9.71%) BDD
10 10 (9.71%) User Stories
11 9 (8.74%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (7.77%) Manual Testing
13 7 (6.80%) Knowledge Management
13 7 (6.80%) Migration
13 7 (6.80%) Non-Functional Testing
13 7 (6.80%) Project Management
14 6 (5.83%) Automation Testing
15 5 (4.85%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (38.83%) SQL
2 24 (23.30%) JavaScript
3 20 (19.42%) C#
4 18 (17.48%) VB
5 11 (10.68%) Java
6 9 (8.74%) Python
7 4 (3.88%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.91%) VBScript
9 2 (1.94%) C++
9 2 (1.94%) JCL
9 2 (1.94%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.94%) Perl
10 1 (0.97%) C
Qualifications
1 57 (55.34%) ISEB
2 48 (46.60%) Security Cleared
3 39 (37.86%) SC Cleared
4 31 (30.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 29 (28.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (27.18%) MCITP
7 24 (23.30%) MCSA
7 24 (23.30%) MCSE
8 23 (22.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 23 (22.33%) MCTS
9 9 (8.74%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (7.77%) Degree
11 5 (4.85%) CCNA
12 2 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.68%) QA
2 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 28 (27.18%) Active Directory
2 24 (23.30%) Hyper-V
3 8 (7.77%) VMware ESX
4 5 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (23.30%) McAfee ePO
1 24 (23.30%) Netcool
2 23 (22.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.97%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (48.54%) Microsoft
2 31 (30.10%) HP
3 27 (26.21%) Oracle
4 26 (25.24%) Citrix
5 24 (23.30%) Intel Security
5 24 (23.30%) Veritas
6 8 (7.77%) VMware
7 4 (3.88%) Cisco
8 2 (1.94%) ESRI
9 1 (0.97%) AppSense
9 1 (0.97%) Charles River
9 1 (0.97%) Fidessa
9 1 (0.97%) SAP
9 1 (0.97%) TSYS