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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 57 99 105
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +6
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 77 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.75% 0.61% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.75% 4.10% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 9 3
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£338 £325 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +38.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £275 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £291
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £291
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +9.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-58.75% -
ISTQB
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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
560 366 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.04% 14.93% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 186 146
Average daily rate £345 £355 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% +16.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 36
Average hourly rate £15.77 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.15% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.80 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Glasgow +33 53 £360 -8.57% 1
Edinburgh -1 13 £257 -29.03% 3
Aberdeen +6 1 - -
Dundee - - - -
Stirling - - - - 1
Midlothian - - - -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 54 (55.10%) Security Cleared
2 48 (48.98%) SC Cleared
3 40 (40.82%) HP
4 39 (39.80%) Oracle
5 38 (38.78%) Microsoft
6 33 (33.67%) HP Quality Center
6 33 (33.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 32 (32.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 29 (29.59%) DV Cleared
8 29 (29.59%) .NET
8 29 (29.59%) HTML
8 29 (29.59%) JSP
9 28 (28.57%) JavaScript
9 28 (28.57%) ASP.NET
10 26 (26.53%) QuickTest Pro
11 25 (25.51%) ISEB
12 24 (24.49%) Test Scripting
13 23 (23.47%) UNIX
13 23 (23.47%) SQL
14 22 (22.45%) Software Testing
15 20 (20.41%) Test Automation
16 15 (15.31%) Oracle EBS
17 14 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
17 14 (14.29%) Citrix
17 14 (14.29%) CRM
17 14 (14.29%) VB
17 14 (14.29%) C#
17 14 (14.29%) MCITP
18 13 (13.27%) Windows
18 13 (13.27%) User Acceptance Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Applications
1 12 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (15.31%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (4.08%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.22%) SAN
2 8 (8.16%) FTP
2 8 (8.16%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.02%) DNS
3 1 (1.02%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.02%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.12%) Oracle Discoverer
2 5 (5.10%) Star Schema
2 5 (5.10%) Data Mart
2 5 (5.10%) Oracle OLAP
2 5 (5.10%) OLAP
2 5 (5.10%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (3.06%) Data Mining
3 3 (3.06%) Pentaho
3 3 (3.06%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.02%) DB2
Development Applications
1 26 (26.53%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (10.20%) TestDirector
3 7 (7.14%) WinRunner
4 6 (6.12%) Selenium
5 5 (5.10%) LoadRunner
5 5 (5.10%) JIRA
6 3 (3.06%) Facilita Forecast
6 3 (3.06%) Zephyr
7 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.02%) Toad
General
1 9 (9.18%) Finance
2 4 (4.08%) Banking
2 4 (4.08%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.06%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.04%) Retail
5 1 (1.02%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (29.59%) Test Manager
2 28 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 28 (28.57%) Analyst
3 15 (15.31%) Tester
4 9 (9.18%) Test Engineer
4 9 (9.18%) Test Specialist
5 8 (8.16%) Test Leader
6 6 (6.12%) Data Analyst
7 4 (4.08%) Performance Tester
8 3 (3.06%) Automation Specialist
8 3 (3.06%) Junior
8 3 (3.06%) Security Specialist
9 2 (2.04%) Technical Tester
9 2 (2.04%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (2.04%) Performance Engineer
9 2 (2.04%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.04%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (2.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.04%) Infrastructure Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (29.59%) JSP
1 29 (29.59%) HTML
1 29 (29.59%) .NET
2 28 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.04%) SOAP
3 2 (2.04%) Web Services
3 2 (2.04%) XML
3 2 (2.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.18%) PDA
2 7 (7.14%) Clustering
3 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.04%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.47%) UNIX
2 13 (13.27%) Windows
3 10 (10.20%) Windows XP
3 10 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (10.20%) Windows 7
4 9 (9.18%) Linux
5 7 (7.14%) AIX
6 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.49%) Test Scripting
2 22 (22.45%) Software Testing
3 20 (20.41%) Test Automation
4 14 (14.29%) CRM
5 13 (13.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (11.22%) Performance Testing
6 11 (11.22%) Test Management
7 10 (10.20%) Security Testing
7 10 (10.20%) Change Management
8 9 (9.18%) ETL
9 8 (8.16%) Software Engineering
9 8 (8.16%) Test Strategy
10 7 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
10 7 (7.14%) Project Management
11 6 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (6.12%) Data Management
11 6 (6.12%) Automated Testing
12 5 (5.10%) Configuration Management
12 5 (5.10%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 23 (23.47%) SQL
3 14 (14.29%) VB
3 14 (14.29%) C#
4 10 (10.20%) Java
5 5 (5.10%) VBA
5 5 (5.10%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.04%) Python
7 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 54 (55.10%) Security Cleared
2 48 (48.98%) SC Cleared
3 33 (33.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 32 (32.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 29 (29.59%) DV Cleared
6 25 (25.51%) ISEB
7 14 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (14.29%) MCITP
8 8 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (7.14%) MCSE
9 7 (7.14%) MCSA
9 7 (7.14%) MCTS
10 4 (4.08%) Degree
11 3 (3.06%) MOS
12 2 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (2.04%) HNC
12 2 (2.04%) HND
13 1 (1.02%) CCNA
13 1 (1.02%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.14%) VMware ESX
1 7 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 33 (33.67%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (7.14%) Netcool
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 40 (40.82%) HP
2 39 (39.80%) Oracle
3 38 (38.78%) Microsoft
4 14 (14.29%) Citrix
5 7 (7.14%) Veritas
5 7 (7.14%) McAfee
5 7 (7.14%) VMware
5 7 (7.14%) Cisco
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Argyll Scott
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago