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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK / Scotland
Rank 90 80 83
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 12 48 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.72% 1.88% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.32% 10.15% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 26 20
Median daily rate £285 £300 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.91% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £343 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £309 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -11.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £14.85 - £14.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +184.04%

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
278 473 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.67% 18.56% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 251 244
Median daily rate £338 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £445 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 22
Median hourly rate £42.00 £26.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +45.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £15.25 £15.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £42.75 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +110.52%

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
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 23 January 2017. 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 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
Edinburgh -4 7 £350 +29.62% 3
Renfrewshire +16 3 £275 -9.83%
Fife - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 23 (48.94%) Windows
2 22 (46.81%) Software Testing
3 21 (44.68%) SQL
3 21 (44.68%) ISEB
4 19 (40.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (40.43%) Test Scripting
4 19 (40.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
5 18 (38.30%) Windows XP
6 17 (36.17%) Active Directory
6 17 (36.17%) Windows 7
6 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (34.04%) Change Management
8 15 (31.91%) Clustering
8 15 (31.91%) Veritas
8 15 (31.91%) Netcool
8 15 (31.91%) Intel Security
8 15 (31.91%) SharePoint
8 15 (31.91%) Citrix
8 15 (31.91%) AIX
8 15 (31.91%) Office 365
8 15 (31.91%) McAfee ePO
8 15 (31.91%) StarTeam
9 14 (29.79%) MCTS
9 14 (29.79%) MCITP
9 14 (29.79%) Hyper-V
9 14 (29.79%) MCSE
9 14 (29.79%) MCSA
9 14 (29.79%) MS Office
9 14 (29.79%) Microsoft Certification

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 15 (31.91%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.26%) ArcGIS
2 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.13%) CICS
Applications
1 14 (29.79%) MS Office
2 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (31.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) GIS
2 1 (2.13%) BODI
Development Applications
1 15 (31.91%) StarTeam
2 7 (14.89%) JIRA
3 4 (8.51%) Selenium
4 3 (6.38%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.26%) LoadRunner
5 2 (4.26%) TestDirector
6 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.13%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (4.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Games
2 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (48.94%) Analyst
2 22 (46.81%) Test Analyst
3 10 (21.28%) Tester
4 6 (12.77%) QA Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Test Manager
5 5 (10.64%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Test Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) GIS Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Junior
8 2 (4.26%) Junior Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) iOS SDK
1 2 (4.26%) WebGL
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.91%) Clustering
2 11 (23.40%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.26%) PDA
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 23 (48.94%) Windows
2 19 (40.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 19 (40.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (38.30%) Windows XP
4 17 (36.17%) Windows 7
4 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (31.91%) AIX
6 14 (29.79%) Windows 10
7 5 (10.64%) Linux
8 4 (8.51%) Windows Server
9 3 (6.38%) Unix
10 2 (4.26%) Android
10 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) Software Testing
2 19 (40.43%) Test Scripting
3 16 (34.04%) Change Management
4 14 (29.79%) Server Virtualisation
5 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (27.66%) Smoke Testing
6 9 (19.15%) Performance Testing
7 8 (17.02%) BDD
7 8 (17.02%) User Stories
8 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
9 6 (12.77%) Manual Testing
9 6 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (6.38%) Automation Testing
10 3 (6.38%) CRM
10 3 (6.38%) Exploratory Testing
10 3 (6.38%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (6.38%) Regression Testing
11 2 (4.26%) Functional Testing
11 2 (4.26%) Integration Testing
11 2 (4.26%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (44.68%) SQL
2 4 (8.51%) Java
3 3 (6.38%) Python
4 2 (4.26%) C#
5 1 (2.13%) C
5 1 (2.13%) C++
5 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.13%) JCL
5 1 (2.13%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (44.68%) ISEB
2 14 (29.79%) MCITP
2 14 (29.79%) MCSA
2 14 (29.79%) MCSE
2 14 (29.79%) MCTS
2 14 (29.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (19.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
4 7 (14.89%) Degree
4 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
5 6 (12.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 17 (36.17%) Active Directory
2 14 (29.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (31.91%) McAfee ePO
1 15 (31.91%) Netcool
2 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
2 15 (31.91%) Citrix
2 15 (31.91%) Intel Security
2 15 (31.91%) Veritas
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle
4 2 (4.26%) ESRI
4 2 (4.26%) HP
5 1 (2.13%) AppSense