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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 98 112 99
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 26 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.93% 0.40% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.54% 2.70% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 7
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£350 £281 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £318 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £320
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.39 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 - £21.00
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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
469 370 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.84% 14.98% 15.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 161 177
Average daily rate £348 £355 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.97% +6.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 20
Average hourly rate £16.16 £20.06 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -40.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £11.16 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.30 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 9 £410 - 3
Edinburgh -9 8 £327 +16.35% 3
Fife - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Stirling - - - - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 42 (47.19%) Security Cleared
2 40 (44.94%) SC Cleared
3 36 (40.45%) HP Quality Center
4 32 (35.96%) Microsoft
4 32 (35.96%) HP
4 32 (35.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 28 (31.46%) Test Scripting
6 27 (30.34%) Software Testing
7 25 (28.09%) ISEB
7 25 (28.09%) Oracle
8 24 (26.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 23 (25.84%) QuickTest Pro
10 21 (23.60%) SQL
10 21 (23.60%) DV Cleared
10 21 (23.60%) Test Automation
11 20 (22.47%) .NET
11 20 (22.47%) HTML
11 20 (22.47%) JSP
12 19 (21.35%) JavaScript
12 19 (21.35%) ASP.NET
13 18 (20.22%) Test Management
14 17 (19.10%) Citrix
14 17 (19.10%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (19.10%) Finance
15 16 (17.98%) Microsoft Certification
15 16 (17.98%) Test Planning
16 15 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (16.85%) MCITP
17 14 (15.73%) Windows
18 13 (14.61%) Windows XP

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (2.25%) Confluence
1 2 (2.25%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (8.99%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (13.48%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.37%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.11%) SAN
2 8 (8.99%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.12%) FTP
3 1 (1.12%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.12%) SSL
3 1 (1.12%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.49%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.37%) Data Mining
2 3 (3.37%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.12%) DB2
3 1 (1.12%) OLAP
3 1 (1.12%) Star Schema
3 1 (1.12%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 23 (25.84%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (13.48%) WinRunner
2 12 (13.48%) TestDirector
3 8 (8.99%) Selenium
4 7 (7.87%) JIRA
5 3 (3.37%) Zephyr
6 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.12%) Toad
6 1 (1.12%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.12%) Cucumber
General
1 17 (19.10%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Banking
3 5 (5.62%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (37.08%) Test Manager
2 20 (22.47%) Test Analyst
2 20 (22.47%) Analyst
3 12 (13.48%) Tester
3 12 (13.48%) Test Engineer
4 5 (5.62%) Test Specialist
5 3 (3.37%) Software Engineer
5 3 (3.37%) QA Tester
5 3 (3.37%) Test Leader
5 3 (3.37%) Defect Manager
6 2 (2.25%) Verification Engineer
6 2 (2.25%) Security Specialist
6 2 (2.25%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (2.25%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (2.25%) Performance Tester
6 2 (2.25%) Junior Tester
6 2 (2.25%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (2.25%) Web Tester
6 2 (2.25%) Project Manager
6 2 (2.25%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.47%) .NET
1 20 (22.47%) HTML
1 20 (22.47%) JSP
2 19 (21.35%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (13.48%) PDA
3 11 (12.36%) Clustering
4 2 (2.25%) Social Media
5 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.73%) Windows
2 13 (14.61%) Windows XP
2 13 (14.61%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (14.61%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (14.61%) Windows 7
3 11 (12.36%) AIX
3 11 (12.36%) UNIX
4 8 (8.99%) Linux
5 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.46%) Test Scripting
2 27 (30.34%) Software Testing
3 21 (23.60%) Test Automation
4 18 (20.22%) Test Management
5 17 (19.10%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (17.98%) Test Planning
7 15 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (14.61%) Test Strategy
9 12 (13.48%) Change Management
10 9 (10.11%) CRM
11 8 (8.99%) Software Engineering
11 8 (8.99%) Functional Testing
12 7 (7.87%) Security Testing
12 7 (7.87%) Scrum
13 6 (6.74%) Performance Testing
13 6 (6.74%) Resource Management
13 6 (6.74%) Data Management
14 5 (5.62%) Project Planning
14 5 (5.62%) Knowledge Management
14 5 (5.62%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.60%) SQL
2 19 (21.35%) JavaScript
3 9 (10.11%) C#
3 9 (10.11%) VB
4 8 (8.99%) Java
5 4 (4.49%) VBA
6 3 (3.37%) Python
6 3 (3.37%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (47.19%) Security Cleared
2 40 (44.94%) SC Cleared
3 32 (35.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 25 (28.09%) ISEB
5 24 (26.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 21 (23.60%) DV Cleared
7 16 (17.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (16.85%) MCITP
9 12 (13.48%) MCSE
10 11 (12.36%) MCTS
10 11 (12.36%) MCSA
11 6 (6.74%) ISEB Practitioner
11 6 (6.74%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (2.25%) MOS
12 2 (2.25%) Degree
12 2 (2.25%) CCNA
13 1 (1.12%) HNC
13 1 (1.12%) HND
13 1 (1.12%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) QA
System Software
1 11 (12.36%) VMware ESX
1 11 (12.36%) Hyper-V
2 5 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.12%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 36 (40.45%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (12.36%) Netcool
2 11 (12.36%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.12%) Nessus
Vendors
1 32 (35.96%) Microsoft
1 32 (35.96%) HP
2 25 (28.09%) Oracle
3 17 (19.10%) Citrix
4 11 (12.36%) VMware
4 11 (12.36%) Veritas
4 11 (12.36%) McAfee
5 4 (4.49%) Cisco
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