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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 89 80 107
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +27
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 30 52 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.52% 1.80% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.12% 9.49% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 34 13
Median daily rate £275 £303 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £259 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.85 - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.93 £29.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year
-14.05% +23.83%
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
490 548 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.80% 19.01% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 302 264
Median daily rate £330 £320 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 27
Median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.25 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.27
% change year-on-year
- +50.56%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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
Renfrewshire -9 15 £275 -10.20%
Edinburgh +2 7 £350 +16.66% 1
Glasgow +8 4 £253 -20.78%
Dundee - 2 £115 -
Fife - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 38 (47.50%) Windows
2 37 (46.25%) ISEB
3 36 (45.00%) Software Testing
4 35 (43.75%) Test Scripting
5 33 (41.25%) Microsoft
6 32 (40.00%) SQL
7 29 (36.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (36.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (35.00%) Windows XP
9 27 (33.75%) Active Directory
10 26 (32.50%) Change Management
10 26 (32.50%) Security Cleared
10 26 (32.50%) Windows 7
10 26 (32.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (30.00%) Citrix
12 23 (28.75%) Microsoft Certification
12 23 (28.75%) MCSE
12 23 (28.75%) MCSA
12 23 (28.75%) AIX
12 23 (28.75%) Netcool
12 23 (28.75%) Veritas
12 23 (28.75%) Intel Security
12 23 (28.75%) Clustering
12 23 (28.75%) McAfee ePO
12 23 (28.75%) Office 365
13 22 (27.50%) Windows 10
13 22 (27.50%) MCTS
13 22 (27.50%) Hyper-V
13 22 (27.50%) MCITP
13 22 (27.50%) StarTeam

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 22 (27.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.75%) CICS
4 2 (2.50%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 21 (26.25%) MS Office
2 7 (8.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (28.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.50%) Internet
2 2 (2.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) GIS
2 2 (2.50%) BODI
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (27.50%) StarTeam
2 8 (10.00%) HP UFT
3 7 (8.75%) JIRA
4 5 (6.25%) LoadRunner
4 5 (6.25%) Selenium
5 4 (5.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.75%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.25%) WinRunner
General
1 6 (7.50%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Banking
2 4 (5.00%) Games
3 2 (2.50%) Retail
3 2 (2.50%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (51.25%) Analyst
2 39 (48.75%) Test Analyst
3 14 (17.50%) Tester
4 11 (13.75%) Test Manager
5 9 (11.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 9 (11.25%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 8 (10.00%) Test Engineer
7 7 (8.75%) QA Analyst
7 7 (8.75%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 7 (8.75%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (8.75%) Senior Test Analyst
8 6 (7.50%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) GIS Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Mainframe Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Software Test Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
10 2 (2.50%) Automation Test Analyst
10 2 (2.50%) Automation Tester
10 2 (2.50%) Infrastructure Support
10 2 (2.50%) Mainframe Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.00%) .NET
1 8 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (10.00%) HTML
2 4 (5.00%) WebGL
3 2 (2.50%) iOS SDK
4 1 (1.25%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (28.75%) Clustering
2 15 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.75%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.75%) PDA
4 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.25%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 38 (47.50%) Windows
2 29 (36.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 29 (36.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (35.00%) Windows XP
4 26 (32.50%) Windows 7
4 26 (32.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (28.75%) AIX
6 22 (27.50%) Windows 10
7 7 (8.75%) Unix
8 6 (7.50%) Linux
8 6 (7.50%) Windows Server
9 5 (6.25%) Android
9 5 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (45.00%) Software Testing
2 35 (43.75%) Test Scripting
3 26 (32.50%) Change Management
4 21 (26.25%) Server Virtualisation
5 20 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
6 19 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 14 (17.50%) Performance Testing
9 10 (12.50%) BDD
9 10 (12.50%) User Stories
10 9 (11.25%) CRM
10 9 (11.25%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (10.00%) Functional Testing
11 8 (10.00%) Manual Testing
12 6 (7.50%) Non-Functional Testing
13 5 (6.25%) Automation Testing
14 4 (5.00%) Exploratory Testing
14 4 (5.00%) Project Management
15 3 (3.75%) Migration
15 3 (3.75%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (8.75%) C#
3 7 (8.75%) Java
4 5 (6.25%) Python
4 5 (6.25%) VB
5 2 (2.50%) C++
5 2 (2.50%) JCL
5 2 (2.50%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (46.25%) ISEB
2 26 (32.50%) Security Cleared
3 23 (28.75%) MCSA
3 23 (28.75%) MCSE
3 23 (28.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (27.50%) MCITP
4 22 (27.50%) MCTS
5 20 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 18 (22.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (13.75%) Degree
8 7 (8.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (7.50%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.25%) CCNA
10 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.75%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 27 (33.75%) Active Directory
2 22 (27.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.25%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (28.75%) McAfee ePO
1 23 (28.75%) Netcool
2 7 (8.75%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (41.25%) Microsoft
2 24 (30.00%) Citrix
3 23 (28.75%) Intel Security
3 23 (28.75%) Veritas
4 13 (16.25%) Oracle
5 11 (13.75%) HP
6 2 (2.50%) ESRI
7 1 (1.25%) AppSense
7 1 (1.25%) VMware