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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 95 102 107
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 48 36 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.65% 1.24% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.54% 7.36% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 27 16
Median daily rate £317 £270 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.40% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £375 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Median hourly rate £12.96 £22.93 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.45% +103.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.93 £22.38
% change year-on-year
+52.67% +2.45%
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
734 489 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.23% 16.84% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 241 237
Median daily rate £332 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 27 32
Median hourly rate £38.25 £30.09 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.13% +67.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £11.68 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £68.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +26 23 £380 +32.17% 3
Renfrewshire -32 11 £265 -25.35%
Edinburgh -30 7 £300 +11.11% 3
Fife +12 6 £98 -
ISTQB
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ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 May 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%) Microsoft
2 55 (53.40%) ISEB
3 52 (50.49%) Test Scripting
4 44 (42.72%) Test Automation
5 43 (41.75%) HP UFT
6 42 (40.78%) Security Cleared
7 41 (39.81%) SQL
8 40 (38.83%) HP Quality Center
9 39 (37.86%) Software Testing
10 37 (35.92%) MCITP
10 37 (35.92%) Microsoft Certification
11 34 (33.01%) Windows
12 32 (31.07%) SC Cleared
13 31 (30.10%) Change Management
14 29 (28.16%) Windows XP
14 29 (28.16%) Citrix
14 29 (28.16%) Windows Server 2003
14 29 (28.16%) TestDirector
14 29 (28.16%) Windows Server 2008
14 29 (28.16%) Windows 7
15 28 (27.18%) McAfee ePO
15 28 (27.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 28 (27.18%) Hyper-V
15 28 (27.18%) Intel Security
15 28 (27.18%) Netcool
15 28 (27.18%) Veritas
15 28 (27.18%) Active Directory
15 28 (27.18%) WinRunner
15 28 (27.18%) MCSE
15 28 (27.18%) MCSA

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:

Applications
1 12 (11.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.97%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.88%) SAN
2 3 (2.91%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.88%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.94%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.97%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.97%) SAP BI
3 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 43 (41.75%) HP UFT
2 29 (28.16%) TestDirector
3 28 (27.18%) WinRunner
4 18 (17.48%) Selenium
5 9 (8.74%) WebDriver
6 7 (6.80%) Visual Studio
7 6 (5.83%) LoadRunner
8 4 (3.88%) JIRA
9 3 (2.91%) Robot Framework
9 3 (2.91%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (19.42%) Finance
2 7 (6.80%) Banking
3 3 (2.91%) Retail
3 3 (2.91%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.94%) Billing
4 2 (1.94%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.97%) Back Office
5 1 (0.97%) Electronics
5 1 (0.97%) Front Office
5 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.97%) Marketing
5 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (51.46%) Analyst
1 53 (51.46%) Test Analyst
2 20 (19.42%) Tester
3 18 (17.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 18 (17.48%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 16 (15.53%) Test Engineer
5 11 (10.68%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 7 (6.80%) Automation Tester
6 7 (6.80%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (5.83%) Test Manager
7 6 (5.83%) Test Specialist
8 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Tester
9 4 (3.88%) Financial Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) Service Analyst
10 3 (2.91%) Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (2.91%) Integration Analyst
10 3 (2.91%) Integration Test Analyst
10 3 (2.91%) Performance Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (21.36%) HTML
2 21 (20.39%) .NET
2 21 (20.39%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.91%) JSP
3 3 (2.91%) REST
3 3 (2.91%) SOAP
3 3 (2.91%) Web Services
3 3 (2.91%) XML
4 1 (0.97%) DHTML
4 1 (0.97%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 28 (27.18%) Clustering
2 27 (26.21%) PDA
3 21 (20.39%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.91%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.94%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.94%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.94%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 34 (33.01%) Windows
2 29 (28.16%) Windows 7
2 29 (28.16%) Windows Server 2003
2 29 (28.16%) Windows Server 2008
2 29 (28.16%) Windows XP
3 28 (27.18%) AIX
4 17 (16.50%) Linux
5 10 (9.71%) Unix
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (50.49%) Test Scripting
2 44 (42.72%) Test Automation
3 39 (37.86%) Software Testing
4 31 (30.10%) Change Management
5 19 (18.45%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (12.62%) CRM
7 12 (11.65%) Automated Testing
7 12 (11.65%) Functional Testing
7 12 (11.65%) Security Testing
8 11 (10.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (8.74%) BDD
10 8 (7.77%) Migration
10 8 (7.77%) Project Management
11 7 (6.80%) TDD
12 6 (5.83%) Knowledge Management
12 6 (5.83%) Manual Testing
13 5 (4.85%) Regression Testing
13 5 (4.85%) Test Strategy
14 4 (3.88%) ITIL
14 4 (3.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 41 (39.81%) SQL
2 21 (20.39%) JavaScript
3 20 (19.42%) C#
4 13 (12.62%) VB
5 8 (7.77%) PowerShell
6 5 (4.85%) Java
6 5 (4.85%) Python
7 4 (3.88%) VBScript
8 2 (1.94%) Perl
9 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (53.40%) ISEB
2 42 (40.78%) Security Cleared
3 37 (35.92%) MCITP
3 37 (35.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (31.07%) SC Cleared
5 28 (27.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 28 (27.18%) MCSA
5 28 (27.18%) MCSE
5 28 (27.18%) MCTS
6 24 (23.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 12 (11.65%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (4.85%) CCNA
9 2 (1.94%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.97%) CCNP
10 1 (0.97%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.94%) FATCA
System Software
1 28 (27.18%) Active Directory
1 28 (27.18%) Hyper-V
1 28 (27.18%) VMware ESX
2 12 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 40 (38.83%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (27.18%) McAfee ePO
2 28 (27.18%) Netcool
Vendors
1 57 (55.34%) Microsoft
2 29 (28.16%) Citrix
3 28 (27.18%) Intel Security
3 28 (27.18%) Veritas
3 28 (27.18%) VMware
4 24 (23.30%) HP
5 14 (13.59%) Oracle
6 8 (7.77%) Cisco
7 2 (1.94%) SAP
8 1 (0.97%) Charles River
8 1 (0.97%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.97%) IBM