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 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 101 58 100
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +42
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 37 76 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.12% 2.75% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.96% 13.92% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 9
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£340 £331 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £381 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £11.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+166.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -58.75%
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
465 546 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.11% 19.79% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 256 183
Average daily rate £348 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 19
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.77 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.16% -21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £11.25 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £41.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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
Edinburgh -7 20 £350 +37.25% 1
Glasgow -31 11 £275 -23.61% 5
Dundee - 4 - -
Fife -6 1 - -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 55 (74.32%) ISEB
2 36 (48.65%) Finance
3 33 (44.59%) User Acceptance Testing
4 26 (35.14%) Banking
5 24 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (25.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 18 (24.32%) HP Quality Center
8 17 (22.97%) SQL
9 15 (20.27%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (18.92%) Retail Banking
10 14 (18.92%) Test Scripting
10 14 (18.92%) Retail
11 12 (16.22%) Software Testing
11 12 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (14.86%) Test Management
13 10 (13.51%) Windows
14 9 (12.16%) Test Strategy
15 8 (10.81%) Microsoft
15 8 (10.81%) Asset Management
15 8 (10.81%) Manual Testing
15 8 (10.81%) JIRA
16 7 (9.46%) Degree
16 7 (9.46%) Waterfall
16 7 (9.46%) SDLC
17 6 (8.11%) Windows 7
17 6 (8.11%) Test Automation
17 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
17 6 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
17 6 (8.11%) HP UFT
18 5 (6.76%) Regression Testing

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 4 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) ATM
1 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.35%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (10.81%) JIRA
2 6 (8.11%) HP UFT
3 4 (5.41%) TestDirector
4 3 (4.05%) WinRunner
5 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.35%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.35%) Selenium
6 1 (1.35%) WinDbg
6 1 (1.35%) Robot Framework
General
1 36 (48.65%) Finance
2 26 (35.14%) Banking
3 14 (18.92%) Retail
3 14 (18.92%) Retail Banking
4 4 (5.41%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.41%) General Ledger
5 3 (4.05%) Back Office
6 2 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (52.70%) Analyst
1 39 (52.70%) Test Analyst
2 11 (14.86%) Test Manager
3 10 (13.51%) Test Leader
4 9 (12.16%) Tester
5 8 (10.81%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (10.81%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) Test Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) Test Coordinator
6 6 (8.11%) Coordinator
7 3 (4.05%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Systems Tester
7 3 (4.05%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) UAT Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) UAT Test Analyst
8 2 (2.70%) UAT Manager
8 2 (2.70%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (2.70%) UAT Test Manager
8 2 (2.70%) UAT Tester
9 1 (1.35%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) .NET
2 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.35%) JSP
2 1 (1.35%) SOAP
2 1 (1.35%) Web Services
2 1 (1.35%) REST
2 1 (1.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.05%) Clustering
2 3 (4.05%) PDA
2 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.70%) Derivative
3 2 (2.70%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.70%) Device Driver
3 2 (2.70%) Replication
4 1 (1.35%) Equities
4 1 (1.35%) Statistics
4 1 (1.35%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.51%) Windows
2 6 (8.11%) Windows 7
3 4 (5.41%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.41%) Android
3 4 (5.41%) Linux
3 4 (5.41%) UNIX
4 3 (4.05%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.05%) AIX
4 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.59%) User Acceptance Testing
2 24 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (18.92%) Test Scripting
4 12 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (16.22%) Software Testing
5 11 (14.86%) Test Management
6 9 (12.16%) Test Strategy
7 8 (10.81%) Manual Testing
7 8 (10.81%) Asset Management
8 7 (9.46%) Waterfall
8 7 (9.46%) SDLC
9 6 (8.11%) Test Automation
10 5 (6.76%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (6.76%) Test Planning
10 5 (6.76%) Performance Testing
10 5 (6.76%) Automated Testing
10 5 (6.76%) Regression Testing
11 4 (5.41%) Change Management
11 4 (5.41%) Migration
11 4 (5.41%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.97%) SQL
2 5 (6.76%) C
3 2 (2.70%) C++
4 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.35%) C#
4 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.35%) Python
4 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 55 (74.32%) ISEB
2 19 (25.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (9.46%) Degree
4 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.41%) MCITP
6 3 (4.05%) MCTS
6 3 (4.05%) MCSE
6 3 (4.05%) MCSA
6 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) QA
1 3 (4.05%) FATCA
System Software
1 3 (4.05%) VMware ESX
1 3 (4.05%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.35%) XenApp
3 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (24.32%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.70%) Netcool
3 1 (1.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.41%) Citrix
3 3 (4.05%) Veritas
3 3 (4.05%) McAfee
3 3 (4.05%) VMware
4 1 (1.35%) AppSense
4 1 (1.35%) HP
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle
4 1 (1.35%) Sybase
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco
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