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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 75 87 97
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 57 41 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.24% 1.51% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.83% 8.28% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 9
Average daily rate £300 £330 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £225 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £400 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
-8.08% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £14.39 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
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
482 495 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.92% 18.22% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 271 169
Average daily rate £343 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 27 16
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £17.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.24 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £35.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 34 £270 -18.18% 2
Renfrewshire -2 14 £305 -6.87%
Glasgow +3 7 £356 -12.03% 1
Fife +1 1 - -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 54 (49.54%) Microsoft
2 52 (47.71%) Test Scripting
3 49 (44.95%) ISEB
4 45 (41.28%) HP Quality Center
5 44 (40.37%) Windows
6 43 (39.45%) Software Testing
6 43 (39.45%) Test Automation
7 42 (38.53%) MCITP
7 42 (38.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 41 (37.61%) HP UFT
8 41 (37.61%) SQL
8 41 (37.61%) Change Management
9 39 (35.78%) TestDirector
9 39 (35.78%) Windows 7
10 38 (34.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 38 (34.86%) WinRunner
10 38 (34.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 38 (34.86%) MCSE
10 38 (34.86%) MCSA
10 38 (34.86%) MCTS
11 37 (33.94%) VMware
11 37 (33.94%) Windows XP
11 37 (33.94%) Active Directory
12 35 (32.11%) PDA
13 34 (31.19%) Finance
14 33 (30.28%) Clustering
14 33 (30.28%) VMware ESX
14 33 (30.28%) Citrix
14 33 (30.28%) Netcool
14 33 (30.28%) Veritas

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 6 (5.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.83%) MS Office
3 1 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.92%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.67%) SaaS
2 1 (0.92%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.83%) Data Mining
1 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.92%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.92%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 41 (37.61%) HP UFT
2 39 (35.78%) TestDirector
3 38 (34.86%) WinRunner
4 12 (11.01%) Selenium
5 10 (9.17%) Visual Studio
6 7 (6.42%) WebDriver
7 4 (3.67%) JIRA
8 3 (2.75%) LoadRunner
8 3 (2.75%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.92%) Robot Framework
General
1 34 (31.19%) Finance
2 13 (11.93%) Banking
3 6 (5.50%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.67%) Retail
5 3 (2.75%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.83%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.83%) Legal
7 1 (0.92%) Back Office
7 1 (0.92%) Billing
7 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 68 (62.39%) Analyst
1 68 (62.39%) Test Analyst
2 24 (22.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 24 (22.02%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 14 (12.84%) Test Engineer
4 12 (11.01%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 12 (11.01%) Tester
5 10 (9.17%) Service Analyst
5 10 (9.17%) Test Manager
6 7 (6.42%) Automation Engineer
6 7 (6.42%) Financial Analyst
6 7 (6.42%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (6.42%) Senior Test Analyst
6 7 (6.42%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Consultant
7 6 (5.50%) Test Consultant
8 5 (4.59%) Test Leader
9 4 (3.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.67%) Remedy Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Senior Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.59%) .NET
1 5 (4.59%) HTML
2 4 (3.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.67%) REST
2 4 (3.67%) SOAP
2 4 (3.67%) Web Services
2 4 (3.67%) XML
3 1 (0.92%) DHTML
3 1 (0.92%) DOM
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 35 (32.11%) PDA
2 33 (30.28%) Clustering
3 26 (23.85%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.83%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.83%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.83%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.83%) Derivative
6 1 (0.92%) Equities
6 1 (0.92%) FMCG
6 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 44 (40.37%) Windows
2 39 (35.78%) Windows 7
3 38 (34.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 38 (34.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (33.94%) Windows XP
5 33 (30.28%) AIX
6 8 (7.34%) Linux
7 4 (3.67%) Unix
7 4 (3.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (47.71%) Test Scripting
2 43 (39.45%) Software Testing
2 43 (39.45%) Test Automation
3 41 (37.61%) Change Management
4 28 (25.69%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (14.68%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (11.01%) Test Strategy
7 11 (10.09%) Automated Testing
7 11 (10.09%) SDLC
7 11 (10.09%) Test Management
7 11 (10.09%) Waterfall
8 9 (8.26%) ITIL
9 8 (7.34%) Security Testing
9 8 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (6.42%) BDD
10 7 (6.42%) Project Management
10 7 (6.42%) TDD
11 5 (4.59%) Asset Management
11 5 (4.59%) Regression Testing
11 5 (4.59%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (37.61%) SQL
2 8 (7.34%) C#
3 5 (4.59%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.92%) Python
5 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 49 (44.95%) ISEB
2 42 (38.53%) MCITP
2 42 (38.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (34.86%) MCSA
3 38 (34.86%) MCSE
3 38 (34.86%) MCTS
4 30 (27.52%) Security Cleared
5 23 (21.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 20 (18.35%) SC Cleared
7 8 (7.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.83%) Degree
10 1 (0.92%) CCNA
10 1 (0.92%) CCNP
10 1 (0.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.42%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (3.67%) QA
3 3 (2.75%) FATCA
System Software
1 37 (33.94%) Active Directory
2 33 (30.28%) Hyper-V
2 33 (30.28%) VMware ESX
3 11 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 45 (41.28%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (30.28%) McAfee ePO
2 33 (30.28%) Netcool
Vendors
1 54 (49.54%) Microsoft
2 37 (33.94%) VMware
3 33 (30.28%) Citrix
3 33 (30.28%) Intel Security
3 33 (30.28%) Veritas
4 9 (8.26%) HP
5 4 (3.67%) CA
5 4 (3.67%) Cisco
5 4 (3.67%) Remedy
5 4 (3.67%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.92%) FNZ
6 1 (0.92%) IBM
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle
6 1 (0.92%) SAP