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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 109 101 97
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 19 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.68% 0.68% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.98% 4.91% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 7
Average daily rate
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£344 £288 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +22.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £270 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £326 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £320
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +25.00%
ISTQB
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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
477 346 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.05% 13.75% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 162 200
Average daily rate £338 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 24 29
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -47.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.70 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -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 21 November 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 21 November 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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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 7 £334 +11.25% 2
Glasgow - 7 £410 - 2
Stirling - - - - 3
Fife - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 49 (51.58%) Security Cleared
2 45 (47.37%) SC Cleared
3 42 (44.21%) HP
4 38 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 38 (40.00%) Oracle
5 33 (34.74%) HP Quality Center
5 33 (34.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 31 (32.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 29 (30.53%) DV Cleared
7 29 (30.53%) .NET
7 29 (30.53%) JSP
7 29 (30.53%) HTML
8 28 (29.47%) JavaScript
8 28 (29.47%) ASP.NET
9 24 (25.26%) ISEB
10 23 (24.21%) QuickTest Pro
10 23 (24.21%) Test Scripting
11 20 (21.05%) Test Automation
11 20 (21.05%) UNIX
12 19 (20.00%) SQL
12 19 (20.00%) Software Testing
13 18 (18.95%) Test Management
14 17 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (16.84%) Test Planning
16 15 (15.79%) Oracle EBS
16 15 (15.79%) Finance
17 14 (14.74%) MCITP
17 14 (14.74%) User Acceptance Testing
17 14 (14.74%) VB
17 14 (14.74%) C#

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1 (1.05%) JBoss
1 1 (1.05%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (12.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (15.79%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.58%) SAN
2 8 (8.42%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.26%) FTP
4 1 (1.05%) HTTP
4 1 (1.05%) DNS
4 1 (1.05%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.26%) Oracle Discoverer
1 5 (5.26%) Star Schema
1 5 (5.26%) OLAP
1 5 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (5.26%) OLAP Cube
2 4 (4.21%) Data Mart
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle OLAP
3 3 (3.16%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.16%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.05%) DB2
Development Applications
1 23 (24.21%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (8.42%) TestDirector
3 7 (7.37%) WinRunner
3 7 (7.37%) Selenium
4 6 (6.32%) JIRA
5 3 (3.16%) Zephyr
6 2 (2.11%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.05%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.05%) Toad
General
1 15 (15.79%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Financial Institution
2 5 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (1.05%) Retail
3 1 (1.05%) Back Office
3 1 (1.05%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 34 (35.79%) Test Manager
2 23 (24.21%) Test Analyst
2 23 (24.21%) Analyst
3 13 (13.68%) Tester
4 9 (9.47%) Test Specialist
5 7 (7.37%) Test Engineer
5 7 (7.37%) Test Leader
6 6 (6.32%) Data Analyst
7 3 (3.16%) Performance Tester
7 3 (3.16%) QA Tester
7 3 (3.16%) Security Specialist
7 3 (3.16%) Junior
7 3 (3.16%) Automation Specialist
7 3 (3.16%) Defect Manager
8 2 (2.11%) Verification Engineer
8 2 (2.11%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (2.11%) QA Specialist
8 2 (2.11%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.11%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.11%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (30.53%) HTML
1 29 (30.53%) .NET
1 29 (30.53%) JSP
2 28 (29.47%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.11%) Web Services
4 1 (1.05%) XML
4 1 (1.05%) REST
4 1 (1.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.37%) Clustering
2 7 (7.37%) PDA
3 2 (2.11%) Social Media
4 1 (1.05%) User Experience
4 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.05%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.05%) UNIX
2 10 (10.53%) Windows
3 8 (8.42%) Windows XP
3 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (8.42%) Windows 7
4 7 (7.37%) AIX
4 7 (7.37%) Linux
5 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.21%) Test Scripting
2 20 (21.05%) Test Automation
3 19 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 18 (18.95%) Test Management
5 17 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (16.84%) Test Planning
7 14 (14.74%) CRM
7 14 (14.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (12.63%) Test Strategy
9 11 (11.58%) Security Testing
10 10 (10.53%) Functional Testing
11 8 (8.42%) Performance Testing
11 8 (8.42%) Software Engineering
12 7 (7.37%) Scrum
12 7 (7.37%) Knowledge Management
12 7 (7.37%) Project Management
12 7 (7.37%) Change Management
13 6 (6.32%) Data Management
13 6 (6.32%) ETL
13 6 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 28 (29.47%) JavaScript
2 19 (20.00%) SQL
3 14 (14.74%) VB
3 14 (14.74%) C#
4 10 (10.53%) Java
5 5 (5.26%) VBA
5 5 (5.26%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.11%) Python
7 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (51.58%) Security Cleared
2 45 (47.37%) SC Cleared
3 33 (34.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 31 (32.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 29 (30.53%) DV Cleared
6 24 (25.26%) ISEB
7 14 (14.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (14.74%) MCITP
8 8 (8.42%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (7.37%) MCSE
9 7 (7.37%) MCSA
9 7 (7.37%) MCTS
10 5 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (3.16%) MOS
12 2 (2.11%) Degree
13 1 (1.05%) CCNA
13 1 (1.05%) HNC
13 1 (1.05%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.37%) VMware ESX
1 7 (7.37%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 33 (34.74%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (7.37%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (7.37%) Netcool
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 42 (44.21%) HP
2 38 (40.00%) Oracle
2 38 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (14.74%) Citrix
4 7 (7.37%) Veritas
4 7 (7.37%) McAfee
4 7 (7.37%) VMware
4 7 (7.37%) Cisco