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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 57 92 101
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +9
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 78 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.76% 0.77% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.73% 5.19% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 12 4
Average daily rate
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£331 £325 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% +27.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £275 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £373 £296
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
- +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-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
568 366 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.11% 14.92% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 191 157
Average daily rate £347 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £416 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 19 37
Average hourly rate £15.77 £20.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.15% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £11.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £35.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -24.28%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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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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
Glasgow +29 53 £360 -8.57% 4
Edinburgh +7 14 £255 -27.14% 2
Stirling - - - - 2
Midlothian - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 51 (52.58%) Security Cleared
2 46 (47.42%) SC Cleared
3 40 (41.24%) HP
4 39 (40.21%) Oracle
5 37 (38.14%) Microsoft
6 33 (34.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 32 (32.99%) HP Quality Center
7 32 (32.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 29 (29.90%) DV Cleared
8 29 (29.90%) .NET
8 29 (29.90%) HTML
8 29 (29.90%) JSP
9 28 (28.87%) JavaScript
9 28 (28.87%) ASP.NET
10 25 (25.77%) QuickTest Pro
10 25 (25.77%) ISEB
11 24 (24.74%) Test Scripting
12 23 (23.71%) UNIX
13 22 (22.68%) SQL
14 19 (19.59%) Software Testing
14 19 (19.59%) Test Automation
15 15 (15.46%) Test Planning
15 15 (15.46%) Oracle EBS
16 14 (14.43%) CRM
16 14 (14.43%) VB
16 14 (14.43%) C#
17 13 (13.40%) Citrix
17 13 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
17 13 (13.40%) MCITP
17 13 (13.40%) Agile Software Development

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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.

Applications
1 12 (12.37%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (15.46%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (4.12%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (2.06%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.34%) SAN
2 8 (8.25%) FTP
2 8 (8.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.03%) DNS
3 1 (1.03%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.19%) Oracle Discoverer
2 5 (5.15%) Star Schema
2 5 (5.15%) Data Mart
2 5 (5.15%) Oracle OLAP
2 5 (5.15%) OLAP
2 5 (5.15%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (3.09%) Data Mining
3 3 (3.09%) Pentaho
3 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 25 (25.77%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (8.25%) TestDirector
3 6 (6.19%) WinRunner
3 6 (6.19%) Selenium
4 5 (5.15%) LoadRunner
4 5 (5.15%) JIRA
5 3 (3.09%) Facilita Forecast
5 3 (3.09%) Zephyr
6 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.03%) Toad
General
1 9 (9.28%) Finance
2 4 (4.12%) Banking
2 4 (4.12%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.09%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.06%) Retail
5 1 (1.03%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (29.90%) Test Manager
2 25 (25.77%) Test Analyst
2 25 (25.77%) Analyst
3 15 (15.46%) Tester
4 9 (9.28%) Test Engineer
4 9 (9.28%) Test Specialist
5 8 (8.25%) Test Leader
6 6 (6.19%) Data Analyst
7 4 (4.12%) Performance Tester
8 3 (3.09%) Junior
8 3 (3.09%) QA Tester
8 3 (3.09%) Security Specialist
8 3 (3.09%) Automation Specialist
9 2 (2.06%) Defect Manager
9 2 (2.06%) QA Specialist
9 2 (2.06%) Verification Engineer
9 2 (2.06%) Automation Analyst
9 2 (2.06%) Junior Tester
9 2 (2.06%) Web Tester
9 2 (2.06%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (29.90%) JSP
1 29 (29.90%) HTML
1 29 (29.90%) .NET
2 28 (28.87%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.06%) SOAP
3 2 (2.06%) Web Services
3 2 (2.06%) XML
3 2 (2.06%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.19%) Clustering
2 6 (6.19%) PDA
3 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.06%) FMCG
3 2 (2.06%) Social Media
4 1 (1.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.71%) UNIX
2 10 (10.31%) Windows
3 9 (9.28%) Linux
4 7 (7.22%) Windows XP
4 7 (7.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (7.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (7.22%) Windows 7
5 6 (6.19%) AIX
6 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.74%) Test Scripting
2 19 (19.59%) Test Automation
2 19 (19.59%) Software Testing
3 15 (15.46%) Test Planning
4 14 (14.43%) CRM
5 13 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (13.40%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (11.34%) Performance Testing
6 11 (11.34%) Test Management
7 10 (10.31%) Functional Testing
7 10 (10.31%) Security Testing
8 9 (9.28%) ETL
9 8 (8.25%) Automated Testing
9 8 (8.25%) Software Engineering
9 8 (8.25%) Test Strategy
10 7 (7.22%) Knowledge Management
10 7 (7.22%) Project Management
10 7 (7.22%) Change Management
11 6 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (6.19%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.87%) JavaScript
2 22 (22.68%) SQL
3 14 (14.43%) VB
3 14 (14.43%) C#
4 10 (10.31%) Java
5 5 (5.15%) VBA
5 5 (5.15%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.06%) Python
7 1 (1.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 51 (52.58%) Security Cleared
2 46 (47.42%) SC Cleared
3 33 (34.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 32 (32.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 29 (29.90%) DV Cleared
6 25 (25.77%) ISEB
7 13 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (13.40%) MCITP
8 8 (8.25%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (6.19%) MCSE
9 6 (6.19%) MCSA
9 6 (6.19%) MCTS
10 4 (4.12%) Degree
11 3 (3.09%) MOS
12 2 (2.06%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (2.06%) HNC
12 2 (2.06%) HND
13 1 (1.03%) CCNA
13 1 (1.03%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.25%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.19%) VMware ESX
1 6 (6.19%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (32.99%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (6.19%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (6.19%) Netcool
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 40 (41.24%) HP
2 39 (40.21%) Oracle
3 37 (38.14%) Microsoft
4 13 (13.40%) Citrix
5 7 (7.22%) Cisco
6 6 (6.19%) Veritas
6 6 (6.19%) McAfee
6 6 (6.19%) VMware
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