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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 97 114 96
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -18
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 53 24 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.83% 0.80% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.11% 4.86% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 17 14
Median daily rate £316 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £254 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £344 £397
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Median hourly rate £14.43 £30.00 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.91% +166.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.93 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-50.25% +122.22%
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
745 494 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.73% 16.38% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 240 264
Median daily rate £330 £335 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 25 29
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.17 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.12% +62.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £12.33 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +26.94%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +27 28 £380 +16.92% 2
Renfrewshire -28 11 £275 -22.53%
Edinburgh -21 6 £285 -12.30% 9
Fife +12 5 £98 -
Dundee +2 1 - -
Angus - 1 £95 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Tayside - 1 £95 -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 55 (57.89%) Test Scripting
2 53 (55.79%) Microsoft
3 48 (50.53%) SQL
4 47 (49.47%) Software Testing
5 46 (48.42%) ISEB
5 46 (48.42%) Security Cleared
6 42 (44.21%) HP UFT
7 40 (42.11%) Test Automation
8 38 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
9 37 (38.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 37 (38.95%) Windows
10 36 (37.89%) MCITP
11 35 (36.84%) Change Management
12 34 (35.79%) SC Cleared
13 33 (34.74%) Windows Server 2008
13 33 (34.74%) Windows XP
13 33 (34.74%) Citrix
13 33 (34.74%) Windows Server 2003
14 32 (33.68%) Active Directory
14 32 (33.68%) MCSE
14 32 (33.68%) MCSA
14 32 (33.68%) Windows 7
15 31 (32.63%) McAfee ePO
15 31 (32.63%) AIX
15 31 (32.63%) Netcool
15 31 (32.63%) Intel Security
15 31 (32.63%) Veritas
15 31 (32.63%) Clustering
15 31 (32.63%) MCTS
16 30 (31.58%) Hyper-V

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (9.47%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.05%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.32%) SAN
2 4 (4.21%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.21%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.11%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 42 (44.21%) HP UFT
2 27 (28.42%) TestDirector
3 26 (27.37%) WinRunner
4 10 (10.53%) Selenium
5 7 (7.37%) LoadRunner
6 5 (5.26%) StarTeam
7 4 (4.21%) JIRA
7 4 (4.21%) WebDriver
8 3 (3.16%) Robot Framework
9 2 (2.11%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.05%) TestRail
General
1 12 (12.63%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Banking
3 2 (2.11%) Billing
3 2 (2.11%) Retail
3 2 (2.11%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Electronics
4 1 (1.05%) Front Office
4 1 (1.05%) Games
4 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.05%) Marketing
4 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (54.74%) Analyst
1 52 (54.74%) Test Analyst
2 19 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 19 (20.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
2 19 (20.00%) Tester
3 11 (11.58%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 10 (10.53%) Test Engineer
5 7 (7.37%) Automation Tester
5 7 (7.37%) Test Manager
6 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Tester
7 4 (4.21%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) Financial Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) Performance Test Consultant
8 3 (3.16%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (3.16%) Test Consultant
8 3 (3.16%) Test Leader
8 3 (3.16%) Test Specialist
8 3 (3.16%) UAT Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.05%) HTML
2 19 (20.00%) .NET
2 19 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.21%) JSP
4 1 (1.05%) DHTML
4 1 (1.05%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 31 (32.63%) Clustering
2 26 (27.37%) PDA
3 24 (25.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.11%) EMV
5 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 37 (38.95%) Windows
2 33 (34.74%) Windows Server 2003
2 33 (34.74%) Windows Server 2008
2 33 (34.74%) Windows XP
3 32 (33.68%) Windows 7
4 31 (32.63%) AIX
5 10 (10.53%) Linux
6 8 (8.42%) Unix
7 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (5.26%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.16%) Windows Server
10 1 (1.05%) Android
10 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (57.89%) Test Scripting
2 47 (49.47%) Software Testing
3 40 (42.11%) Test Automation
4 35 (36.84%) Change Management
5 14 (14.74%) CRM
6 13 (13.68%) Functional Testing
7 12 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (12.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (7.37%) Manual Testing
8 7 (7.37%) Migration
9 6 (6.32%) Project Management
9 6 (6.32%) Security Testing
10 5 (5.26%) Knowledge Management
11 4 (4.21%) Automated Testing
11 4 (4.21%) BDD
11 4 (4.21%) SDLC
11 4 (4.21%) Server Virtualisation
11 4 (4.21%) Test Strategy
11 4 (4.21%) User Stories
12 3 (3.16%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (50.53%) SQL
2 19 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 17 (17.89%) C#
4 14 (14.74%) VB
5 7 (7.37%) Java
6 6 (6.32%) Python
7 4 (4.21%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.21%) VBScript
8 2 (2.11%) Perl
9 1 (1.05%) C++
9 1 (1.05%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (48.42%) ISEB
1 46 (48.42%) Security Cleared
2 37 (38.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (37.89%) MCITP
4 34 (35.79%) SC Cleared
5 32 (33.68%) MCSA
5 32 (33.68%) MCSE
6 31 (32.63%) MCTS
7 21 (22.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 18 (18.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 9 (9.47%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (5.26%) CCNA
11 1 (1.05%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.05%) Degree
11 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) QA
2 3 (3.16%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 32 (33.68%) Active Directory
2 30 (31.58%) Hyper-V
3 26 (27.37%) VMware ESX
4 12 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (32.63%) McAfee ePO
2 31 (32.63%) Netcool
Vendors
1 53 (55.79%) Microsoft
2 33 (34.74%) Citrix
3 31 (32.63%) Intel Security
3 31 (32.63%) Veritas
4 26 (27.37%) VMware
5 22 (23.16%) HP
6 17 (17.89%) Oracle
7 4 (4.21%) Cisco
8 1 (1.05%) Charles River
8 1 (1.05%) Fidessa
8 1 (1.05%) IBM
8 1 (1.05%) SAP
8 1 (1.05%) TSYS
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