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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 108 89 114
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +25
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 21 44 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.71% 1.62% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.57% 7.91% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 5
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£325 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £207 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £390 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £344
% change year-on-year
+0.77% -6.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.50 £11.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £13.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+125.92% -46.00%
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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
460 556 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.59% 20.45% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 280 241
Average daily rate £338 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 19
Average hourly rate £28.31 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.25% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.25 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £22.05 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 0 13 £325 +26.33% 5
Glasgow -17 4 £306 +2.08% 2
Dundee - 2 - -
Renfrewshire +3 1 £355 -5.33%
Fife -11 1 - -
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ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 39 (58.21%) ISEB
2 30 (44.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 27 (40.30%) Finance
4 26 (38.81%) HP Quality Center
5 24 (35.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 21 (31.34%) SQL
7 20 (29.85%) Banking
8 19 (28.36%) Software Testing
8 19 (28.36%) Windows
9 15 (22.39%) Test Scripting
10 14 (20.90%) Security Cleared
10 14 (20.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (20.90%) Windows XP
10 14 (20.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (19.40%) Retail
11 13 (19.40%) PDA
11 13 (19.40%) Windows 7
12 12 (17.91%) SC Cleared
12 12 (17.91%) Retail Banking
12 12 (17.91%) HP UFT
13 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (16.42%) TestDirector
13 11 (16.42%) Change Management
13 11 (16.42%) JIRA
13 11 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (14.93%) MCITP
14 10 (14.93%) Test Automation
14 10 (14.93%) MCSE
14 10 (14.93%) Microsoft

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) ATM
1 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.49%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.49%) SSL
2 1 (1.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (17.91%) HP UFT
2 11 (16.42%) TestDirector
2 11 (16.42%) JIRA
3 9 (13.43%) WinRunner
4 1 (1.49%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.49%) Selenium
4 1 (1.49%) WinDbg
4 1 (1.49%) Robot Framework
General
1 27 (40.30%) Finance
2 20 (29.85%) Banking
3 13 (19.40%) Retail
4 12 (17.91%) Retail Banking
5 4 (5.97%) General Ledger
6 3 (4.48%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (50.75%) Analyst
1 34 (50.75%) Test Analyst
2 12 (17.91%) Test Engineer
3 8 (11.94%) Test Leader
4 7 (10.45%) Test Manager
5 6 (8.96%) Tester
6 5 (7.46%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Test Coordinator
6 5 (7.46%) Coordinator
7 3 (4.48%) UAT Test Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) UAT Tester
7 3 (4.48%) UAT Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) UAT Test Manager
8 2 (2.99%) UAT Manager
9 1 (1.49%) Consultant
9 1 (1.49%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) HTML
1 2 (2.99%) .NET
1 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.99%) JSP
2 1 (1.49%) SOAP
2 1 (1.49%) Web Services
2 1 (1.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.40%) PDA
2 11 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (13.43%) Clustering
4 2 (2.99%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.49%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (28.36%) Windows
2 14 (20.90%) Windows XP
2 14 (20.90%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (20.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (19.40%) Windows 7
4 9 (13.43%) AIX
5 5 (7.46%) Linux
6 4 (5.97%) UNIX
7 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (44.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (28.36%) Software Testing
3 15 (22.39%) Test Scripting
4 14 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (16.42%) Change Management
6 10 (14.93%) Test Automation
7 8 (11.94%) Test Strategy
7 8 (11.94%) Test Management
8 7 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (7.46%) Asset Management
9 5 (7.46%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (7.46%) Test Planning
10 4 (5.97%) User Stories
10 4 (5.97%) Waterfall
10 4 (5.97%) Automated Testing
10 4 (5.97%) ETL
10 4 (5.97%) Migration
10 4 (5.97%) System Testing
10 4 (5.97%) Data Migration
10 4 (5.97%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.34%) SQL
2 4 (5.97%) C
3 2 (2.99%) C++
3 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.49%) Python
4 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (58.21%) ISEB
2 24 (35.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (20.90%) Security Cleared
4 12 (17.91%) SC Cleared
5 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (14.93%) MCSE
6 10 (14.93%) MCITP
7 9 (13.43%) MCTS
7 9 (13.43%) MCSA
8 5 (7.46%) Degree
9 2 (2.99%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (2.99%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.49%) CCNP
10 1 (1.49%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) FATCA
2 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 9 (13.43%) VMware ESX
1 9 (13.43%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (38.81%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (13.43%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (11.94%) Netcool
4 1 (1.49%) Nessus
4 1 (1.49%) Nmap
Vendors
1 10 (14.93%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.43%) Citrix
2 9 (13.43%) Veritas
2 9 (13.43%) McAfee
2 9 (13.43%) VMware
3 4 (5.97%) HP
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco
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