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 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 86 96 100
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 36 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.33% 0.81% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.35% 4.47% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 4
Average daily rate
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£318 £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.45% -4.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £210 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £300 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.39 £11.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -59.13%
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
490 447 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.07% 18.08% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 203 162
Average daily rate £350 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 13 11
Average hourly rate £16.89 £17.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.51% -56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.62 £11.65 £10.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -36.36%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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
Glasgow +17 15 £350 - 3
Edinburgh -13 7 £225 -18.18% 1
Fife -3 2 - -
Dundee - 1 £210 - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
Stirling - - - -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 26 (44.83%) Software Testing
1 26 (44.83%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (41.38%) Test Scripting
3 23 (39.66%) ISEB
4 22 (37.93%) Windows
5 21 (36.21%) Windows XP
5 21 (36.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (36.21%) Security Cleared
5 21 (36.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (34.48%) SQL
6 20 (34.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 19 (32.76%) QuickTest Pro
7 19 (32.76%) SC Cleared
7 19 (32.76%) Windows 7
7 19 (32.76%) PDA
8 18 (31.03%) Test Automation
9 17 (29.31%) Microsoft
10 16 (27.59%) MCSE
10 16 (27.59%) Citrix
10 16 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (27.59%) Change Management
10 16 (27.59%) TestDirector
11 15 (25.86%) WinRunner
11 15 (25.86%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (24.14%) Hyper-V
12 14 (24.14%) McAfee ePO
12 14 (24.14%) MCTS
12 14 (24.14%) MCITP
12 14 (24.14%) Clustering
12 14 (24.14%) Veritas

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.45%) JBoss
1 2 (3.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Office
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.45%) HTTPS
2 2 (3.45%) SSL
2 2 (3.45%) SAN
2 2 (3.45%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.72%) ATM
3 1 (1.72%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.72%) Star Schema
2 1 (1.72%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (1.72%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 19 (32.76%) QuickTest Pro
2 16 (27.59%) TestDirector
3 15 (25.86%) WinRunner
4 7 (12.07%) JIRA
5 4 (6.90%) Selenium
6 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
General
1 13 (22.41%) Finance
2 8 (13.79%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
3 2 (3.45%) Back Office
4 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (37.93%) Analyst
1 22 (37.93%) Test Analyst
2 13 (22.41%) Test Engineer
3 11 (18.97%) Test Manager
4 5 (8.62%) Tester
5 3 (5.17%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) QA Tester
6 2 (3.45%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) Web Tester
6 2 (3.45%) Verification Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Test Leader
6 2 (3.45%) Defect Manager
7 1 (1.72%) Agile Test Manager
7 1 (1.72%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (1.72%) Coordinator
7 1 (1.72%) UAT Test Analyst
7 1 (1.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (1.72%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) HTML
1 3 (5.17%) .NET
1 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET
1 3 (5.17%) JSP
2 2 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (32.76%) PDA
2 14 (24.14%) Clustering
3 10 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (37.93%) Windows
2 21 (36.21%) Windows XP
2 21 (36.21%) Windows Server 2003
2 21 (36.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (32.76%) Windows 7
4 14 (24.14%) AIX
5 5 (8.62%) Linux
6 4 (6.90%) UNIX
7 2 (3.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.83%) Software Testing
2 24 (41.38%) Test Scripting
3 18 (31.03%) Test Automation
4 16 (27.59%) Change Management
5 15 (25.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (22.41%) Test Strategy
7 11 (18.97%) Test Management
8 10 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (10.34%) Resource Management
9 6 (10.34%) Test Planning
10 5 (8.62%) Project Planning
10 5 (8.62%) Scrum
11 4 (6.90%) Automated Testing
11 4 (6.90%) Knowledge Management
11 4 (6.90%) Workflow
11 4 (6.90%) Validation
12 3 (5.17%) Regression Testing
12 3 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (5.17%) Integration Testing
13 2 (3.45%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (34.48%) SQL
2 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.45%) Java
4 1 (1.72%) VBA
4 1 (1.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (39.66%) ISEB
2 21 (36.21%) Security Cleared
3 20 (34.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (32.76%) SC Cleared
5 16 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (27.59%) MCSE
6 14 (24.14%) MCSA
6 14 (24.14%) MCTS
6 14 (24.14%) MCITP
7 5 (8.62%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (6.90%) DV Cleared
9 3 (5.17%) Degree
10 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (3.45%) CCNP
10 2 (3.45%) CCNA
11 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) FATCA
System Software
1 14 (24.14%) VMware ESX
1 14 (24.14%) Hyper-V
2 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.45%) Nmap
4 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (44.83%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (24.14%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (22.41%) Netcool
4 2 (3.45%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (29.31%) Microsoft
2 16 (27.59%) Citrix
3 14 (24.14%) Veritas
3 14 (24.14%) McAfee
3 14 (24.14%) VMware
4 9 (15.52%) HP
5 3 (5.17%) Oracle