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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 89 98 109
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +11
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 37 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.23% 0.89% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.52% 4.78% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.08% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £378 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £311 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -5.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.93 £11.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.93 £10.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+120.96% -65.41%
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
492 502 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.32% 18.69% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 232 246
Average daily rate £345 £326 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.94% -6.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £428 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 13
Average hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.70 £25.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -18.18%

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 7 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 7 May 2015.

ISTQB Hourly Rate Histogram 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 7 May 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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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 +10 26 £270 -6.08% 9
Glasgow 0 7 £294 -2.08% 3
Renfrewshire -3 2 £355 -3.07%
Fife -8 1 - -
Dundee - 1 - -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 41 (51.90%) ISEB
2 34 (43.04%) HP Quality Center
3 30 (37.97%) Software Testing
4 29 (36.71%) SQL
5 28 (35.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 27 (34.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 26 (32.91%) Test Scripting
7 26 (32.91%) Windows
8 25 (31.65%) Finance
9 23 (29.11%) Security Cleared
10 22 (27.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (27.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (27.85%) Windows XP
11 21 (26.58%) SC Cleared
12 20 (25.32%) Windows 7
12 20 (25.32%) PDA
13 19 (24.05%) Microsoft
14 18 (22.78%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (22.78%) TestDirector
14 18 (22.78%) QuickTest Pro
14 18 (22.78%) Change Management
14 18 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (22.78%) Banking
14 18 (22.78%) Test Automation
15 17 (21.52%) Citrix
15 17 (21.52%) MCSE
16 16 (20.25%) WinRunner
16 16 (20.25%) MCITP
16 16 (20.25%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (18.99%) MCTS

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 (2.53%) Confluence
1 2 (2.53%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.53%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.53%) SAN
2 2 (2.53%) ATM
2 2 (2.53%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (22.78%) TestDirector
1 18 (22.78%) QuickTest Pro
2 16 (20.25%) WinRunner
3 12 (15.19%) JIRA
4 1 (1.27%) Robot Framework
4 1 (1.27%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.27%) Selenium
4 1 (1.27%) WinDbg
General
1 25 (31.65%) Finance
2 18 (22.78%) Banking
3 11 (13.92%) Retail
4 10 (12.66%) Retail Banking
5 5 (6.33%) Back Office
6 4 (5.06%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 33 (41.77%) Test Analyst
1 33 (41.77%) Analyst
2 18 (22.78%) Test Engineer
3 12 (15.19%) Test Manager
4 7 (8.86%) Tester
4 7 (8.86%) Test Leader
5 5 (6.33%) Coordinator
6 4 (5.06%) Test Coordinator
7 3 (3.80%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) UAT Test Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) UAT Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) UAT Tester
8 2 (2.53%) UAT Manager
8 2 (2.53%) UAT Test Manager
8 2 (2.53%) Defect Manager
9 1 (1.27%) Agile Test Manager
9 1 (1.27%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET
1 4 (5.06%) JSP
1 4 (5.06%) .NET
1 4 (5.06%) HTML
2 3 (3.80%) Web Services
3 1 (1.27%) REST
3 1 (1.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.32%) PDA
2 16 (20.25%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (18.99%) Clustering
4 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.27%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (32.91%) Windows
2 22 (27.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 22 (27.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 22 (27.85%) Windows XP
3 20 (25.32%) Windows 7
4 15 (18.99%) AIX
5 8 (10.13%) Linux
6 6 (7.59%) UNIX
7 2 (2.53%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.97%) Software Testing
2 28 (35.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 26 (32.91%) Test Scripting
4 18 (22.78%) Change Management
4 18 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (22.78%) Test Automation
5 13 (16.46%) Test Strategy
6 10 (12.66%) Test Management
7 7 (8.86%) Test Planning
8 6 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (6.33%) Scrum
9 5 (6.33%) Knowledge Management
10 4 (5.06%) Project Planning
10 4 (5.06%) System Testing
10 4 (5.06%) Validation
10 4 (5.06%) Workflow
10 4 (5.06%) User Stories
10 4 (5.06%) Waterfall
10 4 (5.06%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 29 (36.71%) SQL
2 4 (5.06%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.80%) C
4 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.27%) VBA
4 1 (1.27%) C++
4 1 (1.27%) Python
4 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (51.90%) ISEB
2 27 (34.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 23 (29.11%) Security Cleared
4 21 (26.58%) SC Cleared
5 18 (22.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (21.52%) MCSE
7 16 (20.25%) MCITP
8 15 (18.99%) MCTS
8 15 (18.99%) MCSA
9 5 (6.33%) DV Cleared
9 5 (6.33%) Degree
10 4 (5.06%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (2.53%) CCNP
12 2 (2.53%) CCNA
12 2 (2.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) FATCA
2 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 15 (18.99%) VMware ESX
1 15 (18.99%) Hyper-V
2 7 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 34 (43.04%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (18.99%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (17.72%) Netcool
4 2 (2.53%) Nessus
4 2 (2.53%) Nmap
Vendors
1 19 (24.05%) Microsoft
2 17 (21.52%) Citrix
3 15 (18.99%) VMware
3 15 (18.99%) McAfee
3 15 (18.99%) Veritas
4 9 (11.39%) HP
5 3 (3.80%) Oracle
6 1 (1.27%) Cisco
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