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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 94 100 109
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 37 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.29% 0.83% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.52% 4.23% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 17 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £379 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -4.54%
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 £31.00 £13.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+129.62% -50.90%
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
492 496 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.14% 19.50% 17.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 238 251
Average daily rate £338 £335 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £212 £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 27 31 16
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 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £25.00 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 2 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +21 30 £315 +9.56% 4
Glasgow -8 3 £306 +2.08% 3
Renfrewshire -4 2 £355 -3.07%
Fife -9 1 - -
Dundee - 1 - -
ISTQB
UK

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (55.41%) ISEB
2 30 (40.54%) User Acceptance Testing
2 30 (40.54%) HP Quality Center
3 28 (37.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 26 (35.14%) SQL
5 25 (33.78%) Finance
5 25 (33.78%) Software Testing
6 22 (29.73%) Windows
7 20 (27.03%) Banking
7 20 (27.03%) Test Scripting
8 19 (25.68%) Security Cleared
9 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (24.32%) Windows XP
9 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (22.97%) SC Cleared
11 16 (21.62%) PDA
11 16 (21.62%) Microsoft
11 16 (21.62%) Windows 7
12 15 (20.27%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (18.92%) Test Automation
13 14 (18.92%) TestDirector
13 14 (18.92%) QuickTest Pro
13 14 (18.92%) Citrix
13 14 (18.92%) Change Management
13 14 (18.92%) MCSE
14 13 (17.57%) Retail
14 13 (17.57%) MCITP
14 13 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (16.22%) Retail Banking

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 1 (1.35%) JBoss
1 1 (1.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.70%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.70%) SAN
2 2 (2.70%) ATM
2 2 (2.70%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (18.92%) TestDirector
1 14 (18.92%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (16.22%) WinRunner
3 11 (14.86%) JIRA
4 1 (1.35%) Robot Framework
4 1 (1.35%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.35%) Selenium
4 1 (1.35%) WinDbg
General
1 25 (33.78%) Finance
2 20 (27.03%) Banking
3 13 (17.57%) Retail
4 12 (16.22%) Retail Banking
5 4 (5.41%) General Ledger
5 4 (5.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 35 (47.30%) Test Analyst
1 35 (47.30%) Analyst
2 15 (20.27%) Test Engineer
3 8 (10.81%) Test Leader
3 8 (10.81%) Test Manager
4 7 (9.46%) Tester
5 5 (6.76%) Coordinator
5 5 (6.76%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) Test Coordinator
6 3 (4.05%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) UAT Test Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) UAT Tester
6 3 (4.05%) UAT Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (2.70%) UAT Manager
7 2 (2.70%) UAT Test Manager
8 1 (1.35%) Defect Manager
8 1 (1.35%) Consultant
8 1 (1.35%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET
1 4 (5.41%) JSP
1 4 (5.41%) .NET
1 4 (5.41%) HTML
2 2 (2.70%) Web Services
3 1 (1.35%) REST
3 1 (1.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.62%) PDA
2 13 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (16.22%) Clustering
4 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.35%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.35%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 22 (29.73%) Windows
2 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
2 18 (24.32%) Windows XP
2 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (21.62%) Windows 7
4 12 (16.22%) AIX
5 8 (10.81%) Linux
6 6 (8.11%) UNIX
7 2 (2.70%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (40.54%) User Acceptance Testing
2 25 (33.78%) Software Testing
3 20 (27.03%) Test Scripting
4 15 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (18.92%) Test Automation
5 14 (18.92%) Change Management
6 10 (13.51%) Test Strategy
7 7 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (9.46%) Test Management
8 6 (8.11%) Test Planning
9 5 (6.76%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (6.76%) Asset Management
9 5 (6.76%) Knowledge Management
10 4 (5.41%) System Testing
10 4 (5.41%) Data Migration
10 4 (5.41%) Migration
10 4 (5.41%) ETL
10 4 (5.41%) Waterfall
10 4 (5.41%) User Stories
11 3 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 26 (35.14%) SQL
2 4 (5.41%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.05%) C
4 1 (1.35%) C++
4 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.35%) VBA
4 1 (1.35%) Python
4 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (55.41%) ISEB
2 28 (37.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 19 (25.68%) Security Cleared
4 17 (22.97%) SC Cleared
5 15 (20.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (18.92%) MCSE
7 13 (17.57%) MCITP
8 12 (16.22%) MCTS
8 12 (16.22%) MCSA
9 5 (6.76%) DV Cleared
9 5 (6.76%) Degree
10 3 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (4.05%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (2.70%) CCNP
11 2 (2.70%) CCNA
11 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) FATCA
2 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 12 (16.22%) VMware ESX
1 12 (16.22%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 30 (40.54%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (16.22%) McAfee ePO
3 11 (14.86%) Netcool
4 2 (2.70%) Nessus
4 2 (2.70%) Nmap
Vendors
1 16 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 14 (18.92%) Citrix
3 12 (16.22%) VMware
3 12 (16.22%) Veritas
3 12 (16.22%) McAfee
4 7 (9.46%) HP
5 4 (5.41%) Oracle
6 1 (1.35%) Cisco
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