Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 101 95
Rank change year-on-year -9 -6 +9
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 25 22 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.85% 1.04% 1.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.94% 7.31% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 31
Edinburgh median daily rate £325 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -11.76% +28.42%
10th Percentile £260 £247 £300
90th Percentile £488 £350 £423
Scotland median daily rate £283 £275 £325
% change year-on-year +2.91% -15.38% -6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £14.85 £30.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% -50.50% +37.14%

ISTQB is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 315 301 364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.69% 14.26% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 133 185
Edinburgh median daily rate £380 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £210 £239 £237
90th Percentile £538 £595 £492
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £340
% change year-on-year +6.62% - -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £23.75 £47.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.74% +195.31% +1.46%
10th Percentile £10.64 £15.35 £12.40
90th Percentile £40.87 £52.00 £21.40
Scotland median hourly rate £28.00 £36.00 £28.31
% change year-on-year -22.22% +27.19% +48.97%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISTQB in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Edinburgh

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 18 (72.00%) ISEB
2 16 (64.00%) Test Scripting
3 12 (48.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (44.00%) Banking
5 10 (40.00%) Retail Banking
6 9 (36.00%) Test Planning
7 8 (32.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (28.00%) Finance
9 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (20.00%) Scrum
10 5 (20.00%) Java
10 5 (20.00%) Oracle
10 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
11 4 (16.00%) Java EE
11 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
11 4 (16.00%) QA
11 4 (16.00%) Selenium
11 4 (16.00%) Drools
11 4 (16.00%) WebLogic
11 4 (16.00%) ITIL
11 4 (16.00%) Unix
11 4 (16.00%) Windows
11 4 (16.00%) JBoss
11 4 (16.00%) SOA
12 3 (12.00%) SQL
12 3 (12.00%) Migration
12 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (12.00%) Test Management
12 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (12.00%) Scenario Testing

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 4 (16.00%) JBoss
1 4 (16.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.00%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Primavera
2 1 (4.00%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Selenium
2 2 (8.00%) JIRA
3 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.00%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (44.00%) Banking
2 10 (40.00%) Retail Banking
3 7 (28.00%) Finance
4 2 (8.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Analyst
2 16 (64.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Test Manager
4 6 (24.00%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Test Leader
6 3 (12.00%) UAT Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) UAT Test Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Scrum Master
7 2 (8.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) UAT Manager
7 2 (8.00%) UAT Test Manager
8 1 (4.00%) Applications Manager
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) SAP Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) SAP HR Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Senior Credit Risk Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Senior QA Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Senior Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Drools
1 4 (16.00%) Java EE
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Unix
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Test Scripting
2 12 (48.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (36.00%) Test Planning
4 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.00%) Scrum
5 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (16.00%) ITIL
6 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
6 4 (16.00%) SOA
7 3 (12.00%) Migration
7 3 (12.00%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (12.00%) Test Management
8 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (8.00%) Defect Management
8 2 (8.00%) ETL
8 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Software Delivery
8 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
9 1 (4.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (72.00%) ISEB
2 8 (32.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) Xamarin