Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 October 2018 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 93 79
Rank change year-on-year -15 -14 +22
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 7 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.42% 0.38% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.13% 2.54% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 6
Glasgow median daily rate £350 £250 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -15.97% +14.42%
10th Percentile £313 £250 £270
90th Percentile £395 £250 £370
Scotland median daily rate £338 £270 £300
% change year-on-year +25.00% -10.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 Glasgow with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Glasgow
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 328 197 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 19.64% 14.78% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 94 126
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £364 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +11.92% -
10th Percentile £202 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £488 £439
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £330
% change year-on-year +3.45% +9.85% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 2
Glasgow median hourly rate £18.00 £26.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.43% -30.00% +39.77%
10th Percentile £13.10 £15.66 £33.10
90th Percentile £33.40 £34.05 £41.90
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £28.80 £38.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% -24.21% +44.93%

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Glasgow

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 7 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (85.71%) JIRA
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 5 (71.43%) QA
3 5 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
4 4 (57.14%) ISEB
4 4 (57.14%) Oracle
5 3 (42.86%) Change Management
5 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
5 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (42.86%) Scrum
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (42.86%) C#
5 3 (42.86%) Java
5 3 (42.86%) SQL
5 3 (42.86%) .NET
5 3 (42.86%) OOP
5 3 (42.86%) OO
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
5 3 (42.86%) Usability Testing
5 3 (42.86%) Selenium
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
5 3 (42.86%) Confluence
5 3 (42.86%) Waterfall

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 3 (42.86%) Confluence
2 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) JIRA
2 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) SpecFlow
2 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 1 (14.29%) QAComplete
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Testing
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
4 3 (42.86%) Change Management
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Kanban
4 3 (42.86%) OO
4 3 (42.86%) OOP
4 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (42.86%) System Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Time Management
4 3 (42.86%) Usability Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (57.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft