Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 91 77
Rank change year-on-year -22 -14 +21
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 5 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.29% 0.56% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.52% 3.57% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 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 £370 £250 £370
Scotland median daily rate £325 £250 £300
% change year-on-year +30.00% -16.67% -
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 329 196 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 19.09% 15.54% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 111 115
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £200 £230 £213
90th Percentile £541 £463 £450
Scotland median daily rate £400 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +10.34% +6.62% -1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 1
Glasgow median hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.91% -14.06% +1.59%
Scotland median hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -5.45% -21.43% +66.67%

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 14 December 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 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) QA
3 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (60.00%) Confluence
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) Workshop Facilitation
4 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Change Management
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) .NET
5 1 (20.00%) C#
5 1 (20.00%) HTML
5 1 (20.00%) OOP
5 1 (20.00%) OO
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (20.00%) IBM
5 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (20.00%) AS400

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 (60.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Senior Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) QA Leader
2 1 (20.00%) QA Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Test Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) AS400
1 1 (20.00%) iSeries
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Workshop Facilitation
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) Change Management
4 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
5 1 (20.00%) BDD
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) SDLC
5 1 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) IBM