Period
to 23 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 June 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 85 64
Rank change year-on-year -4 -21 +25
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 25 4 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.54% 0.34% 2.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.60% 2.38% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 21
Glasgow median daily rate £321 £325 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.15% -14.47% +21.60%
10th Percentile £276 £313 £288
90th Percentile £505 £338 £419
Scotland median daily rate £285 £312 £300
% change year-on-year -8.73% +4.08% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate £21.73 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.43
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.73% -55.25%

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 Glasgow with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Glasgow
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 329 168 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 20.27% 14.29% 22.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 78 137
Glasgow median daily rate £350 £371 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.72% +6.07% -
10th Percentile £205 £200 £210
90th Percentile £531 £500 £454
Scotland median daily rate £363 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -1.76% +5.43% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 1
Glasgow median hourly rate £23.14 £17.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.23% -59.30% +56.71%
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -58.00% - +32.74%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Glasgow

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Glasgow

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Glasgow over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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.

1 20 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 16 (64.00%) Test Scripting
3 13 (52.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (44.00%) SQL
4 11 (44.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (44.00%) Smoke Testing
5 10 (40.00%) Change Management
6 9 (36.00%) Functional Testing
7 8 (32.00%) Selenium
7 8 (32.00%) Windows
7 8 (32.00%) ISEB
8 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (28.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (24.00%) SDLC
9 6 (24.00%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (24.00%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (24.00%) Hyper-V
9 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
9 6 (24.00%) Integration Testing
9 6 (24.00%) System Testing
9 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (24.00%) QA
9 6 (24.00%) PDA
9 6 (24.00%) McAfee
9 6 (24.00%) VMware
9 6 (24.00%) Clustering
9 6 (24.00%) Citrix
9 6 (24.00%) WinRunner
9 6 (24.00%) Active Directory

ISTQB
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 (12.00%) CMS
2 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Office 365
2 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) DHCP
1 5 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.00%) Power BI
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Selenium
2 6 (24.00%) HP UFT
2 6 (24.00%) WinRunner
3 5 (20.00%) JMeter
3 5 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 5 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (16.00%) JIRA
4 4 (16.00%) SpecFlow
4 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (12.00%) Mocha
5 3 (12.00%) SilkTest
5 3 (12.00%) TestComplete
6 1 (4.00%) QAComplete
6 1 (4.00%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Tester
2 8 (32.00%) Test Leader
3 6 (24.00%) Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Test Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Automation Tester
4 5 (20.00%) Performance Test Leader
5 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Web Tester
6 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Insight Manager
6 1 (4.00%) QA Automation Tester
6 1 (4.00%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (4.00%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) UAT Manager
6 1 (4.00%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) Chai
3 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Clustering
1 6 (24.00%) PDA
2 3 (12.00%) User Experience
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) AIX
2 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.00%) Unix
4 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 16 (64.00%) Test Scripting
3 13 (52.00%) Test Automation
4 11 (44.00%) Smoke Testing
4 11 (44.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (40.00%) Change Management
6 9 (36.00%) Functional Testing
7 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (24.00%) Integration Testing
8 6 (24.00%) Scenario Testing
8 6 (24.00%) SDLC
8 6 (24.00%) System Testing
9 5 (20.00%) CRM
9 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
10 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (16.00%) Manual Testing
10 4 (16.00%) OO
10 4 (16.00%) OOP
10 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
10 4 (16.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) ISEB
2 7 (28.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) MCITP
4 1 (4.00%) MCSA
4 1 (4.00%) MCSE
4 1 (4.00%) MCTS
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (24.00%) Hyper-V
1 6 (24.00%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (20.00%) HP ALM
3 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (4.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Citrix
2 6 (24.00%) McAfee
2 6 (24.00%) Veritas
2 6 (24.00%) VMware
3 5 (20.00%) HP
3 5 (20.00%) Ivanti
3 5 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle