Period
to 23 November 2017

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 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 > Glasgow
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 63 83
Rank change year-on-year -26 +20 -37
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 7 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.54% 2.06% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.63% 10.80% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 11
Glasgow median daily rate £250 £270 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.41% -10.00% -19.46%
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
Glasgow 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 Glasgow with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Glasgow
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 193 213 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 14.82% 19.05% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 121 138
Glasgow median daily rate £350 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £236 £225 £159
90th Percentile £463 £450 £470
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £340
% change year-on-year +6.62% - -1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 7
Glasgow median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +36.66% +56.80%
10th Percentile £15.39 £33.10 £12.50
90th Percentile £32.16 £41.90 £59.50
Scotland median hourly rate £28.00 £35.75 £28.31
% change year-on-year -21.68% +26.30% +48.97%

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 7 (100.00%) ITIL
1 7 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 6 (85.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (85.71%) Release Management
2 6 (85.71%) Data Migration
2 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (85.71%) SoapUI
2 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
2 6 (85.71%) PRINCE2
2 6 (85.71%) Project Management
2 6 (85.71%) C++
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) SOAP
2 6 (85.71%) XML
2 6 (85.71%) XSLT
2 6 (85.71%) Migration
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Tester
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Support Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) SOAP
1 6 (85.71%) XML
1 6 (85.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) ITIL
1 7 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 6 (85.71%) Data Migration
2 6 (85.71%) Migration
2 6 (85.71%) PRINCE2
2 6 (85.71%) Project Management
2 6 (85.71%) Release Management
2 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware