Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 104 50
Rank change year-on-year +8 -54 +39
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 22 6 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.28% 0.43% 3.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.55% 2.96% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 31
Glasgow median daily rate £338 £250 £332
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.00% -24.70% +13.02%
10th Percentile £277 £250 £244
90th Percentile £515 £311 £415
Scotland median daily rate £290 £311 £300
% change year-on-year -6.83% +3.75% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 - £14.64

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 336 203 265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 19.55% 14.50% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 89 145
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.29% +4.62%
10th Percentile £205 £217 £213
90th Percentile £542 £500 £443
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £335
% change year-on-year - +11.94% -1.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 1
Glasgow median hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.45% -43.02% +35.56%
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% -20.00% +36.66%

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 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 15 (68.18%) Software Testing
2 13 (59.09%) Test Scripting
2 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 13 (59.09%) Test Automation
3 10 (45.45%) Smoke Testing
4 8 (36.36%) Change Management
4 8 (36.36%) SQL
4 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Selenium
5 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (27.27%) Functional Testing
6 6 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (27.27%) Windows
6 6 (27.27%) Performance Testing
6 6 (27.27%) Integration Testing
6 6 (27.27%) JIRA
6 6 (27.27%) QA
6 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (22.73%) PDA
7 5 (22.73%) JMeter
7 5 (22.73%) VMware
7 5 (22.73%) Clustering
7 5 (22.73%) Ivanti
7 5 (22.73%) System Testing
7 5 (22.73%) AIX
7 5 (22.73%) CRM
7 5 (22.73%) DHCP
7 5 (22.73%) DNS
7 5 (22.73%) McAfee
7 5 (22.73%) 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 (13.64%) CMS
1 3 (13.64%) Confluence
2 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Office 365
2 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) DHCP
1 5 (22.73%) DNS
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Selenium
2 6 (27.27%) JIRA
3 5 (22.73%) HP UFT
3 5 (22.73%) JMeter
3 5 (22.73%) LoadRunner
3 5 (22.73%) WinRunner
4 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
5 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
5 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
5 3 (13.64%) Mocha
5 3 (13.64%) SilkTest
5 3 (13.64%) SpecFlow
5 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (13.64%) TestComplete
6 1 (4.55%) QAComplete
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Tester
2 7 (31.82%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Test Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Test Leader
3 5 (22.73%) Performance Test Leader
4 4 (18.18%) Automation Tester
5 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Web Tester
6 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
1 3 (13.64%) Chai
2 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Clustering
1 5 (22.73%) PDA
2 3 (13.64%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) AIX
2 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Software Testing
2 13 (59.09%) Test Automation
2 13 (59.09%) Test Scripting
3 10 (45.45%) Smoke Testing
4 8 (36.36%) Change Management
4 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (27.27%) Functional Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Integration Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Performance Testing
6 5 (22.73%) CRM
6 5 (22.73%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (22.73%) SDLC
6 5 (22.73%) System Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Content Management
8 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (13.64%) Kanban
8 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
8 3 (13.64%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) Java
3 3 (13.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (22.73%) ISEB
3 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
1 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
1 5 (22.73%) Virtual Desktop
1 5 (22.73%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (22.73%) HP ALM
2 5 (22.73%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Citrix
2 5 (22.73%) HP
2 5 (22.73%) Ivanti
2 5 (22.73%) McAfee
2 5 (22.73%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (22.73%) Veritas
2 5 (22.73%) VMware
3 4 (18.18%) Oracle