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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 43 69
Rank change year-on-year -21 +26  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 3 28 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.46% 4.00% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.26% 17.18% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 19 3
Median daily rate £325 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.47% +16.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £14.93 £30.00
% change year-on-year +191.45% -50.25%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow.

Academic & Professional Certification
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 92 163 168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 14.09% 23.29% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 85 75
Median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +11.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £220 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 15
Median hourly rate £17.50 £43.00 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.30% +56.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £43.00 £11.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow citing ISTQB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 25 June 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 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing

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 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) UAT Tester
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle