Period
to 10 December 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 10 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 92 67
Rank change year-on-year -15 -25 +10
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 11 8 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.64% 0.64% 1.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.41% 3.96% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 14
Glasgow median daily rate £350 £250 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -13.79% -3.33%
10th Percentile £306 £250 £194
90th Percentile £550 £257 £396
Scotland median daily rate £316 £283 £275
% change year-on-year +11.75% +2.91% -11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £13.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year - -9.09% -50.50%

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 323 202 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 18.82% 16.08% 18.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 110 115
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £200 £236 £213
90th Percentile £538 £464 £450
Scotland median daily rate £400 £363 £339
% change year-on-year +10.34% +7.01% -1.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 1
Glasgow median hourly rate £19.00 £25.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.21% -19.53% +1.59%
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% -23.61% +71.43%

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 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Software Testing
3 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
4 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
4 6 (54.55%) Performance Testing
4 6 (54.55%) SDLC
5 5 (45.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (45.45%) CRM
5 5 (45.45%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (45.45%) LoadRunner
5 5 (45.45%) JMeter
6 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (36.36%) Java
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (36.36%) JIRA
7 3 (27.27%) Oracle
7 3 (27.27%) QA
7 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (27.27%) SQL
7 3 (27.27%) Change Management
7 3 (27.27%) Confluence
7 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (27.27%) Workshop Facilitation
8 2 (18.18%) Smoke Testing
8 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
8 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
8 2 (18.18%) Finance
8 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
9 1 (9.09%) WebDriver

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 (27.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DHCP
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) JMeter
1 5 (45.45%) LoadRunner
2 4 (36.36%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
3 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
3 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
3 1 (9.09%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Test Leader
2 5 (45.45%) Performance Test Leader
3 4 (36.36%) Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
4 3 (27.27%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (27.27%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) QA Leader
5 1 (9.09%) QA Specialist
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Test Specialist
5 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) AS400
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) iSeries
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) AIX
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Software Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
3 6 (54.55%) Performance Testing
3 6 (54.55%) SDLC
3 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
4 5 (45.45%) CRM
5 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (27.27%) Change Management
6 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Workshop Facilitation
7 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Smoke Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
7 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
8 1 (9.09%) BDD
8 1 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 1 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (9.09%) HP ALM
2 1 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) Ivanti
4 1 (9.09%) McAfee
4 1 (9.09%) Veritas
4 1 (9.09%) VMware