The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Scotland / Renfrewshire
Rank - 25 18
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 0 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire - 10.56% 7.00%
As % of the Qualifications category - 12.20% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 6
Median daily rate - £292 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.67%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £308
% change year-on-year +12.00% +1.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.17% +80.00%  

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 Renfrewshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Renfrewshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 56 123 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 75.68% 86.62% 67.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 90 39
Median daily rate £325 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.47% +16.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £271 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £445 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Renfrewshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 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 Renfrewshire

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Renfrewshire

ISTQB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

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

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 7 (87.50%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (87.50%) Office 365
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (87.50%) Clustering
2 7 (87.50%) StarTeam
2 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
2 7 (87.50%) Change Management
2 7 (87.50%) Software Testing
2 7 (87.50%) MCTS
2 7 (87.50%) MCITP
2 7 (87.50%) Netcool
2 7 (87.50%) Intel Security
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) SharePoint
2 7 (87.50%) Veritas
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) Citrix
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) AIX
2 7 (87.50%) MCSE
2 7 (87.50%) MCSA
3 6 (75.00%) MS Office
3 6 (75.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (75.00%) Windows 10

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire 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 7 (87.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (75.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (87.50%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) StarTeam
2 1 (12.50%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Hardware Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 7 (87.50%) AIX
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (75.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Change Management
1 7 (87.50%) Software Testing
1 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
2 6 (75.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 6 (75.00%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) MCITP
1 7 (87.50%) MCSA
1 7 (87.50%) MCSE
1 7 (87.50%) MCTS
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) McAfee ePO
1 7 (87.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Citrix
1 7 (87.50%) Intel Security
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
1 7 (87.50%) Veritas