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 26 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 / Renfrewshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 57 28
Rank change year-on-year +46 -29  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 4 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 12.50% 2.48% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.39% 3.22% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
Median daily rate £258 £275 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.36% -22.53%  
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 Renfrewshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Renfrewshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 23 342 82
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 71.88% 77.20% 74.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 226 51
Median daily rate £315 £325 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -5.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £240 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £440 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 32 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +23.07%  
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 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
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine +43 4 £258 -6.36%
ISTQB
Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 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 Renfrewshire region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (75.00%) Change Management
2 3 (75.00%) Clustering
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (75.00%) Office 365
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (75.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 3 (75.00%) Smoke Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Veritas
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Netcool
2 3 (75.00%) McAfee
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) AIX
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 3 (75.00%) MCSA

ISTQB
Co-occurring 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 4 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) AIX
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 10
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Change Management
1 3 (75.00%) Server Virtualisation
1 3 (75.00%) Smoke Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
2 3 (75.00%) MCSA
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 3 (75.00%) MCTS
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (75.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) McAfee
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Veritas