Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 43 36
Rank change year-on-year +18 -7 +3
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 1 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 1.14% 4.62% 5.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.00% 5.64% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 18 15
Renfrewshire median daily rate £325 £275 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -10.57% -12.14%
10th Percentile £313 £231 £287
90th Percentile £338 £335 £342
Scotland median daily rate £283 £275 £325
% change year-on-year +2.91% -15.38% -6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Renfrewshire median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £14.85 £30.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% -50.50% +37.14%

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 Renfrewshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Renfrewshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 50 337 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 56.82% 82.00% 65.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 278 132
Renfrewshire median daily rate £323 £330 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +0.76% -3.68%
10th Percentile £258 £263 £258
90th Percentile £439 £444 £437
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £340
% change year-on-year +6.62% - -2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Renfrewshire median hourly rate £19.00 £37.25 £53.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.99% -30.01% -67.75%
Scotland median hourly rate £28.00 £35.75 £28.31
% change year-on-year -21.68% +26.30% +48.97%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Renfrewshire

Job postings citing ISTQB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire.

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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrew - 1 £325 -
ISTQB
Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) WebLogic Portal
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Xamarin
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 1 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (100.00%) WebLogic Portal
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) UAT Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) UAT Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Web Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Web Applications Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Web Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Xamarin