Period
to 13 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 13 November 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.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 148 123
Rank change year-on-year -33 -25 -24
Contract jobs citing ISEB 20 43 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.38% 0.86% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.44% 5.95% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 28 37
Scotland median daily rate £323 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.86% +16.67% -11.44%
10th Percentile £190 £260 £116
90th Percentile £384 £488 £463
UK median daily rate £380 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -5.00% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Scotland median hourly rate £31.75 £13.50 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.19% -9.09% -
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +14.55% +10.00%

ISEB 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 Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 820 723 987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.38% 14.53% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 400 616
Scotland median daily rate £390 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +6.62% -
10th Percentile £208 £207 £235
90th Percentile £538 £525 £458
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 52 38
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £28.40 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.97% -26.71% +41.22%
10th Percentile £13.60 £13.02 £12.55
90th Percentile £62.75 £46.50 £43.23
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +0.96% +7.30%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Scotland

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Scotland

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Scotland over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Scotland

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Scotland

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 13 November 2018. 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
Edinburgh -20 9 £263 -22.79% 3
Glasgow -22 4 £350 -12.50% 3
Dundee - 2 £175 -
Highlands - 2 - -
Stirling - 1 £425 -
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB 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 Scotland region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 12 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 9 (45.00%) Selenium
3 8 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (30.00%) C#
5 6 (30.00%) SQL
5 6 (30.00%) OO
5 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (25.00%) QA
6 5 (25.00%) Finance
6 5 (25.00%) Change Management
6 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 5 (25.00%) BDD
6 5 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 4 (20.00%) SpecFlow
7 4 (20.00%) Agile Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (20.00%) System Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Time Management
7 4 (20.00%) Kanban
7 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
7 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
7 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
7 4 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Scenario Testing

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Selenium
2 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (20.00%) JIRA
3 4 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.00%) Bugzilla
5 1 (5.00%) Gradle
5 1 (5.00%) JUnit
5 1 (5.00%) Liquibase
5 1 (5.00%) Maven
5 1 (5.00%) Protractor
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Advertising
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Tester
2 6 (30.00%) Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Automation Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Computer Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Computer Systems Validation Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Computer Validation Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Data Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Software Quality Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Testing Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Training Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) SOAP
2 2 (10.00%) WebGL
2 2 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Android
1 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Risk Management
1 8 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) OO
4 5 (25.00%) BDD
4 5 (25.00%) Change Management
4 5 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Kanban
5 4 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
5 4 (20.00%) System Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 4 (20.00%) Time Management
5 4 (20.00%) Usability Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) C#
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) C++
3 2 (10.00%) PHP
4 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (20.00%) Degree
2 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (10.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (5.00%) APMP
4 1 (5.00%) HND
4 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (10.00%) GAMP
2 2 (10.00%) ISO 13485
3 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Ansible
1 1 (5.00%) HP ALM
1 1 (5.00%) Kibana
1 1 (5.00%) logstash
1 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) RedGate