Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 125 129
Rank change year-on-year -53 +4 -38
Contract jobs citing ISEB 35 45 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.62% 1.07% 1.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.80% 6.85% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 32 60
Scotland median daily rate £338 £350 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +2.64% +3.33%
10th Percentile £152 £260 £248
90th Percentile £433 £488 £600
UK median daily rate £400 £381 £375
% change year-on-year +4.92% +1.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Scotland median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £13.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.73% -9.60%
10th Percentile £12.75 £15.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £15.00 £15.00 £14.83
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £43.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -34.10% +23.57% +29.63%

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 920 657 1,241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.40% 15.61% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 390 713
Scotland median daily rate £363 £375 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +9.01% -1.00%
10th Percentile £213 £206 £220
90th Percentile £525 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 38 52
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £34.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.53% -9.93% +37.57%
10th Percentile £12.63 £16.75 £13.12
90th Percentile £63.75 £49.13 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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
Glasgow -15 13 £350 - 3
Edinburgh -45 13 £325 -1.81% 5
Fife +6 7 £106 -92.90%
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 22 (62.86%) ISTQB
2 16 (45.71%) SQL
3 13 (37.14%) Test Automation
4 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (31.43%) Finance
5 11 (31.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (22.86%) Test Planning
7 8 (22.86%) Test Scripting
7 8 (22.86%) Kanban
7 8 (22.86%) Functional Testing
7 8 (22.86%) Scrum
7 8 (22.86%) Software Testing
7 8 (22.86%) QA
7 8 (22.86%) Selenium
7 8 (22.86%) C#
7 8 (22.86%) Java
8 6 (17.14%) Degree
8 6 (17.14%) Change Management
8 6 (17.14%) Oracle
8 6 (17.14%) Windows
8 6 (17.14%) WebDriver
8 6 (17.14%) User Stories
9 5 (14.29%) Jenkins
9 5 (14.29%) Smoke Testing
9 5 (14.29%) Integration Testing
9 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (14.29%) Waterfall
9 5 (14.29%) BDD
9 5 (14.29%) SpecFlow

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 3 (8.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.86%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Selenium
2 6 (17.14%) WebDriver
3 5 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 5 (14.29%) JIRA
3 5 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.86%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.86%) Gatling
4 1 (2.86%) QAComplete
4 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Legal
2 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Analyst
2 12 (34.29%) Test Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Tester
4 6 (17.14%) Automation Tester
5 4 (11.43%) Business Systems Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Business Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Product Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Product Test Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Release Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 2 (5.71%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) UAT Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Data Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Security Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Software Tester
8 1 (2.86%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) SOAP
3 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) User Experience
2 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Linux
3 3 (8.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Test Automation
2 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (31.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (22.86%) Functional Testing
4 8 (22.86%) Kanban
4 8 (22.86%) Scrum
4 8 (22.86%) Software Testing
4 8 (22.86%) Test Planning
4 8 (22.86%) Test Scripting
5 6 (17.14%) Change Management
5 6 (17.14%) User Stories
6 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 5 (14.29%) OO
6 5 (14.29%) OOP
6 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 5 (14.29%) System Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Time Management
6 5 (14.29%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) SQL
2 8 (22.86%) C#
2 8 (22.86%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (62.86%) ISTQB
2 10 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (17.14%) Degree
4 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.86%) APMP
5 1 (2.86%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.71%) PMO
3 1 (2.86%) GDPR
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft