Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 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.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 119 91
Rank change year-on-year -22 -28 +46
Contract jobs citing ISEB 43 65 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.86% 1.48% 1.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.15% 6.61% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 37 76
Scotland median daily rate £350 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -11.76% +0.74%
10th Percentile £260 £116 £263
90th Percentile £488 £463 £506
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £14.85 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - -
UK median hourly rate £18.41 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -33.07% +10.00% -18.77%

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 699 984 987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.04% 22.47% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 607 518
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% - -2.15%
10th Percentile £206 £240 £215
90th Percentile £524 £457 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 37 29
Scotland median hourly rate £28.00 £38.50 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +40.31% +50.36%
10th Percentile £12.87 £12.40 £13.80
90th Percentile £46.50 £43.30 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £26.35 £26.25 £24.41
% change year-on-year +0.36% +7.55% +28.46%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 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
Edinburgh -6 25 £340 +13.33%
Glasgow -22 7 £400 +23.08% 2
Fife -2 3 - -
Aberdeen -6 3 £450 +36.36%
Renfrewshire - 1 £325 -
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB 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 Scotland region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 26 (60.47%) ISTQB
2 20 (46.51%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (37.21%) Finance
3 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (32.56%) Banking
4 14 (32.56%) Test Scripting
5 13 (30.23%) Test Planning
5 13 (30.23%) Scrum
6 12 (27.91%) Retail Banking
7 10 (23.26%) SQL
8 9 (20.93%) Oracle
8 9 (20.93%) Business Analysis
8 9 (20.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (18.60%) Degree
10 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (11.63%) Migration
11 5 (11.63%) WebLogic
11 5 (11.63%) Unix
11 5 (11.63%) Windows
11 5 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (11.63%) User Stories
11 5 (11.63%) Defect Management
12 4 (9.30%) Scenario Testing
12 4 (9.30%) Open Source
12 4 (9.30%) Waterfall
12 4 (9.30%) Spanish Language
12 4 (9.30%) QA
12 4 (9.30%) Web Services
12 4 (9.30%) CRM
12 4 (9.30%) Systems Analysis

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 5 (11.63%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.65%) Confluence
2 2 (4.65%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Primavera
1 2 (4.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) HiPortfolio
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) JIRA
2 1 (2.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (2.33%) Zephyr
General
1 16 (37.21%) Finance
2 14 (32.56%) Banking
3 12 (27.91%) Retail Banking
4 4 (9.30%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.33%) Billing
5 1 (2.33%) Electronics
5 1 (2.33%) Games
5 1 (2.33%) Legal
5 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.33%) Marketing
5 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (55.81%) Analyst
2 12 (27.91%) Test Analyst
2 12 (27.91%) Test Manager
3 6 (13.95%) Business Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) Test Leader
4 4 (9.30%) Business Systems Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Tester
4 4 (9.30%) UAT Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) UAT Test Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Scrum Master
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Software Tester
6 2 (4.65%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Data Business Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Salesforce Business Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) UAT Manager
6 2 (4.65%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) Web Services
2 1 (2.33%) OpenGL
2 1 (2.33%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.65%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.33%) iPad
3 1 (2.33%) iPhone
3 1 (2.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Unix
1 5 (11.63%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Android
3 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (46.51%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (32.56%) Test Scripting
4 13 (30.23%) Scrum
4 13 (30.23%) Test Planning
5 9 (20.93%) Business Analysis
6 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (11.63%) Defect Management
7 5 (11.63%) Migration
7 5 (11.63%) User Stories
8 4 (9.30%) CRM
8 4 (9.30%) Open Source
8 4 (9.30%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (9.30%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.98%) DSDM
9 3 (6.98%) Kanban
9 3 (6.98%) Manual Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) Java
3 1 (2.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (60.47%) ISTQB
2 9 (20.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (18.60%) Degree
4 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) PMO
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Oracle
2 3 (6.98%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (4.65%) HP
3 2 (4.65%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.33%) Bloomberg
4 1 (2.33%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Siebel