Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 141 118
Rank change year-on-year -39 -23 -34
Contract jobs citing ISEB 24 44 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.45% 0.92% 1.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.76% 6.34% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 33 52
Scotland median daily rate £325 £331 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.81% +1.85% -3.70%
10th Percentile £231 £252 £244
90th Percentile £403 £488 £438
UK median daily rate £384 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -0.97% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 - £14.64
10th Percentile £15.00 - £12.14
90th Percentile £33.28 - £14.93
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £28.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year +1.75% +91.92% -16.05%

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 870 694 1,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.16% 14.55% 24.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 379 746
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.94% -1.90%
10th Percentile £213 £208 £225
90th Percentile £531 £540 £450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.36% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 48 61
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -20.00% +36.66%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.17 £14.21
90th Percentile £53.75 £46.50 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -15.52% +5.45% +22.22%

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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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Scotland

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ISEB in Scotland

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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 22 September 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 -25 10 £285 -11.63% 4
Glasgow -9 6 £350 -6.67% 1
Fife +2 2 - -
Highlands - 2 - - 1
Stirling - 1 £425 -
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 15 (62.50%) ISTQB
2 9 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 8 (33.33%) Finance
3 8 (33.33%) SQL
4 7 (29.17%) Risk Management
4 7 (29.17%) QA
4 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
4 7 (29.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Selenium
6 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (20.83%) Change Management
6 5 (20.83%) WebDriver
6 5 (20.83%) Defect Management
7 4 (16.67%) Test Planning
7 4 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 4 (16.67%) BDD
7 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (16.67%) System Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Time Management
7 4 (16.67%) Kanban
7 4 (16.67%) SpecFlow
7 4 (16.67%) Agile Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Jenkins

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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 (4.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Selenium
2 5 (20.83%) WebDriver
3 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (16.67%) JIRA
3 4 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.17%) Bugzilla
5 1 (4.17%) Gatling
5 1 (4.17%) QAComplete
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 7 (29.17%) Tester
4 5 (20.83%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Release Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Computer Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Environment Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Software Quality Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Training Manager
6 1 (4.17%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) SOAP
2 2 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.17%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Software Testing
1 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 7 (29.17%) Risk Management
2 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
2 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) Change Management
4 5 (20.83%) Defect Management
5 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Kanban
5 4 (16.67%) OO
5 4 (16.67%) OOP
5 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Scrum
5 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (16.67%) System Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Time Management
5 4 (16.67%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) C#
3 3 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (62.50%) ISTQB
2 7 (29.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (8.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 2 (8.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (4.17%) APMP
5 1 (4.17%) HND
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (8.33%) GAMP
2 2 (8.33%) ISO 13485
3 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (4.17%) GDPR
3 1 (4.17%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle