The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for ISTQB Foundation Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 136 126
Rank change year-on-year +26 -10  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 7 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.32% 0.51% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.14% 1.99% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 9
Median daily rate £273 £380 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.28% +12.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £249 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £413 £351
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £319 £338
% change year-on-year +1.96% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £25.00

ISTQB Foundation Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 327 753 486
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 14.84% 25.59% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 1114 472
Median daily rate £370 £330 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.12% -1.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 128 41
Median hourly rate £32.00 £40.00 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +45.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £20.05 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing ISTQB Foundation Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Scotland

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Scotland

ISTQB Foundation Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB Foundation Certification in Scotland

ISTQB Foundation Certification
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 ISTQB Foundation Certification within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +21 7 £273 -9.16%
ISTQB Foundation Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 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 ISTQB Foundation Certification.

1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 7 (87.50%) ISTQB
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle
4 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
4 3 (37.50%) Unix
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) JIRA
5 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Python
5 2 (25.00%) Selenium
5 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (25.00%) User Stories
5 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (25.00%) BDD
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (12.50%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Test Management
6 1 (12.50%) FATCA

ISTQB Foundation Certification
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 (37.50%) WebLogic
2 1 (12.50%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Test Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) UAT Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Applications Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Senior QA Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Quality Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Server Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) Python
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 7 (87.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) FATCA
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Xamarin