Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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.

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) formerly ISEB Foundation
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 163 177
Rank change year-on-year -10 +14 -24
Contract jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification 15 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.30% 0.41% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.12% 1.82% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 17
Scotland median daily rate £265 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.67% -7.69% -9.72%
10th Percentile £250 £270 £232
90th Percentile £359 £351 £347
UK median daily rate £325 £300 £335
% change year-on-year +8.33% -10.45% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year +19.40% +6.35% +27.27%

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 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 708 990 977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.03% 22.77% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 614 519
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% - -2.02%
10th Percentile £207 £240 £213
90th Percentile £513 £466 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 34 26
Scotland median hourly rate £28.00 £35.75 £28.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.68% +26.30% +53.00%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.95 £13.50
90th Percentile £46.50 £43.53 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB Foundation Certification in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 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 -13 8 £325 +8.33% 1
Glasgow -17 6 £250 -15.97% 1
Renfrewshire - 1 £325 -
ISTQB Foundation Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 15 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 9 (60.00%) ISEB
3 7 (46.67%) Release Management
3 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (40.00%) Migration
4 6 (40.00%) VMware
4 6 (40.00%) Data Migration
4 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (40.00%) SoapUI
4 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 6 (40.00%) C++
4 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (40.00%) SOAP
4 6 (40.00%) XML
4 6 (40.00%) XSLT
4 6 (40.00%) ITIL
4 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
4 6 (40.00%) Project Management
5 5 (33.33%) Unix
5 5 (33.33%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) WebLogic
5 5 (33.33%) Oracle
6 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
7 3 (20.00%) QA
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
7 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
8 2 (13.33%) Waterfall

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 5 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 2 (13.33%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Analyst
2 12 (80.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) UAT Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) UAT Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior QA Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Quality Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) UAT Manager
5 1 (6.67%) UAT Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Web Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Web Applications Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) SOAP
1 6 (40.00%) XML
1 6 (40.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Unix
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Release Management
1 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Data Migration
2 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) Migration
2 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 6 (40.00%) Project Management
2 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Software Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.67%) Change Management
6 1 (6.67%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 9 (60.00%) ISEB
3 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) Xamarin