The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 April 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 94 95
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1  
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 20 55 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.05% 1.86% 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.71% 7.66% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 34 27
Median daily rate £312 £307 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £405 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £300
% change year-on-year +4.47% +11.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.96 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.71% -43.45%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +22.85% +133.33%  

ISTQB 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 298 718 484
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.61% 24.23% 15.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 391 251
Median daily rate £390 £335 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.41% -3.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £440 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.05% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 34 34
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.58% +37.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £20.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.72 £43.00 £42.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.83% +37.77%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing ISTQB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Scotland

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISTQB in Scotland

ISTQB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Scotland over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISTQB in Scotland

ISTQB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISTQB in Scotland

ISTQB
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 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 April 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 +19 10 £325 +14.03% 1
Renfrewshire +22 4 £258 -4.09% 2
Fife -5 2 £1,485 +1423.07%
Glasgow -20 2 - - 2
Dundee - 2 £93 -
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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.

1 12 (38.71%) ISEB
1 12 (38.71%) SQL
1 12 (38.71%) Software Testing
2 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (32.26%) Windows
3 10 (32.26%) Test Scripting
4 9 (29.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
6 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
6 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (19.35%) Netcool
7 6 (19.35%) Intel Security
7 6 (19.35%) Citrix
7 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (19.35%) Veritas
7 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (19.35%) AIX
7 6 (19.35%) Windows XP
7 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
7 6 (19.35%) MCSE
7 6 (19.35%) MCSA
7 6 (19.35%) Change Management
7 6 (19.35%) MCTS
7 6 (19.35%) Clustering
7 6 (19.35%) MCITP
7 6 (19.35%) StarTeam
7 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
7 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
7 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (19.35%) Hyper-V

ISTQB
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 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) StarTeam
2 5 (16.13%) JIRA
2 5 (16.13%) Selenium
3 3 (9.68%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (12.90%) Banking
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Games
2 3 (9.68%) Retail
2 3 (9.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Analyst
2 12 (38.71%) Test Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Tester
4 5 (16.13%) Test Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) UAT Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Software Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Test Leader
6 2 (6.45%) UAT Manager
7 1 (3.23%) CRM Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Hardware Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Mobile Tester
7 1 (3.23%) UAT Lead
7 1 (3.23%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Clustering
2 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) AIX
2 6 (19.35%) Windows 10
2 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
2 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (19.35%) Windows XP
3 5 (16.13%) Linux
4 2 (6.45%) Android
4 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Software Testing
2 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (32.26%) Test Scripting
4 9 (29.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (19.35%) Change Management
5 6 (19.35%) Server Virtualisation
6 5 (16.13%) Smoke Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Automation Testing
8 3 (9.68%) BDD
8 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
8 3 (9.68%) User Stories
9 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Performance Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Regression Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
9 2 (6.45%) Scrum
9 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (6.45%) Test Management
9 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) ISEB
2 6 (19.35%) MCITP
2 6 (19.35%) MCSA
2 6 (19.35%) MCSE
2 6 (19.35%) MCTS
2 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
2 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
3 5 (16.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (6.45%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) FATCA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
1 6 (19.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) McAfee ePO
1 6 (19.35%) Netcool
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Citrix
2 6 (19.35%) Intel Security
2 6 (19.35%) Veritas
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Twitter
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