Period
to 21 January 2018

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 6 months to 21 January 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.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 119 88
Rank change year-on-year -30 -31 +29
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 33 48 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.70% 1.28% 1.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.95% 6.01% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 66
Scotland median daily rate £275 £275 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.84% -10.29%
10th Percentile £250 £173 £228
90th Percentile £350 £350 £394
UK median daily rate £338 £340 £328
% change year-on-year -0.74% +3.62% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Scotland median hourly rate £13.46 £14.85 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.34% - -
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £34.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year -60.58% +0.74% +128.96%

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 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 666 799 982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.16% 21.35% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 487 517
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% -2.86% +0.72%
10th Percentile £206 £225 £213
90th Percentile £500 £475 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 24
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £35.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.43% +72.84% -31.36%
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.74 £13.30
90th Percentile £45.50 £52.00 £47.35
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -3.85% -5.45% +44.74%

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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 6 months to 21 January 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 -36 16 £320 +6.67% 5
Glasgow -10 9 £250 -7.41% 1
Fife +1 6 - -
Dundee -8 1 - - 1
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 15 (45.45%) ISEB
2 14 (42.42%) Software Testing
3 13 (39.39%) SQL
4 12 (36.36%) ITIL
4 12 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (30.30%) Migration
6 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (27.27%) Test Automation
7 8 (24.24%) SoapUI
7 8 (24.24%) Finance
7 8 (24.24%) Service Delivery
7 8 (24.24%) Selenium
7 8 (24.24%) Release Management
7 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
7 8 (24.24%) Java
7 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
8 7 (21.21%) SOAP
8 7 (21.21%) C++
8 7 (21.21%) PRINCE2
8 7 (21.21%) XML
8 7 (21.21%) XSLT
8 7 (21.21%) Project Management
8 7 (21.21%) Data Migration
8 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (21.21%) Banking
8 7 (21.21%) VMware
8 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
8 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (18.18%) Retail Banking
10 4 (12.12%) JBoss

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 4 (12.12%) JBoss
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Selenium
1 8 (24.24%) SoapUI
2 3 (9.09%) JIRA
2 3 (9.09%) Robot Framework
3 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.03%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 7 (21.21%) Banking
3 6 (18.18%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Games
5 1 (3.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (75.76%) Analyst
1 25 (75.76%) Test Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Tester
3 4 (12.12%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Software Tester
5 2 (6.06%) ETL Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.03%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Graduate Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Graduate Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) HR Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) IT Support
6 1 (3.03%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) SAP HR Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) SAP Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) SOA Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) SOAP
1 7 (21.21%) XML
1 7 (21.21%) XSLT
2 4 (12.12%) Drools
2 4 (12.12%) Java EE
3 2 (6.06%) OpenGL
3 2 (6.06%) WebGL
4 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) iPad
2 2 (6.06%) iPhone
2 2 (6.06%) Xbox
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Android
2 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.06%) Unix
3 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Software Testing
2 12 (36.36%) ITIL
3 10 (30.30%) Migration
4 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 8 (24.24%) Release Management
5 8 (24.24%) Service Delivery
5 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
6 7 (21.21%) Data Migration
6 7 (21.21%) PRINCE2
6 7 (21.21%) Project Management
6 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
7 4 (12.12%) ETL
7 4 (12.12%) Functional Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing
7 4 (12.12%) SOA
7 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (12.12%) Test Management
7 4 (12.12%) Test Planning
8 3 (9.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) SQL
2 8 (24.24%) Java
3 7 (21.21%) C++
4 4 (12.12%) Python
5 1 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (45.45%) ISEB
2 12 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (9.09%) Degree
4 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) VMware
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) HP
3 2 (6.06%) Informatica
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) SAP