Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 157 127 135
Rank change year-on-year -30 +8 -22
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 21 89 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.48% 1.61% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.92% 9.79% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 76 33
Scotland median daily rate £325 £285 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.04% -8.80% +4.17%
10th Percentile £313 £228 £250
90th Percentile £453 £375 £488
UK median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +183.33% - +7.72%
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £23.37 £45.00
% change year-on-year +81.90% -48.08% +28.57%

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 720 909 682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.39% 16.40% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 551 385
Scotland median daily rate £425 £370 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% -2.63% +11.76%
10th Percentile £250 £220 £210
90th Percentile £600 £530 £538
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 42 44
Scotland median hourly rate £31.25 £19.00 £31.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.47% -40.49% -15.99%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.75 £13.74
90th Percentile £45.03 £53.75 £47.01
UK median hourly rate £35.50 £23.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year +54.35% -22.69% +8.18%

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019. 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
Glasgow -4 11 £363 +11.54% 4
Renfrewshire +11 6 £363 +27.19% 1
Edinburgh +3 3 £391 +32.10% 1
Fife -7 1 £106 -
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing ISTQB 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 ISTQB.

1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) JIRA
2 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
3 12 (57.14%) Windows
3 12 (57.14%) SQL
3 12 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 10 (47.62%) Hyper-V
5 9 (42.86%) Azure
5 9 (42.86%) AWS
5 9 (42.86%) SCCM
5 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 9 (42.86%) MCTS
5 9 (42.86%) MCITP
5 9 (42.86%) StarTeam
5 9 (42.86%) AIX
5 9 (42.86%) MCSE
5 9 (42.86%) MCSA
5 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 9 (42.86%) SharePoint
5 9 (42.86%) Windows XP
5 9 (42.86%) Citrix
5 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (42.86%) Veritas
5 9 (42.86%) Netcool
5 9 (42.86%) McAfee
5 9 (42.86%) Change Management
5 9 (42.86%) Clustering
5 9 (42.86%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (42.86%) VMware ESXi

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 9 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) Confluence
2 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (42.86%) AWS
1 9 (42.86%) Azure
1 9 (42.86%) GitHub
2 8 (38.10%) Office 365
3 3 (14.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) DNS
1 3 (14.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (61.90%) JIRA
2 9 (42.86%) StarTeam
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (19.05%) Public Sector
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
1 9 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Server Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Healthcare Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Java Automation Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) LDAP
2 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Clustering
2 3 (14.29%) PKI
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) AIX
2 9 (42.86%) Windows 10
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
5 2 (9.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 9 (42.86%) Change Management
3 9 (42.86%) Server Virtualisation
4 8 (38.10%) Scrum
4 8 (38.10%) Smoke Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Test Management
7 4 (19.05%) Project Delivery
8 3 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (14.29%) Task Automation
8 3 (14.29%) Technical Leadership
8 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Defect Management
9 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
9 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
9 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
9 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) MCITP
1 9 (42.86%) MCSA
1 9 (42.86%) MCSE
1 9 (42.86%) MCTS
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) ISEB
2 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Hyper-V
2 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 9 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) McAfee ePO
1 9 (42.86%) Netcool
1 9 (42.86%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) HP ALM
2 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) Citrix
2 9 (42.86%) McAfee
2 9 (42.86%) Veritas
3 6 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (9.52%) HP