Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 148 102
Rank change year-on-year -15 -46 +14
Contract jobs citing ISTQB 37 37 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.71% 0.75% 1.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.65% 5.26% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 29 52
Scotland median daily rate £305 £283 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.77% +2.91% -11.29%
10th Percentile £221 £250 £173
90th Percentile £545 £451 £350
UK median daily rate £370 £339 £330
% change year-on-year +9.23% +2.65% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Scotland median hourly rate - £13.50 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.09% -50.50%
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.22% +28.57% +18.64%

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 796 703 925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.37% 14.21% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 415 567
Scotland median daily rate £400 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +6.62% -1.45%
10th Percentile £206 £211 £239
90th Percentile £530 £513 £471
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 37 30
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -21.43% +66.67%
10th Percentile £14.60 £12.15 £11.29
90th Percentile £44.35 £46.20 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £25.63 £25.31 £25.50
% change year-on-year +1.24% -0.75% +2.00%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Renfrewshire +4 12 £283 -13.08%
Edinburgh -7 11 £325 +1.96% 7
Glasgow -11 10 £350 +40.00% 1
Dundee - 2 £175 - 1
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, 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 22 (59.46%) Software Testing
1 22 (59.46%) Test Automation
2 21 (56.76%) Test Scripting
3 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
4 15 (40.54%) SQL
4 15 (40.54%) Windows
5 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
5 13 (35.14%) HP UFT
5 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (35.14%) Change Management
5 13 (35.14%) PDA
5 13 (35.14%) Windows 7
5 13 (35.14%) SC Cleared
5 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
5 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (32.43%) Hyper-V
6 12 (32.43%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (32.43%) VMware
6 12 (32.43%) Clustering
6 12 (32.43%) McAfee
6 12 (32.43%) Veritas
6 12 (32.43%) Citrix
6 12 (32.43%) WinRunner
6 12 (32.43%) HP
6 12 (32.43%) AIX
6 12 (32.43%) Smoke Testing
6 12 (32.43%) HP ALM
7 11 (29.73%) Virtual Desktop
7 11 (29.73%) DHCP
7 11 (29.73%) DNS

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 (10.81%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (29.73%) Office 365
2 3 (8.11%) BrowserStack
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) DHCP
1 11 (29.73%) DNS
Development Applications
1 13 (35.14%) HP UFT
2 12 (32.43%) WinRunner
3 9 (24.32%) JIRA
4 7 (18.92%) Selenium
5 6 (16.22%) JMeter
6 5 (13.51%) LoadRunner
7 3 (8.11%) TestRail
8 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
8 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
8 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
8 2 (5.41%) TestDirector
8 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (2.70%) Bugzilla
9 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Advertising
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) Analyst
2 16 (43.24%) Test Analyst
3 11 (29.73%) Test Leader
4 5 (13.51%) Performance Test Leader
4 5 (13.51%) Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Manual Test Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Systems Tester
8 1 (2.70%) Automation Test Lead
8 1 (2.70%) Salesforce Tester
8 1 (2.70%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Testing Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Testing Project Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Training Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) Web Services
2 3 (8.11%) SOAP
3 2 (5.41%) WebGL
3 2 (5.41%) XML
4 1 (2.70%) .NET
4 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (35.14%) PDA
2 12 (32.43%) Clustering
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Mindset
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (40.54%) Windows
2 13 (35.14%) Windows 7
2 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (32.43%) AIX
4 2 (5.41%) Android
4 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) Software Testing
1 22 (59.46%) Test Automation
2 21 (56.76%) Test Scripting
3 13 (35.14%) Change Management
4 12 (32.43%) Smoke Testing
5 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (18.92%) SDLC
6 7 (18.92%) Test Management
7 6 (16.22%) Performance Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
8 5 (13.51%) CRM
8 5 (13.51%) Defect Management
8 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (10.81%) Migration
9 4 (10.81%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
9 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Integration Testing
10 3 (8.11%) OO
10 3 (8.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) SQL
2 8 (21.62%) Java
3 5 (13.51%) C#
4 3 (8.11%) Python
5 2 (5.41%) C++
5 2 (5.41%) PHP
6 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) SC Cleared
1 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
2 9 (24.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (21.62%) ISEB
4 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.70%) MCITP
4 1 (2.70%) MCSA
4 1 (2.70%) MCSE
4 1 (2.70%) MCTS
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
2 12 (32.43%) Hyper-V
2 12 (32.43%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (29.73%) Virtual Desktop
3 11 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (32.43%) HP ALM
2 11 (29.73%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
2 12 (32.43%) Citrix
2 12 (32.43%) HP
2 12 (32.43%) McAfee
2 12 (32.43%) Veritas
2 12 (32.43%) VMware
3 11 (29.73%) Ivanti
4 6 (16.22%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (8.11%) Oracle