The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 69 69 62
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.59% 0.35% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.49% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £290 £268
% change year-on-year
-1.72% +8.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
885 809 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.24% 70.84% 67.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 385 353
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £280 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 20
Average hourly rate £15.77 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £34.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Manual Testing across the Edinburgh region.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Edinburgh region.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing.

1 5 (62.50%) Relational Database
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (37.50%) Selenium
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) Test Planning
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) MS Office
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) Data Mining
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) UNIX
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Zephyr
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
3 2 (25.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Zephyr
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Verification Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (37.50%) BDD
2 3 (37.50%) Test Planning
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) UML
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management
4 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
1 3 (37.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded C
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++
2 1 (12.50%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) IBM