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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 89 89 78
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 4 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.32% 0.19% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.23% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £250 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -23.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.50 -
Manual Testing
Scotland

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
1028 1330 1006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 82.84% 82.25% 78.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 691 590
Median daily rate £389 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.79% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 12
Median hourly rate £42.50 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+165.62% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £42.50 £22.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) BDD
3 8 (72.73%) Selenium
3 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) Linux
4 7 (63.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (63.64%) JIRA
4 7 (63.64%) WebDriver
4 7 (63.64%) User Stories
5 6 (54.55%) Exploratory Testing
6 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
7 4 (36.36%) Python
7 4 (36.36%) ISEB
7 4 (36.36%) Java
7 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
8 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
9 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
10 1 (9.09%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
10 1 (9.09%) TestRail
10 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
10 1 (9.09%) Banking
10 1 (9.09%) Billing
10 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
10 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
10 1 (9.09%) Perl

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) GIS
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Selenium
2 7 (63.64%) JIRA
2 7 (63.64%) WebDriver
3 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
3 1 (9.09%) TestRail
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Billing
1 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Analyst
1 11 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 9 (81.82%) Senior Analyst
2 9 (81.82%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) GIS Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior GIS Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) DHTML
1 1 (9.09%) DOM
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) BDD
1 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (63.64%) User Stories
4 6 (54.55%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Change Management
7 1 (9.09%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
7 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
2 4 (36.36%) ISEB
2 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) IBM