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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 67 72 50
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -22
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 10 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.69% 0.40% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.56% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 0
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£350 £235 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.35%
Manual Testing
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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
1116 900 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.81% 72.76% 70.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 475 219
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £50.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -50.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.15 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 March 2015, 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 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) BDD
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
3 5 (38.46%) Ant
3 5 (38.46%) TDD
3 5 (38.46%) Maven
3 5 (38.46%) Automated Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
3 5 (38.46%) Open Source
3 5 (38.46%) Cucumber
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 4 (30.77%) UNIX
4 4 (30.77%) User Stories
5 3 (23.08%) Calabash
5 3 (23.08%) Android Development
5 3 (23.08%) iOS Development
5 3 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
5 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
5 3 (23.08%) Hudson
5 3 (23.08%) REST
5 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (23.08%) Appium
5 3 (23.08%) Gradle
5 3 (23.08%) Xcode
5 3 (23.08%) XML
5 3 (23.08%) Java

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Ant
1 5 (38.46%) Maven
1 5 (38.46%) Cucumber
1 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
2 3 (23.08%) Calabash
2 3 (23.08%) Appium
2 3 (23.08%) Hudson
2 3 (23.08%) Gradle
2 3 (23.08%) Xcode
2 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 3 (23.08%) Selenium
3 2 (15.38%) FitNesse
3 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
4 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 2 (15.38%) QA Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Process Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) XML
1 3 (23.08%) REST
2 2 (15.38%) JSON
2 2 (15.38%) RESTful
2 2 (15.38%) XML Schema
3 1 (7.69%) JAXB
3 1 (7.69%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Open Source
2 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (15.38%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) UNIX
2 3 (23.08%) Android
2 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) BDD
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
3 5 (38.46%) TDD
3 5 (38.46%) Automated Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 4 (30.77%) User Stories
5 3 (23.08%) Android Development
5 3 (23.08%) iOS Development
5 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 3 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) Compatibility Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
6 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
6 2 (15.38%) SOA
6 2 (15.38%) Scrum
7 1 (7.69%) Information Security
7 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) XPath
4 1 (7.69%) C
4 1 (7.69%) VBScript
4 1 (7.69%) VB
4 1 (7.69%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Dell
1 1 (7.69%) Twitter