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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 78 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 9 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.64% 0.53% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 0
Average daily rate £336 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £286
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-14.52% +95.00%
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
1148 1040 881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.48% 79.27% 72.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 577 449
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £289 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 7
Average hourly rate £19.02 £28.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.26% -84.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 12 (42.86%) Service Management
3 8 (28.57%) SQL
4 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
5 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
5 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Remedy
6 5 (17.86%) HP
6 5 (17.86%) CA
6 5 (17.86%) ServiceNow
6 5 (17.86%) SaaS
7 4 (14.29%) User Stories
7 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 4 (14.29%) Oracle
7 4 (14.29%) Test Management
7 4 (14.29%) JIRA
7 4 (14.29%) QA
7 4 (14.29%) Selenium
8 3 (10.71%) Perl
8 3 (10.71%) Linux
8 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
8 3 (10.71%) BDD
8 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
9 2 (7.14%) SDLC
9 2 (7.14%) Defect Management
9 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
9 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) JBoss
2 1 (3.57%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) JIRA
1 4 (14.29%) Selenium
2 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
3 2 (7.14%) Firebug
3 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Front Office
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (75.00%) Analyst
1 21 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Remedy Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Tester
4 3 (10.71%) QA Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Java EE
1 2 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) Service Management
3 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
3 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
3 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Test Management
4 4 (14.29%) User Stories
5 3 (10.71%) BDD
5 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Defect Management
6 2 (7.14%) ETL
6 2 (7.14%) Kanban
6 2 (7.14%) Scrum
6 2 (7.14%) SDLC
6 2 (7.14%) SOA
6 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
7 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.57%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) Perl
3 2 (7.14%) C#
3 2 (7.14%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) C
4 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) ISEB
1 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) CA
1 5 (17.86%) HP
1 5 (17.86%) Remedy
1 5 (17.86%) ServiceNow
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Charles River
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft