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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 87 74 67
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -7
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 3 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.19% 0.63% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.81% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£250 £325 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -19.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -14.28%
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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
1284 991 757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 79.65% 77.42% 73.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 581 363
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 16
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £6.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.05 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) UNIX
3 4 (36.36%) Java
3 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
4 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
4 3 (27.27%) Open Source
4 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
4 3 (27.27%) BDD
4 3 (27.27%) MongoDB
4 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
4 3 (27.27%) Hudson
4 3 (27.27%) REST
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) Gradle
4 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
4 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (27.27%) Calabash
4 3 (27.27%) Android Development
4 3 (27.27%) iOS Development
4 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
4 3 (27.27%) Appium
4 3 (27.27%) Maven
4 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 3 (27.27%) Compatibility Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) Android
4 3 (27.27%) TDD

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (9.09%) MS Visio
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) FTP
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) MongoDB
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) DB2
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Xcode
1 3 (27.27%) Maven
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
1 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
1 3 (27.27%) Hudson
1 3 (27.27%) Gradle
1 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
1 3 (27.27%) Calabash
1 3 (27.27%) Appium
1 3 (27.27%) Ant
2 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
2 1 (9.09%) Bugzilla
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Quality Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Business Process Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Process Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) DOM
2 1 (9.09%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) AS400
2 1 (9.09%) iSeries
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) UNIX
2 3 (27.27%) Android
2 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) Android Development
3 3 (27.27%) iOS Development
3 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
3 3 (27.27%) Open Source
3 3 (27.27%) BDD
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (27.27%) Compatibility Testing
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) System Testing
4 2 (18.18%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) Product Management
5 1 (9.09%) Fund Accounting
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) C
4 1 (9.09%) RPG
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) VBScript
4 1 (9.09%) VB
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
4 1 (9.09%) VBA
4 1 (9.09%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle
1 1 (9.09%) Dell
1 1 (9.09%) Twitter