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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 59 79 85
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +6
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 12 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.32% 0.99% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.20% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 3
Median daily rate £325 £270 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -28.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +51.51%
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
732 1246 1106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 80.62% 82.46% 76.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 618 616
Median daily rate £405 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 3
Median hourly rate £43.00 £19.02 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.07% -15.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.38 £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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
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 8 December 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 8 December 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 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) SQL
3 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
3 10 (58.82%) BDD
3 10 (58.82%) User Stories
4 7 (41.18%) Software Testing
4 7 (41.18%) Java
4 7 (41.18%) Exploratory Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Linux
5 6 (35.29%) Python
5 6 (35.29%) JIRA
5 6 (35.29%) Selenium
5 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Automation Testing
5 6 (35.29%) WebDriver
5 6 (35.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
6 4 (23.53%) ISEB
7 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
8 2 (11.76%) Agile Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (11.76%) QA
8 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
8 2 (11.76%) GIS
8 2 (11.76%) Finance
8 2 (11.76%) Oracle

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) GIS
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) JIRA
1 6 (35.29%) Selenium
1 6 (35.29%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Analyst
1 12 (70.59%) Test Analyst
2 10 (58.82%) Senior Analyst
2 10 (58.82%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Developer in Test
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Manager
5 1 (5.88%) QA Automation Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Integration Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) BDD
2 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
2 10 (58.82%) User Stories
3 7 (41.18%) Exploratory Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Software Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Automation Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.88%) Feasibility Study
7 1 (5.88%) Software Delivery
7 1 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Test Planning
7 1 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) Java
3 6 (35.29%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) Perl
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby
4 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISEB
1 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
1 4 (23.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) SAP