The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 62 70 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.60% 0.11% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 - £30.00
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 Glasgow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
533 746 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 80.39% 84.29% 79.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 411 306
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 27 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Manual Testing across the Glasgow region.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Manual Testing
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) MS Access
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
3 1 (14.29%) ISEB
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (14.29%) Finance

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Perl
2 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA