The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 114 116 112
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 18 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.71% 0.44% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.56% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 1
Average daily rate £320 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
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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 Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2040 2152 1734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.06% 79.21% 74.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1093 1223 865
Average daily rate £380 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 32
Average hourly rate £33.71 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.19% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Scotland region.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -13 9 £336 +7.36% 2
Fife +6 5 £320 +60.00%
Glasgow +10 2 - - 1
West Lothian +1 1 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
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Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 29 (56.86%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (50.98%) Finance
3 19 (37.25%) Service Management
4 16 (31.37%) SQL
5 14 (27.45%) Data Centre
6 12 (23.53%) Software Testing
7 10 (19.61%) Automated Testing
7 10 (19.61%) Windows
7 10 (19.61%) Linux
7 10 (19.61%) SDLC
8 9 (17.65%) Python
8 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
9 8 (15.69%) MS Office
9 8 (15.69%) Perl
10 7 (13.73%) Configuration Management
10 7 (13.73%) RDBMS
10 7 (13.73%) Relational Database
11 6 (11.76%) QA
11 6 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (11.76%) Test Automation
11 6 (11.76%) HP
11 6 (11.76%) VB
12 5 (9.80%) Oracle
12 5 (9.80%) Remedy
12 5 (9.80%) CA
12 5 (9.80%) SaaS
12 5 (9.80%) Test Scripting
12 5 (9.80%) Selenium
12 5 (9.80%) ServiceNow
13 4 (7.84%) User Stories

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (3.92%) JBoss
2 1 (1.96%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 8 (15.69%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.96%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) RDBMS
1 7 (13.73%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.96%) MS Access
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Selenium
2 4 (7.84%) JIRA
3 3 (5.88%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.92%) Firebug
4 2 (3.92%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.96%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (50.98%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Banking
2 2 (3.92%) Front Office
2 2 (3.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (52.94%) Analyst
2 25 (49.02%) Test Analyst
3 12 (23.53%) Tester
4 5 (9.80%) QA Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) QA Test Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Remedy Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Service Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Software Verification Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Test Leader
5 4 (7.84%) Test Scripter
5 4 (7.84%) Verification Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Systems Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) .NET
1 2 (3.92%) Java EE
1 2 (3.92%) Web Services
2 1 (1.96%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 14 (27.45%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) Equities
3 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.61%) Linux
1 10 (19.61%) Windows
2 3 (5.88%) Unix
3 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (56.86%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (37.25%) Service Management
3 12 (23.53%) Software Testing
4 10 (19.61%) Automated Testing
4 10 (19.61%) SDLC
5 7 (13.73%) Configuration Management
6 6 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 6 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Test Scripting
8 4 (7.84%) Defect Management
8 4 (7.84%) Test Management
8 4 (7.84%) User Stories
9 3 (5.88%) Asset Management
9 3 (5.88%) BDD
9 3 (5.88%) Test Strategy
9 3 (5.88%) Waterfall
10 2 (3.92%) ETL
10 2 (3.92%) Kanban
10 2 (3.92%) Scrum
10 2 (3.92%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 16 (31.37%) SQL
2 9 (17.65%) Python
3 8 (15.69%) Perl
4 6 (11.76%) VB
5 4 (7.84%) C#
6 2 (3.92%) Java
6 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) ISEB
1 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) HP
2 5 (9.80%) CA
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle
2 5 (9.80%) Remedy
2 5 (9.80%) ServiceNow
3 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.92%) Charles River
5 1 (1.96%) FNZ