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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 100 111 120
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +9
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 19 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.96% 0.73% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.92% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 7
Median daily rate £295 £275 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% +27.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £259 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £359 £375
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
UK

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
1589 2287 2198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.41% 79.33% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 940 1202 1231
Median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 40 24
Median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.35 £16.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland 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 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 4 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +15 12 £325 +20.37%
Glasgow +13 2 £280 +1.81% 1
Renfrewshire -10 2 £250 -
Dundee - 2 £115 -
Fife -3 1 £275 -14.06%
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Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 21 (55.26%) SQL
2 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (39.47%) Software Testing
4 13 (34.21%) Python
4 13 (34.21%) Windows
5 11 (28.95%) Linux
5 11 (28.95%) Automated Testing
5 11 (28.95%) Test Automation
6 10 (26.32%) BDD
6 10 (26.32%) User Stories
7 9 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (23.68%) Java
8 8 (21.05%) ISEB
8 8 (21.05%) ISTQB
9 7 (18.42%) JIRA
9 7 (18.42%) Selenium
9 7 (18.42%) WebDriver
9 7 (18.42%) Automation Testing
9 7 (18.42%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (18.42%) MS Office
9 7 (18.42%) Exploratory Testing
10 6 (15.79%) SDLC
10 6 (15.79%) Relational Database
11 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
11 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
11 5 (13.16%) QA
11 5 (13.16%) Oracle
11 5 (13.16%) RDBMS
11 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
11 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Office
2 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) DHCP
1 1 (2.63%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 5 (13.16%) RDBMS
3 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database
4 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.26%) GIS
6 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) JIRA
1 7 (18.42%) Selenium
1 7 (18.42%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) YouTrack
General
1 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Games
3 1 (2.63%) Electronics
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Analyst
1 19 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 11 (28.95%) Senior Analyst
2 11 (28.95%) Senior Test Analyst
3 9 (23.68%) Tester
4 5 (13.16%) Software Verification Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Verification Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Test Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Junior
6 3 (7.89%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Manual Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Manual Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Systems Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Junior Tester
7 2 (5.26%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) WebGL
2 2 (5.26%) iOS SDK
3 1 (2.63%) Java EE
3 1 (2.63%) XML
3 1 (2.63%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.63%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 11 (28.95%) Linux
3 4 (10.53%) Android
3 4 (10.53%) Apple iOS
4 3 (7.89%) Unix
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.26%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) Software Testing
3 11 (28.95%) Automated Testing
3 11 (28.95%) Test Automation
4 10 (26.32%) BDD
4 10 (26.32%) User Stories
5 9 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Automation Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Exploratory Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (15.79%) SDLC
8 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
8 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Regression Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Test Management
9 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
10 3 (7.89%) Integration Testing
10 3 (7.89%) Test Scripting
11 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (55.26%) SQL
2 13 (34.21%) Python
3 9 (23.68%) Java
4 4 (10.53%) Perl
5 3 (7.89%) VB
6 2 (5.26%) C#
6 2 (5.26%) C++
6 2 (5.26%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.63%) Ruby
7 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) ISEB
1 8 (21.05%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) XenApp
2 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.89%) HP
4 1 (2.63%) Citrix
4 1 (2.63%) IronPort
4 1 (2.63%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) Symantec
4 1 (2.63%) ThinPrint
4 1 (2.63%) VMware
4 1 (2.63%) Xerox
Bathgate, West Lothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
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