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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 115 117 109
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 21 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.64% 0.51% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.65% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
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£270 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.15% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £355 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £475 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £30.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -9.09%
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
2603 2152 1751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.36% 78.57% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1356 1101 882
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 28 38
Average hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.55% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.70 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £165.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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
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 28 August 2015. 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
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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
Fife -3 7 £254 -
Edinburgh -17 5 £225 -30.76% 2
Glasgow +6 4 £270 - 2
Renfrewshire - 4 - -
West Lothian - 4 - -
North Lanarkshire - 4 - -
Dundee - 3 - -
Stirling - 1 £325 -
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Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (50.00%) Finance
3 12 (37.50%) SQL
4 10 (31.25%) ISEB
5 8 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
6 7 (21.88%) SDLC
6 7 (21.88%) Service Management
6 7 (21.88%) Automated Testing
6 7 (21.88%) Windows
7 6 (18.75%) Apple iOS
7 6 (18.75%) Android
8 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
8 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (15.63%) Relational Database
8 5 (15.63%) MS Office
8 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
9 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 4 (12.50%) Java
9 4 (12.50%) Linux
9 4 (12.50%) Python
9 4 (12.50%) RDBMS
9 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 4 (12.50%) QA
10 3 (9.38%) Degree
10 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (9.38%) Compatibility Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (3.13%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Office
2 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) FTP
1 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) Relational Database
2 4 (12.50%) RDBMS
3 3 (9.38%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Xcode
1 3 (9.38%) Maven
1 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
1 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
1 3 (9.38%) Hudson
1 3 (9.38%) Gradle
1 3 (9.38%) Jenkins
1 3 (9.38%) Calabash
1 3 (9.38%) Appium
1 3 (9.38%) Ant
2 2 (6.25%) Bugzilla
2 2 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (3.13%) Selenium
3 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
General
1 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Legal
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Tester
2 10 (31.25%) Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Quality Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Systems Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Verification Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) QA Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Manual Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Junior
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) .NET
1 3 (9.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Replication
4 1 (3.13%) Equities
4 1 (3.13%) iSeries
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.13%) W3C
4 1 (3.13%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Android
2 6 (18.75%) Apple iOS
3 4 (12.50%) Linux
4 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.38%) UNIX
5 1 (3.13%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.88%) Service Management
2 7 (21.88%) Automated Testing
2 7 (21.88%) SDLC
3 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
3 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
4 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
5 3 (9.38%) Compatibility Testing
5 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
5 3 (9.38%) TDD
5 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (9.38%) System Testing
5 3 (9.38%) Open Source
5 3 (9.38%) BDD
5 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) Java
2 4 (12.50%) Python
3 3 (9.38%) Perl
3 3 (9.38%) VB
4 2 (6.25%) C#
5 1 (3.13%) C
5 1 (3.13%) RPG
5 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.13%) VBScript
5 1 (3.13%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) ISEB
2 8 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.38%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.13%) XenApp
1 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Twitter
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Citrix
3 1 (3.13%) AppSense
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