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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 115 126 117
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 15 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.49% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.26% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 4
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£350 £235 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.25% -37.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £229 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £259 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +76.47%
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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
2352 1933 1689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.61% 72.81% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1291 1027 876
Average daily rate £375 £375 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 23 25
Average hourly rate £31.35 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.40% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £16.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £180.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 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
Edinburgh 0 10 £350 +49.25% 2
Glasgow - 1 - - 3
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (56.52%) SQL
2 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) Automated Testing
4 6 (26.09%) QA
4 6 (26.09%) Selenium
4 6 (26.09%) BDD
4 6 (26.09%) User Stories
5 5 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
5 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
5 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Maven
5 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
5 5 (21.74%) Open Source
5 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
5 5 (21.74%) TDD
5 5 (21.74%) Ant
5 5 (21.74%) XML
6 4 (17.39%) UNIX
6 4 (17.39%) Java
6 4 (17.39%) Python
6 4 (17.39%) Scrum
6 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
6 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (13.04%) Appium
7 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
7 3 (13.04%) Calabash
7 3 (13.04%) Android Development
7 3 (13.04%) iOS Development

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (4.35%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) FTP
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
2 3 (13.04%) MongoDB
3 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.35%) DB2
4 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Selenium
2 5 (21.74%) Maven
2 5 (21.74%) Ant
2 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
2 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
3 3 (13.04%) Calabash
3 3 (13.04%) Appium
3 3 (13.04%) Hudson
3 3 (13.04%) Gradle
3 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
3 3 (13.04%) Xcode
4 2 (8.70%) FitNesse
4 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
5 1 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (4.35%) Bugzilla
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Test Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Manual Tester
5 2 (8.70%) QA Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Verification Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Validation Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Process Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) XML
2 3 (13.04%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) REST
3 2 (8.70%) JSON
3 2 (8.70%) RESTful
3 2 (8.70%) XML Schema
4 1 (4.35%) JAXB
4 1 (4.35%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Open Source
2 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (4.35%) iSeries
4 1 (4.35%) NHS
4 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.35%) AS400
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) UNIX
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Android
2 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.70%) Windows
4 1 (4.35%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) Automated Testing
3 6 (26.09%) BDD
3 6 (26.09%) User Stories
4 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
4 5 (21.74%) TDD
4 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Scrum
5 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
6 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (13.04%) Compatibility Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
6 3 (13.04%) Android Development
6 3 (13.04%) iOS Development
6 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) Java
2 4 (17.39%) Python
3 3 (13.04%) VB
4 2 (8.70%) C
4 2 (8.70%) XPath
4 2 (8.70%) Perl
5 1 (4.35%) RPG
5 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.35%) VBScript
5 1 (4.35%) RPG/400
5 1 (4.35%) RPG IV
5 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Twitter
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Dell
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