The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 124 106 108
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 10 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +48.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2073 1746 1704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.46% 70.80% 65.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 870 819
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 42 61
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £34.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Manual Testing
UK

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 29 July 2014. 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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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 -12 7 £325 -19.25%
Glasgow -8 2 - -
Stirling - - - - 1
Dundee - - - -
Manual Testing
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Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 10 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Agresso
4 4 (26.67%) Degree
4 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
4 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) BDD
5 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (20.00%) Selenium
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) Java
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle
6 2 (13.33%) MS Office
6 2 (13.33%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) UNIX
6 2 (13.33%) Windows
6 2 (13.33%) Linux
6 2 (13.33%) EDI
6 2 (13.33%) Data Mining
6 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
6 2 (13.33%) IBM
6 2 (13.33%) Python
6 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
6 2 (13.33%) Finance
6 2 (13.33%) JIRA
6 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Test Management
6 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 (6.67%) IBM Notes
1 1 (6.67%) Lotus Domino
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (13.33%) Data Mining
2 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) Zephyr
2 2 (13.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Systems Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Verification Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) EDI
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) UNIX
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (20.00%) BDD
3 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Test Management
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Requirements Management
5 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Data Management
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded C++
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) MCSD
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Lotus
3 1 (6.67%) Kronos