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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 115 113 106
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 13 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.46% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.29% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 1
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£200 £275 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +0.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £266 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £162.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-91.69% +400.00%
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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
2068 1732 1581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 73.94% 68.84% 68.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1143 876 814
Average daily rate £380 £370 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 60 53
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £9.45 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.80 £42.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 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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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 - 7 £200 - 1
Edinburgh -11 3 £375 +36.36% 1
Glasgow - - - - 1
Stirling - - - -
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Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (37.04%) Automated Testing
2 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) Selenium
2 9 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
3 8 (29.63%) Java
3 8 (29.63%) SQL
4 7 (25.93%) Python
4 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
5 6 (22.22%) MS Office
6 5 (18.52%) BDD
6 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (18.52%) Perl
6 5 (18.52%) Windows
6 5 (18.52%) Linux
6 5 (18.52%) RDBMS
6 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
6 5 (18.52%) Scrum
7 4 (14.81%) Finance
7 4 (14.81%) Validation
7 4 (14.81%) UNIX
7 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
7 4 (14.81%) VB
7 4 (14.81%) Test Planning
7 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (11.11%) QA
8 3 (11.11%) User Stories
8 3 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (11.11%) Oracle

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 3 (11.11%) IBM Notes
1 3 (11.11%) Lotus Domino
1 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 3 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Office
2 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 5 (18.52%) RDBMS
3 2 (7.41%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (7.41%) Ant
3 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
3 2 (7.41%) FitNesse
3 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
3 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.41%) Zephyr
3 2 (7.41%) Maven
3 2 (7.41%) JIRA
4 1 (3.70%) JMeter
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Software Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Verification Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Validation Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (7.41%) QA Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Automation Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
1 2 (7.41%) XML
1 2 (7.41%) XML Schema
1 2 (7.41%) JSON
1 2 (7.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Open Source
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.70%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
1 5 (18.52%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Automated Testing
2 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
4 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Scrum
5 5 (18.52%) BDD
6 4 (14.81%) Test Planning
6 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Validation
7 3 (11.11%) User Stories
7 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (7.41%) Automation Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Black-Box Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
8 2 (7.41%) TDD
8 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
8 2 (7.41%) SOA
8 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
8 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) Java
1 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 7 (25.93%) Python
3 5 (18.52%) Perl
4 4 (14.81%) VB
5 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 3 (11.11%) Ruby
6 2 (7.41%) XPath
6 2 (7.41%) VBScript
7 1 (3.70%) Embedded C
7 1 (3.70%) Embedded C++
7 1 (3.70%) C
7 1 (3.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) ISEB
2 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.70%) MCSD
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 3 (11.11%) Lotus
2 2 (7.41%) IBM