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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 107 125 117
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -8
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 19 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.82% 0.52% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.64% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 3
Median daily rate £250 £250 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -47.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £280 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.03% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%
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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
1903 2674 2198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.60% 81.77% 79.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 1394 1125
Median daily rate £355 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 63 27
Median hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £55.00 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +1 5 £400 +68.42% 1
West Lothian +7 3 £233 -
Dundee +6 3 £110 -
Fife +2 3 £275 +8.37%
Glasgow +6 2 £104 -61.48%
Renfrewshire -8 1 £240 -
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
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Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 (67.74%) SQL
2 15 (48.39%) Linux
3 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (38.71%) Test Automation
4 12 (38.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (38.71%) BDD
5 11 (35.48%) Selenium
6 10 (32.26%) Python
6 10 (32.26%) User Stories
7 9 (29.03%) WebDriver
7 9 (29.03%) Windows
7 9 (29.03%) ISEB
7 9 (29.03%) JIRA
7 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
7 9 (29.03%) ISTQB
8 8 (25.81%) Automated Testing
8 8 (25.81%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (22.58%) Java
10 5 (16.13%) MS Office
10 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (12.90%) Automation Testing
11 4 (12.90%) Functional Testing
11 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
11 4 (12.90%) SDLC
11 4 (12.90%) Perl
12 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
12 3 (9.68%) RDBMS
12 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management

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 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Office
2 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) DHCP
2 1 (3.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) RDBMS
1 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.23%) GIS
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Selenium
2 9 (29.03%) JIRA
2 9 (29.03%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.23%) TestRail
General
1 2 (6.45%) Games
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (74.19%) Analyst
2 22 (70.97%) Test Analyst
3 13 (41.94%) Senior Analyst
3 13 (41.94%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Software Verification Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Verification Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Software Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Tester
6 1 (3.23%) GIS Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) QA Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Senior GIS Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) WebGL
2 1 (3.23%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.23%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.23%) Smartcard
2 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Linux
2 9 (29.03%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) Android
3 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.45%) Unix
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) BDD
2 12 (38.71%) Test Automation
2 12 (38.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (32.26%) User Stories
4 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
5 8 (25.81%) Automated Testing
5 8 (25.81%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Automation Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Functional Testing
6 4 (12.90%) SDLC
6 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
7 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
7 3 (9.68%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Test Management
8 2 (6.45%) CRM
8 2 (6.45%) Defect Management
8 2 (6.45%) Regression Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (67.74%) SQL
2 10 (32.26%) Python
3 7 (22.58%) Java
4 4 (12.90%) Perl
5 2 (6.45%) C#
5 2 (6.45%) C++
5 2 (6.45%) Objective-C
5 2 (6.45%) VB
6 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) ISEB
1 9 (29.03%) ISTQB
2 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.23%) XenApp
1 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) HP
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) Citrix
2 1 (3.23%) IronPort
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Symantec
2 1 (3.23%) ThinPrint
2 1 (3.23%) VMware
2 1 (3.23%) Xerox