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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
UK / Scotland
Rank 81 114 113
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -1
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 21 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.24% 0.66% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 0.80% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 7
Median daily rate £325 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £266 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+5.50% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-26.00% -14.52%

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
1420 2128 2209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 84.17% 82.23% 80.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 848 1138 1244
Median daily rate £378 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.94% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £543 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 37
Median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £15.25 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £49.41 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +31 16 £338 +24.53%
Fife -4 2 £319 -0.39%
Stirling +7 1 £305 -
Glasgow +2 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £228 -
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (43.24%) SQL
3 13 (35.14%) Linux
3 13 (35.14%) Software Testing
3 13 (35.14%) Selenium
4 12 (32.43%) WebDriver
4 12 (32.43%) Windows
4 12 (32.43%) Python
5 10 (27.03%) Java
5 10 (27.03%) Automated Testing
6 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
7 8 (21.62%) Jenkins
8 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
8 7 (18.92%) BDD
8 7 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (18.92%) Exploratory Testing
9 6 (16.22%) Automation Testing
9 6 (16.22%) Subversion
9 6 (16.22%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (16.22%) SoapUI
9 6 (16.22%) MS Office
9 6 (16.22%) Web Services
10 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
10 5 (13.51%) User Stories
10 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
10 5 (13.51%) Scrum
10 5 (13.51%) Requirements Management
10 5 (13.51%) JIRA
10 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
10 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration

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:

Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Office
2 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Relational Database
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) MySQL
2 4 (10.81%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (10.81%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.41%) SQLite
4 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.70%) GIS
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (35.14%) Selenium
2 12 (32.43%) WebDriver
3 8 (21.62%) Jenkins
4 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
5 6 (16.22%) SoapUI
5 6 (16.22%) Subversion
6 5 (13.51%) JIRA
7 4 (10.81%) Bugzilla
8 2 (5.41%) YouTrack
9 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.70%) HP UFT
9 1 (2.70%) Protractor
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Electronics
2 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.70%) Marketing
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Analyst
1 15 (40.54%) Test Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) Test Engineer
3 9 (24.32%) Tester
4 6 (16.22%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Manual Test Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Manual Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Java Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Software Verification Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Test Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Verification Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Junior Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.41%) UAT Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) Web Services
2 4 (10.81%) JSON
2 4 (10.81%) REST
3 2 (5.41%) iOS SDK
3 2 (5.41%) SOAP
3 2 (5.41%) WebGL
4 1 (2.70%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.70%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Linux
2 12 (32.43%) Windows
3 2 (5.41%) Android
3 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
3 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) Software Testing
3 10 (27.03%) Automated Testing
4 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
5 7 (18.92%) BDD
5 7 (18.92%) Exploratory Testing
5 7 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Automation Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (13.51%) Requirements Management
7 5 (13.51%) Scrum
7 5 (13.51%) SDLC
7 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
7 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
7 5 (13.51%) User Stories
8 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
8 4 (10.81%) Integration Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Regression Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) SQL
2 12 (32.43%) Python
3 10 (27.03%) Java
4 2 (5.41%) Perl
5 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.70%) VB
5 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) ISEB
1 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.11%) Degree
3 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) CA Agile Central
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) Northgate
3 1 (2.70%) SAP