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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 126 118 107
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -11
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 8 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.25% 0.55% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.70% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Average daily rate
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£250 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £308 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £475 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -9.09%
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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
2523 2151 1752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.59% 78.48% 71.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1291 1125 881
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £253 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 34 42
Average hourly rate £34.80 £21.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.55 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £152.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 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 -5 3 £250 -23.07% 1
Dundee - 3 - -
Glasgow 0 1 £270 -10.00% 1
Fife -8 1 £213 -
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Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) ISEB
3 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 6 (28.57%) Android
3 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 6 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
4 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Java
5 4 (19.05%) UNIX
5 4 (19.05%) SDLC
6 3 (14.29%) Appium
6 3 (14.29%) Android Development
6 3 (14.29%) iOS Development
6 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
6 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 3 (14.29%) Hudson
6 3 (14.29%) REST
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 3 (14.29%) MongoDB
6 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (14.29%) Gradle
6 3 (14.29%) Jenkins

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) FTP
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) DB2
3 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Xcode
1 3 (14.29%) Maven
1 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 3 (14.29%) Hudson
1 3 (14.29%) Gradle
1 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 3 (14.29%) Calabash
1 3 (14.29%) Appium
1 3 (14.29%) Ant
2 2 (9.52%) HP UFT
2 2 (9.52%) Bugzilla
2 2 (9.52%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Tester
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Test Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Systems Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Manual Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Software Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Verification Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Junior Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Applications Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Junior
6 1 (4.76%) Business Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) DOM
2 1 (4.76%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Replication
3 1 (4.76%) iSeries
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) NHS
3 1 (4.76%) W3C
3 1 (4.76%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Android
1 6 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 4 (19.05%) UNIX
3 3 (14.29%) Windows
3 3 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (4.76%) OS/400
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
3 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
4 4 (19.05%) SDLC
5 3 (14.29%) TDD
5 3 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Android Development
5 3 (14.29%) iOS Development
5 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (14.29%) Open Source
5 3 (14.29%) BDD
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.52%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) VB
4 2 (9.52%) C
4 2 (9.52%) VBScript
4 2 (9.52%) Perl
4 2 (9.52%) Python
5 1 (4.76%) RPG IV
5 1 (4.76%) RPG
5 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) ISEB
2 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 3 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (4.76%) XenApp
1 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Twitter
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Dell
2 1 (4.76%) Citrix
2 1 (4.76%) AppSense