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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 125 130 120
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 13 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.51% 0.25% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.31% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Median daily rate £158 £231 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.89% -26.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £216 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £246 £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.50 -
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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
2126 2587 2191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.14% 81.15% 79.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1257 1301 1149
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 56 37
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% +6.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.28 £46.70 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -4 3 - - 2
Glasgow +3 2 £104 -
Dundee +1 2 £110 -
West Lothian - 2 £205 -
Fife +8 1 £320 +50.58%
Renfrewshire - 1 £240 -
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
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Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 18 (66.67%) SQL
2 13 (48.15%) Test Automation
3 12 (44.44%) Linux
4 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (40.74%) Selenium
4 11 (40.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (37.04%) BDD
6 8 (29.63%) WebDriver
6 8 (29.63%) JIRA
6 8 (29.63%) User Stories
6 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
7 7 (25.93%) ISEB
7 7 (25.93%) Windows
8 6 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
8 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (22.22%) Python
8 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Java
9 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
10 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (14.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (14.81%) Perl
11 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
11 3 (11.11%) MS Office
11 3 (11.11%) Automation Testing
11 3 (11.11%) QA
11 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
11 3 (11.11%) Test Management
12 2 (7.41%) Android

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 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) DHCP
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) Selenium
2 8 (29.63%) JIRA
2 8 (29.63%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.70%) TestRail
General
1 2 (7.41%) Games
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Billing
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Front Office
2 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (81.48%) Analyst
2 21 (77.78%) Test Analyst
3 11 (40.74%) Senior Analyst
3 11 (40.74%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Software Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Junior
5 1 (3.70%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Junior QA Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.70%) UAT Manager
5 1 (3.70%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) UAT Test Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) WebGL
2 1 (3.70%) DHTML
2 1 (3.70%) DOM
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.70%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.70%) Smartcard
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Linux
2 7 (25.93%) Windows
3 2 (7.41%) Android
3 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.70%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Test Automation
2 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (37.04%) BDD
4 8 (29.63%) User Stories
5 6 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
5 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
7 3 (11.11%) Automation Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Test Management
8 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Defect Management
9 1 (3.70%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
9 1 (3.70%) Open Source
9 1 (3.70%) People Management
9 1 (3.70%) SDLC
9 1 (3.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) Python
3 5 (18.52%) Java
4 4 (14.81%) Perl
5 2 (7.41%) C#
6 1 (3.70%) C++
6 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.70%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.70%) VB
6 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
2 7 (25.93%) ISEB
3 4 (14.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.70%) XenApp
1 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Charles River
1 1 (3.70%) Citrix
1 1 (3.70%) HP
1 1 (3.70%) IBM
1 1 (3.70%) IronPort
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle
1 1 (3.70%) Symantec
1 1 (3.70%) ThinPrint
1 1 (3.70%) VMware
1 1 (3.70%) Xerox
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