The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 98 91 82
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 3 15 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.22% 1.04% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 1.24% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3 14 8
Average salary £32,500 £32,750 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.76% +5.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £29,550
10% offered a salary of more than £38,100 £41,500 £36,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Manual Testing
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1131 1213 936
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 84.21% 84.18% 82.11%
Number of salaries quoted 687 794 596
Average salary £44,000 £41,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.31% -8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Edinburgh region.

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing.

1 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) QA
3 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Puppet
4 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (14.29%) MSTest
5 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) T-SQL

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (14.29%) MSTest
3 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 1 (14.29%) Bugzilla
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Software Test Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) QA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
2 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP
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