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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 98 90 87
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 4 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.27% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.19% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 1
Average salary £27,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.42% -6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £31,750
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -2.36%
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
1196 1027 950
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.53% 84.53% 79.10%
Number of salaries quoted 794 640 680
Average salary £42,000 £46,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.67% +9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 2014, 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 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Automated Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Regression Testing
4 5 (38.46%) QA
4 5 (38.46%) Automation Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Puppet
5 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
5 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 4 (30.77%) LAMP
5 4 (30.77%) Selenium
5 4 (30.77%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 3 (23.08%) ISEB
6 3 (23.08%) Linux
7 2 (15.38%) SQL
7 2 (15.38%) UNIX
7 2 (15.38%) Degree
7 2 (15.38%) System Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
7 2 (15.38%) Validation
8 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (7.69%) Scrum
8 1 (7.69%) IMAP
8 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Derivative
8 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
8 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
8 1 (7.69%) Windows
8 1 (7.69%) C#

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Selenium
1 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Software Tester
3 4 (30.77%) QA Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) LAMP
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Automated Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Regression Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Automation Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
6 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
7 2 (15.38%) System Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 2 (15.38%) Validation
8 1 (7.69%) Scrum
8 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
8 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VBScript
2 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
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