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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 92 92 82
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 18 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.21% 0.40% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 0.47% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 15 2 8
Average salary £34,000 £24,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.66% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -1.58%
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
1245 1060 996
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 83.39% 84.33% 81.11%
Number of salaries quoted 848 676 709
Average salary £41,500 £46,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.75% +9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 22 September 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 18 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (50.00%) QA
4 9 (37.50%) ISEB
5 8 (33.33%) Degree
6 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 6 (25.00%) Selenium
6 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 6 (25.00%) SQL
7 5 (20.83%) Perl
7 5 (20.83%) Linux
7 5 (20.83%) Python
7 5 (20.83%) Automation Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
8 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
8 4 (16.67%) Puppet
8 4 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
8 4 (16.67%) .NET
8 4 (16.67%) C#
9 3 (12.50%) C++
9 3 (12.50%) Java
9 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
9 3 (12.50%) C
9 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
9 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 3 (12.50%) Eclipse
9 3 (12.50%) Finance
9 3 (12.50%) Computer Science

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Selenium
2 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (12.50%) Eclipse
3 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 3 (12.50%) Bugzilla
4 2 (8.33%) MSTest
5 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.17%) InstallShield
5 1 (4.17%) JIRA
5 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.17%) MSBuild
5 1 (4.17%) FogBugz
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Test Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) QA Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Software Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (8.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) Visualisation
2 2 (8.33%) User Experience
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Statistics
3 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.17%) Derivative
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Android
3 2 (8.33%) UNIX
4 1 (4.17%) Windows
4 1 (4.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Automation Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.33%) 3D Programming
6 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.33%) Test Planning
6 2 (8.33%) System Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
6 2 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Validation
6 2 (8.33%) Migration
7 1 (4.17%) Six Sigma
7 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.17%) Lean Six Sigma
7 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) Perl
2 5 (20.83%) Python
3 4 (16.67%) C#
4 3 (12.50%) C++
4 3 (12.50%) Java
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.50%) C
4 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.33%) Ruby
5 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) ISEB
2 8 (33.33%) Degree
3 4 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft