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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 87 89 93
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 23 16 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.46% 1.09% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.29% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 21 13 1
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
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
1390 1242 1028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 88.25% 84.60% 86.17%
Number of salaries quoted 881 819 639
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 34 (79.07%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (55.81%) Test Automation
3 20 (46.51%) Test Scripting
4 15 (34.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (32.56%) SQL
6 13 (30.23%) Release Management
7 11 (25.58%) Finance
7 11 (25.58%) Linux
8 9 (20.93%) Software Testing
9 8 (18.60%) Selenium
9 8 (18.60%) JIRA
9 8 (18.60%) WebDriver
9 8 (18.60%) BDD
9 8 (18.60%) User Stories
10 7 (16.28%) Waterfall
10 7 (16.28%) Asset Management
11 6 (13.95%) Automated Testing
11 6 (13.95%) C#
12 5 (11.63%) ISEB
12 5 (11.63%) Perl
13 4 (9.30%) MS Visio
13 4 (9.30%) FTP
13 4 (9.30%) Six Sigma
13 4 (9.30%) Python
13 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
13 4 (9.30%) MS PowerPoint
13 4 (9.30%) Degree
13 4 (9.30%) QA
13 4 (9.30%) Lean Six Sigma
13 4 (9.30%) Test Strategy

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (9.30%) MS Visio
1 4 (9.30%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) FTP
2 1 (2.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) JIRA
1 8 (18.60%) Selenium
1 8 (18.60%) WebDriver
2 2 (4.65%) TestComplete
3 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.33%) JMeter
3 1 (2.33%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.33%) QAComplete
3 1 (2.33%) TestLink
General
1 11 (25.58%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 35 (81.40%) Analyst
2 34 (79.07%) Test Analyst
3 21 (48.84%) Senior Analyst
3 21 (48.84%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Technical Test Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Test Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Software Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Test Leader
5 2 (4.65%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Graduate
6 1 (2.33%) Tester
6 1 (2.33%) Software Tester
6 1 (2.33%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Trainee
6 1 (2.33%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Technical Tester
6 1 (2.33%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
1 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) Grid Computing
2 1 (2.33%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) UNIX
2 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (79.07%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (55.81%) Test Automation
3 20 (46.51%) Test Scripting
4 15 (34.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (30.23%) Release Management
6 9 (20.93%) Software Testing
7 8 (18.60%) BDD
7 8 (18.60%) User Stories
8 7 (16.28%) Waterfall
8 7 (16.28%) Asset Management
9 6 (13.95%) Automated Testing
10 4 (9.30%) Six Sigma
10 4 (9.30%) Lean Six Sigma
10 4 (9.30%) Test Strategy
10 4 (9.30%) Business Transformation
11 3 (6.98%) Automation Testing
11 3 (6.98%) Software Delivery
11 3 (6.98%) V-Model
11 3 (6.98%) Integration Testing
11 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) C#
3 5 (11.63%) Perl
4 4 (9.30%) Python
5 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.65%) Java
6 2 (4.65%) VBScript
7 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.33%) Ruby
7 1 (2.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) ISEB
2 4 (9.30%) Degree
3 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.65%) Charles River
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle