The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 131 144 150
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +6
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 31 32 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.98% 0.87% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.04% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 26 19 11
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.06%
Manual Testing
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2798 3082 2673
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 88.38% 83.80% 82.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1779 2049 1746
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,900 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Scotland

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Scotland

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +12 22 £35,000 +9.37% 2
Glasgow +11 12 £35,000 +29.62% 1
Dundee +2 5 £27,500 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 50 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (50.77%) Test Scripting
3 25 (38.46%) ISEB
4 22 (33.85%) SQL
5 21 (32.31%) Test Automation
6 19 (29.23%) ISTQB
7 16 (24.62%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (21.54%) QA
9 13 (20.00%) Software Testing
10 12 (18.46%) Automated Testing
10 12 (18.46%) Finance
10 12 (18.46%) C#
11 11 (16.92%) Linux
12 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
12 10 (15.38%) Degree
12 10 (15.38%) Waterfall
13 9 (13.85%) Release Management
14 8 (12.31%) Selenium
14 8 (12.31%) JIRA
14 8 (12.31%) Computer Science
14 8 (12.31%) BDD
14 8 (12.31%) WebDriver
14 8 (12.31%) User Stories
14 8 (12.31%) N-Tier
15 7 (10.77%) Asset Management
15 7 (10.77%) Performance Testing
16 5 (7.69%) VMware
16 5 (7.69%) Software Engineering
16 5 (7.69%) JMeter
16 5 (7.69%) .NET

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 (6.15%) MS Visio
1 4 (6.15%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.08%) MS Office
2 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) FTP
2 1 (1.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (12.31%) JIRA
1 8 (12.31%) Selenium
1 8 (12.31%) WebDriver
2 5 (7.69%) Ranorex
2 5 (7.69%) JMeter
3 2 (3.08%) TestComplete
4 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.54%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.54%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.54%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.54%) QAComplete
4 1 (1.54%) TestLink
4 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
General
1 12 (18.46%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Retail
3 2 (3.08%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Front Office
4 1 (1.54%) Games
4 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (73.85%) Analyst
2 47 (72.31%) Test Analyst
3 17 (26.15%) Senior Analyst
3 17 (26.15%) Senior Test Analyst
4 7 (10.77%) Tester
5 6 (9.23%) Test Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Software Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Software Tester
8 3 (4.62%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Test Leader
9 2 (3.08%) Manual Test Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Systems Tester
9 2 (3.08%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) QA Tester
9 2 (3.08%) Technical Test Analyst
10 1 (1.54%) Performance Analyst
10 1 (1.54%) Trainee
10 1 (1.54%) Performance Test Analyst
10 1 (1.54%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) .NET
2 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.54%) CSS
3 1 (1.54%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.54%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) N-Tier
1 8 (12.31%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.15%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.54%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.54%) Mobile Games
3 1 (1.54%) Replication
3 1 (1.54%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.92%) Linux
2 4 (6.15%) Windows
2 4 (6.15%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.62%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.54%) UNIX
4 1 (1.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (50.77%) Test Scripting
3 21 (32.31%) Test Automation
4 16 (24.62%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 12 (18.46%) Automated Testing
7 10 (15.38%) Waterfall
8 9 (13.85%) Release Management
9 8 (12.31%) BDD
9 8 (12.31%) User Stories
10 7 (10.77%) Performance Testing
10 7 (10.77%) Asset Management
11 5 (7.69%) Software Engineering
11 5 (7.69%) V-Model
12 4 (6.15%) Business Transformation
12 4 (6.15%) Test Strategy
12 4 (6.15%) Lean Six Sigma
12 4 (6.15%) Six Sigma
12 4 (6.15%) Regression Testing
12 4 (6.15%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.85%) SQL
2 12 (18.46%) C#
3 4 (6.15%) Python
3 4 (6.15%) Perl
4 3 (4.62%) Java
4 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.08%) VBScript
6 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.54%) Ruby
6 1 (1.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (38.46%) ISEB
2 19 (29.23%) ISTQB
3 10 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.54%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.69%) VMware
3 2 (3.08%) Charles River
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle
4 1 (1.54%) HP
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