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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 124 143 136
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -7
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 47 14 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.30% 0.45% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 0.55% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 33 7 17
Average salary £34,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,400 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £38,500 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -1.61%
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
2978 2527 2456
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 82.08% 81.70% 77.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1901 1651 1630
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
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 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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
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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
Glasgow +12 18 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Edinburgh +2 18 £34,000 +41.66%
Stirling - 8 £48,750 -
Fife - 2 £40,000 - 1
Dundee - 1 £27,500 - 2
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Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 45 (72.58%) Automated Testing
2 32 (51.61%) ISTQB
3 30 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (46.77%) ISEB
5 27 (43.55%) SQL
6 22 (35.48%) QA
6 22 (35.48%) Selenium
7 17 (27.42%) Software Testing
8 15 (24.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 13 (20.97%) UNIX
10 10 (16.13%) Degree
10 10 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (14.52%) Test Scripting
11 9 (14.52%) Android
11 9 (14.52%) HP
11 9 (14.52%) Regression Testing
11 9 (14.52%) Finance
12 8 (12.90%) Python
12 8 (12.90%) Mentoring
13 7 (11.29%) Coaching
13 7 (11.29%) Automation Testing
13 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
13 7 (11.29%) Perl
14 6 (9.68%) C#
14 6 (9.68%) Linux
14 6 (9.68%) MS Excel
14 6 (9.68%) Apple iOS
14 6 (9.68%) Usability Testing
14 6 (9.68%) Product Management
14 6 (9.68%) FitNesse

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 6 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.61%) MS Office
3 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (35.48%) Selenium
2 6 (9.68%) FitNesse
3 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.84%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.84%) Bugzilla
5 2 (3.23%) MSTest
5 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.61%) Hudson
6 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.61%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.61%) FogBugz
6 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.61%) JIRA
6 1 (1.61%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.61%) InstallShield
6 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (14.52%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Test Engineer
2 13 (20.97%) Analyst
2 13 (20.97%) Test Analyst
3 11 (17.74%) Software Engineer
4 10 (16.13%) Tester
4 10 (16.13%) QA Engineer
5 9 (14.52%) Trainer
5 9 (14.52%) Software Tester
6 7 (11.29%) Test Manager
7 6 (9.68%) Software Test Engineer
7 6 (9.68%) Technical Manager
8 4 (6.45%) QA Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Lead Test Analyst
10 2 (3.23%) Verification Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) QA Test Analyst
10 2 (3.23%) Senior Test Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Systems Test Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) IT Trainer
10 2 (3.23%) Senior Software Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) .NET
2 3 (4.84%) LAMP
3 2 (3.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (1.61%) HTML
4 1 (1.61%) HTML5
4 1 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.84%) User Experience
4 2 (3.23%) Statistics
4 2 (3.23%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.61%) Open Source
5 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.61%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.61%) AS400
5 1 (1.61%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.61%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.97%) UNIX
2 9 (14.52%) Android
3 6 (9.68%) Apple iOS
3 6 (9.68%) Linux
4 5 (8.06%) Windows
5 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.61%) VMS
5 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (72.58%) Automated Testing
2 30 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (27.42%) Software Testing
4 10 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (14.52%) Regression Testing
5 9 (14.52%) Test Scripting
6 8 (12.90%) Mentoring
7 7 (11.29%) Coaching
7 7 (11.29%) Automation Testing
8 6 (9.68%) Product Management
8 6 (9.68%) Usability Testing
9 4 (6.45%) Validation
9 4 (6.45%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (4.84%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (4.84%) Test Planning
10 3 (4.84%) Test Automation
11 2 (3.23%) System Testing
11 2 (3.23%) Data Migration
11 2 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (3.23%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 27 (43.55%) SQL
2 8 (12.90%) Python
3 7 (11.29%) Perl
4 6 (9.68%) C#
5 5 (8.06%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.45%) Java
6 4 (6.45%) Ruby
7 3 (4.84%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.84%) VBScript
7 3 (4.84%) C
7 3 (4.84%) C++
8 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.23%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (51.61%) ISTQB
2 29 (46.77%) ISEB
3 15 (24.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (16.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (35.48%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Puppet
2 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (14.52%) HP
2 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.23%) IBM
4 1 (1.61%) Green Hat
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