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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 135 146 153
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +7
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 25 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.68% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.20% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15 3 4
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £35,500 £32,150
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £39,500 £36,750
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -1.58%
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
2979 2467 2367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 80.54% 81.26% 75.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1939 1603 1587
Average salary £42,250 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.58% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £56,500
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 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -1 13 £27,500 -
Stirling - 6 £50,000 -
Edinburgh -6 4 £27,500 -21.42% 3
Dundee - 1 - - 1
Fife - 1 £40,000 - 1
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 20 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (48.57%) ISEB
3 15 (42.86%) ISTQB
4 13 (37.14%) Software Testing
4 13 (37.14%) QA
4 13 (37.14%) Selenium
5 12 (34.29%) SQL
6 11 (31.43%) UNIX
7 8 (22.86%) HP
7 8 (22.86%) Regression Testing
7 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (22.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (20.00%) Automation Testing
9 6 (17.14%) Product Management
9 6 (17.14%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (14.29%) LAMP
10 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
11 4 (11.43%) Validation
11 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
11 4 (11.43%) Linux
11 4 (11.43%) Puppet
11 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
12 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
12 3 (8.57%) Windows
12 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
12 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
12 3 (8.57%) Degree
13 2 (5.71%) System Testing
13 2 (5.71%) IMAP

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (37.14%) Selenium
2 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Trainer
1 8 (22.86%) Tester
2 7 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 7 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Test Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) QA Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Technical Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Test Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) QA Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Test Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Agile Test Manager
6 1 (2.86%) IT Trainer
6 1 (2.86%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Verification Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.86%) Validation Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) LAMP
2 2 (5.71%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) HTML
3 1 (2.86%) XML
3 1 (2.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.86%) Derivative
1 1 (2.86%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) UNIX
2 4 (11.43%) Linux
3 3 (8.57%) Windows
4 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (37.14%) Software Testing
4 8 (22.86%) Regression Testing
4 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 6 (17.14%) Product Management
6 6 (17.14%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 4 (11.43%) Validation
9 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
10 2 (5.71%) System Testing
11 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
11 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
11 1 (2.86%) Business Analysis
11 1 (2.86%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) VBScript
2 2 (5.71%) C#
2 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.86%) Perl
3 1 (2.86%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.86%) Python
3 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (48.57%) ISEB
2 15 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 8 (22.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (8.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (37.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) HP
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
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