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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 123 155 147
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -8
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 36 18 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.21% 0.47% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 0.57% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 27 11 8
Average salary £33,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £25,000 £22,350
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £34,000 £34,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
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
2587 3144 2538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 87.08% 82.33% 79.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1633 2084 1541
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +21 20 £38,000 +19.68% 2
Glasgow +13 13 £27,500 - 1
Dundee +5 2 £20,000 -9.09%
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 34 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (50.98%) ISEB
3 21 (41.18%) SQL
4 17 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 17 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 15 (29.41%) Test Scripting
6 14 (27.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (27.45%) Automated Testing
7 12 (23.53%) Test Automation
8 10 (19.61%) QA
8 10 (19.61%) Linux
8 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
9 9 (17.65%) Finance
9 9 (17.65%) Selenium
9 9 (17.65%) JIRA
9 9 (17.65%) BDD
10 8 (15.69%) WebDriver
10 8 (15.69%) User Stories
10 8 (15.69%) N-Tier
11 7 (13.73%) Windows
11 7 (13.73%) C#
12 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (9.80%) Waterfall
13 5 (9.80%) Apple iOS
13 5 (9.80%) Test Strategy
14 4 (7.84%) Performance Testing
14 4 (7.84%) V-Model
14 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
14 4 (7.84%) Mobile App
14 4 (7.84%) Automation Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 2 (3.92%) MS Office
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
1 4 (7.84%) RDBMS
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Selenium
1 9 (17.65%) JIRA
2 8 (15.69%) WebDriver
3 2 (3.92%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.92%) LoadRunner
3 2 (3.92%) JMeter
4 1 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.96%) JUnit
4 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.96%) TestComplete
4 1 (1.96%) QAComplete
General
1 9 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Retail
3 2 (3.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Games
4 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 34 (66.67%) Analyst
2 33 (64.71%) Test Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Senior Test Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (13.73%) Tester
4 7 (13.73%) Software Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Verification Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) QA Tester
6 3 (5.88%) Software Tester
6 3 (5.88%) Systems Tester
6 3 (5.88%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.92%) Technical Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Test Manager
8 1 (1.96%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) .NET
2 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.96%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) N-Tier
2 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.84%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.92%) Replication
5 1 (1.96%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.61%) Linux
2 7 (13.73%) Windows
3 5 (9.80%) Apple iOS
4 4 (7.84%) UNIX
5 3 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 15 (29.41%) Test Scripting
4 14 (27.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (27.45%) Automated Testing
5 12 (23.53%) Test Automation
6 9 (17.65%) BDD
7 8 (15.69%) User Stories
8 5 (9.80%) Waterfall
8 5 (9.80%) Test Strategy
9 4 (7.84%) Performance Testing
9 4 (7.84%) V-Model
9 4 (7.84%) Automation Testing
9 4 (7.84%) Regression Testing
9 4 (7.84%) Scrum
10 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (5.88%) Asset Management
10 3 (5.88%) Test Planning
10 3 (5.88%) Software Delivery
10 3 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 21 (41.18%) SQL
2 7 (13.73%) C#
3 3 (5.88%) Perl
4 1 (1.96%) Python
4 1 (1.96%) Java
4 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.96%) VBScript
4 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (50.98%) ISEB
2 17 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.61%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.92%) HP
2 2 (3.92%) Charles River
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle
3 1 (1.96%) Twitter
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