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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 135 156 149
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -7
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 34 16 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.07% 0.43% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.51% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 27 9 9
Average salary £35,000 £28,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.80% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,800 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £31,700 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
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
2799 3134 2604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 87.80% 84.29% 80.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1776 2101 1694
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 3 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 3 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 +21 19 £35,000 +16.66% 4
Glasgow +12 14 £30,000 +20.00%
Dundee +2 5 £27,500 -
Aberdeen - 1 - - 1
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 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 44 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (45.00%) ISEB
3 24 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 22 (36.67%) SQL
5 19 (31.67%) ISTQB
6 18 (30.00%) Test Automation
7 16 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (25.00%) Automated Testing
8 15 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 13 (21.67%) QA
10 12 (20.00%) Linux
11 11 (18.33%) C#
12 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
13 9 (15.00%) Finance
13 9 (15.00%) Degree
14 8 (13.33%) JIRA
14 8 (13.33%) Selenium
14 8 (13.33%) WebDriver
14 8 (13.33%) User Stories
14 8 (13.33%) BDD
14 8 (13.33%) N-Tier
15 7 (11.67%) Waterfall
16 6 (10.00%) Computer Science
16 6 (10.00%) Performance Testing
16 6 (10.00%) .NET
17 5 (8.33%) Regression Testing
17 5 (8.33%) Windows
17 5 (8.33%) V-Model
17 5 (8.33%) Release Management
17 5 (8.33%) Apple iOS

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 2 (3.33%) MS Office
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) FTP
1 1 (1.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (13.33%) JIRA
1 8 (13.33%) Selenium
1 8 (13.33%) WebDriver
2 3 (5.00%) Ranorex
2 3 (5.00%) JMeter
3 2 (3.33%) TestComplete
4 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.67%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.67%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.67%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.67%) QAComplete
4 1 (1.67%) TestLink
4 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
General
1 9 (15.00%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Front Office
4 1 (1.67%) Games
4 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (68.33%) Analyst
2 40 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 13 (21.67%) Senior Analyst
3 13 (21.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 9 (15.00%) Tester
5 6 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Software Tester
7 4 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Test Leader
8 3 (5.00%) Systems Tester
8 3 (5.00%) QA Tester
9 2 (3.33%) Technical Test Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
10 1 (1.67%) Manual Test Analyst
10 1 (1.67%) Verification Engineer
10 1 (1.67%) Agile Test Analyst
10 1 (1.67%) Agile Tester
10 1 (1.67%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.67%) CSS
3 1 (1.67%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) N-Tier
2 6 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.67%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.33%) Replication
6 1 (1.67%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.67%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.67%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.00%) Linux
2 5 (8.33%) Windows
2 5 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.33%) UNIX
4 2 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 18 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 16 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 15 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 8 (13.33%) BDD
6 8 (13.33%) User Stories
7 7 (11.67%) Waterfall
8 6 (10.00%) Performance Testing
9 5 (8.33%) Release Management
9 5 (8.33%) V-Model
9 5 (8.33%) Regression Testing
10 4 (6.67%) Scrum
10 4 (6.67%) Software Engineering
10 4 (6.67%) Asset Management
10 4 (6.67%) Test Strategy
10 4 (6.67%) Automation Testing
10 4 (6.67%) SDLC
11 3 (5.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.67%) SQL
2 11 (18.33%) C#
3 4 (6.67%) Python
3 4 (6.67%) Perl
4 3 (5.00%) Java
4 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.33%) VBScript
6 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.67%) Ruby
6 1 (1.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 27 (45.00%) ISEB
2 19 (31.67%) ISTQB
3 9 (15.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (21.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.00%) VMware
3 2 (3.33%) Charles River
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle
4 1 (1.67%) HP
4 1 (1.67%) Twitter
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