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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 140 142 130
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 16 23 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.52% 0.70% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.86% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 6 20 19
Average salary £31,000 £39,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.51% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £32,750 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £45,000 £37,900
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
2615 2689 2351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 84.85% 81.41% 80.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1690 1731 1570
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 28 January 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 28 January 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
Fife +11 7 - -
Glasgow +12 4 £30,000 -
Edinburgh -2 2 £33,750 -13.46% 2
Dundee +5 1 £22,000 -48.23% 1
Aberdeen +3 1 £32,000 -8.57% 1
Stirling - 1 £51,000 -
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (69.39%) Automated Testing
2 26 (53.06%) SQL
3 23 (46.94%) ISEB
3 23 (46.94%) ISTQB
4 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (36.73%) Software Testing
6 17 (34.69%) UNIX
7 14 (28.57%) Windows
8 12 (24.49%) RDBMS
8 12 (24.49%) Selenium
8 12 (24.49%) Relational Database
9 11 (22.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (18.37%) QA
10 9 (18.37%) Test Scripting
11 7 (14.29%) Automation Testing
11 7 (14.29%) Mentoring
12 6 (12.24%) HP
13 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
13 5 (10.20%) Finance
13 5 (10.20%) Coaching
13 5 (10.20%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (10.20%) JIRA
13 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
14 4 (8.16%) Regression Testing
15 3 (6.12%) Scrum
15 3 (6.12%) JMeter
15 3 (6.12%) Ruby
15 3 (6.12%) TDD
15 3 (6.12%) LoadRunner
15 3 (6.12%) Perl

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.49%) RDBMS
1 12 (24.49%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Selenium
2 5 (10.20%) JIRA
3 3 (6.12%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.12%) JUnit
3 3 (6.12%) LoadRunner
3 3 (6.12%) JMeter
4 2 (4.08%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.04%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.04%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.04%) MSTest
5 1 (2.04%) FogBugz
5 1 (2.04%) Appium
General
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Software Engineer
2 13 (26.53%) Analyst
2 13 (26.53%) Test Analyst
3 12 (24.49%) Verification Engineer
4 11 (22.45%) Senior Software Engineer
5 7 (14.29%) Tester
6 5 (10.20%) Trainer
6 5 (10.20%) Test Manager
6 5 (10.20%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Software Tester
7 3 (6.12%) QA Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Test Leader
8 2 (4.08%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.04%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.04%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.04%) Replication
2 1 (2.04%) Derivative
2 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.69%) UNIX
2 14 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (4.08%) Linux
3 2 (4.08%) Android
3 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.04%) VMS
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (69.39%) Automated Testing
2 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (36.73%) Software Testing
4 9 (18.37%) Test Scripting
5 7 (14.29%) Automation Testing
5 7 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 5 (10.20%) Coaching
6 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.16%) Regression Testing
8 3 (6.12%) TDD
8 3 (6.12%) Scrum
8 3 (6.12%) BDD
8 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.12%) Product Management
9 2 (4.08%) Test Strategy
9 2 (4.08%) Functional Testing
9 2 (4.08%) Test Management
9 2 (4.08%) Performance Testing
9 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.08%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (53.06%) SQL
2 3 (6.12%) Python
2 3 (6.12%) Perl
2 3 (6.12%) Ruby
3 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.08%) VBScript
3 2 (4.08%) C#
3 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (46.94%) ISEB
1 23 (46.94%) ISTQB
2 11 (22.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (6.12%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.37%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) HP
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.04%) Twitter
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Aberdeen
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Good Career Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago