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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 137 145 133
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 18 21 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.59% 0.64% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.79% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 7 15 20
Average salary £35,000 £39,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.25% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £29,850
10% offered a salary of more than £44,400 £45,000 £47,750
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
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
2615 2649 2443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 85.01% 80.98% 79.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1734 1674 1695
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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
(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 +12 9 - - 1
Glasgow +12 4 £32,500 +8.33%
Stirling - 3 £35,000 -
Edinburgh -5 2 £33,750 -13.46% 1
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 44 (70.97%) Automated Testing
2 30 (48.39%) SQL
3 29 (46.77%) ISEB
3 29 (46.77%) ISTQB
4 25 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (33.87%) Software Testing
5 21 (33.87%) QA
6 18 (29.03%) UNIX
6 18 (29.03%) Selenium
7 16 (25.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (20.97%) Windows
9 12 (19.35%) RDBMS
9 12 (19.35%) Relational Database
10 10 (16.13%) Test Scripting
11 9 (14.52%) Automation Testing
11 9 (14.52%) Mentoring
12 8 (12.90%) HP
12 8 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (11.29%) Perl
13 7 (11.29%) Python
13 7 (11.29%) Finance
13 7 (11.29%) Degree
13 7 (11.29%) Coaching
14 6 (9.68%) Android
14 6 (9.68%) Product Management
15 5 (8.06%) .NET
15 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
16 4 (6.45%) Java
16 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
16 4 (6.45%) Linux

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.35%) RDBMS
1 12 (19.35%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (29.03%) Selenium
2 4 (6.45%) JIRA
2 4 (6.45%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.84%) Appium
3 3 (4.84%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.84%) FitNesse
3 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.84%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (3.23%) LoadRunner
4 2 (3.23%) JMeter
4 2 (3.23%) Bugzilla
4 2 (3.23%) JUnit
5 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.61%) FogBugz
5 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.61%) MSTest
General
1 7 (11.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (29.03%) Software Engineer
2 15 (24.19%) Analyst
2 15 (24.19%) Test Analyst
3 11 (17.74%) Senior Software Engineer
3 11 (17.74%) Verification Engineer
4 10 (16.13%) Test Engineer
5 9 (14.52%) QA Engineer
6 8 (12.90%) Test Manager
7 7 (11.29%) Trainer
8 6 (9.68%) Tester
8 6 (9.68%) Technical Manager
9 4 (6.45%) QA Analyst
9 4 (6.45%) Software Tester
9 4 (6.45%) Software Test Engineer
10 3 (4.84%) Lead Test Analyst
11 2 (3.23%) Senior Test Engineer
11 2 (3.23%) IT Trainer
11 2 (3.23%) Test Leader
12 1 (1.61%) Agile Test Analyst
12 1 (1.61%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) .NET
2 2 (3.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (1.61%) HTML
3 1 (1.61%) XML
3 1 (1.61%) LAMP
3 1 (1.61%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.23%) Visualisation
2 2 (3.23%) User Experience
2 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.23%) Statistics
3 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.61%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.61%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.61%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 18 (29.03%) UNIX
2 13 (20.97%) Windows
3 6 (9.68%) Android
4 4 (6.45%) Linux
5 3 (4.84%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.61%) VMS
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (70.97%) Automated Testing
2 25 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (33.87%) Software Testing
4 10 (16.13%) Test Scripting
5 9 (14.52%) Automation Testing
5 9 (14.52%) Mentoring
6 8 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (11.29%) Coaching
8 6 (9.68%) Product Management
9 3 (4.84%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (4.84%) Usability Testing
9 3 (4.84%) Regression Testing
10 2 (3.23%) Validation
10 2 (3.23%) Migration
10 2 (3.23%) Scrum
10 2 (3.23%) TDD
10 2 (3.23%) BDD
10 2 (3.23%) Test Management
10 2 (3.23%) 3D Programming
10 2 (3.23%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 30 (48.39%) SQL
2 7 (11.29%) Python
2 7 (11.29%) Perl
3 4 (6.45%) Ruby
3 4 (6.45%) Java
3 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.84%) C
4 3 (4.84%) C#
4 3 (4.84%) C++
4 3 (4.84%) VBScript
4 3 (4.84%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (46.77%) ISEB
1 29 (46.77%) ISTQB
2 16 (25.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (11.29%) Degree
4 1 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (33.87%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (6.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) HP
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
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