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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 114 147 147
Rank change year-on-year
+33 0
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 47 16 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.58% 0.51% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 0.59% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 41 7 21
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
2654 2701 2821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 89.48% 86.93% 84.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1702 1714 1846
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
Glasgow +9 34 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Edinburgh +26 25 £35,000 +3.70% 2
Dundee -8 7 £32,500 +47.72%
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 58 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (61.36%) Test Scripting
3 36 (40.91%) Test Automation
4 34 (38.64%) Release Management
5 30 (34.09%) Selenium
6 26 (29.55%) QA
7 23 (26.14%) Software Testing
8 22 (25.00%) Apple iOS
8 22 (25.00%) ISEB
9 21 (23.86%) Mobile App
10 20 (22.73%) Automated Testing
11 19 (21.59%) ISTQB
12 18 (20.45%) Degree
13 16 (18.18%) SQL
14 15 (17.05%) Retail
14 15 (17.05%) Functional Testing
15 14 (15.91%) Windows
16 13 (14.77%) Java
17 12 (13.64%) Scrum
17 12 (13.64%) Cucumber
18 11 (12.50%) Microsoft
18 11 (12.50%) C#
19 9 (10.23%) Perl
19 9 (10.23%) Python
19 9 (10.23%) Automation Testing
20 8 (9.09%) SDLC
20 8 (9.09%) Visual Studio
20 8 (9.09%) TDD
20 8 (9.09%) BDD
20 8 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.95%) IIS
1 7 (7.95%) Jetty
1 7 (7.95%) Tomcat
1 7 (7.95%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.68%) CMS
3 3 (3.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.14%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.55%) Network Security
2 1 (1.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (34.09%) Selenium
2 12 (13.64%) Cucumber
3 8 (9.09%) JIRA
3 8 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 8 (9.09%) WebDriver
4 5 (5.68%) Mocha
4 5 (5.68%) SilkTest
5 4 (4.55%) JUnit
5 4 (4.55%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.27%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.14%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.14%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.14%) MSTest
7 1 (1.14%) Redmine
7 1 (1.14%) TestLink
General
1 15 (17.05%) Retail
2 4 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (1.14%) Advertising
3 1 (1.14%) Finance
3 1 (1.14%) Front Office
3 1 (1.14%) Law
3 1 (1.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 60 (68.18%) Analyst
2 59 (67.05%) Test Analyst
3 35 (39.77%) Senior Analyst
3 35 (39.77%) Senior Test Analyst
3 35 (39.77%) Tester
4 14 (15.91%) Automation Analyst
4 14 (15.91%) Automation Test Analyst
4 14 (15.91%) Automation Tester
5 11 (12.50%) Software Tester
6 10 (11.36%) Test Engineer
7 9 (10.23%) Software Test Engineer
8 7 (7.95%) Software Engineer
8 7 (7.95%) Software Testing Engineer
8 7 (7.95%) Testing Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Web Tester
10 3 (3.41%) Penetration Tester
10 3 (3.41%) QA Engineer
10 3 (3.41%) Security Specialist
10 3 (3.41%) Software QA Engineer
11 2 (2.27%) Security Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.95%) Gherkin
1 7 (7.95%) XML
2 5 (5.68%) Web Services
3 4 (4.55%) .NET
4 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.14%) CSS
4 1 (1.14%) CSS3
4 1 (1.14%) HTML
4 1 (1.14%) REST
4 1 (1.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.86%) Mobile App
2 7 (7.95%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.68%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.27%) CESG
4 2 (2.27%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.14%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 22 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 14 (15.91%) Windows
3 7 (7.95%) Android
4 6 (6.82%) Unix
5 2 (2.27%) Linux
6 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (61.36%) Test Scripting
3 36 (40.91%) Test Automation
4 34 (38.64%) Release Management
5 23 (26.14%) Software Testing
6 20 (22.73%) Automated Testing
7 15 (17.05%) Functional Testing
8 12 (13.64%) Scrum
9 9 (10.23%) Automation Testing
10 8 (9.09%) BDD
10 8 (9.09%) Performance Testing
10 8 (9.09%) SDLC
10 8 (9.09%) TDD
11 7 (7.95%) Android Development
11 7 (7.95%) ATDD
11 7 (7.95%) High Availability
11 7 (7.95%) iOS Development
11 7 (7.95%) Mobile Development
11 7 (7.95%) Security Testing
12 6 (6.82%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.18%) SQL
2 13 (14.77%) Java
3 11 (12.50%) C#
4 9 (10.23%) Perl
4 9 (10.23%) Python
5 8 (9.09%) Ruby
6 2 (2.27%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.14%) C
7 1 (1.14%) C++
7 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (25.00%) ISEB
2 19 (21.59%) ISTQB
3 18 (20.45%) Degree
4 5 (5.68%) CISSP
4 5 (5.68%) SANS
5 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.27%) CEH
7 1 (1.14%) CCFP
7 1 (1.14%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (29.55%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Systems Management
1 5 (5.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.95%) Cegedim Rx
3 3 (3.41%) Adobe
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle
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