The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Manual Testing
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 85 76
Rank change year-on-year +31 -9  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 17 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.87% 0.53% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 0.64% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 10
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £257 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £290
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year -43.07% -  

Manual Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 769 1257 1193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.69% 82.75% 81.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 706 678
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 14
Median hourly rate £15.18 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.07% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.12 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Edinburgh

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Manual Testing in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Edinburgh

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in Edinburgh

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 20 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) Java
3 13 (50.00%) Selenium
4 12 (46.15%) WebDriver
5 11 (42.31%) Linux
6 10 (38.46%) Jenkins
7 9 (34.62%) Git (software)
7 9 (34.62%) Python
8 8 (30.77%) Web Services
8 8 (30.77%) SQL
8 8 (30.77%) Subversion
8 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
8 8 (30.77%) SoapUI
9 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
9 7 (26.92%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (26.92%) Software Testing
10 6 (23.08%) Requirements Management
10 6 (23.08%) JSON
10 6 (23.08%) MySQL
10 6 (23.08%) Bugzilla
10 6 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (23.08%) CA Agile Central
10 6 (23.08%) Automation Testing
10 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (23.08%) REST
10 6 (23.08%) BDD
11 5 (19.23%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (19.23%) QA
11 5 (19.23%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (15.38%) Automated Testing

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) MySQL
1 6 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) SQLite
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (50.00%) Selenium
2 12 (46.15%) WebDriver
3 10 (38.46%) Jenkins
4 9 (34.62%) Git (software)
5 8 (30.77%) SoapUI
5 8 (30.77%) Subversion
6 6 (23.08%) Bugzilla
7 3 (11.54%) Cucumber
7 3 (11.54%) JIRA
8 2 (7.69%) JMeter
8 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
9 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
9 1 (3.85%) Protractor
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Electronics
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Analyst
1 11 (42.31%) Test Analyst
1 11 (42.31%) Test Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Senior Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Senior Test Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Java Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Manual Test Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Manual Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Test Leader
6 2 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) QA Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) QA Automation Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) UI Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) Web Services
2 6 (23.08%) JSON
2 6 (23.08%) REST
3 2 (7.69%) SOAP
4 1 (3.85%) Java EE
4 1 (3.85%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 7 (26.92%) Exploratory Testing
3 7 (26.92%) Software Testing
3 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
4 6 (23.08%) Automation Testing
4 6 (23.08%) BDD
4 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (23.08%) Requirements Management
5 5 (19.23%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Automated Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Scrum
6 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
6 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (15.38%) User Stories
7 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Agile Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 2 (7.69%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) Java
2 9 (34.62%) Python
3 8 (30.77%) SQL
4 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) Perl
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby
5 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) ISEB
1 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
1 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (3.85%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) Northgate
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) SAP