Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 112 108
Rank change year-on-year -12 -4 +4
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 10 12 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.35% 0.56% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.67% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 8
Edinburgh median daily rate £335 £308 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.94% +14.42% -12.24%
10th Percentile £275 £119 £221
90th Percentile £416 £456 £354
Scotland median daily rate £320 £268 £275
% change year-on-year +19.63% -2.73% +37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £12.00 - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2435 1792 2666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 84.23% 84.01% 83.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1424 1026 1379
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - -3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 21
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £19.75 £19.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.33% +3.84% +20.61%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £37.52 £46.69 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.61
% change year-on-year +16.67% -18.00% +17.75%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Java
2 7 (70.00%) Scenario Testing
3 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 6 (60.00%) Python
3 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (50.00%) JIRA
4 5 (50.00%) BDD
4 5 (50.00%) User Stories
4 5 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (30.00%) Linux
5 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
7 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 1 (10.00%) SEO
7 1 (10.00%) ISEB
7 1 (10.00%) Internet
7 1 (10.00%) SOAP
7 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (10.00%) PHP
7 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (10.00%) Kanban
7 1 (10.00%) TDD
7 1 (10.00%) Banking
7 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
7 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (10.00%) DevOps
7 1 (10.00%) REST

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) BrowserStack
1 1 (10.00%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Analyst
1 9 (90.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer in Test
3 1 (10.00%) KYC Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) REST
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Scenario Testing
2 7 (70.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (50.00%) BDD
4 5 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 5 (50.00%) User Stories
5 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (10.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (10.00%) DevOps
6 1 (10.00%) Kanban
6 1 (10.00%) KYC
6 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (10.00%) SEO
6 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) Python
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA