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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 93 82
Rank change year-on-year +16 -11  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 5 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.23% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.27% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £313 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +40.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year +8.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £12.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +124.00% -67.53%  

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 996 1130 1186
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.70% 85.28% 82.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 618 623
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 16
Median hourly rate £15.86 £15.82 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -54.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.61 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 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 25 June 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 19 (86.36%) Test Automation
2 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (63.64%) Java
4 13 (59.09%) Selenium
5 12 (54.55%) Jenkins
6 11 (50.00%) WebDriver
6 11 (50.00%) Linux
7 10 (45.45%) Python
8 9 (40.91%) Web Services
8 9 (40.91%) Git (software)
8 9 (40.91%) Subversion
8 9 (40.91%) SoapUI
9 8 (36.36%) REST
10 7 (31.82%) CA Agile Central
10 7 (31.82%) Exploratory Testing
10 7 (31.82%) Requirements Management
10 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (31.82%) JSON
10 7 (31.82%) Bugzilla
10 7 (31.82%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (31.82%) MySQL
11 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
11 6 (27.27%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (22.73%) BDD
12 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
12 5 (22.73%) Scrum
12 5 (22.73%) SQL
13 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
13 4 (18.18%) Finance
13 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance 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 (9.09%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) BrowserStack
1 1 (4.55%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) MySQL
1 7 (31.82%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) SQLite
3 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (59.09%) Selenium
2 12 (54.55%) Jenkins
3 11 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 9 (40.91%) Git (software)
4 9 (40.91%) SoapUI
4 9 (40.91%) Subversion
5 7 (31.82%) Bugzilla
6 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
6 3 (13.64%) JIRA
7 2 (9.09%) JMeter
7 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
8 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
8 1 (4.55%) Protractor
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Test Engineer
2 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Test Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Senior Test Engineer
4 5 (22.73%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) Java Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Test Leader
7 2 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Tester
7 2 (9.09%) UAT Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) UAT Test Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) UI Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Web Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Manual Tester
8 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) Web Services
2 8 (36.36%) REST
3 7 (31.82%) JSON
4 3 (13.64%) SOAP
5 1 (4.55%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Test Automation
2 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (31.82%) Exploratory Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Requirements Management
4 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 5 (22.73%) BDD
5 5 (22.73%) Scrum
5 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 2 (9.09%) User Stories
8 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
9 1 (4.55%) ETL
9 1 (4.55%) TDD
9 1 (4.55%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) Java
2 10 (45.45%) Python
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
4 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISEB
1 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (4.55%) Netezza
2 1 (4.55%) Northgate