The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 30 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 / Glasgow
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 59 67
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow - 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.20% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £325 -
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 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year -17.77% -  

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 Glasgow with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 455 490 726
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 84.73% 83.76% 85.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 274 426
Median daily rate £370 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.84% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £200 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 20
Median hourly rate £17.36 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.15% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.33 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.38 £32.50 £68.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 30 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) YouTrack
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (50.00%) YouTrack
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) ETL Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Test Data Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle