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 26 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 / Glasgow
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 68 73
Rank change year-on-year +8 +5  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.45% 0.57% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.71% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £300 - -
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 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 554 565 751
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 83.31% 80.60% 83.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 340 387
Median daily rate £380 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.29% +2.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £247 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 29
Median hourly rate £25.00 £43.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.86% +19.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £43.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £42.00
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 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 26 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) JSON
1 3 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) RESTful
1 3 (100.00%) API Testing
1 3 (100.00%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (66.67%) Compatibility Testing
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) Fiddler
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Swagger
3 1 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (33.33%) BrowserStack

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 (33.33%) BrowserStack
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Fiddler
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Software Tester
1 3 (100.00%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Tester
2 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Software QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) JSON
1 3 (100.00%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) API Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) Compatibility Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA