Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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 > Glasgow
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 82 97
Rank change year-on-year -6 +15 +9
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 10 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.77% 0.36% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.43% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Glasgow median daily rate £260 £192 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.42% -29.54% -
10th Percentile £253 £122 £263
90th Percentile £393 £262 £286
Scotland median daily rate £320 £275 £275
% change year-on-year +16.36% - +32.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow 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 Glasgow with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1117 930 1375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 85.79% 82.67% 81.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 493 732
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -2.10%
10th Percentile £257 £216 £225
90th Percentile £500 £450 £475
Scotland median daily rate £390 £356 £375
% change year-on-year +9.55% -5.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 15 24
Glasgow median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £36.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -42.24% +96.51%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £33.75 £44.65 £55.00
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

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

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Glasgow over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 22 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (70.00%) User Stories
4 6 (60.00%) JIRA
5 5 (50.00%) QA
5 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (50.00%) Functional Testing
6 4 (40.00%) Confluence
6 4 (40.00%) Zephyr
6 4 (40.00%) Mobile App
6 4 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (30.00%) API Testing
7 3 (30.00%) RESTful
7 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (30.00%) JSON
8 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
8 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
8 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
8 2 (20.00%) Selenium
8 2 (20.00%) Scrum
8 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
8 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (20.00%) SQL
8 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
8 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
8 2 (20.00%) Change Control

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) BrowserStack
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) JIRA
2 4 (40.00%) Zephyr
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (10.00%) Fiddler
4 1 (10.00%) Subversion
4 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Back Office
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Software Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Tester
4 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Software QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) JSON
1 3 (30.00%) RESTful
2 1 (10.00%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (70.00%) User Stories
4 5 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 3 (30.00%) API Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Change Control
7 2 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Scrum
7 2 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
8 1 (10.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
1 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) RedGate