The median contractor rate for a Manual Tester was £369 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Tester
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 130 129
Rank change year-on-year +25 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Tester 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.11% 0.039% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.041% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £369 - £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £300 £243
% change year-on-year -20.83% +23.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £11.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1657 2456 2818
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.36% 94.68% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 1359 1547
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 39 78
Median hourly rate £17.32 £22.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.02% +30.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Manual Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Manual Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Tester in Scotland

Manual Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Tester in Scotland

Manual Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Tester in Scotland over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Tester in Scotland

Manual Tester
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Tester within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 2 £369 - 1
Manual Tester
UK

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Manual Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Manual Tester in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Confluence
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (25.00%) Java EE
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing

Manual Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (25.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Java EE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle