The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 29 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
UK > Scotland
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 139 128
Rank change year-on-year +32 -11  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 9 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.41% 0.41% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.47% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Scotland median daily rate £313 £278 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.61% +11.00%  
10th Percentile £254 £131 £211
90th Percentile £396 £368 £270
UK median daily rate £350 £315 £300
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £190.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -85.26% +393.50%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1810 2531 2453
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.12% 85.56% 81.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 5204 3939
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
10th Percentile £280 £233 £256
90th Percentile £575 £500 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 135 220
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.95%  
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.97 £12.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.00 £40.38
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Scotland

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Scotland

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in Scotland

Manual Testing
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 Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 June 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 +15 4 £275 -21.42% 2
Glasgow +1 3 £300 - 1
Stirling - 1 £395 -
Fife - 1 - -
Manual Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 26 (83.87%) Test Automation
2 22 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (48.39%) Selenium
4 14 (45.16%) Java
4 14 (45.16%) Linux
5 13 (41.94%) WebDriver
6 12 (38.71%) Jenkins
6 12 (38.71%) Python
7 10 (32.26%) JSON
8 9 (29.03%) Subversion
8 9 (29.03%) Web Services
8 9 (29.03%) SoapUI
8 9 (29.03%) Git (software)
9 8 (25.81%) REST
9 8 (25.81%) Exploratory Testing
10 7 (22.58%) CA Agile Central
10 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (22.58%) BDD
10 7 (22.58%) SQL
10 7 (22.58%) MySQL
10 7 (22.58%) Bugzilla
10 7 (22.58%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (22.58%) Requirements Management
11 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
11 6 (19.35%) Finance
11 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
11 6 (19.35%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (16.13%) User Stories
12 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (16.13%) ISTQB

Manual Testing
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:

Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) BrowserStack
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) MySQL
1 7 (22.58%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) SQLite
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (48.39%) Selenium
2 13 (41.94%) WebDriver
3 12 (38.71%) Jenkins
4 9 (29.03%) Git (software)
4 9 (29.03%) SoapUI
4 9 (29.03%) Subversion
5 7 (22.58%) Bugzilla
6 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
6 3 (9.68%) JIRA
7 2 (6.45%) JMeter
7 2 (6.45%) LoadRunner
8 1 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (3.23%) Fiddler
8 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
8 1 (3.23%) Protractor
8 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Analyst
1 12 (38.71%) Test Analyst
1 12 (38.71%) Test Engineer
2 9 (29.03%) Tester
3 6 (19.35%) Senior Test Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Software Tester
4 5 (16.13%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Test Leader
6 3 (9.68%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Java Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Automation Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Manual Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Software Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) UAT Test Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) UI Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) JSON
2 9 (29.03%) Web Services
3 8 (25.81%) REST
4 3 (9.68%) RESTful
4 3 (9.68%) SOAP
5 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.23%) Node.js
5 1 (3.23%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) Test Automation
2 22 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.81%) Exploratory Testing
4 7 (22.58%) BDD
4 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (22.58%) Requirements Management
5 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
5 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
6 5 (16.13%) Scrum
6 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (16.13%) User Stories
7 4 (12.90%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (9.68%) API Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Defect Management
8 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (9.68%) SDLC
8 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
9 2 (6.45%) Performance Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) Java
2 12 (38.71%) Python
3 7 (22.58%) SQL
4 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.23%) C#
5 1 (3.23%) Perl
5 1 (3.23%) PHP
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) ISEB
1 5 (16.13%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (3.23%) Netezza
2 1 (3.23%) Northgate