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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
UK / Scotland
Rank 87 117 115
Rank change year-on-year +30 -2  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 21 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.20% 0.50% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 0.60% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 10
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £264 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £290
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year -43.07% -  

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 1468 2160 2380
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.74% 83.33% 81.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 1211 1313
Median daily rate £390 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.26% -1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 45
Median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +23.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Scotland over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in Scotland

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 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 +29 17 £350 +7.69%
Fife +1 3 £316 -1.17%
Stirling +10 1 £305 -
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 25 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (40.54%) Linux
3 14 (37.84%) Java
3 14 (37.84%) Selenium
4 13 (35.14%) WebDriver
4 13 (35.14%) SQL
4 13 (35.14%) Python
5 10 (27.03%) Windows
5 10 (27.03%) Jenkins
5 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
6 9 (24.32%) Git (software)
6 9 (24.32%) Automated Testing
7 8 (21.62%) Subversion
7 8 (21.62%) Web Services
7 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
7 8 (21.62%) Automation Testing
7 8 (21.62%) SoapUI
7 8 (21.62%) BDD
8 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
8 7 (18.92%) Exploratory Testing
9 6 (16.22%) CA Agile Central
9 6 (16.22%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (16.22%) Requirements Management
9 6 (16.22%) QA
9 6 (16.22%) JSON
9 6 (16.22%) REST
9 6 (16.22%) MySQL
9 6 (16.22%) Bugzilla

Manual Testing
Top Related 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 4 (10.81%) MS Office
2 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) MySQL
1 6 (16.22%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.41%) SQLite
5 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (37.84%) Selenium
2 13 (35.14%) WebDriver
3 10 (27.03%) Jenkins
4 9 (24.32%) Git (software)
5 8 (21.62%) SoapUI
5 8 (21.62%) Subversion
6 6 (16.22%) Bugzilla
7 4 (10.81%) JIRA
8 3 (8.11%) Cucumber
9 2 (5.41%) JMeter
9 2 (5.41%) LoadRunner
10 1 (2.70%) HP UFT
10 1 (2.70%) Protractor
10 1 (2.70%) YouTrack
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Electronics
2 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.70%) Marketing
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Analyst
1 16 (43.24%) Test Analyst
2 11 (29.73%) Test Engineer
3 9 (24.32%) Tester
4 6 (16.22%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Manual Test Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Java Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Manual Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Test Leader
8 2 (5.41%) Junior
8 2 (5.41%) Junior Tester
8 2 (5.41%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) QA Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Software Tester
8 2 (5.41%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) Web Services
2 6 (16.22%) JSON
2 6 (16.22%) REST
3 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.41%) iOS SDK
3 2 (5.41%) SOAP
3 2 (5.41%) WebGL
4 1 (2.70%) Java EE
4 1 (2.70%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 15 (40.54%) Linux
2 10 (27.03%) Windows
3 2 (5.41%) Android
3 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
3 9 (24.32%) Automated Testing
4 8 (21.62%) Automation Testing
4 8 (21.62%) BDD
4 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
5 7 (18.92%) Exploratory Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
6 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (16.22%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Requirements Management
6 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Scrum
7 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
8 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Regression Testing
8 4 (10.81%) SDLC
8 4 (10.81%) User Stories
9 3 (8.11%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) Java
2 13 (35.14%) Python
2 13 (35.14%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.11%) Perl
4 2 (5.41%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) VB
5 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) ISEB
1 5 (13.51%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.11%) Degree
3 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) Northgate
3 1 (2.70%) SAP