Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 140 161
Rank change year-on-year -17 +21 +3
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 30 34 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.60% 0.79% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.95% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 13
Scotland median daily rate £320 £268 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.63% -2.73% +37.50%
10th Percentile £131 £106 £215
90th Percentile £412 £330 £332
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.84% +2.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £26.75 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -17.69% -13.33% +72.41%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4187 3590 5091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.14% 83.57% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2381 2100 2660
Scotland median daily rate £390 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.55% -5.07% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 87 104
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 November 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 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -2 10 £260 +35.42% 1
Edinburgh -9 10 £335 +8.94% 2
Fife +1 4 £320 +16.36%
Stirling - 4 £125 -
Dundee +4 1 - -
Manual Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (73.33%) Test Automation
3 15 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
4 14 (46.67%) SQL
5 13 (43.33%) User Stories
6 12 (40.00%) JIRA
7 9 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
8 8 (26.67%) BDD
8 8 (26.67%) Java
8 8 (26.67%) Linux
8 8 (26.67%) Python
9 7 (23.33%) Selenium
9 7 (23.33%) Exploratory Testing
10 6 (20.00%) QA
10 6 (20.00%) Finance
11 5 (16.67%) Scrum
11 5 (16.67%) Functional Testing
12 4 (13.33%) Mobile App
12 4 (13.33%) Confluence
12 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (13.33%) Zephyr
12 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (13.33%) Defect Management
12 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
13 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
13 3 (10.00%) Toad
13 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
13 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
13 3 (10.00%) HP

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) BrowserStack
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) JIRA
2 7 (23.33%) Selenium
3 4 (13.33%) Zephyr
4 3 (10.00%) Toad
4 3 (10.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.67%) HP UFT
6 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (3.33%) Fiddler
6 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.33%) Subversion
6 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Back Office
3 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Analyst
1 16 (53.33%) Test Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) Tester
3 6 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Manual Test Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Software Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Verification Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Software Verification Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Verification Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Manual Tester
7 1 (3.33%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Software Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) JSON
1 3 (10.00%) RESTful
2 2 (6.67%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
3 1 (3.33%) REST
3 1 (3.33%) SOAP
3 1 (3.33%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Unix
2 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (73.33%) Test Automation
3 15 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
4 13 (43.33%) User Stories
5 9 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (26.67%) BDD
6 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
7 7 (23.33%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Functional Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Scrum
9 4 (13.33%) Defect Management
10 3 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
10 3 (10.00%) API Testing
10 3 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
10 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
10 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
10 3 (10.00%) SDLC
11 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
11 2 (6.67%) Project Planning
11 2 (6.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) SQL
2 8 (26.67%) Java
2 8 (26.67%) Python
3 2 (6.67%) C#
3 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.67%) Perl
3 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.67%) Ruby
3 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.33%) PHP
4 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) ISEB
1 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) HP
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Sun
3 1 (3.33%) RedGate