The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 88 81 94
Rank change year-on-year -7 +13  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 4 18 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.36% 1.35% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 1.48% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1 16 8
Median salary £47,500 £35,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.71% -1.40%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1039 1216 1185
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 93.18% 90.88% 88.83%
Number of salaries quoted 673 818 708
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.95%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £59,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Edinburgh

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Edinburgh

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT 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 job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Finance
3 7 (53.85%) Java
3 7 (53.85%) Python
4 6 (46.15%) Software Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
5 5 (38.46%) Selenium
5 5 (38.46%) BDD
5 5 (38.46%) Automated Testing
5 5 (38.46%) SDLC
6 4 (30.77%) REST
6 4 (30.77%) ISEB
6 4 (30.77%) SQL
6 4 (30.77%) TDD
6 4 (30.77%) Linux
6 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
7 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
7 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
7 3 (23.08%) Degree
7 3 (23.08%) JIRA
7 3 (23.08%) QA
7 3 (23.08%) HTTP
7 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
7 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
7 3 (23.08%) C#
7 3 (23.08%) VMware
7 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
7 3 (23.08%) Relational Database

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
1 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) JIRA
2 3 (23.08%) Robot Framework
3 1 (7.69%) Jasmine
3 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.69%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Financial Institution
3 1 (7.69%) Games
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Automation Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Manual Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Automation Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Manual Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Testing Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Development Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) REST
2 2 (15.38%) CSS
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) JSON
2 2 (15.38%) Node.js
2 2 (15.38%) SOAP
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (15.38%) Online Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Software Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 5 (38.46%) Automated Testing
3 5 (38.46%) BDD
3 5 (38.46%) SDLC
4 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
4 4 (30.77%) TDD
5 3 (23.08%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) API Testing
6 2 (15.38%) ATDD
6 2 (15.38%) Feasibility Study
6 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 2 (15.38%) Translating Business Requirements
7 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Java
1 7 (53.85%) Python
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISEB
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle