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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 89 80
Rank change year-on-year -4 -9  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 8 4 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.64% 0.33% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.36% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 20
Median salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.44% -1.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,125 £32,450 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £38,950 £40,050
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 1145 1097 1247
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 91.75% 91.65% 89.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2729 2802 3314
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £26,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,750 £62,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (58.33%) Python
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (50.00%) QA
4 5 (41.67%) ISEB
5 4 (33.33%) Degree
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) Linux
6 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) SDLC
7 2 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Finance
7 2 (16.67%) JIRA
7 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
7 2 (16.67%) Statistics
7 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 2 (16.67%) PHP
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (16.67%) C#
7 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
7 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (16.67%) Scrum
7 2 (16.67%) VMware
7 2 (16.67%) Selenium
7 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (16.67%) PowerShell

Manual Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Jasmine
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
1 2 (16.67%) Protractor
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Manual Tester
3 2 (16.67%) QA Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) QA Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Automation Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Manual Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Software QA Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior QA Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) REST
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (25.00%) SDLC
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
5 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Statistics
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) DevOps
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) TDD
6 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Python
2 6 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (16.67%) C#
5 2 (16.67%) PHP
5 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ISEB
2 4 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Docker
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
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