Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 6 months to 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 213 149
Rank change year-on-year +38 -64 +12
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 51 17 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.96% 0.30% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.33% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 31 12 48
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £38,750 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% +6.16% +4.29%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £50,000 £46,000 £52,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,994 5,198 4,639
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.64% 92.26% 92.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3,222 3,364 2,865
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,603 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.89% +0.23% +4.71%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £69,713 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Scotland

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Scotland over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Scotland

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +21 30 £40,000 - 6
Glasgow +8 19 £36,750 +13.08% 1
Dundee +12 1 £29,500 - 2
Aberdeen - 1 £35,000 - 1
Manual Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 47 (92.16%) Test Automation
2 30 (58.82%) SQL
3 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (50.98%) QA
4 21 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (41.18%) Selenium
5 20 (39.22%) T-SQL
6 17 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 16 (31.37%) API Testing
8 15 (29.41%) Defect Management
8 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
8 15 (29.41%) Bugzilla
9 13 (25.49%) Test Planning
9 13 (25.49%) SDLC
10 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
11 10 (19.61%) C#
11 10 (19.61%) Finance
11 10 (19.61%) Relational Database
12 8 (15.69%) BDD
12 8 (15.69%) SpecFlow
12 8 (15.69%) Performance Testing
12 8 (15.69%) Degree
12 8 (15.69%) Scrum
12 8 (15.69%) Software Testing
13 7 (13.73%) .NET
13 7 (13.73%) Visual Studio
13 7 (13.73%) Unit Testing
13 7 (13.73%) Cucumber
14 6 (11.76%) AngularJS
14 6 (11.76%) Git (software)

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 2 (3.92%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (9.80%) PaaS
2 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) DSL
1 1 (1.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 10 (19.61%) Relational Database
3 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (41.18%) Selenium
2 15 (29.41%) Bugzilla
3 8 (15.69%) SpecFlow
4 7 (13.73%) Cucumber
4 7 (13.73%) Visual Studio
5 6 (11.76%) Git (software)
5 6 (11.76%) Protractor
5 6 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (9.80%) JIRA
6 5 (9.80%) MSTest
6 5 (9.80%) NUnit
7 4 (7.84%) GoogleTest
8 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.92%) Ranorex
9 1 (1.96%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.96%) Phabricator
9 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (1.96%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.96%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.96%) Zephyr
General
1 10 (19.61%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Banking
2 2 (3.92%) Games
3 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (41.18%) Tester
2 13 (25.49%) Analyst
3 12 (23.53%) Test Analyst
4 10 (19.61%) Automation Tester
5 8 (15.69%) Test Engineer
6 6 (11.76%) Software Test Engineer
6 6 (11.76%) Software Tester
7 5 (9.80%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (9.80%) Development Engineer
7 5 (9.80%) QA Tester
7 5 (9.80%) Software Development Engineer
7 5 (9.80%) Software Engineer
7 5 (9.80%) Test Development Engineer
8 4 (7.84%) C++ Developer
8 4 (7.84%) Developer
8 4 (7.84%) Manual Test Analyst
8 4 (7.84%) Senior C++ Developer
8 4 (7.84%) Senior Developer
9 3 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) .NET
2 6 (11.76%) AngularJS
3 5 (9.80%) .NET Framework
3 5 (9.80%) Entity Framework
3 5 (9.80%) JSON
3 5 (9.80%) RESTful
3 5 (9.80%) Web Services
4 4 (7.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 4 (7.84%) Gherkin
4 4 (7.84%) ODBC
4 4 (7.84%) REST
5 2 (3.92%) React
5 2 (3.92%) SOAP
6 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.96%) iOS SDK
6 1 (1.96%) Symfony
6 1 (1.96%) WebGL
6 1 (1.96%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (5.88%) Fintech
3 2 (3.92%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.96%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.84%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.88%) Android
3 2 (3.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (92.16%) Test Automation
2 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 16 (31.37%) API Testing
6 15 (29.41%) Defect Management
7 13 (25.49%) SDLC
7 13 (25.49%) Test Planning
8 8 (15.69%) BDD
8 8 (15.69%) Performance Testing
8 8 (15.69%) Scrum
8 8 (15.69%) Software Testing
9 7 (13.73%) Unit Testing
10 6 (11.76%) TDD
11 5 (9.80%) Analytics
11 5 (9.80%) Code Coverage
11 5 (9.80%) Computer Science
11 5 (9.80%) OO
11 5 (9.80%) Security Testing
11 5 (9.80%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 30 (58.82%) SQL
2 20 (39.22%) T-SQL
3 10 (19.61%) C#
4 5 (9.80%) C++
4 5 (9.80%) TypeScript
5 4 (7.84%) Java
5 4 (7.84%) Python
6 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.92%) PHP
8 1 (1.96%) C
8 1 (1.96%) Ruby
8 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Degree
2 5 (9.80%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (9.80%) ISEB
2 5 (9.80%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.96%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (50.98%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Ansible
1 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.84%) Google
2 4 (7.84%) IBM
3 1 (1.96%) HP
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle
3 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com