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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 141 128
Rank change year-on-year -4 -13  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 12 21 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.44% 0.73% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.80% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 10 12 29
Median salary £36,250 £34,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.07% -1.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £25,650 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £50,900 £38,000
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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2480 2618 2803
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 91.38% 91.35% 89.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1589 1478 1763
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh 0 8 £35,000 +1.44% 2
Glasgow -10 2 £35,000 -1.75% 1
Aberdeen - 1 £47,500 -
Highlands - 1 £42,500 -
Manual Testing
UK

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

1 27 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 19 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (44.44%) QA
4 10 (37.04%) Java
4 10 (37.04%) SQL
5 9 (33.33%) ISEB
5 9 (33.33%) Selenium
6 7 (25.93%) Degree
6 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
6 7 (25.93%) Python
6 7 (25.93%) BDD
7 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
7 6 (22.22%) C#
7 6 (22.22%) ISTQB
8 5 (18.52%) Scrum
8 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
8 5 (18.52%) Linux
8 5 (18.52%) Finance
8 5 (18.52%) RDBMS
8 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
8 5 (18.52%) SDLC
8 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
9 4 (14.81%) SpecFlow
9 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
9 4 (14.81%) TDD
10 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (11.11%) .NET
10 3 (11.11%) Oracle
10 3 (11.11%) Microsoft

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) RDBMS
1 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
3 2 (7.41%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Selenium
2 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
3 4 (14.81%) SpecFlow
4 3 (11.11%) Appium
4 3 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 2 (7.41%) Jasmine
5 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
5 2 (7.41%) JIRA
5 2 (7.41%) Protractor
5 2 (7.41%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
6 1 (3.70%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Advertising
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Tester
2 6 (22.22%) Automation Tester
3 5 (18.52%) Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Software Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Test Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) QA Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Systems Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Manual Tester
6 2 (7.41%) QA Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Automation Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Manual Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Software QA Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) jQuery
2 2 (7.41%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) REST
3 1 (3.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 19 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) BDD
3 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 5 (18.52%) Scrum
5 5 (18.52%) SDLC
6 4 (14.81%) TDD
7 3 (11.11%) Data Protection
7 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Issue Tracking
7 3 (11.11%) Test Planning
7 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (7.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) Java
1 10 (37.04%) SQL
2 7 (25.93%) Python
3 6 (22.22%) C#
4 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.41%) PHP
5 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.70%) C
6 1 (3.70%) C++
6 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) ISEB
2 7 (25.93%) Degree
3 6 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 2 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (44.44%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Docker
2 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) VMware
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