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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
UK / Scotland
Rank 124 119 142
Rank change year-on-year -5 +23  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 15 35 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.66% 1.21% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.33% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 9 28 18
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.87%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £31,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,800 £42,500 £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 2072 2629 2732
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 91.08% 90.59% 88.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1302 1695 1671
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 22 March 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 22 March 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
Glasgow +9 9 £35,000 -
Edinburgh -7 4 £47,500 +35.71%
Fife - 1 £26,500 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 28 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (45.00%) Automated Testing
2 18 (45.00%) Finance
3 15 (37.50%) SQL
3 15 (37.50%) ISEB
4 14 (35.00%) QA
5 12 (30.00%) Selenium
5 12 (30.00%) ISTQB
5 12 (30.00%) BDD
5 12 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 12 (30.00%) Java
6 10 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 10 (25.00%) TDD
7 9 (22.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (22.50%) SDLC
8 8 (20.00%) Linux
8 8 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (17.50%) Python
9 7 (17.50%) RDBMS
9 7 (17.50%) Banking
9 7 (17.50%) Software Testing
9 7 (17.50%) Relational Database
9 7 (17.50%) Mentoring
10 6 (15.00%) Integration Testing
10 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
10 6 (15.00%) Degree
10 6 (15.00%) JIRA
10 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
10 6 (15.00%) REST
10 6 (15.00%) Web Services

Manual Testing
Top Related 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 1 (2.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Office
2 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) SaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.50%) HTTP
3 1 (2.50%) DNS
3 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) RDBMS
1 7 (17.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (30.00%) Selenium
2 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (15.00%) JIRA
3 4 (10.00%) Appium
3 4 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (7.50%) Jasmine
4 3 (7.50%) Karma Test Runner
4 3 (7.50%) Robot Framework
5 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.50%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (45.00%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Games
4 1 (2.50%) Law
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Tester
2 7 (17.50%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Test Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Test Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Automation Tester
4 5 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 4 (10.00%) QA Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Software Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Manual Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Automation Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Manual Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Software Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Systems Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Automation Test Lead
7 2 (5.00%) QA Test Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Testing Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) REST
1 6 (15.00%) Web Services
2 4 (10.00%) SOAP
3 2 (5.00%) CSS
3 2 (5.00%) HTML
3 2 (5.00%) JSON
3 2 (5.00%) Node.js
3 2 (5.00%) XML
4 1 (2.50%) .NET
4 1 (2.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (5.00%) Online Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (2.50%) Clustering
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) EMV
2 1 (2.50%) Replication
2 1 (2.50%) Smartcard
2 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (45.00%) Automated Testing
3 12 (30.00%) BDD
3 12 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 10 (25.00%) TDD
4 10 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 9 (22.50%) SDLC
5 9 (22.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (17.50%) Mentoring
7 7 (17.50%) Software Testing
8 6 (15.00%) Integration Testing
8 6 (15.00%) Regression Testing
8 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
9 5 (12.50%) Project Management
9 5 (12.50%) User Stories
10 4 (10.00%) API Testing
10 4 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
10 4 (10.00%) Functional Testing
10 4 (10.00%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) SQL
2 12 (30.00%) Java
3 7 (17.50%) Python
4 4 (10.00%) C#
4 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.50%) PHP
6 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) ISEB
2 12 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (15.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (35.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
1 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle
2 3 (7.50%) VMware
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.50%) HP