Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 185 187
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -6
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 52 26 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.90% 0.53% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.57% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 28 22 48
Scotland median annual salary £35,000 £36,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% +6.06%
10th Percentile £26,600 £28,875 £27,125
90th Percentile £42,500 £48,500 £52,250
UK median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -

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 5,379 4,576 5,325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 92.93% 92.50% 92.08%
Number of salaries quoted 3,604 2,903 3,206
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +1.06%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +4 29 £33,750 -3.57% 3
Glasgow -17 20 £35,000 - 3
Fife -6 1 £30,000 +13.21% 1
Midlothian - 1 £35,000 - 1
Dundee - 1 £29,500 - 2
Manual Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 44 (84.62%) Test Automation
2 19 (36.54%) Python
2 19 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (32.69%) Selenium
4 16 (30.77%) QA
4 16 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (30.77%) Software Testing
5 14 (26.92%) Finance
6 13 (25.00%) SQL
6 13 (25.00%) Defect Management
7 11 (21.15%) Fintech
7 11 (21.15%) HTML
7 11 (21.15%) CSS
7 11 (21.15%) ISEB
7 11 (21.15%) ERP
7 11 (21.15%) Bugzilla
7 11 (21.15%) Django
7 11 (21.15%) jQuery
7 11 (21.15%) Web Development
7 11 (21.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 10 (19.23%) ISTQB
9 9 (17.31%) Test Scripting
9 9 (17.31%) Scrum
9 9 (17.31%) Test Planning
10 8 (15.38%) API Testing
10 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
10 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
10 8 (15.38%) C#
11 7 (13.46%) .NET
11 7 (13.46%) Functional Testing

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 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.92%) CMS
2 1 (1.92%) Confluence
2 1 (1.92%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) SaaS
2 1 (1.92%) Akamai
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) DNS
1 1 (1.92%) FTP
1 1 (1.92%) HTTP
1 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.92%) Network Security
1 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
3 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (32.69%) Selenium
2 11 (21.15%) Bugzilla
3 6 (11.54%) TestComplete
4 5 (9.62%) JIRA
4 5 (9.62%) WebDriver
5 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (5.77%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.85%) MSTest
7 2 (3.85%) Travis CI
8 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.92%) Maven
8 1 (1.92%) NUnit
8 1 (1.92%) Protractor
8 1 (1.92%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (26.92%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (34.62%) Analyst
2 16 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 11 (21.15%) Developer
3 11 (21.15%) Tester
4 8 (15.38%) Test Engineer
5 7 (13.46%) Web Developer
6 5 (9.62%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Lead Developer
7 4 (7.69%) QA Tester
7 4 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Software Tester
8 3 (5.77%) Automation Tester
8 3 (5.77%) Manual Test Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) Development Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) QA Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) QA Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) QA Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) CSS
1 11 (21.15%) Django
1 11 (21.15%) HTML
1 11 (21.15%) jQuery
1 11 (21.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 7 (13.46%) .NET
3 6 (11.54%) REST
4 5 (9.62%) .NET Framework
5 4 (7.69%) SOAP
6 2 (3.85%) React
6 2 (3.85%) Symfony
7 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.92%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.92%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.92%) Web Services
7 1 (1.92%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.15%) Fintech
2 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (3.85%) User Experience
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.92%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Android
1 3 (5.77%) Apple iOS
1 3 (5.77%) Windows
2 1 (1.92%) Linux
2 1 (1.92%) Ubuntu
2 1 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (84.62%) Test Automation
2 19 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (30.77%) Software Testing
3 16 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 11 (21.15%) ERP
5 11 (21.15%) Web Development
6 9 (17.31%) Scrum
6 9 (17.31%) Test Planning
6 9 (17.31%) Test Scripting
7 8 (15.38%) API Testing
8 7 (13.46%) Functional Testing
8 7 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (11.54%) Test Strategy
10 4 (7.69%) CRM
10 4 (7.69%) Performance Testing
10 4 (7.69%) Regression Testing
10 4 (7.69%) SDLC
10 4 (7.69%) Security Testing
11 3 (5.77%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (36.54%) Python
2 13 (25.00%) SQL
3 8 (15.38%) C#
4 6 (11.54%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.77%) Java
6 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.85%) PHP
7 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.92%) Ruby
7 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) ISEB
2 10 (19.23%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.77%) Degree
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.92%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (30.77%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.85%) HP
3 1 (1.92%) Citrix