Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 207 173
Rank change year-on-year +36 -34 -1
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 61 17 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.13% 0.31% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.34% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 30 18 41
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £26,700 £28,375 £25,500
90th Percentile £50,525 £46,250 £50,000
UK median annual salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +9.33% - -

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 5,027 5,062 4,981
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.13% 92.29% 92.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3,337 3,202 2,938
Scotland median annual salary £45,750 £44,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.98% - +3.53%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +18 30 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Glasgow +20 29 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Fife - 1 £30,000 -
Dundee - 1 £29,500 - 1
Manual Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 52 (85.25%) Test Automation
2 27 (44.26%) SQL
3 25 (40.98%) QA
4 24 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (36.07%) Selenium
6 20 (32.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (29.51%) Finance
7 18 (29.51%) Python
7 18 (29.51%) Defect Management
8 17 (27.87%) T-SQL
9 16 (26.23%) Bugzilla
9 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
10 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
10 14 (22.95%) API Testing
11 13 (21.31%) C#
11 13 (21.31%) Software Testing
12 12 (19.67%) Test Planning
13 11 (18.03%) Fintech
13 11 (18.03%) Web Development
14 10 (16.39%) ISTQB
14 10 (16.39%) Django
14 10 (16.39%) jQuery
14 10 (16.39%) ISEB
14 10 (16.39%) ERP
14 10 (16.39%) .NET
14 10 (16.39%) HTML
14 10 (16.39%) CSS
14 10 (16.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 9 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
15 9 (14.75%) Test Scripting

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 (3.28%) Confluence
1 2 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.64%) CMS
2 1 (1.64%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (8.20%) PaaS
2 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) DSL
1 1 (1.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.11%) Relational Database
2 8 (13.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (36.07%) Selenium
2 16 (26.23%) Bugzilla
3 7 (11.48%) JIRA
3 7 (11.48%) SpecFlow
4 6 (9.84%) MSTest
4 6 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (8.20%) Git (software)
5 5 (8.20%) NUnit
5 5 (8.20%) TestComplete
5 5 (8.20%) Visual Studio
6 4 (6.56%) GoogleTest
6 4 (6.56%) Jenkins
6 4 (6.56%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.28%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.28%) Protractor
7 2 (3.28%) Travis CI
8 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.64%) Maven
8 1 (1.64%) Phabricator
8 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
General
1 18 (29.51%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Banking
2 2 (3.28%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (31.15%) Analyst
2 17 (27.87%) Test Analyst
3 14 (22.95%) Developer
4 12 (19.67%) Tester
5 10 (16.39%) Test Engineer
6 8 (13.11%) Senior Developer
7 7 (11.48%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (9.84%) Web Developer
9 5 (8.20%) Automation Tester
9 5 (8.20%) Development Engineer
9 5 (8.20%) QA Tester
9 5 (8.20%) Software Development Engineer
9 5 (8.20%) Software Engineer
9 5 (8.20%) Software Test Engineer
9 5 (8.20%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (8.20%) Test Development Engineer
10 4 (6.56%) C++ Developer
10 4 (6.56%) Lead Developer
10 4 (6.56%) Manual Test Analyst
10 4 (6.56%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) .NET
1 10 (16.39%) CSS
1 10 (16.39%) Django
1 10 (16.39%) HTML
1 10 (16.39%) jQuery
1 10 (16.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 8 (13.11%) .NET Framework
2 8 (13.11%) REST
3 6 (9.84%) AngularJS
4 5 (8.20%) Entity Framework
4 5 (8.20%) JSON
4 5 (8.20%) RESTful
4 5 (8.20%) SOAP
4 5 (8.20%) Web Services
5 4 (6.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 4 (6.56%) ODBC
6 2 (3.28%) Gherkin
6 2 (3.28%) React
7 1 (1.64%) iOS SDK
7 1 (1.64%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Fintech
2 6 (9.84%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (8.20%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.64%) User Experience
5 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.92%) Android
3 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (85.25%) Test Automation
2 24 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (32.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (29.51%) Defect Management
5 14 (22.95%) API Testing
6 13 (21.31%) Software Testing
7 12 (19.67%) Test Planning
8 11 (18.03%) Web Development
9 10 (16.39%) ERP
10 9 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (14.75%) Test Scripting
11 8 (13.11%) Scrum
11 8 (13.11%) SDLC
11 8 (13.11%) Security Testing
12 7 (11.48%) Performance Testing
13 6 (9.84%) Analytics
13 6 (9.84%) Test Strategy
14 5 (8.20%) BDD
14 5 (8.20%) Coaching
14 5 (8.20%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (44.26%) SQL
2 18 (29.51%) Python
3 17 (27.87%) T-SQL
4 13 (21.31%) C#
5 5 (8.20%) Java
5 5 (8.20%) TypeScript
6 4 (6.56%) C++
7 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.28%) PHP
8 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) ISEB
1 10 (16.39%) ISTQB
2 7 (11.48%) Degree
3 5 (8.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.64%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (40.98%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.64%) Ansible
2 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.56%) Google
2 4 (6.56%) IBM
3 1 (1.64%) HP
3 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com