Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 211 145 147
Rank change year-on-year -66 +2 +57
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 24 50 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.42% 1.08% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 1.18% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 16 36 111
Scotland median annual salary £35,000 £41,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.15% +17.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £26,625 £26,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £42,500 £52,500 £38,750
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 5,171 4,255 5,573
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 91.30% 91.51% 90.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3,444 2,698 3,504
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £28,250 £29,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -32 14 £37,000 -17.78% 2
Glasgow -39 5 £32,500 -13.33%
West Lothian -3 3 - - 1
Dundee - 1 - - 1
Midlothian - 1 £35,000 -
Manual Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 22 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (33.33%) Selenium
4 7 (29.17%) Scrum
4 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
4 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
4 7 (29.17%) Test Strategy
5 6 (25.00%) ISEB
5 6 (25.00%) QA
5 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 6 (25.00%) JIRA
6 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Test Management
6 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (16.67%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 4 (16.67%) E-business
7 4 (16.67%) .NET
7 4 (16.67%) Oracle
7 4 (16.67%) SQL
7 4 (16.67%) ERP
8 3 (12.50%) C#
8 3 (12.50%) Web Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
9 2 (8.33%) BDD
9 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS

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:

Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) FTP
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
1 1 (4.17%) Network Security
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Selenium
2 6 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 2 (8.33%) Bugzilla
4 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
4 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.17%) Protractor
5 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (4.17%) TestComplete
General
1 1 (4.17%) Billing
1 1 (4.17%) Games
1 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 7 (29.17%) Tester
4 5 (20.83%) Software Tester
5 4 (16.67%) Product Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) Test Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) QA Tester
7 2 (8.33%) ERP Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Junior
7 2 (8.33%) Oracle Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Software QA Tester
7 2 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Testing Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Graduate
8 1 (4.17%) Hardware Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) React
2 2 (8.33%) Symfony
3 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Fintech
3 1 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile Games
3 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Android
1 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) Scrum
3 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
3 7 (29.17%) Test Strategy
4 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Test Management
5 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (16.67%) E-business
6 4 (16.67%) ERP
7 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Web Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Agile Testing
8 2 (8.33%) BDD
8 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Mobile Development
8 2 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Defect Management
9 1 (4.17%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) PHP
3 2 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.17%) Tcl
4 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) ISEB
2 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix
3 1 (4.17%) HP