Period
to 23 November 2017

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

Manual Testing
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 205 155 168
Rank change year-on-year -50 +13 +12
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 20 61 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.35% 1.18% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 1.29% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 15 48 100
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £47,750 £52,325 £38,750
UK median annual salary £39,250 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +0.64% +4.00% +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 5127 4738 5824
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 90.84% 91.34% 90.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3274 2875 3684
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,250 £27,575
90th Percentile £65,875 £65,000 £63,925
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +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 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -40 12 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Glasgow -28 3 £32,500 -4.41% 2
West Lothian - 3 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £47,500 -
Dundee - 1 - -
Manual Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 19 (95.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (35.00%) QA
2 7 (35.00%) JIRA
2 7 (35.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Python
4 5 (25.00%) ISEB
4 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (25.00%) Degree
4 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Test Management
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (20.00%) ERP
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle
5 4 (20.00%) Linux
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) E-business
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (15.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (15.00%) .NET
6 3 (15.00%) C#
6 3 (15.00%) Tcl
6 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (10.00%) Selenium
7 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (10.00%) BDD

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 (20.00%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
1 6 (30.00%) Software Tester
1 6 (30.00%) Tester
2 4 (20.00%) Product Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) QA Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Software QA Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) ERP Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Junior
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Testing Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Graduate
5 1 (5.00%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Fintech
3 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (35.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (20.00%) E-business
5 4 (20.00%) ERP
5 4 (20.00%) Test Management
6 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) BDD
7 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (5.00%) Android Development
8 1 (5.00%) Front End Development
8 1 (5.00%) iOS Development
8 1 (5.00%) Mobile Development
8 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (5.00%) SDET
8 1 (5.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Python
2 3 (15.00%) C#
2 3 (15.00%) Tcl
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) C++
4 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
1 5 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle