The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank - 90 81
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 0 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire - 0.25% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.31% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £338 £249
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +35.67%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-65.27% +20.00%
Manual Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
830 964 964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 85.74% 81.01% 78.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 477 575
Median daily rate £410 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 40
Median hourly rate £38.50 £30.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% +46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Manual Testing across the Buckinghamshire region.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Buckinghamshire region.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Manual Testing
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor 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 contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB