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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 72 75 62
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 12 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.99% 0.68% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.90% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 2
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£293 £273 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% -7.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £227 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £319 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.76%
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
939 782 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.48% 76.22% 74.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 429 288
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £258 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 45
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.97 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.84% -11.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £28.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -4 10 £298 +38.37% 1
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing.

1 15 (78.95%) ISEB
2 14 (73.68%) Finance
3 13 (68.42%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (63.16%) Test Scripting
4 12 (63.16%) SAP
5 11 (57.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (57.89%) QA
6 10 (52.63%) SQL
7 9 (47.37%) Test Management
8 8 (42.11%) V-Model
8 8 (42.11%) Software Testing
8 8 (42.11%) Waterfall
8 8 (42.11%) Relational Database
8 8 (42.11%) XML
8 8 (42.11%) Validation
9 7 (36.84%) SAP BW
10 3 (15.79%) Oracle
10 3 (15.79%) SAP BCA
10 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (15.79%) Windows
10 3 (15.79%) CRM
10 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (15.79%) Black-Box Testing
10 3 (15.79%) Web Testing
11 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
11 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
11 2 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
11 2 (10.53%) Microsoft

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) SAP BCA
2 2 (10.53%) SAP CRM
3 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) Relational Database
2 7 (36.84%) SAP BW
3 1 (5.26%) SAP BI
3 1 (5.26%) MS Access
3 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.26%) WinRunner
2 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 14 (73.68%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Analyst
1 12 (63.16%) Test Analyst
2 11 (57.89%) Test Leader
3 5 (26.32%) Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Web Tester
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Test Scripting
2 11 (57.89%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (47.37%) Test Management
4 8 (42.11%) V-Model
4 8 (42.11%) Software Testing
4 8 (42.11%) Waterfall
4 8 (42.11%) Validation
5 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.79%) CRM
5 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (15.79%) Black-Box Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Web Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
6 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
6 2 (10.53%) ITIL
6 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 15 (78.95%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (57.89%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (68.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) SAP
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) HP