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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 77 70 79
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 1 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.11% 0.20% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.25% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 13
Median daily rate - £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.06%
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-26.00% -14.52%

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
758 812 966
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 81.42% 82.27% 79.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 428 499
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £290 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 22
Median hourly rate £23.75 £16.20 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.65% +1.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £60.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -1 1 - - 1
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) QA
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) User Stories
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Genymotion
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Appium
2 1 (25.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (25.00%) SEPA
2 1 (25.00%) SWIFT
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) CHAP
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Appium
2 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (25.00%) Genymotion
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) IntelliJ
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer in Test
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Payments Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) SAP