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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 78 71 63
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 4 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.33% 0.39% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.54% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 7
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£263 £234 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.29% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £215 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £253 £291
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £268 £253
% change year-on-year
+2.80% +5.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-29.83% -4.61%
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
929 739 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 75.65% 71.68% 71.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 389 319
Average daily rate £370 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 35 57
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.88 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.42% +52.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.43 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £63.55 £23.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 2014. 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
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Last Year
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Vacancies
Milton Keynes -6 4 £263 +12.29% 1
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 9 (75.00%) ISEB
1 9 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (58.33%) SAP
2 7 (58.33%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 3 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
4 3 (25.00%) V-Model
4 3 (25.00%) QA
4 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) XML
4 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) CRM
5 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 2 (16.67%) SAP BW
5 2 (16.67%) SAP CRM
5 2 (16.67%) Test Management
5 2 (16.67%) JIRA
5 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
6 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (8.33%) Selenium

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SAP CRM
2 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) SAP BW
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Automotive
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Manual Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Management Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) DTV
1 1 (8.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 3 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) V-Model
2 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) CRM
3 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) SAP
2 2 (16.67%) HP