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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 74 75 61
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -14
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 12 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.99% 0.73% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.97% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 3
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£290 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £237 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £329 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.35%
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
937 826 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.31% 75.02% 73.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 470 323
Average daily rate £365 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 36
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.97 £19.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.19% -17.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 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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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -1 8 £295 +9.25% 3
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 (71.43%) ISEB
2 14 (66.67%) Finance
3 13 (61.90%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 12 (57.14%) SAP
5 11 (52.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (52.38%) QA
6 10 (47.62%) SQL
7 9 (42.86%) Test Management
8 8 (38.10%) Software Testing
8 8 (38.10%) V-Model
8 8 (38.10%) Waterfall
8 8 (38.10%) Relational Database
8 8 (38.10%) XML
8 8 (38.10%) Validation
9 7 (33.33%) SAP BW
10 5 (23.81%) CRM
11 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
12 3 (14.29%) Oracle
12 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (14.29%) Windows
12 3 (14.29%) SAP BCA
12 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (14.29%) Web Testing
12 3 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
12 3 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
13 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
13 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
13 2 (9.52%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (9.52%) Supplier Management

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) SAP BCA
1 3 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (9.52%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) Relational Database
2 7 (33.33%) SAP BW
3 1 (4.76%) SAP BI
3 1 (4.76%) MS Access
3 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.76%) WinRunner
General
1 14 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Analyst
2 12 (57.14%) Test Analyst
3 11 (52.38%) Test Leader
4 5 (23.81%) Tester
5 2 (9.52%) CRM Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) QA Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) SAP Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Web Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Applications Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 11 (52.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (42.86%) Test Management
4 8 (38.10%) Software Testing
4 8 (38.10%) V-Model
4 8 (38.10%) Waterfall
4 8 (38.10%) Validation
5 5 (23.81%) CRM
6 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (14.29%) Web Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
7 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
7 2 (9.52%) ITIL
7 2 (9.52%) Supplier Management
8 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Bourne shell
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) ISEB
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (52.38%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (61.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) SAP
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) HP