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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 85 79 72
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 3 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.24% 0.61% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.80% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £256 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.07% -14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £231 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £317 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -14.28%
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
966 997 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.84% 75.82% 73.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 580 399
Average daily rate £400 £365 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £495 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 41 31
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.00 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 July 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 -6 2 £313 +21.35% 1
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (63.64%) ISEB
2 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 5 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Web Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) SAP
4 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Test Management
4 3 (27.27%) QA
4 3 (27.27%) V-Model
4 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
5 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
5 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
5 2 (18.18%) SDLC
5 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Validation
5 2 (18.18%) SAP BW
5 2 (18.18%) XML
5 2 (18.18%) CRM
5 2 (18.18%) HP
6 1 (9.09%) MS Access
6 1 (9.09%) WinRunner
6 1 (9.09%) HP UFT

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (9.09%) SAP BCA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SAP BW
1 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) SAP BI
2 1 (9.09%) MS Access
2 1 (9.09%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) WinRunner
1 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
1 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Test Leader
3 2 (18.18%) CRM Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Web Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Web Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Test Management
3 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
3 3 (27.27%) V-Model
3 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
3 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) CRM
4 2 (18.18%) Validation
4 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
4 2 (18.18%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) Workflow
5 1 (9.09%) Logistics
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Bourne shell
2 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) SAP
3 2 (18.18%) HP