The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 68 62 64
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 7 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.71% 0.60% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.79% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £240 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £363 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
778 632 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 79.39% 76.14% 74.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 372 299
Average daily rate £390 £380 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 26
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.00 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -48.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.91 £10.99 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.50 £66.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Manual Testing across the Milton Keynes region.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 3 (33.33%) BDD
3 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 3 (33.33%) XML
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (33.33%) ISEB
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Middleware
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (22.22%) Gherkin
4 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
4 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 2 (22.22%) System Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) JSON
5 1 (11.11%) Android
5 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Analyst
1 8 (88.89%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Web Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (22.22%) Middleware
2 2 (22.22%) Gherkin
3 1 (11.11%) JSON
3 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) BDD
3 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) System Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) Workflow
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 1 (11.11%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) HP