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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 61 63 54
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 3 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.36% 0.79% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 1.08% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 11
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£265 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £276 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £323 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £268
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
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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
637 553 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 76.01% 72.96% 69.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 299 262
Average daily rate £375 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 29
Average hourly rate £12.00 £22.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £44.97 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 2014, 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 4 (57.14%) ISEB
1 4 (57.14%) SAP
1 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) V-Model
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (14.29%) Automotive
4 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) IVR
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium
4 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Automotive
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Manual Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) IVR
1 1 (14.29%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
1 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) V-Model
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) HP