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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 60 65 60
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 1 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.16% 0.29% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.34% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 9
Median daily rate - £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+6.83% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-26.00% -14.52%

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
530 590 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 82.55% 84.29% 79.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 313 361
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 9
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.20 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £60.00 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) QA
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) User Stories
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Genymotion
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Appium
2 1 (25.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (25.00%) SEPA
2 1 (25.00%) SWIFT
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) CHAP
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Appium
2 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (25.00%) Genymotion
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) IntelliJ
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer in Test
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Payments Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) SAP