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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 73 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 5 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.56% 1.00% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.41% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Average daily rate
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£290 £205 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.46% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £162.50 £4.00
% change year-on-year
-84.76% +3962.50%
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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
674 495 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.73% 70.92% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 243 186
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 22
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £62.50 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

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 27 November 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 8 (80.00%) ISEB
1 8 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (70.00%) SAP
3 6 (60.00%) Finance
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (40.00%) QA
5 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Waterfall
5 4 (40.00%) XML
6 3 (30.00%) V-Model
6 3 (30.00%) Test Management
6 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
7 2 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Windows
7 2 (20.00%) CRM
7 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (20.00%) HP
7 2 (20.00%) SAP BW
7 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Validation
7 2 (20.00%) SAP CRM
8 1 (10.00%) Scrum
8 1 (10.00%) IVR
8 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (10.00%) Banking
8 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
8 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (10.00%) Automotive

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 2 (20.00%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Management Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows CE
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (30.00%) V-Model
3 3 (30.00%) Test Management
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
4 2 (20.00%) CRM
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Validation
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) SAP
2 2 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle