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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 69 69 53
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 4 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.44% 0.69% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.96% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £270 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +76.47%
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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
689 624 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 76.05% 71.97% 73.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 348 242
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.97 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.46% +6.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

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 28 April 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 9 (90.00%) ISEB
2 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 8 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (70.00%) SAP
4 6 (60.00%) XML
4 6 (60.00%) SQL
4 6 (60.00%) Validation
4 6 (60.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (60.00%) Test Management
4 6 (60.00%) V-Model
4 6 (60.00%) Relational Database
4 6 (60.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (60.00%) QA
5 4 (40.00%) SAP BW
6 3 (30.00%) SAP BCA
7 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
8 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
8 1 (10.00%) Black-Box Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
8 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (10.00%) Oracle
8 1 (10.00%) ITIL
8 1 (10.00%) Windows

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) SAP BCA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (40.00%) SAP BW
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
1 7 (70.00%) Test Analyst
1 7 (70.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 8 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (60.00%) V-Model
2 6 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 6 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Test Management
2 6 (60.00%) Validation
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) 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 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle