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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 65 64 60
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.29% 1.01% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 1.28% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 2
Average daily rate £325 £298 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% +48.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-14.52% +95.00%
Manual Testing
Buckinghamshire

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
584 624 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 83.43% 78.39% 77.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 341 317
Average daily rate £394 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 16
Average hourly rate £14.20 £16.00 £15.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +3.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £18.50 £27.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 2016, 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%) SQL
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) ISEB
3 3 (33.33%) Middleware
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Selenium
3 3 (33.33%) Test Management
3 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (22.22%) Aerospace
4 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
5 1 (11.11%) XML
5 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
5 1 (11.11%) HTML
5 1 (11.11%) .NET
5 1 (11.11%) Validation
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
3 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Aerospace
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Analyst
1 9 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Manual Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Middleware Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) VMware