The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 62 51 66
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +15
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 6 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.68% 0.19% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.26% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £270 £250 £237
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +5.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £250 £247
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £303 £314
% change year-on-year
+2.47% -3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £83.00 £17.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+388.23% -54.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
622 386 534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 70.68% 73.24% 63.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 236 254
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 32
Average hourly rate £15.97 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.46% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £162.50 £17.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Manual Testing
Buckinghamshire

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 18 April 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 (50.00%) SQL
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Telematics
4 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Automotive
4 1 (12.50%) CMS
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) ISEB
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) UNIX
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) Kentico
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) Ranorex
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Telematics
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) System Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft