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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 67 61 54
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 5 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.61% 0.68% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.92% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 8
Average daily rate
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£265 £278 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.50% +23.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £224 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £312 £261
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £290 £270
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
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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
630 542 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 76.64% 73.54% 71.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 273 254
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 38
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +35.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £19.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (62.50%) ISEB
1 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (50.00%) SAP
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) V-Model
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) XML
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (12.50%) .NET
5 1 (12.50%) C
5 1 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (12.50%) C++
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Electronics
5 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (12.50%) Windows CE
5 1 (12.50%) DTV
5 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (12.50%) Marketing
5 1 (12.50%) Automotive
5 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Management Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Manual Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) DTV
1 1 (12.50%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
2 2 (25.00%) V-Model
2 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (25.00%) HP