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 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 62 57 55
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 10 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.20% 0.78% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.02% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 1
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£298 £215 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.37% -14.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £305 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.91% +10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +7.14%
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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
642 587 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 76.89% 76.33% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 320 182
Average daily rate £375 £400 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £266 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 31
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.97 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.84% -11.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 February 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 13 (86.67%) ISEB
2 12 (80.00%) Finance
2 12 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (73.33%) Test Scripting
3 11 (73.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (73.33%) SAP
4 8 (53.33%) Waterfall
4 8 (53.33%) Test Management
4 8 (53.33%) V-Model
4 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
4 8 (53.33%) QA
4 8 (53.33%) XML
4 8 (53.33%) SQL
4 8 (53.33%) Validation
4 8 (53.33%) Relational Database
5 6 (40.00%) SAP BW
6 3 (20.00%) SAP BCA
6 3 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (13.33%) Web Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (13.33%) SAP CRM
7 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle
7 2 (13.33%) CRM
7 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (13.33%) ITIL

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) SAP BCA
2 2 (13.33%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) Relational Database
2 6 (40.00%) SAP BW
General
1 12 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Analyst
1 10 (66.67%) Test Analyst
1 10 (66.67%) Test Leader
2 2 (13.33%) Tester
2 2 (13.33%) Lead Test Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) SAP Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 11 (73.33%) Test Scripting
2 8 (53.33%) V-Model
2 8 (53.33%) Waterfall
2 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Test Management
2 8 (53.33%) Validation
3 3 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
4 2 (13.33%) Web Testing
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) CRM
4 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (53.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) SAP
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) HP