The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 84 78 77
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 9 5 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.80% 0.52% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.69% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 7
Average salary £22,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.76% +8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Manual Testing
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
917 722 702
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 81.51% 74.82% 77.06%
Number of salaries quoted 653 621 564
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Milton Keynes region.

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing.

1 25 (78.13%) ISEB
2 13 (40.63%) Test Scripting
3 12 (37.50%) HTML
3 12 (37.50%) SQL
4 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (31.25%) Windows
4 10 (31.25%) QA
5 9 (28.13%) Degree
5 9 (28.13%) Computer Science
5 9 (28.13%) .NET
6 8 (25.00%) Oracle
6 8 (25.00%) Java
6 8 (25.00%) Web Services
6 8 (25.00%) XML
6 8 (25.00%) UNIX
6 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 8 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (21.88%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (18.75%) C#
8 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
9 5 (15.63%) Retail
9 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
9 5 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (15.63%) SOAP
10 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
10 4 (12.50%) CSS
10 4 (12.50%) Lotus Domino
10 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
10 4 (12.50%) T-SQL

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.50%) Lotus Domino
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 4 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 5 (15.63%) Retail
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Advertising
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (65.63%) Analyst
1 21 (65.63%) Test Analyst
2 11 (34.38%) Tester
3 9 (28.13%) Software Tester
4 8 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) QA Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) QA Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Test Leader
7 2 (6.25%) Senior QA Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Senior QA Test Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (37.50%) HTML
2 9 (28.13%) .NET
3 8 (25.00%) Web Services
3 8 (25.00%) XML
4 5 (15.63%) SOAP
5 4 (12.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.50%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Test Scripting
2 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
5 4 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 4 (12.50%) V-Model
5 4 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Scrum
6 3 (9.38%) Project Management
6 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
6 3 (9.38%) Automated Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Test Automation
8 1 (3.13%) Automation Testing
8 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) Java
3 6 (18.75%) C#
4 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.25%) VB
6 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (78.13%) ISEB
2 9 (28.13%) Degree
3 8 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Oracle