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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 89 75 70
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 3 17 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.27% 1.59% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 1.98% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3 17 12
Average salary £29,000 £32,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.76% -20.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £27,500 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,800 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+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
879 859 875
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 77.93% 80.13% 84.46%
Number of salaries quoted 662 710 705
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,275 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 11 (84.62%) ISEB
1 11 (84.62%) Test Scripting
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle
3 6 (46.15%) Web Services
3 6 (46.15%) XML
3 6 (46.15%) HTML
3 6 (46.15%) Java
3 6 (46.15%) UNIX
3 6 (46.15%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (23.08%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
5 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
5 3 (23.08%) SOAP
6 2 (15.38%) QA
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 1 (7.69%) SAP BI
7 1 (7.69%) Advertising
7 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (7.69%) VMware
7 1 (7.69%) SAP XI
7 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.69%) Retail
7 1 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
7 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
7 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
7 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
7 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (7.69%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Test Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Software Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
3 2 (15.38%) QA Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Head of IT
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Head of Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Head of Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) Web Services
1 6 (46.15%) XML
1 6 (46.15%) HTML
2 3 (23.08%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) SAP XI
3 1 (7.69%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) UNIX
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Test Scripting
2 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) ERP
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) B2C
3 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Web Development
3 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
3 1 (7.69%) Stress Testing
3 1 (7.69%) System Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Change Control
3 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) SAP