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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 99 78 102
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +24
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 12 22 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.88% 1.69% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 2.15% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 8 18 5
Average salary £33,500 £32,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,950 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £35,750 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
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
1139 1022 1067
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 83.08% 78.37% 84.68%
Number of salaries quoted 860 821 934
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 2015.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (57.14%) QA
4 7 (50.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
6 5 (35.71%) ISEB
6 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Scrum
7 4 (28.57%) Automation Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
7 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (21.43%) Selenium
8 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
8 3 (21.43%) Marketing
8 3 (21.43%) Degree
8 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
8 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
8 3 (21.43%) MS Access
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
9 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
9 2 (14.29%) SQL
9 2 (14.29%) VMware
9 2 (14.29%) Stress Testing
9 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (14.29%) Change Control

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
1 3 (21.43%) MS Access
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (21.43%) Selenium
3 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (21.43%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Tester
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Software Tester
1 5 (35.71%) QA Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Test Team Leader
2 3 (21.43%) Test Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Team Leader
2 3 (21.43%) UAT Test Manager
2 3 (21.43%) UAT Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Testing Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Stress Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Change Control
7 1 (7.14%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) C++
3 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Google
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) SAP