The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Manual Testing
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 80 75
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.19% 0.094% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.11% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 11
Median daily rate £230 - £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £290
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year -17.77% -  

Manual Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 864 893 968
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 83.48% 84.01% 80.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 477 472
Median daily rate £400 £405 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +10.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 21
Median hourly rate £19.00 £33.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.42% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £13.57 £12.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Buckinghamshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Manual Testing in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Buckinghamshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in Buckinghamshire

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -1 1 - - 2
High Wycombe - 1 £230 -
Manual Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) QA
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) User Stories
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Genymotion
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Appium
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (25.00%) SEPA
2 1 (25.00%) SWIFT
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) CHAP
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Appium
2 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (25.00%) Genymotion
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) IntelliJ
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Payments Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
1 1 (25.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP
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