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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 76 87
Rank change year-on-year -13 +11  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.39% 0.10% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.12% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Median daily rate £338 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £331 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £344 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year +8.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £12.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +124.00% -67.53%  

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 822 810 975
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 80.83% 84.11% 80.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1687 1806 2054
Median daily rate £411 £410 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.24% +7.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 27 83
Median hourly rate £29.00 £12.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.66% -53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £9.74 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.50 £58.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

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 28 June 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 -13 4 £338 - 1
Manual Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (33.33%) Mocha
2 2 (33.33%) RESTful
2 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 2 (33.33%) Data Entry
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (33.33%) Node.js
2 2 (33.33%) REST
2 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) Dependency Management
2 2 (33.33%) OpenShift
2 2 (33.33%) PhantomJS
2 2 (33.33%) Karma Test Runner
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 2 (33.33%) GitLab
2 2 (33.33%) Build Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Big Data
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Protractor
2 2 (33.33%) Chai
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Workflow
2 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (33.33%) Corporate Banking

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Big Data
1 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) GitLab
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) Karma Test Runner
1 2 (33.33%) Mocha
1 2 (33.33%) PhantomJS
1 2 (33.33%) Protractor
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Advertising
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 2 (33.33%) Chai
1 2 (33.33%) Node.js
1 2 (33.33%) REST
1 2 (33.33%) RESTful
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) Build Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) CRM
2 2 (33.33%) Data Entry
2 2 (33.33%) Dependency Management
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft