The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 72 66 63
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 1 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.13% 0.13% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.16% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 9
Median daily rate - - £300
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 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year -43.07% -  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 624 636 666
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.10% 85.60% 79.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 356 346
Median daily rate £415 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -18.91%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Milton Keynes

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
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%) 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 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%) Investment Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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:

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 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
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%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer in Test
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Payments Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
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
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
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
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) SAP