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 25 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 60 71
Rank change year-on-year -9 +11  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.54% 0.15% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.18% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Median daily rate £338 £338 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £338 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £338 £363
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 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 626 545 676
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 85.05% 83.46% 81.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 308 391
Median daily rate £400 £406 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.36% +3.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 9
Median hourly rate £16.25 £11.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.04 £9.00 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £13.50 £40.00
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 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

For the 6 months to 25 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) RESTful
2 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (40.00%) Data Entry
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (40.00%) Node.js
2 2 (40.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) Build Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Big Data
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Dependency Management
2 2 (40.00%) OpenShift
2 2 (40.00%) PhantomJS
2 2 (40.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (40.00%) GitLab
2 2 (40.00%) Mocha
2 2 (40.00%) Protractor
2 2 (40.00%) Chai
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Workflow
2 2 (40.00%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA

Manual Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Big Data
1 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) GitLab
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) Karma Test Runner
1 2 (40.00%) Mocha
1 2 (40.00%) PhantomJS
1 2 (40.00%) Protractor
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Advertising
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) CRM Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Senior QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (40.00%) Chai
1 2 (40.00%) Node.js
1 2 (40.00%) REST
1 2 (40.00%) RESTful
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Build Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Data Entry
2 2 (40.00%) Dependency Management
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft