Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 86 106
Rank change year-on-year -24 +20 -12
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 6 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.34% 0.31% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.37% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
Milton Keynes median daily rate £319 £425 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +70.00% -6.54%
10th Percentile £286 £345 £196
90th Percentile £367 £488 £344
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £319 £400 £275
% change year-on-year -20.31% +45.45% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1461 1084 1559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 83.30% 85.09% 80.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 635 846
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £416 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.73% +7.92% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £242 £250
90th Percentile £529 £550 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £408 £375
% change year-on-year -1.84% +8.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 33 37
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £8.79 £9.00 £9.40
90th Percentile £24.70 £38.75 £25.05
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year +10.00% -7.69% +27.45%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

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 21 November 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 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
1 4 (66.67%) Retail
1 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
1 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Android
2 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (50.00%) Redis
2 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (50.00%) Big Data
2 3 (50.00%) Bitbucket
2 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (50.00%) Calabash
2 3 (50.00%) PhantomJS
2 3 (50.00%) Docker
2 3 (50.00%) RESTful
2 3 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (50.00%) Data Entry
2 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (50.00%) Open Source
2 3 (50.00%) Confluence
2 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) Cucumber

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Big Data
1 3 (50.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (50.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (50.00%) Appium
2 3 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (50.00%) Bitbucket
2 3 (50.00%) Calabash
2 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (50.00%) IntelliJ
2 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (50.00%) NUnit
2 3 (50.00%) PhantomJS
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) Retail
2 3 (50.00%) Corporate Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 3 (50.00%) QA Automation Tester
1 3 (50.00%) QA Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Automation Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Senior QA Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) CRM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) JSON
1 3 (50.00%) REST
1 3 (50.00%) RESTful
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Android
1 3 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (50.00%) Mac OS X
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) Data Entry
2 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (50.00%) Open Source
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Apple Swift
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) Ruby
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft