The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 93 96
Rank change year-on-year +18 +3  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 13 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.49% 0.38% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 0.41% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 4
Median salary £35,750 £32,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +18.18%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 791 967 1045
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 90.92% 92.01% 86.08%
Number of salaries quoted 635 764 791
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Milton Keynes

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Milton Keynes.

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Milton Keynes

Manual Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT 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 job ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 22 (84.62%) Automation Testing
2 20 (76.92%) Software Testing
3 19 (73.08%) Automated Testing
3 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (73.08%) Degree
4 16 (61.54%) Test Automation
5 15 (57.69%) Ranorex
5 15 (57.69%) Virtual Team
6 9 (34.62%) QA
7 7 (26.92%) Performance Testing
7 7 (26.92%) Windows
8 6 (23.08%) Software Engineering
9 5 (19.23%) ISEB
9 5 (19.23%) Smartcard
9 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
9 5 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
11 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
11 3 (11.54%) Java
11 3 (11.54%) SQL
11 3 (11.54%) Banking
11 3 (11.54%) Finance
12 2 (7.69%) C++
12 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
12 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
12 2 (7.69%) Oracle
12 2 (7.69%) SAP
12 2 (7.69%) Unix
12 2 (7.69%) IntelliJ
12 2 (7.69%) Microsoft

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:

Development Applications
1 15 (57.69%) Ranorex
2 2 (7.69%) IntelliJ
2 2 (7.69%) Selenium
2 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (11.54%) Banking
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (73.08%) Tester
2 16 (61.54%) Automation Tester
3 8 (30.77%) Agile Tester
4 6 (23.08%) Analyst
5 5 (19.23%) Software Tester
5 5 (19.23%) Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) QA Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Software QA Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Developer in Test
7 1 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.85%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Quality Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Systems Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Test Automation Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 15 (57.69%) Virtual Team
2 5 (19.23%) Smartcard
3 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.69%) iPad
4 2 (7.69%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Android
2 2 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (84.62%) Automation Testing
2 20 (76.92%) Software Testing
3 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (73.08%) Automated Testing
4 16 (61.54%) Test Automation
5 7 (26.92%) Performance Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Software Engineering
7 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
8 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
9 1 (3.85%) OOP
9 1 (3.85%) Performance Improvement
9 1 (3.85%) Project Management
9 1 (3.85%) Smoke Testing
9 1 (3.85%) System Integration Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Validation
9 1 (3.85%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) Java
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) C++
2 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) Python
3 1 (3.85%) Ruby
3 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (73.08%) Degree
2 5 (19.23%) ISEB
2 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
2 5 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle
1 2 (7.69%) SAP