The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 121 122 111
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 12 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.57% 0.36% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.46% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 4
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Automation Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1665 1518 1423
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 78.87% 78.65% 77.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1274 1233 1201
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Buckinghamshire region.

Automation Testing Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

Automation Testing
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +5 11 £39,000 +14.70%
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automation Testing.

1 22 (73.33%) Selenium
2 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (43.33%) ISEB
4 11 (36.67%) C#
4 11 (36.67%) Test Automation
4 11 (36.67%) WebDriver
5 10 (33.33%) .NET
5 10 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (30.00%) TDD
6 9 (30.00%) BDD
7 8 (26.67%) Automated Testing
7 8 (26.67%) Finance
8 7 (23.33%) JMeter
8 7 (23.33%) SQL
8 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
9 6 (20.00%) VBScript
9 6 (20.00%) Java
9 6 (20.00%) Telerik
9 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
9 6 (20.00%) Degree
9 6 (20.00%) QA
9 6 (20.00%) Web Testing
10 5 (16.67%) Test Management
10 5 (16.67%) PHPUnit
10 5 (16.67%) Waterfall
10 5 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (16.67%) Behat
10 5 (16.67%) Gherkin
10 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database
10 5 (16.67%) Line Management

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (73.33%) Selenium
2 11 (36.67%) WebDriver
3 10 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (23.33%) JMeter
5 5 (16.67%) PHPUnit
5 5 (16.67%) Behat
6 2 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Advertising
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Test Manager
2 9 (30.00%) Tester
3 5 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Automation Tester
4 4 (13.33%) Lead Tester
4 4 (13.33%) Test Leader
4 4 (13.33%) Automated Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) QA Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Automated Test Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Automation Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) .NET
2 5 (16.67%) Gherkin
3 3 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) UNIX
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
1 5 (16.67%) Windows NT
2 1 (3.33%) Android
2 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) Test Automation
3 9 (30.00%) BDD
3 9 (30.00%) TDD
4 8 (26.67%) Automated Testing
5 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
6 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 6 (20.00%) Web Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Test Management
7 5 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (16.67%) Line Management
7 5 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (10.00%) Logistics
8 3 (10.00%) Project Management
8 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
9 2 (6.67%) Manual Testing
10 1 (3.33%) System Testing
10 1 (3.33%) Performance Testing
10 1 (3.33%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) C#
2 7 (23.33%) SQL
3 6 (20.00%) VBScript
3 6 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) PHP
4 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) ISEB
2 6 (20.00%) Degree
3 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Telerik
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft