The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 121 108 116
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 12 23 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.58% 1.06% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.35% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 12 18 13
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Test Automation
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 1702 1538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 80.75% 78.07% 80.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1253 1325 1382
Average salary £42,977 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. 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 -8 6 £31,500 -33.68% 2
High Wycombe -8 3 £35,000 +2.94%
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 12 (57.14%) ISEB
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) Finance
4 7 (33.33%) SQL
4 7 (33.33%) Retail
4 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 7 (33.33%) Degree
5 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 6 (28.57%) Automotive
5 6 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
6 5 (23.81%) QA
6 5 (23.81%) Selenium
6 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
7 4 (19.05%) Retail Banking
7 4 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Banking
7 4 (19.05%) HP
7 4 (19.05%) XML
7 4 (19.05%) UNIX
7 4 (19.05%) Python
7 4 (19.05%) C#
7 4 (19.05%) C++
7 4 (19.05%) HTML
7 4 (19.05%) Java
7 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Selenium
2 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (14.29%) JBehave
2 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 3 (14.29%) JMeter
3 2 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (4.76%) JIRA
4 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) Retail
3 6 (28.57%) Automotive
4 4 (19.05%) Banking
4 4 (19.05%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Tester
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
1 7 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Software Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Software Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Software Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Testing Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Technical Tester
5 1 (4.76%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) HTML
1 4 (19.05%) XML
2 3 (14.29%) XML Messaging
2 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 3 (14.29%) WPF
2 3 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.76%) SOAP
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 3 (14.29%) Mobile Payment
2 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) EMV
3 1 (4.76%) Cryptography
3 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) UNIX
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
6 3 (14.29%) Business Transformation
6 3 (14.29%) Use Case
6 3 (14.29%) Coaching
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) B2C
6 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 3 (14.29%) Time Management
6 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 3 (14.29%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) Python
2 4 (19.05%) C#
2 4 (19.05%) C++
2 4 (19.05%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) C
4 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) ISEB
2 7 (33.33%) Degree
3 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
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