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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 122 88 114
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +26
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 22 38 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.97% 1.83% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 2.32% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 11 37 6
Average salary £47,500 £37,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.37% -4.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £46,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
1805 1639 1411
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 79.83% 79.14% 77.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1457 1224 1186
Average salary £44,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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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 -14 19 £50,000 +11.11%
High Wycombe -12 2 £45,000 +76.47%
Aylesbury -1 1 £35,000 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.90%) Java
3 13 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 13 (33.33%) Scrum
3 13 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (28.21%) Finance
4 11 (28.21%) TDD
5 10 (25.64%) Test Management
5 10 (25.64%) QA
6 9 (23.08%) J2EE
6 9 (23.08%) hybris
7 8 (20.51%) SQL
7 8 (20.51%) UNIX
7 8 (20.51%) Performance Testing
7 8 (20.51%) JIRA
7 8 (20.51%) Software Engineering
8 7 (17.95%) Banking
8 7 (17.95%) Retail
8 7 (17.95%) Selenium
8 7 (17.95%) OO
8 7 (17.95%) ISEB
8 7 (17.95%) MVC
9 6 (15.38%) HP
9 6 (15.38%) Python
9 6 (15.38%) SOAP
9 6 (15.38%) Web Services
9 6 (15.38%) XML
9 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
9 6 (15.38%) C++
9 6 (15.38%) Release Management

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.69%) Mule
1 3 (7.69%) Mule ESB
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Summit
1 2 (5.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.13%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) JIRA
2 7 (17.95%) Selenium
3 5 (12.82%) JMeter
4 4 (10.26%) Subversion
4 4 (10.26%) HP UFT
5 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (7.69%) JBehave
5 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.56%) T4 Templates
6 1 (2.56%) eggPlant
6 1 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 7 (17.95%) Banking
2 7 (17.95%) Retail
3 6 (15.38%) Retail Banking
4 5 (12.82%) Automotive
5 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
5 2 (5.13%) Electronics
5 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
5 2 (5.13%) Marketing
6 1 (2.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Developer
2 6 (15.38%) Tester
2 6 (15.38%) Software Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Test Manager
3 5 (12.82%) Test Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Applications Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Test Environment Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Environment Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Head of Testing
7 1 (2.56%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.56%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) J2EE
2 6 (15.38%) SOAP
2 6 (15.38%) Web Services
2 6 (15.38%) XML
2 6 (15.38%) Hibernate
2 6 (15.38%) Spring
2 6 (15.38%) Ajax
2 6 (15.38%) Spring MVC
3 5 (12.82%) jQuery
3 5 (12.82%) HTML
3 5 (12.82%) REST
3 5 (12.82%) AngularJS
4 4 (10.26%) XML Messaging
5 3 (7.69%) .NET
5 3 (7.69%) JMS
5 3 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (7.69%) JSON
6 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) EMV
2 4 (10.26%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (5.13%) DTV
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.13%) Device Driver
3 2 (5.13%) PKI
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) UNIX
2 3 (7.69%) Android
2 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.13%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (5.13%) Windows
3 2 (5.13%) Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 13 (33.33%) Scrum
2 13 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (28.21%) TDD
4 10 (25.64%) Test Management
5 8 (20.51%) Performance Testing
5 8 (20.51%) Software Engineering
6 7 (17.95%) OO
6 7 (17.95%) MVC
7 6 (15.38%) Release Management
8 5 (12.82%) OOD
8 5 (12.82%) Automated Testing
8 5 (12.82%) SDLC
9 4 (10.26%) BDD
9 4 (10.26%) Test Strategy
9 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
9 4 (10.26%) Time Management
9 4 (10.26%) SOA
9 4 (10.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.90%) Java
2 8 (20.51%) SQL
3 6 (15.38%) Python
3 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 6 (15.38%) C++
4 5 (12.82%) C
5 3 (7.69%) C#
6 2 (5.13%) Embedded C
6 2 (5.13%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.56%) Ruby
7 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) ISEB
2 6 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 5 (12.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (12.82%) Degree
3 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.64%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) hybris
2 6 (15.38%) HP
3 5 (12.82%) Atlassian
4 4 (10.26%) BEA
4 4 (10.26%) SAP
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle
5 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.13%) McAfee
5 2 (5.13%) Computacenter
5 2 (5.13%) EMC
5 2 (5.13%) F5
6 1 (2.56%) Citrix
6 1 (2.56%) IBM