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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 113 120 118
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 7 11 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.39% 0.57% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.74% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 14
Average salary £35,000 £46,250 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.32% +39.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £33,100 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £55,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +8.00%
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
1459 1494 1413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 80.65% 77.65% 80.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1115 1160 1257
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 5 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 5 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 -1 4 £33,250 -31.79% 2
High Wycombe -3 3 £35,000 +2.94% 3
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 5 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 (52.17%) ISEB
2 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (43.48%) Finance
3 10 (43.48%) SQL
4 8 (34.78%) C#
4 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
4 8 (34.78%) QA
5 7 (30.43%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
6 6 (26.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (26.09%) Selenium
6 6 (26.09%) Software Testing
7 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
7 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
7 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
7 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Retail
7 5 (21.74%) .NET
7 5 (21.74%) Oracle
7 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
7 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
7 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
8 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
8 4 (17.39%) HP
8 4 (17.39%) Scrum
8 4 (17.39%) Degree
8 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
8 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
9 3 (13.04%) ISEB Practitioner

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Apache
1 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.35%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (26.09%) Selenium
3 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
4 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Retail
3 3 (13.04%) Automotive
4 2 (8.70%) Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Tester
2 7 (30.43%) Test Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Software Tester
2 7 (30.43%) Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Automation Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) Test Automation Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) Test Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Test Manager
5 3 (13.04%) Testing Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) WPF
2 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.70%) XML
3 2 (8.70%) HTML
4 1 (4.35%) JSP
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (4.35%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Cryptography
2 1 (4.35%) Open Source
2 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) UNIX
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
3 6 (26.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (26.09%) Software Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
5 4 (17.39%) Scrum
5 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
6 3 (13.04%) Use Case
6 3 (13.04%) B2C
6 3 (13.04%) Business Transformation
6 3 (13.04%) Coaching
6 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.70%) System Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Information Security
8 1 (4.35%) TDD
8 1 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) VBScript
3 2 (8.70%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) C
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) C++
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) ISEB
2 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
3 4 (17.39%) Degree
4 3 (13.04%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 4 (17.39%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) VMware
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