The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 80 78 78
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 14 11 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.25% 1.02% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.27% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 10
Average salary £40,000 £32,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,600 £31,650 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £40,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.40%
Automated Testing
Buckinghamshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
869 866 916
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 77.73% 80.19% 84.50%
Number of salaries quoted 659 712 740
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £55,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Automated 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 Automated Testing.

1 16 (61.54%) Finance
1 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (42.31%) SQL
3 10 (38.46%) QA
3 10 (38.46%) Selenium
4 8 (30.77%) ISEB
4 8 (30.77%) C#
4 8 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
5 7 (26.92%) Test Management
5 7 (26.92%) Java
5 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
6 6 (23.08%) Oracle
6 6 (23.08%) System Testing
7 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Hedge funds
7 5 (19.23%) BDD
7 5 (19.23%) Visual Studio
7 5 (19.23%) .NET
7 5 (19.23%) Financial Institution
7 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
7 5 (19.23%) TDD
8 4 (15.38%) JIRA
8 4 (15.38%) Degree
8 4 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (15.38%) N-Tier
8 4 (15.38%) VBScript
8 4 (15.38%) PHP
8 4 (15.38%) Gherkin

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Automated 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.85%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Selenium
2 5 (19.23%) Visual Studio
3 4 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (15.38%) JIRA
3 4 (15.38%) PHPUnit
4 3 (11.54%) WebDriver
4 3 (11.54%) JMeter
5 2 (7.69%) Subversion
5 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 2 (7.69%) Behat
6 1 (3.85%) WatiN
6 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (61.54%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Financial Institution
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Analyst
2 11 (42.31%) Test Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Tester
4 5 (19.23%) QA Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Software Tester
5 4 (15.38%) Automated Test Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Test Manager
6 3 (11.54%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) QA Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Quality Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (3.85%) QA Tester
8 1 (3.85%) Systems Tester
8 1 (3.85%) Head of IT
8 1 (3.85%) Head of Development
8 1 (3.85%) Head of Business Intelligence
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) .NET
2 4 (15.38%) Gherkin
3 2 (7.69%) jQuery
4 1 (3.85%) SAP PI
4 1 (3.85%) XML
4 1 (3.85%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Hedge funds
2 4 (15.38%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) UNIX
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
1 3 (11.54%) Windows NT
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) Test Scripting
2 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 7 (26.92%) Test Management
4 6 (23.08%) System Testing
5 5 (19.23%) BDD
5 5 (19.23%) TDD
5 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
5 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Automation Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Manual Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
7 3 (11.54%) Line Management
7 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.85%) Change Control
8 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) SQL
2 8 (30.77%) C#
3 7 (26.92%) Java
4 4 (15.38%) PHP
4 4 (15.38%) VBScript
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby
5 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) ISEB
2 4 (15.38%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) HND
3 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (38.46%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle
3 3 (11.54%) Telerik
4 1 (3.85%) SAP
4 1 (3.85%) VMware