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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 76 84 77
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 17 7 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.59% 0.67% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 0.84% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 16 7 27
Average salary £40,000 £32,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,989 £37,500 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
853 829 996
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 79.94% 79.10% 86.08%
Number of salaries quoted 659 678 874
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £55,000 £57,500
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 23 January 2015.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) Finance
3 10 (37.04%) SQL
3 10 (37.04%) C#
3 10 (37.04%) QA
3 10 (37.04%) Selenium
4 9 (33.33%) ISEB
4 9 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
5 8 (29.63%) .NET
6 7 (25.93%) Oracle
6 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
7 6 (22.22%) System Testing
7 6 (22.22%) Relational Database
7 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
7 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
7 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
7 6 (22.22%) .NET Framework
7 6 (22.22%) Scrum
8 5 (18.52%) Release Management
8 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Financial Institution
8 5 (18.52%) Test Management
8 5 (18.52%) Hedge funds
9 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
9 4 (14.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (14.81%) Java
9 4 (14.81%) N-Tier
9 4 (14.81%) SOA
9 4 (14.81%) Integration Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.70%) SAP BI
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Selenium
2 9 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 4 (14.81%) NUnit
5 3 (11.11%) JIRA
6 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (7.41%) PHPUnit
7 1 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (3.70%) WatiN
7 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Analyst
2 13 (48.15%) Test Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) QA Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Software Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Automated Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Team Leader
4 4 (14.81%) Development Team Leader
5 3 (11.11%) Software Tester
6 2 (7.41%) .NET Team Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) QA Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Lead Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Head of IT
7 1 (3.70%) Quality Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Head of Business Intelligence
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) .NET
2 6 (22.22%) .NET Framework
3 4 (14.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 4 (14.81%) WCF
4 2 (7.41%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.70%) XML
5 1 (3.70%) SAP XI
5 1 (3.70%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Hedge funds
2 4 (14.81%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
3 6 (22.22%) System Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 6 (22.22%) Scrum
4 5 (18.52%) Release Management
4 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (18.52%) Test Management
5 4 (14.81%) SOA
5 4 (14.81%) Integration Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
7 2 (7.41%) BDD
7 2 (7.41%) Change Control
7 2 (7.41%) Stress Testing
7 2 (7.41%) TDD
8 1 (3.70%) Workflow
8 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) SQL
1 10 (37.04%) C#
2 4 (14.81%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) PHP
4 1 (3.70%) VBScript
4 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) ISEB
2 4 (14.81%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.70%) HND
3 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) Telerik