The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 79 75 75
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 17 5 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.49% 0.55% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 0.74% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 17 5 5
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% +8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.09%
Automation 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
923 675 698
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 80.75% 74.01% 76.79%
Number of salaries quoted 661 586 553
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Automation Testing Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 14 (70.00%) Selenium
2 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 9 (45.00%) BDD
3 9 (45.00%) TDD
4 8 (40.00%) Finance
4 8 (40.00%) .NET
4 8 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (35.00%) C#
5 7 (35.00%) ISEB
5 7 (35.00%) JMeter
6 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (30.00%) QA
7 5 (25.00%) Web Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Test Management
7 5 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (25.00%) PHPUnit
7 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 5 (25.00%) Behat
7 5 (25.00%) Gherkin
7 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
7 5 (25.00%) UNIX
7 5 (25.00%) Windows
7 5 (25.00%) Windows NT
7 5 (25.00%) Java
7 5 (25.00%) SQL
7 5 (25.00%) VBScript
7 5 (25.00%) Oracle
7 5 (25.00%) Telerik
7 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (70.00%) Selenium
2 10 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 8 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (35.00%) JMeter
5 5 (25.00%) PHPUnit
5 5 (25.00%) Behat
6 2 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Test Manager
1 6 (30.00%) Tester
2 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Automation Tester
2 3 (15.00%) Lead Tester
2 3 (15.00%) Test Leader
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Automated Test Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Automated Tester
3 2 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) QA Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
2 5 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (15.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) UNIX
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
1 5 (25.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (45.00%) BDD
2 9 (45.00%) TDD
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Web Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Test Management
5 3 (15.00%) Logistics
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
5 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) C#
2 5 (25.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (5.00%) VB
3 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) ISEB
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
1 5 (25.00%) Telerik
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft