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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 89 85 89
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 3 8 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.27% 0.77% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.95% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 8
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
865 845 1001
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 77.79% 81.02% 84.47%
Number of salaries quoted 662 680 845
Average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,350 £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%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 12 (70.59%) ISEB
1 12 (70.59%) Selenium
2 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) Mentoring
3 6 (35.29%) Degree
3 6 (35.29%) QA
4 5 (29.41%) Web Testing
5 4 (23.53%) C#
5 4 (23.53%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
6 3 (17.65%) .NET
6 3 (17.65%) SOAP
6 3 (17.65%) Finance
6 3 (17.65%) BDD
6 3 (17.65%) TDD
6 3 (17.65%) Logistics
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
6 3 (17.65%) Project Management
6 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
7 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.76%) JMeter
7 2 (11.76%) JIRA
8 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
8 1 (5.88%) Advertising
8 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
8 1 (5.88%) PHPUnit
8 1 (5.88%) Behat
8 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
8 1 (5.88%) System Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (70.59%) Selenium
2 4 (23.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (11.76%) JMeter
3 2 (11.76%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.88%) PHPUnit
4 1 (5.88%) Behat
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Test Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Leader
3 3 (17.65%) Automated Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Automated Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
1 3 (17.65%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Mentoring
3 5 (29.41%) Web Testing
4 3 (17.65%) TDD
4 3 (17.65%) Logistics
4 3 (17.65%) BDD
4 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.88%) System Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) PHP
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) ISEB
2 6 (35.29%) Degree
3 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Telerik