The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 101 88 76
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 4 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.29% 0.53% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.56% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 7
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Software Tester
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1318 1063 877
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 94.21% 94.07% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1103 786 744
Average salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

Software Tester
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title.

1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 5 (71.43%) Automation Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 4 (57.14%) Degree
3 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
3 4 (57.14%) Selenium
3 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 2 (28.57%) .NET
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 2 (28.57%) CSS
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) C#
5 2 (28.57%) HTML
5 2 (28.57%) Node.js
6 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 1 (14.29%) QA
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Automation Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 35-40k
Posted: 9 hours ago