The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Milton Keynes region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 86 95 89
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 12 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.90% 0.57% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.59% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 3
Average salary £30,000 £27,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -19.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £31,600
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £35,600
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Job Titles Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1223 1192 1030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 92.23% 96.83% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 972 1060 855
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,300 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Software Tester
Buckinghamshire

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 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 18 (75.00%) ISEB
2 17 (70.83%) .NET
3 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (45.83%) Manual Testing
5 10 (41.67%) Computer Science
5 10 (41.67%) Degree
5 10 (41.67%) Automated Testing
6 9 (37.50%) C#
7 8 (33.33%) Visual Studio
7 8 (33.33%) Software Engineering
8 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
8 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
8 7 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (29.17%) Test Automation
9 6 (25.00%) QA
10 5 (20.83%) Selenium
10 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
10 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
11 4 (16.67%) Windows
11 4 (16.67%) V-Model
12 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (12.50%) MSF
12 3 (12.50%) SQL
12 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
13 2 (8.33%) Scrum
13 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
13 2 (8.33%) HTML
13 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
13 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
13 2 (8.33%) CSS

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 5 (20.83%) Selenium
3 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA
4 1 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (70.83%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.33%) CSS
2 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) Manual Testing
3 10 (41.67%) Automated Testing
4 8 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
5 7 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (29.17%) Test Automation
6 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
7 4 (16.67%) V-Model
8 3 (12.50%) MSF
9 2 (8.33%) Scrum
9 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
10 1 (4.17%) User Stories
10 1 (4.17%) Automation Testing
10 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (4.17%) Stress Testing
10 1 (4.17%) Web Testing
10 1 (4.17%) Change Control
10 1 (4.17%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (75.00%) ISEB
2 10 (41.67%) Degree
3 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
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