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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 83 71 90
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 7 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.65% 0.88% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.92% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 3
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £32,500 £31,800
10% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,000 £35,800
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year
- +20.37%
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
1000 872 921
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 93.46% 95.51% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 742 751 728
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%

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 15 September 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 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (60.00%) ISEB
2 15 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (52.00%) .NET
3 13 (52.00%) Automated Testing
4 11 (44.00%) Selenium
5 10 (40.00%) Manual Testing
6 8 (32.00%) Degree
7 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
7 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
7 7 (28.00%) Visual Studio
7 7 (28.00%) C#
7 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
8 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
8 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
9 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
9 3 (12.00%) QA
10 2 (8.00%) V-Model
10 2 (8.00%) CSS
10 2 (8.00%) HTML
10 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
10 2 (8.00%) SQL
10 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
10 2 (8.00%) Scrum
10 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Selenium
2 7 (28.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (52.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.00%) HTML
3 2 (8.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (52.00%) Automated Testing
4 10 (40.00%) Manual Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
8 2 (8.00%) V-Model
8 2 (8.00%) Scrum
8 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Change Control
9 1 (4.00%) Stress Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) C#
2 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) ISEB
2 8 (32.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft