The table below looks at the statistics for Software 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 Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 96 72 92
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +20
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 17 21 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.15% 1.69% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 2.10% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 16 18 11
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% +12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,200 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £47,400 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Software 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
1251 1000 1080
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 84.41% 80.58% 83.66%
Number of salaries quoted 965 780 906
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (62.50%) ISEB
3 11 (45.83%) Scrum
4 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 8 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 6 (25.00%) Selenium
6 6 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 6 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 6 (25.00%) SaaS
6 6 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 6 (25.00%) SDLC
7 5 (20.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
7 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (20.83%) Regression Testing
7 5 (20.83%) SQL
7 5 (20.83%) C#
7 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
7 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (16.67%) Degree
8 4 (16.67%) WPF
8 4 (16.67%) Finance
8 4 (16.67%) .NET
8 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
8 4 (16.67%) RAD
8 4 (16.67%) ISO 9001
8 4 (16.67%) Project Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) SaaS
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Selenium
2 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Automotive
2 3 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Senior Tester
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
1 6 (25.00%) Tester
2 5 (20.83%) Test Manager
2 5 (20.83%) Test Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Team Leader
3 4 (16.67%) Test Team Leader
4 3 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Automated Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Testing Manager
6 1 (4.17%) IT Support
6 1 (4.17%) Graduate
6 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Graduate Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Development Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (4.17%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) WPF
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) WCF
2 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.17%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) Scrum
3 8 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 6 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 6 (25.00%) SDLC
5 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
5 5 (20.83%) Regression Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
5 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 4 (16.67%) RAD
6 4 (16.67%) Project Management
6 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 3 (12.50%) B2C
8 2 (8.33%) Test Management
8 2 (8.33%) System Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Business Transformation
8 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (8.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
1 5 (20.83%) C#
2 2 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) C++
3 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (62.50%) ISEB
2 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (20.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (16.67%) ISO 9001
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) VMware
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
The Open University
Salary: From £25,513 to £30,434 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago