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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 87 87 64
Rank change year-on-year
0 -23
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 20 7 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.47% 0.62% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 0.76% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 18 7 15
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £50,810
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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
1158 923 687
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 84.96% 82.19% 76.93%
Number of salaries quoted 939 666 597
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £58,200
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 September 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 32 (82.05%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (58.97%) ISEB
3 21 (53.85%) Scrum
4 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 13 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (30.77%) Automation Testing
7 11 (28.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (28.21%) SaaS
7 11 (28.21%) Selenium
7 11 (28.21%) Finance
7 11 (28.21%) Software Engineering
8 10 (25.64%) ISTQB
8 10 (25.64%) Manual Testing
8 10 (25.64%) Test Strategy
8 10 (25.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (25.64%) SDLC
9 9 (23.08%) Mentoring
9 9 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (23.08%) HP
10 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
10 8 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (20.51%) QA
11 7 (17.95%) Regression Testing
11 7 (17.95%) SQL
12 6 (15.38%) ITIL
12 6 (15.38%) HP UFT
12 6 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
12 6 (15.38%) Retail
12 6 (15.38%) Automated Testing
12 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.13%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.21%) SaaS
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Selenium
1 11 (28.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (15.38%) HP UFT
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Retail
3 4 (10.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Analyst
2 11 (28.21%) Test Analyst
2 11 (28.21%) Tester
2 11 (28.21%) Senior Tester
3 6 (15.38%) Test Team Leader
3 6 (15.38%) Team Leader
4 4 (10.26%) Test Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Test Leader
5 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.56%) Junior
6 1 (2.56%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Junior Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Junior Software Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Software Support Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Junior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) WCF
2 4 (10.26%) WPF
3 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.56%) CSS
4 1 (2.56%) LAMP
4 1 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (2.56%) UNIX
3 1 (2.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (82.05%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (53.85%) Scrum
3 13 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (30.77%) Automation Testing
5 11 (28.21%) Software Engineering
6 10 (25.64%) Test Strategy
6 10 (25.64%) Manual Testing
6 10 (25.64%) SDLC
7 9 (23.08%) Mentoring
8 8 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (17.95%) Regression Testing
10 6 (15.38%) ITIL
10 6 (15.38%) Automated Testing
10 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
10 6 (15.38%) Business Transformation
10 6 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
11 5 (12.82%) Test Management
12 4 (10.26%) PRINCE2
12 4 (10.26%) RAD
12 4 (10.26%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) C#
3 1 (2.56%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (58.97%) ISEB
2 10 (25.64%) ISTQB
2 10 (25.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (12.82%) Degree
5 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) QA
2 4 (10.26%) ISO 9001
2 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.08%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) SAP
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