The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 95 77 76
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 19 19 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.35% 1.67% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 2.02% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 8 17 4
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,922 £31,500 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £46,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Test Automation
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
1189 941 707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 84.75% 82.62% 76.76%
Number of salaries quoted 961 671 613
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) Java
3 13 (41.94%) Scrum
3 13 (41.94%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (38.71%) E-Commerce
5 10 (32.26%) Test Management
5 10 (32.26%) TDD
6 9 (29.03%) hybris
6 9 (29.03%) J2EE
6 9 (29.03%) Finance
7 8 (25.81%) QA
7 8 (25.81%) Performance Testing
8 7 (22.58%) SQL
9 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
9 6 (19.35%) SOAP
9 6 (19.35%) OO
9 6 (19.35%) HP
9 6 (19.35%) ISEB
9 6 (19.35%) MVC
9 6 (19.35%) Spring MVC
9 6 (19.35%) Selenium
9 6 (19.35%) Release Management
9 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
9 6 (19.35%) JIRA
9 6 (19.35%) Hibernate
9 6 (19.35%) Spring
9 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
10 5 (16.13%) REST
10 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
10 5 (16.13%) Automated Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.68%) Mule
1 3 (9.68%) Mule ESB
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) JIRA
1 6 (19.35%) Selenium
2 5 (16.13%) JMeter
3 4 (12.90%) HP UFT
4 3 (9.68%) Subversion
4 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
4 3 (9.68%) JBehave
4 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.23%) eggPlant
6 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Automotive
3 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Retail
4 2 (6.45%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Developer
2 5 (16.13%) Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Test Manager
2 5 (16.13%) Test Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Applications Developer
2 5 (16.13%) Tester
3 4 (12.90%) Environment Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Test Environment Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.23%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Head of Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) J2EE
2 6 (19.35%) SOAP
2 6 (19.35%) Hibernate
2 6 (19.35%) Spring
2 6 (19.35%) Spring MVC
3 5 (16.13%) jQuery
3 5 (16.13%) REST
3 5 (16.13%) AngularJS
3 5 (16.13%) Ajax
3 5 (16.13%) Web Services
3 5 (16.13%) XML
4 4 (12.90%) HTML
4 4 (12.90%) XML Messaging
5 3 (9.68%) JMS
5 3 (9.68%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (9.68%) JSON
6 2 (6.45%) .NET
7 1 (3.23%) CSS
7 1 (3.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) UNIX
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (41.94%) Scrum
2 13 (41.94%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (38.71%) E-Commerce
4 10 (32.26%) TDD
4 10 (32.26%) Test Management
5 8 (25.81%) Performance Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Release Management
6 6 (19.35%) MVC
6 6 (19.35%) OO
7 5 (16.13%) OOD
7 5 (16.13%) Automated Testing
7 5 (16.13%) SDLC
8 4 (12.90%) Time Management
8 4 (12.90%) BDD
8 4 (12.90%) Test Strategy
8 4 (12.90%) Business Analysis
8 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
8 4 (12.90%) SOA
8 4 (12.90%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) Java
2 7 (22.58%) SQL
3 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.45%) C#
5 1 (3.23%) PHP
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) ISEB
1 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) hybris
2 6 (19.35%) HP
3 4 (12.90%) BEA
3 4 (12.90%) Atlassian
4 2 (6.45%) F5
4 2 (6.45%) McAfee
4 2 (6.45%) Computacenter
4 2 (6.45%) EMC
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle
4 2 (6.45%) SAP
5 1 (3.23%) IBM
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix