The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Milton Keynes region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 81 103 78
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -25
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 15 7 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.14% 0.57% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 0.68% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 11
Average salary £35,000 £28,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £28,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £28,250 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
993 1027 813
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.46% 83.91% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 804 917 668
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Automation
Buckinghamshire

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 17 April 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 10 (45.45%) .NET
1 10 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
3 8 (36.36%) Performance Testing
3 8 (36.36%) SQL
3 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 8 (36.36%) Finance
4 7 (31.82%) Workflow
4 7 (31.82%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (31.82%) Project Management
4 7 (31.82%) Test Strategy
5 6 (27.27%) QA
5 6 (27.27%) Selenium
5 6 (27.27%) V-Model
5 6 (27.27%) ISEB
5 6 (27.27%) Automated Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Regression Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Financial Institution
6 5 (22.73%) IIS
6 5 (22.73%) VBScript
6 5 (22.73%) VB
6 5 (22.73%) Project Planning
6 5 (22.73%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Test Management
6 5 (22.73%) Automation Testing
7 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
7 3 (13.64%) C
7 3 (13.64%) C#
7 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
7 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 5 (22.73%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (27.27%) Selenium
3 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
4 2 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
1 8 (36.36%) Test Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Tester
2 7 (31.82%) Software Tester
3 6 (27.27%) Test Manager
4 5 (22.73%) Senior Test Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) .NET
2 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
2 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.55%) Application Packaging
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
3 8 (36.36%) Performance Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Workflow
4 7 (31.82%) Project Management
4 7 (31.82%) Test Strategy
5 6 (27.27%) V-Model
5 6 (27.27%) Regression Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Automated Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Project Planning
6 5 (22.73%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Test Management
6 5 (22.73%) Automation Testing
7 2 (9.09%) User Stories
7 2 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
7 2 (9.09%) Load Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Scrum
8 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) VBScript
2 5 (22.73%) VB
3 3 (13.64%) C
3 3 (13.64%) C#
4 2 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) ISEB
2 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle
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