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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 86 87 99
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 6 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.54% 0.58% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.71% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 2
Average salary £37,000 £32,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.62% -11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
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
865 845 1001
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 77.79% 81.02% 84.47%
Number of salaries quoted 662 680 845
Average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,350 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 19 December 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 9 (40.91%) C#
3 9 (40.91%) Selenium
4 8 (36.36%) ISEB
4 8 (36.36%) .NET
5 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
5 6 (27.27%) Visual Studio
5 6 (27.27%) Finance
5 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 5 (22.73%) TDD
6 5 (22.73%) MySQL
6 5 (22.73%) Java
6 5 (22.73%) BDD
6 5 (22.73%) Cucumber
6 5 (22.73%) Apache
6 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
7 4 (18.18%) Tomcat
7 4 (18.18%) Mule
7 4 (18.18%) Play Framework
7 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
7 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
7 4 (18.18%) Open Source
7 4 (18.18%) Legal
7 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (18.18%) Python
7 4 (18.18%) Scrum
7 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
7 4 (18.18%) PostgreSQL

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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%) Apache
2 4 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 4 (18.18%) Mule
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) MySQL
3 4 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Selenium
2 6 (27.27%) Visual Studio
3 5 (22.73%) Cucumber
4 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
5 2 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (9.09%) PHPUnit
5 2 (9.09%) Behat
6 1 (4.55%) Subversion
6 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Legal
3 3 (13.64%) Retail
4 2 (9.09%) Automotive
5 1 (4.55%) Advertising
5 1 (4.55%) Banking
5 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Tester
2 9 (40.91%) Software Tester
3 4 (18.18%) Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Testing Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Automated Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Automated Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
2 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
3 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
4 4 (18.18%) Play Framework
5 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
6 1 (4.55%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 5 (22.73%) BDD
3 5 (22.73%) TDD
4 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (18.18%) Scrum
5 2 (9.09%) Coaching
5 2 (9.09%) System Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 2 (9.09%) Business Transformation
5 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 2 (9.09%) B2C
5 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) C#
2 5 (22.73%) Java
3 4 (18.18%) Python
4 3 (13.64%) SQL
5 2 (9.09%) VBScript
5 2 (9.09%) PHP
6 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) Telerik
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) VMware