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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 73 77 81
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 16 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.49% 0.64% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 0.81% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 5
Average salary £33,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.25% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
859 745 755
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 79.83% 79.68% 80.23%
Number of salaries quoted 623 630 587
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 20 October 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 31 (81.58%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (63.16%) Selenium
3 18 (47.37%) C#
4 15 (39.47%) .NET
5 12 (31.58%) Test Scripting
5 12 (31.58%) Automated Testing
6 11 (28.95%) TDD
6 11 (28.95%) Java
6 11 (28.95%) Finance
6 11 (28.95%) BDD
7 10 (26.32%) WebDriver
7 10 (26.32%) Automation Testing
8 9 (23.68%) Behat
8 9 (23.68%) Gherkin
8 9 (23.68%) PHPUnit
8 9 (23.68%) Telerik
9 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 8 (21.05%) SQL
9 8 (21.05%) MySQL
9 8 (21.05%) Oracle
9 8 (21.05%) Visual Studio
9 8 (21.05%) Apache
10 7 (18.42%) VBScript
10 7 (18.42%) ISEB
10 7 (18.42%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
11 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET
11 6 (15.79%) .NET Framework
11 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (15.79%) Software Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 8 (21.05%) Apache
2 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
2 4 (10.53%) Mule
3 2 (5.26%) IIS
3 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) MySQL
2 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database
4 4 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (10.53%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (63.16%) Selenium
2 10 (26.32%) WebDriver
3 9 (23.68%) PHPUnit
3 9 (23.68%) Behat
4 8 (21.05%) Visual Studio
5 7 (18.42%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (15.79%) Cucumber
7 5 (13.16%) JMeter
8 4 (10.53%) Subversion
8 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
8 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
9 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Legal
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Tester
2 11 (28.95%) Software Tester
3 6 (15.79%) Test Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Test Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Lead Tester
4 4 (10.53%) Automated Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Automation Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Lead Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Automated Test Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.63%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Testing Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (39.47%) .NET
2 9 (23.68%) Gherkin
3 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET
3 6 (15.79%) .NET Framework
4 4 (10.53%) jQuery
4 4 (10.53%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Open Source
2 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) UNIX
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
1 5 (13.16%) Windows NT
2 4 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (81.58%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) Automated Testing
2 12 (31.58%) Test Scripting
3 11 (28.95%) TDD
3 11 (28.95%) BDD
4 10 (26.32%) Automation Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Line Management
5 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
5 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (13.16%) Test Management
6 5 (13.16%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (10.53%) Scrum
8 3 (7.89%) Unit Testing
8 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Coaching
9 2 (5.26%) Manual Testing
9 2 (5.26%) System Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
9 2 (5.26%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 18 (47.37%) C#
2 11 (28.95%) Java
3 8 (21.05%) SQL
4 7 (18.42%) VBScript
5 5 (13.16%) PHP
6 4 (10.53%) Python
7 3 (7.89%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.63%) Ruby
8 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) ISEB
2 3 (7.89%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Telerik
2 8 (21.05%) Oracle
2 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) HP