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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 85 81 106
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +25
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 6 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.57% 0.76% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.96% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 3
Average salary £37,000 £55,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.72% +96.42%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
846 837 1011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 80.49% 79.19% 86.26%
Number of salaries quoted 648 682 888
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £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 29 January 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) ISEB
3 8 (36.36%) C#
3 8 (36.36%) .NET
3 8 (36.36%) Selenium
3 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 7 (31.82%) Finance
5 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 6 (27.27%) Visual Studio
5 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
6 5 (22.73%) Java
6 5 (22.73%) SQL
7 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
7 4 (18.18%) HP
7 4 (18.18%) MySQL
7 4 (18.18%) Apache
7 4 (18.18%) Tomcat
7 4 (18.18%) Python
7 4 (18.18%) Legal
7 4 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (18.18%) Scrum
7 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (18.18%) Mule
7 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
7 4 (18.18%) Open Source
7 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
7 4 (18.18%) BDD
7 4 (18.18%) MongoDB

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 4 (18.18%) Apache
1 4 (18.18%) Tomcat
1 4 (18.18%) Mule
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) MySQL
2 4 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Selenium
2 6 (27.27%) Visual Studio
3 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 2 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Legal
2 4 (18.18%) Retail
3 3 (13.64%) Automotive
4 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Tester
2 10 (45.45%) Software Tester
3 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Testing Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Test Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Automated Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
2 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
3 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 4 (18.18%) Play Framework
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 4 (18.18%) Scrum
3 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (18.18%) BDD
3 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
3 4 (18.18%) TDD
4 3 (13.64%) Coaching
4 3 (13.64%) Business Transformation
4 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
4 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
4 3 (13.64%) B2C
5 2 (9.09%) System Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Logistics
6 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) C#
2 5 (22.73%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) Python
4 2 (9.09%) VBScript
5 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) ISEB
2 3 (13.64%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) VMware