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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 77 81 84
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 20 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.71% 0.62% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 0.84% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 20 7 5
Average salary £45,000 £28,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.71% -18.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £28,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £29,600 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
953 835 765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 81.45% 74.42% 78.78%
Number of salaries quoted 688 715 607
Average salary £43,000 £42,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.77% +5.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 25 July 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 22 (62.86%) Selenium
2 15 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 13 (37.14%) .NET
4 12 (34.29%) C#
5 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (28.57%) WebDriver
6 10 (28.57%) Automation Testing
7 9 (25.71%) Behat
7 9 (25.71%) Gherkin
7 9 (25.71%) PHPUnit
7 9 (25.71%) Telerik
7 9 (25.71%) Test Scripting
7 9 (25.71%) Oracle
8 8 (22.86%) Java
8 8 (22.86%) SQL
8 8 (22.86%) Test Management
9 7 (20.00%) BDD
9 7 (20.00%) Waterfall
9 7 (20.00%) ISEB
9 7 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
9 7 (20.00%) Finance
9 7 (20.00%) TDD
10 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
10 6 (17.14%) Visual Studio
10 6 (17.14%) Windows
11 5 (14.29%) VBScript
11 5 (14.29%) UNIX
11 5 (14.29%) Windows NT
11 5 (14.29%) JMeter
11 5 (14.29%) Software Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4 (11.43%) Apache
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.71%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 4 (11.43%) MySQL
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (62.86%) Selenium
2 10 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 9 (25.71%) PHPUnit
3 9 (25.71%) Behat
4 7 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (17.14%) Visual Studio
6 5 (14.29%) JMeter
7 4 (11.43%) Subversion
8 3 (8.57%) JIRA
9 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
9 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Tester
2 10 (28.57%) Software Tester
3 9 (25.71%) Test Manager
4 6 (17.14%) Test Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Lead Tester
6 3 (8.57%) Automation Tester
6 3 (8.57%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Automated Test Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Automated Tester
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Test Manager
7 2 (5.71%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Test Specialist
8 1 (2.86%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (37.14%) .NET
2 9 (25.71%) Gherkin
3 4 (11.43%) jQuery
3 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET
3 4 (11.43%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.86%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
1 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) UNIX
2 5 (14.29%) Windows NT
3 4 (11.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 9 (25.71%) Test Scripting
5 8 (22.86%) Test Management
6 7 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 7 (20.00%) BDD
6 7 (20.00%) TDD
7 5 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 5 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 5 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (11.43%) Performance Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Load Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (5.71%) Manual Testing
9 2 (5.71%) WFM
9 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
9 2 (5.71%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) C#
2 8 (22.86%) Java
2 8 (22.86%) SQL
3 5 (14.29%) VBScript
4 4 (11.43%) PHP
5 2 (5.71%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.71%) C
6 1 (2.86%) Ruby
6 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) ISEB
2 3 (8.57%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.57%) Degree
3 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Oracle
1 9 (25.71%) Telerik
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
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