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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 80 74 84
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 15 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.42% 0.66% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 0.85% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 3
Average salary £33,500 £40,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.25% +77.77%
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
869 702 741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 82.14% 77.06% 78.33%
Number of salaries quoted 620 607 564
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 18 September 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 33 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (71.79%) Selenium
3 16 (41.03%) C#
3 16 (41.03%) Automated Testing
4 14 (35.90%) .NET
5 11 (28.21%) TDD
5 11 (28.21%) Java
5 11 (28.21%) BDD
6 10 (25.64%) Automation Testing
6 10 (25.64%) Finance
6 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
6 10 (25.64%) WebDriver
7 9 (23.08%) Telerik
7 9 (23.08%) Behat
7 9 (23.08%) Gherkin
7 9 (23.08%) PHPUnit
8 8 (20.51%) MySQL
8 8 (20.51%) Oracle
8 8 (20.51%) Apache
9 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
9 7 (17.95%) SQL
9 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
10 6 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (15.38%) VBScript
10 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (15.38%) Cucumber
10 6 (15.38%) Line Management
11 5 (12.82%) Waterfall
11 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database
11 5 (12.82%) Root Cause Analysis

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (20.51%) Apache
2 4 (10.26%) Tomcat
2 4 (10.26%) Mule
3 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.13%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) MySQL
2 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
3 4 (10.26%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (10.26%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (71.79%) Selenium
2 10 (25.64%) WebDriver
3 9 (23.08%) Behat
3 9 (23.08%) PHPUnit
4 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
5 6 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (15.38%) Cucumber
6 5 (12.82%) JMeter
7 4 (10.26%) Subversion
7 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
7 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
8 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 10 (25.64%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) Tester
2 13 (33.33%) Software Tester
3 6 (15.38%) Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Test Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Lead Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Automation Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Automated Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Lead Developer
7 2 (5.13%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Automated Test Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.56%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.56%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.90%) .NET
2 9 (23.08%) Gherkin
3 5 (12.82%) .NET Framework
3 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET
4 4 (10.26%) jQuery
4 4 (10.26%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Open Source
2 1 (2.56%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) UNIX
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
1 5 (12.82%) Windows NT
2 4 (10.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (41.03%) Automated Testing
3 11 (28.21%) TDD
3 11 (28.21%) BDD
4 10 (25.64%) Automation Testing
4 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
5 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (15.38%) Line Management
6 5 (12.82%) Waterfall
6 5 (12.82%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (12.82%) Test Management
6 5 (12.82%) Software Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Scrum
8 3 (7.69%) Unit Testing
9 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
9 2 (5.13%) WFM
9 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.13%) Manual Testing
9 2 (5.13%) Coaching
10 1 (2.56%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) C#
2 11 (28.21%) Java
3 7 (17.95%) SQL
4 6 (15.38%) VBScript
5 5 (12.82%) PHP
6 4 (10.26%) Python
7 3 (7.69%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.56%) Ruby
8 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) ISEB
2 3 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Telerik
2 8 (20.51%) Oracle
3 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
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