The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 92 73 69
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 15 19 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.06% 1.68% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.79% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 11 16 12
Average salary £32,500 £33,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.98% +3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,550
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
Tester
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1336 1062 880
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 94.22% 93.98% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1116 785 747
Average salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Tester
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Milton Keynes region.

Tester Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

Tester
Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 24 (70.59%) Software Engineering
2 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (61.76%) Scrum
4 18 (52.94%) SaaS
5 16 (47.06%) Automation Testing
6 14 (41.18%) Degree
7 11 (32.35%) Software Testing
7 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
8 10 (29.41%) CSS
8 10 (29.41%) Automated Testing
9 9 (26.47%) ISEB
10 8 (23.53%) PHP
10 8 (23.53%) MySQL
10 8 (23.53%) Selenium
11 7 (20.59%) Computer Science
11 7 (20.59%) System Testing
11 7 (20.59%) HTML
11 7 (20.59%) User Experience
12 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (14.71%) Test Automation
13 4 (11.76%) Performance Testing
13 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
13 4 (11.76%) QA
13 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
13 4 (11.76%) JMeter
13 4 (11.76%) Finance
13 4 (11.76%) Java
13 4 (11.76%) SQL
14 3 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (8.82%) SQL Server

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.88%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 18 (52.94%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) MySQL
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Selenium
2 4 (11.76%) JMeter
3 3 (8.82%) JBehave
4 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.94%) JIRA
4 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Automotive
3 1 (2.94%) Billing
3 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) CSS
2 7 (20.59%) HTML
3 3 (8.82%) XML
3 3 (8.82%) XML Messaging
4 2 (5.88%) .NET
4 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Computer Science
1 7 (20.59%) User Experience
2 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) Economics
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (70.59%) Software Engineering
2 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (61.76%) Scrum
4 16 (47.06%) Automation Testing
5 11 (32.35%) Software Testing
6 10 (29.41%) Automated Testing
7 7 (20.59%) System Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Test Automation
9 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
9 4 (11.76%) Performance Testing
9 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
10 3 (8.82%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (8.82%) BDD
10 3 (8.82%) Time Management
11 2 (5.88%) Functional Testing
11 2 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
11 2 (5.88%) E-Commerce
11 2 (5.88%) Quality Management
11 2 (5.88%) Workflow
12 1 (2.94%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
2 8 (23.53%) PHP
3 4 (11.76%) SQL
3 4 (11.76%) Java
4 2 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) Degree
2 9 (26.47%) ISEB
3 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.88%) hybris
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