The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Milton Keynes region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 79 83 76
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 19 19 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.43% 1.54% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.59% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 18 17 14
Average salary £31,250 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,550 £27,100 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £38,800 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Job Titles Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1223 1192 1030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 92.23% 96.83% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 972 1060 855
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,300 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Tester
Buckinghamshire

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 18 April 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 23 (60.53%) ISEB
2 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (47.37%) .NET
4 16 (42.11%) Automated Testing
5 14 (36.84%) Degree
6 13 (34.21%) Manual Testing
7 11 (28.95%) Test Scripting
7 11 (28.95%) Selenium
8 10 (26.32%) Computer Science
8 10 (26.32%) C#
9 9 (23.68%) Software Testing
10 8 (21.05%) ISTQB
10 8 (21.05%) QA
10 8 (21.05%) Software Engineering
10 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
10 8 (21.05%) Visual Studio
11 7 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
12 6 (15.79%) SQL
13 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
13 5 (13.16%) Finance
14 4 (10.53%) Banking
14 4 (10.53%) Retail
14 4 (10.53%) V-Model
14 4 (10.53%) Windows
14 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
14 4 (10.53%) LoadRunner
14 4 (10.53%) HP
15 3 (7.89%) Web Services
15 3 (7.89%) Web Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) Selenium
2 8 (21.05%) Visual Studio
3 4 (10.53%) LoadRunner
4 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (7.89%) JIRA
5 2 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Banking
2 4 (10.53%) Retail
2 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (47.37%) .NET
2 3 (7.89%) Web Services
3 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.26%) CSS
3 2 (5.26%) HTML
4 1 (2.63%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (42.11%) Automated Testing
3 13 (34.21%) Manual Testing
4 11 (28.95%) Test Scripting
5 9 (23.68%) Software Testing
6 8 (21.05%) Software Engineering
7 7 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.53%) V-Model
9 3 (7.89%) Web Testing
9 3 (7.89%) MSF
9 3 (7.89%) User Stories
9 3 (7.89%) Automation Testing
10 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
10 2 (5.26%) Functional Testing
10 2 (5.26%) Scrum
11 1 (2.63%) Agile Testing
11 1 (2.63%) Change Control
11 1 (2.63%) Penetration Testing
11 1 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) C#
2 6 (15.79%) SQL
3 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) C++
4 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (60.53%) ISEB
2 14 (36.84%) Degree
3 8 (21.05%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) HP
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