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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 79 72 74
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 10 14 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.94% 1.35% 3.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 1.48% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 33
Average salary £34,000 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.63% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
994 943 1130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 93.07% 91.11% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 788 785 1003
Average salary £39,000 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.87% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 January 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 9 (37.50%) .NET
4 8 (33.33%) C#
4 8 (33.33%) ISEB
5 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
5 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
5 7 (29.17%) SQL
5 7 (29.17%) Windows
6 6 (25.00%) Java
7 5 (20.83%) PHP
7 5 (20.83%) Visual Studio
7 5 (20.83%) Selenium
7 5 (20.83%) .NET Framework
8 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Linux
8 4 (16.67%) MySQL
8 4 (16.67%) HTML
8 4 (16.67%) JMeter
9 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
9 3 (12.50%) AppSense
9 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
9 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
9 3 (12.50%) Compatibility Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Load Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Degree
9 3 (12.50%) Web Testing
9 3 (12.50%) QA

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Visual Studio
1 5 (20.83%) Selenium
2 4 (16.67%) JMeter
3 2 (8.33%) JIRA
4 1 (4.17%) WatiN
4 1 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Advertising
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) .NET
2 5 (20.83%) .NET Framework
3 4 (16.67%) HTML
4 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 2 (8.33%) Web Services
6 1 (4.17%) LAMP
6 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) BBC
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Linux
3 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
3 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Compatibility Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Load Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Web Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Functional Testing
6 1 (4.17%) User Stories
6 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.17%) Information Security
6 1 (4.17%) Workflow
6 1 (4.17%) CRM
6 1 (4.17%) Security Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.17%) System Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) C#
2 7 (29.17%) SQL
3 6 (25.00%) Java
4 5 (20.83%) PHP
5 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) AppSense
3 2 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (4.17%) Remedy
4 1 (4.17%) Telerik
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