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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 77 68 76
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 19 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.66% 1.32% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 1.36% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 16 12 8
Average salary £33,500 £32,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.07% -10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,550 £21,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+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
1075 881 871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 94.05% 96.60% 95.82%
Number of salaries quoted 796 748 703
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 27 (54.00%) Selenium
2 23 (46.00%) .NET
3 22 (44.00%) Automated Testing
4 21 (42.00%) Test Automation
5 17 (34.00%) ISEB
6 16 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (24.00%) ISTQB
7 12 (24.00%) C#
8 11 (22.00%) QA
8 11 (22.00%) Manual Testing
9 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 8 (16.00%) Test Scripting
10 8 (16.00%) Unit Testing
10 8 (16.00%) Degree
11 7 (14.00%) Computer Science
11 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
12 6 (12.00%) Visual Studio
12 6 (12.00%) PHP
12 6 (12.00%) SQL
12 6 (12.00%) Automation Testing
13 5 (10.00%) Software Engineering
13 5 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (10.00%) Java
14 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET
14 4 (8.00%) Web Testing
14 4 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
14 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
15 3 (6.00%) Software Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 27 (54.00%) Selenium
2 6 (12.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (6.00%) PHPUnit
4 3 (6.00%) Behat
5 1 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.00%) JMeter
General
1 2 (4.00%) Finance
1 2 (4.00%) Advertising
1 2 (4.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (46.00%) .NET
2 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (6.00%) HTML
4 2 (4.00%) CSS
5 1 (2.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) Windows
1 1 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.00%) Automated Testing
2 21 (42.00%) Test Automation
3 16 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (22.00%) Manual Testing
5 8 (16.00%) Test Scripting
5 8 (16.00%) Unit Testing
6 6 (12.00%) Automation Testing
7 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 4 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (8.00%) Web Testing
9 3 (6.00%) Information Security
9 3 (6.00%) Security Testing
9 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.00%) Online Security
9 3 (6.00%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.00%) Reverse Engineering
10 2 (4.00%) Functional Testing
10 2 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) C#
2 6 (12.00%) PHP
2 6 (12.00%) SQL
3 5 (10.00%) Java
4 3 (6.00%) C
4 3 (6.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (34.00%) ISEB
2 12 (24.00%) ISTQB
3 8 (16.00%) Degree
4 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.00%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) Telerik
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