The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 78 117 127
Rank change year-on-year +39 +10  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 29 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.10% 0.47% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 0.54% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 24 8 2
Median salary £37,500 £36,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.73% +14.06%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,150 £32,050 £31,600
10% offered a salary of more than £42,800 £45,750 £32,400
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50%  

Automation Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1209 1489 1642
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 87.67% 86.67% 84.68%
Number of salaries quoted 975 1186 1253
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,977
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Buckinghamshire

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing in Buckinghamshire.

Salary trend for Automation Testing in Buckinghamshire

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Testing in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Testing in Buckinghamshire

Automation Testing
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +21 27 £37,500 -1.31% 1
Iver - 2 £44,000 -
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 29 (69.05%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 24 (57.14%) Manual Testing
3 23 (54.76%) Software Testing
4 20 (47.62%) QA
5 18 (42.86%) Selenium
5 18 (42.86%) Degree
5 18 (42.86%) Test Automation
6 15 (35.71%) SQL
6 15 (35.71%) Ranorex
6 15 (35.71%) Virtual Team
7 12 (28.57%) Java
7 12 (28.57%) WebDriver
8 10 (23.81%) ISEB
9 8 (19.05%) TDD
9 8 (19.05%) Finance
9 8 (19.05%) Scrum
9 8 (19.05%) JIRA
9 8 (19.05%) Performance Testing
10 7 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (16.67%) QA Automation
10 7 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 7 (16.67%) Regression Testing
11 6 (14.29%) ISTQB
11 6 (14.29%) Test Strategy
12 5 (11.90%) Defect Management
12 5 (11.90%) iPad
12 5 (11.90%) Software Engineering
12 5 (11.90%) Smartcard
12 5 (11.90%) Microsoft

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) MS Office
1 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 18 (42.86%) Selenium
2 15 (35.71%) Ranorex
3 12 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 8 (19.05%) JIRA
5 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 3 (7.14%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.76%) IntelliJ
6 2 (4.76%) JMeter
6 2 (4.76%) LoadUI
6 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Tester
2 16 (38.10%) Automation Tester
3 11 (26.19%) Test Engineer
4 8 (19.05%) Agile Tester
4 8 (19.05%) Analyst
4 8 (19.05%) Test Analyst
4 8 (19.05%) Test Automation Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Java Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) QA Automation Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) QA Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Software Tester
8 2 (4.76%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (4.76%) Test Manager
9 1 (2.38%) QA Test Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) QA Tester
9 1 (2.38%) Software QA Tester
9 1 (2.38%) Technical Manager
9 1 (2.38%) Technical Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) XML
3 1 (2.38%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (35.71%) Virtual Team
2 5 (11.90%) iPad
2 5 (11.90%) Smartcard
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (69.05%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 24 (57.14%) Manual Testing
3 23 (54.76%) Software Testing
4 18 (42.86%) Test Automation
5 8 (19.05%) Performance Testing
5 8 (19.05%) Scrum
5 8 (19.05%) TDD
6 7 (16.67%) QA Automation
6 7 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 7 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 6 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 5 (11.90%) Defect Management
8 5 (11.90%) Software Engineering
9 4 (9.52%) SDLC
9 4 (9.52%) Waterfall
10 3 (7.14%) BDD
10 3 (7.14%) Open Source
10 3 (7.14%) Test Management
10 3 (7.14%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) SQL
2 12 (28.57%) Java
3 3 (7.14%) Ruby
4 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (42.86%) Degree
2 10 (23.81%) ISEB
3 7 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (47.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.38%) HP