Period
to 13 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 13 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 58 38 67
Rank change year-on-year -20 +29 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 84 148 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.04% 6.13% 4.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.50% 6.75% 4.47%
Number of salaries quoted 61 137 95
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,900 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,750
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,866 2,194 2,593
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 89.80% 90.89% 90.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,481 1,806 2,052
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £63,750
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Buckinghamshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Buckinghamshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Buckinghamshire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 13 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -15 69 £44,250 -2.75% 4
Amersham -8 7 £65,000 +44.44%
Aylesbury +16 6 £35,000 -12.50%
Newport Pagnell +12 1 £30,000 -6.25%
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 51 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (44.05%) QA
2 37 (44.05%) Selenium
3 32 (38.10%) Java
4 31 (36.90%) BDD
5 30 (35.71%) TDD
6 29 (34.52%) JIRA
7 26 (30.95%) Integration Testing
7 26 (30.95%) C#
8 24 (28.57%) Confluence
9 23 (27.38%) Jenkins
9 23 (27.38%) Scrum
10 21 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 20 (23.81%) Git (software)
12 19 (22.62%) Docker
12 19 (22.62%) DevOps
12 19 (22.62%) Retail
13 18 (21.43%) .NET
13 18 (21.43%) E-Commerce
13 18 (21.43%) Regression Testing
13 18 (21.43%) Microservices
13 18 (21.43%) QA Automation
13 18 (21.43%) Manual Testing
13 18 (21.43%) Kafka
14 17 (20.24%) Cucumber
14 17 (20.24%) MongoDB
14 17 (20.24%) SQL
15 16 (19.05%) CSS
15 16 (19.05%) Spring Boot
15 16 (19.05%) Marathon

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 24 (28.57%) Confluence
2 5 (5.95%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.38%) CICS
3 2 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.90%) BrowserStack
1 10 (11.90%) Datadog
2 4 (4.76%) AWS
3 3 (3.57%) SaaS
4 1 (1.19%) Azure
4 1 (1.19%) Google Sheets
4 1 (1.19%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.33%) VoIP
2 1 (1.19%) BGP
2 1 (1.19%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.19%) GPON
2 1 (1.19%) LAN
2 1 (1.19%) MPLS
2 1 (1.19%) Network Security
2 1 (1.19%) OSPF
2 1 (1.19%) RSVP
2 1 (1.19%) VPLS
2 1 (1.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.24%) MongoDB
2 10 (11.90%) Redis
2 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
3 7 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.95%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.76%) MySQL
6 2 (2.38%) Big Data
6 2 (2.38%) DB2
7 1 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 37 (44.05%) Selenium
2 29 (34.52%) JIRA
3 23 (27.38%) Jenkins
4 20 (23.81%) Git (software)
5 17 (20.24%) Cucumber
6 11 (13.10%) SpecFlow
7 10 (11.90%) JUnit
8 8 (9.52%) Maven
9 7 (8.33%) JMeter
10 6 (7.14%) Mockito
11 5 (5.95%) HP UFT
11 5 (5.95%) Postman
11 5 (5.95%) WebDriver
12 4 (4.76%) Eclipse
13 3 (3.57%) Bitbucket
13 3 (3.57%) TeamCity
14 2 (2.38%) Cypress.io
14 2 (2.38%) Redmine
14 2 (2.38%) REST Assured
14 2 (2.38%) TestRail
General
1 19 (22.62%) Retail
2 13 (15.48%) Finance
3 7 (8.33%) Marketing
4 2 (2.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (22.62%) Test Engineer
2 13 (15.48%) Developer
3 12 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 12 (14.29%) Tester
4 11 (13.10%) Software Test Engineer
5 10 (11.90%) Development Engineer
5 10 (11.90%) QA Engineer
5 10 (11.90%) Software Development Engineer
5 10 (11.90%) Test Development Engineer
6 9 (10.71%) Automation Engineer
6 9 (10.71%) Automation Tester
6 9 (10.71%) Test Automation Engineer
7 7 (8.33%) Analyst
7 7 (8.33%) QA Manager
8 6 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
8 6 (7.14%) QA Automation Tester
8 6 (7.14%) QA Tester
9 5 (5.95%) Integration Tester
9 5 (5.95%) Regression Tester
9 5 (5.95%) Senior Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.43%) .NET
1 18 (21.43%) Kafka
2 16 (19.05%) CSS
2 16 (19.05%) Spring Boot
3 14 (16.67%) HTML
4 12 (14.29%) Spring
5 10 (11.90%) React
5 10 (11.90%) Redux
6 6 (7.14%) Sass
7 5 (5.95%) AngularJS
7 5 (5.95%) Hibernate
7 5 (5.95%) HTML5
7 5 (5.95%) Node.js
7 5 (5.95%) Swagger
7 5 (5.95%) XML
8 4 (4.76%) JMS
8 4 (4.76%) REST
9 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (3.57%) Entity Framework
9 3 (3.57%) Fluent NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.10%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.57%) User Experience
3 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.38%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.19%) Fibre Optics
4 1 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (36.90%) BDD
3 30 (35.71%) TDD
4 26 (30.95%) Integration Testing
5 23 (27.38%) Scrum
6 19 (22.62%) DevOps
7 18 (21.43%) E-Commerce
7 18 (21.43%) Manual Testing
7 18 (21.43%) Microservices
7 18 (21.43%) QA Automation
7 18 (21.43%) Regression Testing
8 16 (19.05%) User Stories
9 15 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (17.86%) Test Strategy
10 13 (15.48%) Unit Testing
11 12 (14.29%) OOP
12 11 (13.10%) OO
13 10 (11.90%) Planning Poker
13 10 (11.90%) SDET
13 10 (11.90%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 32 (38.10%) Java
2 26 (30.95%) C#
3 21 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 17 (20.24%) SQL
5 10 (11.90%) Java 8
6 6 (7.14%) ES6
7 3 (3.57%) C++
7 3 (3.57%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.38%) COBOL
9 1 (1.19%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.19%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (10.71%) Degree
2 4 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (4.76%) ISTQB
2 4 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (44.05%) QA
2 11 (13.10%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (22.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (19.05%) Marathon
1 16 (19.05%) Mesos
2 10 (11.90%) Kibana
3 1 (1.19%) Ansible
3 1 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (5.95%) CA Agile Central
1 5 (5.95%) Oracle
2 4 (4.76%) Sitecore
3 2 (2.38%) Compuware
3 2 (2.38%) IBM
4 1 (1.19%) Google
4 1 (1.19%) HP
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.19%) Tableau
4 1 (1.19%) Workday