Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 61 40
Rank change year-on-year +25 -21 +55
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 131 115 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 5.91% 4.04% 5.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.72% 4.57% 6.38%
Number of salaries quoted 108 86 142
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.51% +12.67% -0.27%
10th Percentile £32,275 £35,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £66,000 £52,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

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 1,948 2,519 2,428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 87.87% 88.45% 89.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1,466 2,014 1,945
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,350 £63,750 £65,000
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +42 110 £45,000 +7.14% 5
High Wycombe +16 13 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Aylesbury +1 2 £38,750 -3.13%
Newport Pagnell - 1 £25,000 - 1
Buckingham - 1 £32,500 - 1
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 78 (59.54%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (38.93%) Selenium
3 46 (35.11%) C#
4 45 (34.35%) Scrum
5 44 (33.59%) .NET
6 42 (32.06%) QA
7 40 (30.53%) JavaScript
8 37 (28.24%) Java
9 33 (25.19%) JIRA
10 32 (24.43%) MVC
11 31 (23.66%) SOAP
12 29 (22.14%) Degree
13 26 (19.85%) RESTful
13 26 (19.85%) Confluence
13 26 (19.85%) Microservices
14 25 (19.08%) SQL Server
15 24 (18.32%) Microsoft
15 24 (18.32%) AngularJS
15 24 (18.32%) WebDriver
15 24 (18.32%) JSON
16 23 (17.56%) .NET Framework
16 23 (17.56%) REST
16 23 (17.56%) Regression Testing
17 22 (16.79%) User Stories
17 22 (16.79%) Manual Testing
17 22 (16.79%) Git (software)
18 21 (16.03%) Test Scripting
18 21 (16.03%) SQL
19 20 (15.27%) Software Engineering
19 20 (15.27%) Jenkins

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 26 (19.85%) Confluence
2 6 (4.58%) Apache
3 5 (3.82%) nginx
4 4 (3.05%) CMS
5 3 (2.29%) Kentico
6 1 (0.76%) IIS
6 1 (0.76%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 19 (14.50%) Amazon AWS
1 19 (14.50%) SaaS
2 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.76%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.29%) Extranet
1 3 (2.29%) Internet
2 2 (1.53%) ATM
3 1 (0.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.08%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.92%) MySQL
3 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.76%) Redis
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 51 (38.93%) Selenium
2 33 (25.19%) JIRA
3 24 (18.32%) WebDriver
4 22 (16.79%) Git (software)
5 20 (15.27%) Jenkins
6 17 (12.98%) Cucumber
6 17 (12.98%) SoapUI
7 13 (9.92%) Protractor
8 10 (7.63%) JMeter
9 6 (4.58%) Mercurial
9 6 (4.58%) PHPUnit
9 6 (4.58%) Robot Framework
9 6 (4.58%) Visual Studio
9 6 (4.58%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 6 (4.58%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (3.82%) ClearCase
10 5 (3.82%) ClearQuest
10 5 (3.82%) Gatling
10 5 (3.82%) Sikuli
11 4 (3.05%) IntelliJ
General
1 13 (9.92%) Retail
2 12 (9.16%) Finance
3 9 (6.87%) Electronics
4 5 (3.82%) Law
5 4 (3.05%) Back Office
5 4 (3.05%) Multimedia
6 3 (2.29%) Automotive
6 3 (2.29%) Banking
6 3 (2.29%) Marketing
7 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (25.95%) Test Engineer
2 32 (24.43%) Developer
3 17 (12.98%) Senior Developer
4 16 (12.21%) C# Developer
5 15 (11.45%) .NET Developer
6 14 (10.69%) Senior .NET Developer
7 13 (9.92%) Analyst
7 13 (9.92%) C# .NET Developer
7 13 (9.92%) QA Engineer
7 13 (9.92%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 13 (9.92%) Senior C# Developer
7 13 (9.92%) Test Automation Engineer
7 13 (9.92%) Tester
8 12 (9.16%) Team Leader
8 12 (9.16%) Test Analyst
9 11 (8.40%) Automation Tester
10 10 (7.63%) Software Engineer
11 9 (6.87%) Hardware Engineer
11 9 (6.87%) RF Engineer
11 9 (6.87%) RF Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (33.59%) .NET
2 31 (23.66%) SOAP
3 26 (19.85%) RESTful
4 24 (18.32%) AngularJS
4 24 (18.32%) JSON
5 23 (17.56%) .NET Framework
5 23 (17.56%) REST
6 19 (14.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 17 (12.98%) ASP.NET
7 17 (12.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (12.98%) CSS
8 15 (11.45%) HTML
9 14 (10.69%) .NET Core
9 14 (10.69%) XML
10 12 (9.16%) Apache Flex
11 9 (6.87%) React
12 8 (6.11%) Web Services
13 6 (4.58%) Behat
13 6 (4.58%) jQuery
13 6 (4.58%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.92%) User Experience
2 11 (8.40%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (6.87%) Driving Licence
4 8 (6.11%) Fintech
5 6 (4.58%) Client/Server
5 6 (4.58%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.05%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.29%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.76%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.34%) Linux
2 4 (3.05%) Unix
2 4 (3.05%) Windows
3 2 (1.53%) Android
3 2 (1.53%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (59.54%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (34.35%) Scrum
3 32 (24.43%) MVC
4 26 (19.85%) Microservices
5 23 (17.56%) Regression Testing
6 22 (16.79%) Manual Testing
6 22 (16.79%) User Stories
7 21 (16.03%) Test Scripting
8 20 (15.27%) Software Engineering
8 20 (15.27%) Sprint Planning
9 19 (14.50%) Test Strategy
10 18 (13.74%) Mentoring
10 18 (13.74%) OOP
10 18 (13.74%) SDLC
10 18 (13.74%) Sprint Retrospective
10 18 (13.74%) Sprint Review
11 17 (12.98%) Functional Testing
11 17 (12.98%) Kanban
11 17 (12.98%) Software Testing
11 17 (12.98%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (35.11%) C#
2 40 (30.53%) JavaScript
3 37 (28.24%) Java
4 21 (16.03%) SQL
5 12 (9.16%) Python
6 9 (6.87%) PHP
6 9 (6.87%) Ruby
7 7 (5.34%) TypeScript
8 4 (3.05%) Bourne shell
8 4 (3.05%) Delphi
8 4 (3.05%) Java 8
9 2 (1.53%) C
9 2 (1.53%) C++
9 2 (1.53%) Perl
9 2 (1.53%) R
10 1 (0.76%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.76%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.76%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.76%) ES6
Qualifications
1 29 (22.14%) Degree
2 17 (12.98%) ISTQB
3 10 (7.63%) ISEB
4 9 (6.87%) HNC
5 4 (3.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (32.06%) QA
2 6 (4.58%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (9.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (5.34%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.58%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.58%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (18.32%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.58%) Fujitsu
2 6 (4.58%) HP
2 6 (4.58%) Kofax
2 6 (4.58%) Micro Focus
3 1 (0.76%) Apple
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle
3 1 (0.76%) Pega
3 1 (0.76%) Sitecore