Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 55 64
Rank change year-on-year +7 +9 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 124 135 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.92% 4.83% 4.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.52% 5.35% 4.54%
Number of salaries quoted 112 117 120
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +1.27% +16.18%
10th Percentile £35,000 £28,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,450 £65,000 £59,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%

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 2,245 2,522 2,707
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 89.12% 90.17% 88.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,860 2,017 2,264
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 2018. 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 +9 83 £45,500 +1.11% 14
High Wycombe -1 25 £45,000 - 3
Amersham - 4 £41,500 - 1
Newport Pagnell - 2 £32,000 -
Aylesbury 0 1 £55,000 +51.72%
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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.

1 103 (83.06%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (50.00%) C#
3 52 (41.94%) .NET
4 49 (39.52%) Scrum
4 49 (39.52%) JIRA
5 42 (33.87%) JavaScript
6 40 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (30.65%) Finance
8 37 (29.84%) Confluence
9 34 (27.42%) Selenium
10 32 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
11 31 (25.00%) REST
11 31 (25.00%) TDD
12 30 (24.19%) AngularJS
12 30 (24.19%) Kanban
13 29 (23.39%) Microsoft Azure
14 27 (21.77%) QA
14 27 (21.77%) Web Services
14 27 (21.77%) E-Commerce
15 26 (20.97%) CSS
15 26 (20.97%) HTML
15 26 (20.97%) BDD
16 25 (20.16%) SQL Server
16 25 (20.16%) Microsoft
16 25 (20.16%) Continuous Delivery
17 24 (19.35%) jQuery
18 23 (18.55%) Web Development
19 22 (17.74%) .NET Framework
19 22 (17.74%) Continuous Improvement
19 22 (17.74%) OOP

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 37 (29.84%) Confluence
2 6 (4.84%) Apache
3 2 (1.61%) CMS
4 1 (0.81%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 32 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (23.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.06%) SaaS
4 3 (2.42%) Sauce Labs
5 2 (1.61%) Office 365
6 1 (0.81%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.42%) Internet
2 1 (0.81%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (20.16%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.29%) MySQL
3 7 (5.65%) Redis
4 3 (2.42%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.61%) DB2
5 2 (1.61%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.61%) Power BI
6 1 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.81%) Big Data
6 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.81%) HBase
6 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.81%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 49 (39.52%) JIRA
2 34 (27.42%) Selenium
3 18 (14.52%) TeamCity
4 16 (12.90%) Git (software)
5 14 (11.29%) Jenkins
5 14 (11.29%) Octopus Deploy
6 13 (10.48%) Cucumber
6 13 (10.48%) WebDriver
7 8 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (6.45%) Bitbucket
8 7 (5.65%) Hudson
8 7 (5.65%) SoapUI
9 5 (4.03%) Appium
9 5 (4.03%) Mercurial
9 5 (4.03%) SpecFlow
10 4 (3.23%) NUnit
10 4 (3.23%) Robot Framework
10 4 (3.23%) Subversion
11 3 (2.42%) HP UFT
11 3 (2.42%) LoadRunner
General
1 38 (30.65%) Finance
2 9 (7.26%) Retail
3 8 (6.45%) Banking
4 4 (3.23%) Legal
5 2 (1.61%) Automotive
5 2 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
6 1 (0.81%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Electronics
6 1 (0.81%) German Language
6 1 (0.81%) Law
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (33.87%) Developer
2 18 (14.52%) Web Developer
3 17 (13.71%) Tester
4 16 (12.90%) .NET Developer
5 15 (12.10%) Automation Tester
6 13 (10.48%) .NET Web Developer
7 12 (9.68%) Analyst
7 12 (9.68%) C# Developer
7 12 (9.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 11 (8.87%) Architect
8 11 (8.87%) C# .NET Developer
8 11 (8.87%) C# Web Developer
9 10 (8.06%) Test Analyst
9 10 (8.06%) Test Engineer
10 9 (7.26%) Angular Developer
10 9 (7.26%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (6.45%) QA Engineer
12 7 (5.65%) Integration Developer
12 7 (5.65%) Test Manager
13 6 (4.84%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (41.94%) .NET
2 31 (25.00%) REST
3 30 (24.19%) AngularJS
4 27 (21.77%) Web Services
5 26 (20.97%) CSS
5 26 (20.97%) HTML
6 24 (19.35%) jQuery
7 22 (17.74%) .NET Framework
8 18 (14.52%) JSON
9 17 (13.71%) SOAP
10 15 (12.10%) Fluent NHibernate
10 15 (12.10%) KnockoutJS
11 14 (11.29%) Entity Framework
11 14 (11.29%) WCF
12 12 (9.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 11 (8.87%) ASP.NET
14 9 (7.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 8 (6.45%) .NET Core
15 8 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.48%) Mobile App
1 13 (10.48%) User Experience
2 12 (9.68%) Fintech
3 7 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.65%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.03%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.03%) Minimum Viable Product
4 5 (4.03%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.42%) FMCG
7 1 (0.81%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.81%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.87%) Android
2 9 (7.26%) Apple iOS
2 9 (7.26%) Windows
3 6 (4.84%) Linux
4 5 (4.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (83.06%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (39.52%) Scrum
3 40 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (25.00%) TDD
5 30 (24.19%) Kanban
6 27 (21.77%) E-Commerce
7 26 (20.97%) BDD
8 25 (20.16%) Continuous Delivery
9 23 (18.55%) Web Development
10 22 (17.74%) Continuous Improvement
10 22 (17.74%) OO
10 22 (17.74%) OOP
11 19 (15.32%) DevOps
11 19 (15.32%) Manual Testing
12 18 (14.52%) Software Testing
12 18 (14.52%) SOLID
12 18 (14.52%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (13.71%) Test Strategy
14 14 (11.29%) Open Source
14 14 (11.29%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 62 (50.00%) C#
2 42 (33.87%) JavaScript
3 21 (16.94%) Java
4 17 (13.71%) TypeScript
5 16 (12.90%) SQL
6 15 (12.10%) Bourne shell
7 14 (11.29%) Python
8 6 (4.84%) Apple Swift
8 6 (4.84%) Delphi
8 6 (4.84%) ES6
8 6 (4.84%) Ruby
9 5 (4.03%) Scala
10 4 (3.23%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.23%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.42%) C++
12 2 (1.61%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.81%) C
13 1 (0.81%) Go
13 1 (0.81%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (13.71%) ISEB
2 15 (12.10%) ISTQB
3 8 (6.45%) CISSP
3 8 (6.45%) Degree
3 8 (6.45%) TOGAF Certification
4 5 (4.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.03%) MCP
4 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.42%) SSCP
6 2 (1.61%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.61%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.81%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (21.77%) QA
2 5 (4.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.03%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.42%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (4.03%) Docker
2 4 (3.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.81%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 25 (20.16%) Microsoft
2 20 (16.13%) Oracle
3 14 (11.29%) SAP
4 3 (2.42%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.81%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.81%) Unisys
5 1 (0.81%) Xamarin