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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 45 62
Rank change year-on-year +3 +17  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 77 65 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 5.30% 4.49% 3.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.01% 5.23% 4.20%
Number of salaries quoted 63 53 70
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £55,000 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation 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 1281 1244 2024
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 88.22% 85.85% 84.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1005 1037 1576
Median salary £47,000 £44,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.81% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £61,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 +14 53 £42,500 +8.97% 6
Aylesbury -4 17 £32,500 -7.14% 1
High Wycombe +8 4 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 102 (61.45%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (60.84%) Selenium
3 73 (43.98%) QA
4 70 (42.17%) Java
5 53 (31.93%) BDD
6 48 (28.92%) SQL
6 48 (28.92%) Finance
7 47 (28.31%) WebDriver
8 40 (24.10%) Regression Testing
8 40 (24.10%) JavaScript
9 39 (23.49%) TDD
10 37 (22.29%) JIRA
11 36 (21.69%) ISTQB
11 36 (21.69%) Software Testing
12 35 (21.08%) ISEB
12 35 (21.08%) QA Automation
13 32 (19.28%) Scrum
14 29 (17.47%) Performance Testing
14 29 (17.47%) Functional Testing
15 28 (16.87%) Test Scripting
15 28 (16.87%) Manual Testing
16 25 (15.06%) C#
17 23 (13.86%) XML
17 23 (13.86%) E-Commerce
18 22 (13.25%) Integration Testing
19 18 (10.84%) Cucumber
20 17 (10.24%) Web Testing
20 17 (10.24%) Test Management
20 17 (10.24%) PL/SQL
20 17 (10.24%) OO

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 3 (1.81%) Apache Spark
1 3 (1.81%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.20%) SaaS
3 1 (0.60%) G Suite
3 1 (0.60%) Office 365
3 1 (0.60%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.81%) Apache Hive
1 3 (1.81%) Big Data
1 3 (1.81%) Cloudera CDH
1 3 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (1.81%) Hadoop
1 3 (1.81%) Impala
1 3 (1.81%) Pentaho
1 3 (1.81%) PowerCenter
2 1 (0.60%) MySQL
2 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.60%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 101 (60.84%) Selenium
2 47 (28.31%) WebDriver
3 37 (22.29%) JIRA
4 18 (10.84%) Cucumber
5 16 (9.64%) Jenkins
6 14 (8.43%) JMeter
7 11 (6.63%) HP UFT
7 11 (6.63%) JUnit
7 11 (6.63%) TestNG
8 10 (6.02%) LoadRunner
9 8 (4.82%) IntelliJ
10 7 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (3.61%) Ranorex
11 6 (3.61%) SoapUI
12 5 (3.01%) Calabash
13 4 (2.41%) NeoLoad
13 4 (2.41%) Protractor
13 4 (2.41%) Visual Studio
14 3 (1.81%) Eclipse
14 3 (1.81%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 48 (28.92%) Finance
2 6 (3.61%) Automotive
3 5 (3.01%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.41%) Banking
5 2 (1.20%) Retail
6 1 (0.60%) Front Office
6 1 (0.60%) German Language
Job Titles
1 37 (22.29%) Tester
2 32 (19.28%) Analyst
3 30 (18.07%) Java Engineer
3 30 (18.07%) QA Engineer
4 29 (17.47%) Test Analyst
5 28 (16.87%) QA Automation Engineer
6 27 (16.27%) Automation Engineer
7 22 (13.25%) Developer
7 22 (13.25%) Test Engineer
8 18 (10.84%) Automation Tester
9 14 (8.43%) JIRA Engineer
9 14 (8.43%) Test Automation Engineer
9 14 (8.43%) Test Manager
10 13 (7.83%) Senior Developer
11 12 (7.23%) Java Developer
11 12 (7.23%) QA Analyst
12 9 (5.42%) Automation Test Analyst
12 9 (5.42%) QA Test Analyst
12 9 (5.42%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 8 (4.82%) QA Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.86%) XML
2 17 (10.24%) .NET
3 12 (7.23%) AngularJS
4 10 (6.02%) HTML
4 10 (6.02%) J2EE
4 10 (6.02%) SOAP
5 8 (4.82%) ASP.NET
5 8 (4.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 8 (4.82%) Hibernate
5 8 (4.82%) KnockoutJS
6 7 (4.22%) Velocity
7 6 (3.61%) Node.js
8 5 (3.01%) Apache Cordova
8 5 (3.01%) CSS
8 5 (3.01%) Gherkin
9 4 (2.41%) Behat
9 4 (2.41%) CSS3
9 4 (2.41%) Express
9 4 (2.41%) HTML5
9 4 (2.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.64%) iPad
2 14 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.02%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.22%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.61%) Virtual Team
6 5 (3.01%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.41%) iPhone
7 4 (2.41%) Smartcard
8 3 (1.81%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.20%) User Experience
10 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.60%) Fintech
10 1 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.60%) IVR
10 1 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.61%) Windows
2 4 (2.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (61.45%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (31.93%) BDD
3 40 (24.10%) Regression Testing
4 39 (23.49%) TDD
5 36 (21.69%) Software Testing
6 35 (21.08%) QA Automation
7 32 (19.28%) Scrum
8 29 (17.47%) Functional Testing
8 29 (17.47%) Performance Testing
9 28 (16.87%) Manual Testing
9 28 (16.87%) Test Scripting
10 23 (13.86%) E-Commerce
11 22 (13.25%) Integration Testing
12 17 (10.24%) OO
12 17 (10.24%) Test Management
12 17 (10.24%) Web Testing
13 16 (9.64%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (9.04%) SDLC
15 14 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (8.43%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 70 (42.17%) Java
2 48 (28.92%) SQL
3 40 (24.10%) JavaScript
4 25 (15.06%) C#
5 17 (10.24%) PL/SQL
6 13 (7.83%) Ruby
7 5 (3.01%) ES6
8 4 (2.41%) Python
9 1 (0.60%) PHP
9 1 (0.60%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 36 (21.69%) ISTQB
2 35 (21.08%) ISEB
3 14 (8.43%) Degree
4 6 (3.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.60%) HND
7 1 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (43.98%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (6.02%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.81%) Oozie
Vendors
1 10 (6.02%) HP
2 8 (4.82%) Oracle
3 6 (3.61%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.41%) hybris
5 3 (1.81%) Ab Initio
5 3 (1.81%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (1.81%) Talend
6 1 (0.60%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.60%) Google
6 1 (0.60%) IBM
6 1 (0.60%) Seapine
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 4 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
GM Financial
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago