Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 42 93
Rank change year-on-year -17 +51 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 116 160 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.03% 5.87% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.61% 6.61% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 87 145 83
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,700
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% -0.53% -5.75%
10th Percentile £35,000 £27,500 £30,100
90th Percentile £66,000 £57,300 £57,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%

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 2,516 2,420 2,929
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 87.48% 88.74% 88.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2,015 1,941 2,401
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £25,600 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £62,500
South East median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - -

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -35 56 £42,000 +12.00% 14
Aylesbury +12 30 £40,000 +23.08% 2
High Wycombe +11 10 £45,000 -14.29% 3
Marlow -15 2 £42,500 +6.25%
Amersham +22 1 £38,000 +26.67% 2
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 80 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (40.52%) Selenium
3 44 (37.93%) SQL
4 36 (31.03%) WebDriver
5 35 (30.17%) Java
6 34 (29.31%) Finance
7 32 (27.59%) BDD
8 28 (24.14%) QA
8 28 (24.14%) Manual Testing
8 28 (24.14%) JIRA
9 27 (23.28%) JavaScript
9 27 (23.28%) HTML
9 27 (23.28%) Cucumber
9 27 (23.28%) Continuous Delivery
10 26 (22.41%) C#
11 24 (20.69%) TDD
11 24 (20.69%) Test Strategy
12 23 (19.83%) ISTQB
13 22 (18.97%) XML
13 22 (18.97%) Self-Motivation
14 21 (18.10%) XML Messaging
15 20 (17.24%) Test Management
16 19 (16.38%) Open Source
16 19 (16.38%) Analytical Skills
16 19 (16.38%) Regression Testing
17 18 (15.52%) Automotive
17 18 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
18 17 (14.66%) Test Scripting
18 17 (14.66%) Functional Testing
18 17 (14.66%) User Stories

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 8 (6.90%) Apache Spark
2 5 (4.31%) Confluence
3 3 (2.59%) Apache
4 1 (0.86%) CMS
4 1 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.86%) IIS
4 1 (0.86%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.86%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.79%) VoIP
2 3 (2.59%) Network Security
3 1 (0.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.48%) Big Data
1 11 (9.48%) NoSQL
2 8 (6.90%) Hadoop
3 7 (6.03%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (6.03%) HBase
3 7 (6.03%) Neo4j
4 6 (5.17%) Redis
5 5 (4.31%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.31%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.45%) NewSQL
6 4 (3.45%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.72%) Power BI
8 1 (0.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 47 (40.52%) Selenium
2 36 (31.03%) WebDriver
3 28 (24.14%) JIRA
4 27 (23.28%) Cucumber
5 14 (12.07%) SoapUI
6 13 (11.21%) Jenkins
7 9 (7.76%) Git (software)
8 8 (6.90%) LabVIEW
9 5 (4.31%) MSTest
9 5 (4.31%) NUnit
9 5 (4.31%) Protractor
9 5 (4.31%) SpecFlow
9 5 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (4.31%) TeamCity
10 4 (3.45%) Maven
10 4 (3.45%) Subversion
11 3 (2.59%) Appium
11 3 (2.59%) HP UFT
11 3 (2.59%) Robot Framework
12 2 (1.72%) RhodeCode
General
1 34 (29.31%) Finance
2 18 (15.52%) Automotive
3 9 (7.76%) Banking
4 8 (6.90%) Aerospace
4 8 (6.90%) Manufacturing
5 7 (6.03%) Back Office
6 4 (3.45%) Electronics
6 4 (3.45%) Retail
6 4 (3.45%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.86%) Law
7 1 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 45 (38.79%) Tester
2 28 (24.14%) Test Engineer
3 26 (22.41%) Automation Tester
4 17 (14.66%) Analyst
5 14 (12.07%) Test Analyst
6 11 (9.48%) Test Automation Engineer
7 10 (8.62%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 10 (8.62%) Selenium Tester
7 10 (8.62%) Software Test Engineer
7 10 (8.62%) Test Leader
8 9 (7.76%) QA Tester
8 9 (7.76%) Software Tester
9 8 (6.90%) Big Data Engineer
9 8 (6.90%) Data Engineer
9 8 (6.90%) Team Leader
9 8 (6.90%) Test Team Leader
10 7 (6.03%) QA Engineer
10 7 (6.03%) Test Manager
10 7 (6.03%) Testing Manager
11 6 (5.17%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (23.28%) HTML
2 22 (18.97%) XML
3 21 (18.10%) XML Messaging
4 10 (8.62%) AngularJS
5 9 (7.76%) Web Services
6 7 (6.03%) .NET
6 7 (6.03%) Kafka
6 7 (6.03%) REST
7 6 (5.17%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (5.17%) SOAP
8 4 (3.45%) .NET Framework
8 4 (3.45%) CSS
8 4 (3.45%) jQuery
8 4 (3.45%) Node.js
9 3 (2.59%) Ajax
10 2 (1.72%) Behat
10 2 (1.72%) EDI
10 2 (1.72%) HTML5
10 2 (1.72%) JSON
10 2 (1.72%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.97%) Self-Motivation
2 19 (16.38%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (2.59%) User Experience
5 1 (0.86%) Blog
5 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.86%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.86%) FMCG
5 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.86%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.86%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.45%) Windows
2 3 (2.59%) Android
3 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.86%) Linux
3 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (27.59%) BDD
3 28 (24.14%) Manual Testing
4 27 (23.28%) Continuous Delivery
5 24 (20.69%) TDD
5 24 (20.69%) Test Strategy
6 20 (17.24%) Test Management
7 19 (16.38%) Open Source
7 19 (16.38%) Regression Testing
8 18 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (14.66%) Functional Testing
9 17 (14.66%) Test Scripting
9 17 (14.66%) User Stories
10 16 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (13.79%) E-Commerce
10 16 (13.79%) Time Management
11 14 (12.07%) Integration Testing
12 13 (11.21%) OO
12 13 (11.21%) OOP
12 13 (11.21%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (37.93%) SQL
2 35 (30.17%) Java
3 27 (23.28%) JavaScript
4 26 (22.41%) C#
5 14 (12.07%) Python
6 12 (10.34%) Scala
7 10 (8.62%) Go
8 6 (5.17%) C
9 4 (3.45%) Bourne shell
9 4 (3.45%) C++
9 4 (3.45%) Delphi
9 4 (3.45%) MATLAB
10 3 (2.59%) Ruby
11 2 (1.72%) ES6
11 2 (1.72%) Java 8
11 2 (1.72%) R
11 2 (1.72%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.86%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.86%) PHP
12 1 (0.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (19.83%) ISTQB
2 14 (12.07%) ISEB
3 11 (9.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (4.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.31%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.31%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.45%) HNC
6 3 (2.59%) Degree
7 2 (1.72%) CISSP
7 2 (1.72%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (1.72%) Master's Degree
7 2 (1.72%) OSCP
8 1 (0.86%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (24.14%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (2.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.86%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.86%) Kibana
2 1 (0.86%) logstash
Vendors
1 10 (8.62%) Microsoft
1 10 (8.62%) White Clarke
2 7 (6.03%) Cloudera
3 6 (5.17%) SAP
4 5 (4.31%) Oracle
5 4 (3.45%) Altera
6 2 (1.72%) Perfecto Mobile
7 1 (0.86%) HP
7 1 (0.86%) Unisys