Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 70 75
Rank change year-on-year +31 +5 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 147 112 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 6.09% 3.92% 3.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.75% 4.38% 4.24%
Number of salaries quoted 137 95 122
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +21.21%
10th Percentile £33,900 £30,050 £28,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,750 £61,250
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 2,179 2,557 2,733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 90.30% 89.41% 88.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,797 2,036 2,321
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,816 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.70% +3.10% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £24,625 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,750
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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +41 104 £45,500 -13.33% 9
High Wycombe +4 25 £47,500 +5.56% 3
Aylesbury +3 4 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Amersham - 3 £45,000 -
Newport Pagnell 0 2 £32,000 -16.88%
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 113 (76.87%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (46.94%) C#
3 57 (38.78%) Scrum
4 55 (37.41%) .NET
5 51 (34.69%) JIRA
6 50 (34.01%) JavaScript
7 46 (31.29%) Finance
8 42 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
9 39 (26.53%) Confluence
10 38 (25.85%) REST
10 38 (25.85%) Kanban
10 38 (25.85%) TDD
11 36 (24.49%) E-Commerce
12 35 (23.81%) Selenium
13 31 (21.09%) SQL Server
14 30 (20.41%) QA
14 30 (20.41%) jQuery
15 29 (19.73%) Microsoft Azure
15 29 (19.73%) Amazon AWS
15 29 (19.73%) AngularJS
15 29 (19.73%) HTML
15 29 (19.73%) CSS
16 28 (19.05%) Test Strategy
17 27 (18.37%) Microsoft
18 26 (17.69%) Java
18 26 (17.69%) BDD
18 26 (17.69%) JSON
19 24 (16.33%) Git (software)
19 24 (16.33%) Web Services
19 24 (16.33%) DevOps

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 39 (26.53%) Confluence
2 10 (6.80%) CMS
3 6 (4.08%) Apache
3 6 (4.08%) Kentico
4 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 29 (19.73%) Amazon AWS
1 29 (19.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.80%) SaaS
3 3 (2.04%) Sauce Labs
4 2 (1.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.12%) Internet
2 6 (4.08%) Extranet
3 3 (2.04%) VoIP
4 1 (0.68%) HTTP
4 1 (0.68%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (21.09%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.56%) MySQL
3 6 (4.08%) Redis
3 6 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.72%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.36%) DB2
5 2 (1.36%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.68%) Big Data
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.68%) HBase
6 1 (0.68%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 51 (34.69%) JIRA
2 35 (23.81%) Selenium
3 24 (16.33%) Git (software)
4 18 (12.24%) WebDriver
5 16 (10.88%) Cucumber
6 13 (8.84%) SoapUI
7 12 (8.16%) TeamCity
8 11 (7.48%) Visual Studio
9 9 (6.12%) Bitbucket
9 9 (6.12%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (5.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (4.76%) Hudson
11 7 (4.76%) Jenkins
12 5 (3.40%) Appium
12 5 (3.40%) Mercurial
13 4 (2.72%) SpecFlow
13 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 3 (2.04%) HP UFT
14 3 (2.04%) Protractor
14 3 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 46 (31.29%) Finance
2 17 (11.56%) Retail
3 4 (2.72%) Legal
4 3 (2.04%) Advertising
4 3 (2.04%) Banking
4 3 (2.04%) Marketing
4 3 (2.04%) Publishing
5 1 (0.68%) Billing
5 1 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Electronics
5 1 (0.68%) Law
Job Titles
1 47 (31.97%) Developer
2 20 (13.61%) Tester
3 18 (12.24%) Analyst
4 17 (11.56%) Automation Tester
4 17 (11.56%) C# Developer
4 17 (11.56%) Test Analyst
5 16 (10.88%) .NET Developer
5 16 (10.88%) Test Manager
5 16 (10.88%) Web Developer
6 13 (8.84%) .NET Web Developer
7 11 (7.48%) Architect
7 11 (7.48%) C# Web Developer
7 11 (7.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 10 (6.80%) Angular Developer
8 10 (6.80%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (6.12%) QA Leader
9 9 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (5.44%) Test Engineer
11 7 (4.76%) Integration Developer
11 7 (4.76%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (37.41%) .NET
2 38 (25.85%) REST
3 30 (20.41%) jQuery
4 29 (19.73%) AngularJS
4 29 (19.73%) CSS
4 29 (19.73%) HTML
5 26 (17.69%) JSON
6 24 (16.33%) Web Services
7 21 (14.29%) .NET Framework
8 20 (13.61%) Entity Framework
9 17 (11.56%) ASP.NET
9 17 (11.56%) SOAP
10 15 (10.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 14 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (8.16%) .NET Core
12 12 (8.16%) Fluent NHibernate
12 12 (8.16%) KnockoutJS
12 12 (8.16%) WCF
13 10 (6.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.56%) Mobile App
2 12 (8.16%) Fintech
2 12 (8.16%) User Experience
3 7 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.36%) FMCG
8 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.84%) Android
2 9 (6.12%) Apple iOS
2 9 (6.12%) Windows
3 5 (3.40%) Mac OS X
4 4 (2.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (76.87%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (38.78%) Scrum
3 42 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (25.85%) Kanban
4 38 (25.85%) TDD
5 36 (24.49%) E-Commerce
6 28 (19.05%) Test Strategy
7 26 (17.69%) BDD
8 24 (16.33%) DevOps
9 21 (14.29%) OO
9 21 (14.29%) SOLID
10 20 (13.61%) OOP
10 20 (13.61%) Regression Testing
10 20 (13.61%) Unit Testing
11 19 (12.93%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (12.93%) Line Management
11 19 (12.93%) Manual Testing
11 19 (12.93%) Software Testing
11 19 (12.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 19 (12.93%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 69 (46.94%) C#
2 50 (34.01%) JavaScript
3 26 (17.69%) Java
4 21 (14.29%) SQL
5 16 (10.88%) TypeScript
6 13 (8.84%) Bourne shell
7 11 (7.48%) ES6
7 11 (7.48%) Python
8 6 (4.08%) Apple Swift
8 6 (4.08%) Ruby
9 5 (3.40%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.40%) Scala
10 4 (2.72%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.04%) C++
12 2 (1.36%) Delphi
12 2 (1.36%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.68%) C
13 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (15.65%) ISTQB
2 18 (12.24%) ISEB
3 10 (6.80%) Degree
4 9 (6.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (5.44%) CISSP
5 8 (5.44%) TOGAF Certification
6 5 (3.40%) MCP
6 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.04%) SSCP
8 2 (1.36%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.36%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.68%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (20.41%) QA
2 5 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.40%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.04%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (3.40%) Docker
2 4 (2.72%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 27 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.24%) Oracle
3 8 (5.44%) SAP
4 3 (2.04%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.68%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.68%) Unisys
5 1 (0.68%) Xamarin