Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 75 75
Rank change year-on-year +22 0 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 131 118 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.54% 3.82% 3.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.32% 4.46% 4.20%
Number of salaries quoted 108 120 160
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £41,250 £40,000 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% +22.14% -16.03%
10th Percentile £29,100 £31,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,900 £61,250 £54,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +4.88%

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 2464 2644 3765
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 85.38% 85.51% 84.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1960 2226 3018
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +23 79 £52,500 +50.00% 2
Aylesbury +11 31 £37,500 +7.14% 5
High Wycombe +11 13 £45,000 - 1
Marlow -20 2 £51,250 -
Newport Pagnell - 2 £38,500 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 82 (62.60%) Selenium
2 80 (61.07%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (38.93%) QA
4 44 (33.59%) Java
5 38 (29.01%) WebDriver
6 36 (27.48%) JavaScript
7 35 (26.72%) Cucumber
8 32 (24.43%) BDD
8 32 (24.43%) Functional Testing
8 32 (24.43%) User Stories
9 29 (22.14%) JIRA
10 26 (19.85%) ISTQB
11 25 (19.08%) Finance
11 25 (19.08%) Scrum
11 25 (19.08%) TDD
12 24 (18.32%) Test Scripting
12 24 (18.32%) Continuous Delivery
13 23 (17.56%) E-Commerce
13 23 (17.56%) ISEB
13 23 (17.56%) C#
14 22 (16.79%) SQL
14 22 (16.79%) Manual Testing
14 22 (16.79%) Jenkins
15 21 (16.03%) Continuous Integration
16 20 (15.27%) Regression Testing
17 19 (14.50%) OO
17 19 (14.50%) Integration Testing
18 17 (12.98%) Open Source
19 16 (12.21%) OOP
20 15 (11.45%) Software Testing

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 7 (5.34%) Confluence
2 2 (1.53%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.76%) Apache
3 1 (0.76%) nginx
3 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (3.05%) npm
1 4 (3.05%) OpenShift
2 1 (0.76%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.05%) VoIP
2 1 (0.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.58%) NoSQL
2 4 (3.05%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.05%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.05%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.53%) Big Data
4 2 (1.53%) MySQL
4 2 (1.53%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.76%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.76%) Cloudera CDH
5 1 (0.76%) HBase
5 1 (0.76%) Impala
5 1 (0.76%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.76%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.76%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.76%) Redis
Development Applications
1 82 (62.60%) Selenium
2 38 (29.01%) WebDriver
3 35 (26.72%) Cucumber
4 29 (22.14%) JIRA
5 22 (16.79%) Jenkins
6 13 (9.92%) Git (software)
7 11 (8.40%) HP UFT
8 7 (5.34%) JMeter
8 7 (5.34%) JUnit
8 7 (5.34%) LoadRunner
8 7 (5.34%) Protractor
9 6 (4.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (4.58%) Bitbucket
9 6 (4.58%) TestNG
10 5 (3.82%) Mocha
10 5 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (3.05%) GitLab
11 4 (3.05%) Karma Test Runner
12 3 (2.29%) eggPlant
13 2 (1.53%) Robot Framework
General
1 25 (19.08%) Finance
2 7 (5.34%) Banking
3 4 (3.05%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.29%) Retail
5 2 (1.53%) Automotive
5 2 (1.53%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Electronics
6 1 (0.76%) Games
6 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (29.77%) Analyst
2 30 (22.90%) Test Analyst
3 28 (21.37%) Tester
4 19 (14.50%) Automation Test Analyst
5 17 (12.98%) Automation Tester
6 13 (9.92%) Java Engineer
7 12 (9.16%) Test Manager
8 11 (8.40%) QA Analyst
8 11 (8.40%) QA Test Analyst
8 11 (8.40%) Test Engineer
9 10 (7.63%) Developer
9 10 (7.63%) QA Engineer
9 10 (7.63%) Test Automation Manager
10 9 (6.87%) Automation Engineer
10 9 (6.87%) Test Automation Engineer
11 8 (6.11%) QA Automation Engineer
11 8 (6.11%) Test Leader
12 7 (5.34%) QA Automation Analyst
12 7 (5.34%) Security Analyst
12 7 (5.34%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.69%) .NET
2 10 (7.63%) HTML
3 9 (6.87%) SOAP
4 8 (6.11%) AngularJS
4 8 (6.11%) XML
5 7 (5.34%) CSS
5 7 (5.34%) Node.js
6 6 (4.58%) RESTful
7 5 (3.82%) Middleware
8 4 (3.05%) Chai
8 4 (3.05%) Gherkin
9 3 (2.29%) ASP.NET
9 3 (2.29%) Behat
9 3 (2.29%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.29%) HTML5
10 2 (1.53%) CSS3
10 2 (1.53%) Express
10 2 (1.53%) Qt
10 2 (1.53%) Spring
10 2 (1.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.11%) iPad
3 7 (5.34%) Client/Server
3 7 (5.34%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.58%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.29%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.29%) User Experience
6 2 (1.53%) Minimum Viable Product
6 2 (1.53%) PDA
7 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.82%) Windows
2 4 (3.05%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.76%) Android
3 1 (0.76%) Linux
3 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (61.07%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (24.43%) BDD
2 32 (24.43%) Functional Testing
2 32 (24.43%) User Stories
3 25 (19.08%) Scrum
3 25 (19.08%) TDD
4 24 (18.32%) Continuous Delivery
4 24 (18.32%) Test Scripting
5 23 (17.56%) E-Commerce
6 22 (16.79%) Manual Testing
7 21 (16.03%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (15.27%) Regression Testing
9 19 (14.50%) Integration Testing
9 19 (14.50%) OO
10 17 (12.98%) Open Source
11 16 (12.21%) OOP
12 15 (11.45%) Release Automation
12 15 (11.45%) Software Testing
13 14 (10.69%) SDLC
13 14 (10.69%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (33.59%) Java
2 36 (27.48%) JavaScript
3 23 (17.56%) C#
4 22 (16.79%) SQL
5 14 (10.69%) ES6
6 12 (9.16%) Python
7 7 (5.34%) C++
8 5 (3.82%) C
8 5 (3.82%) Ruby
9 4 (3.05%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.05%) VBScript
10 3 (2.29%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.76%) Go
11 1 (0.76%) PHP
11 1 (0.76%) R
11 1 (0.76%) Scala
11 1 (0.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (19.85%) ISTQB
2 23 (17.56%) ISEB
3 9 (6.87%) Degree
4 8 (6.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.53%) HP AIS
6 1 (0.76%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.76%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (38.93%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (2.29%) Docker
1 3 (2.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (6.87%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.76%) Kibana
2 1 (0.76%) logstash
2 1 (0.76%) Oozie
Vendors
1 10 (7.63%) HP
2 6 (4.58%) hybris
3 5 (3.82%) IBM
4 3 (2.29%) Oracle
5 2 (1.53%) Google
5 2 (1.53%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.76%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.76%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.76%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.76%) SAP
6 1 (0.76%) Talend