Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 45 100
Rank change year-on-year -8 +55 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 131 157 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.53% 5.46% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.37% 6.30% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 93 161 105
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +13.64% -17.50%
10th Percentile £31,500 £27,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,000 £55,000 £55,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 2,438 2,493 3,329
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 84.24% 86.65% 84.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,905 2,093 2,690
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £66,100 £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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -28 64 £42,000 +12.00% 7
Aylesbury +21 34 £38,750 +10.71% 3
High Wycombe +12 12 £38,000 -15.56% 1
Marlow - 4 £47,500 -
Newport Pagnell - 2 £38,500 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 83 (63.36%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (41.22%) SQL
3 52 (39.69%) Selenium
4 47 (35.88%) Java
5 39 (29.77%) Finance
6 38 (29.01%) QA
7 37 (28.24%) WebDriver
8 35 (26.72%) Cucumber
8 35 (26.72%) Continuous Delivery
9 33 (25.19%) JIRA
10 32 (24.43%) Manual Testing
11 31 (23.66%) JavaScript
12 30 (22.90%) HTML
13 27 (20.61%) TDD
13 27 (20.61%) BDD
14 26 (19.85%) Test Strategy
15 25 (19.08%) Functional Testing
16 24 (18.32%) Continuous Integration
17 23 (17.56%) ISTQB
17 23 (17.56%) C#
17 23 (17.56%) XML
18 22 (16.79%) Open Source
19 21 (16.03%) Jenkins
20 20 (15.27%) User Stories
20 20 (15.27%) Git (software)
21 19 (14.50%) Integration Testing
21 19 (14.50%) Test Management
21 19 (14.50%) Continuous Improvement
21 19 (14.50%) Analytical Skills
22 18 (13.74%) Time Management

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%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.82%) Confluence
3 3 (2.29%) Apache
3 3 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.53%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (3.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.76%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.34%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.05%) npm
3 4 (3.05%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.53%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.53%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.98%) VoIP
2 2 (1.53%) Network Security
3 1 (0.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.45%) NoSQL
2 10 (7.63%) Big Data
3 9 (6.87%) Hadoop
3 9 (6.87%) SQL Server
4 7 (5.34%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.58%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (4.58%) HBase
5 6 (4.58%) Neo4j
5 6 (4.58%) Redis
6 4 (3.05%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.05%) NewSQL
6 4 (3.05%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.29%) MySQL
8 2 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 52 (39.69%) Selenium
2 37 (28.24%) WebDriver
3 35 (26.72%) Cucumber
4 33 (25.19%) JIRA
5 21 (16.03%) Jenkins
6 20 (15.27%) Git (software)
7 11 (8.40%) SoapUI
8 10 (7.63%) Protractor
9 6 (4.58%) HP UFT
9 6 (4.58%) JUnit
10 5 (3.82%) Maven
10 5 (3.82%) Mocha
10 5 (3.82%) Subversion
11 4 (3.05%) Android Studio
11 4 (3.05%) GitLab
11 4 (3.05%) Gradle
11 4 (3.05%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (3.05%) LabVIEW
12 3 (2.29%) Appium
12 3 (2.29%) JMeter
General
1 39 (29.77%) Finance
2 14 (10.69%) Automotive
3 5 (3.82%) Banking
3 5 (3.82%) Electronics
3 5 (3.82%) Retail
4 4 (3.05%) Aerospace
4 4 (3.05%) Back Office
4 4 (3.05%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.05%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.53%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (35.11%) Tester
2 26 (19.85%) Analyst
3 25 (19.08%) Automation Tester
4 23 (17.56%) Test Engineer
5 21 (16.03%) Test Analyst
6 14 (10.69%) Test Automation Engineer
7 13 (9.92%) Developer
8 12 (9.16%) Java Engineer
9 10 (7.63%) QA Tester
9 10 (7.63%) Selenium Tester
10 9 (6.87%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 8 (6.11%) Automation Test Analyst
11 8 (6.11%) Java Developer
11 8 (6.11%) Software Tester
11 8 (6.11%) Test Manager
12 7 (5.34%) Big Data Engineer
12 7 (5.34%) Data Engineer
12 7 (5.34%) Software Test Engineer
12 7 (5.34%) Test Leader
12 7 (5.34%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (22.90%) HTML
2 23 (17.56%) XML
3 18 (13.74%) XML Messaging
4 17 (12.98%) AngularJS
5 12 (9.16%) .NET
6 9 (6.87%) RESTful
7 8 (6.11%) CSS
7 8 (6.11%) Node.js
8 7 (5.34%) Kafka
9 6 (4.58%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (3.82%) REST
10 5 (3.82%) Web Services
11 4 (3.05%) Ajax
11 4 (3.05%) Android SDK
11 4 (3.05%) EDI
11 4 (3.05%) HTML5
11 4 (3.05%) jQuery
11 4 (3.05%) JSON
11 4 (3.05%) Retrofit
11 4 (3.05%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.50%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.34%) Client/Server
3 5 (3.82%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.53%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.53%) Minimum Viable Product
5 2 (1.53%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.53%) PDA
5 2 (1.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.87%) Windows
2 5 (3.82%) Android
3 3 (2.29%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.53%) Linux
4 2 (1.53%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (63.36%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (26.72%) Continuous Delivery
3 32 (24.43%) Manual Testing
4 27 (20.61%) BDD
4 27 (20.61%) TDD
5 26 (19.85%) Test Strategy
6 25 (19.08%) Functional Testing
7 24 (18.32%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (16.79%) Open Source
9 20 (15.27%) User Stories
10 19 (14.50%) Continuous Improvement
10 19 (14.50%) Integration Testing
10 19 (14.50%) Test Management
11 18 (13.74%) Regression Testing
11 18 (13.74%) Time Management
12 17 (12.98%) OO
12 17 (12.98%) Test Scripting
13 16 (12.21%) OOP
14 15 (11.45%) E-Commerce
14 15 (11.45%) Release Automation
Programming Languages
1 54 (41.22%) SQL
2 47 (35.88%) Java
3 31 (23.66%) JavaScript
4 23 (17.56%) C#
5 13 (9.92%) Python
6 11 (8.40%) Scala
7 10 (7.63%) C
7 10 (7.63%) Go
8 6 (4.58%) Ruby
9 5 (3.82%) ES6
10 4 (3.05%) R
10 4 (3.05%) VBScript
11 3 (2.29%) C++
12 2 (1.53%) PHP
12 2 (1.53%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.53%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.76%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 23 (17.56%) ISTQB
2 16 (12.21%) ISEB
3 12 (9.16%) Degree
4 11 (8.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 9 (6.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (3.05%) HNC
6 4 (3.05%) Master's Degree
6 4 (3.05%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.05%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.29%) HP AIS
8 1 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.76%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (29.01%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.58%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.53%) Kibana
2 2 (1.53%) logstash
Vendors
1 11 (8.40%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.63%) White Clarke
3 7 (5.34%) Oracle
4 6 (4.58%) Cloudera
5 5 (3.82%) IBM
6 4 (3.05%) Altera
6 4 (3.05%) HP
7 2 (1.53%) Perfecto Mobile
8 1 (0.76%) Google
8 1 (0.76%) SAP