Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 52 73
Rank change year-on-year -18 +21 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 102 136 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 3.68% 4.81% 3.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.14% 5.34% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 90 119 101
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £35,225 £28,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £62,000 £57,500
South East median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.59% - -5.56%

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 2,463 2,549 2,769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 88.82% 90.17% 88.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2,029 2,039 2,253
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £64,350 £65,000 £62,500
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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -13 68 £45,000 -3.74% 12
High Wycombe -1 17 £45,000 - 1
Amersham - 3 £38,000 - 1
Aylesbury -2 2 £55,000 +57.14%
Newport Pagnell - 2 £32,000 - 1
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 79 (77.45%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (43.14%) C#
3 37 (36.27%) .NET
4 35 (34.31%) JIRA
5 34 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 32 (31.37%) Scrum
6 32 (31.37%) Selenium
7 30 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (25.49%) Finance
9 25 (24.51%) Web Services
10 24 (23.53%) Confluence
10 24 (23.53%) AngularJS
11 23 (22.55%) Continuous Delivery
11 23 (22.55%) HTML
11 23 (22.55%) TDD
12 22 (21.57%) QA
13 21 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
13 21 (20.59%) BDD
14 20 (19.61%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (19.61%) Amazon AWS
14 20 (19.61%) CSS
14 20 (19.61%) E-Commerce
15 19 (18.63%) Java
16 18 (17.65%) TeamCity
16 18 (17.65%) jQuery
16 18 (17.65%) .NET Framework
16 18 (17.65%) REST
17 17 (16.67%) Web Development
17 17 (16.67%) SQL Server
17 17 (16.67%) OOP

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 24 (23.53%) Confluence
2 2 (1.96%) Apache
2 2 (1.96%) CMS
3 1 (0.98%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.98%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 21 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (19.61%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.94%) SaaS
4 2 (1.96%) Office 365
4 2 (1.96%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (0.98%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.96%) Internet
1 2 (1.96%) Network Security
2 1 (0.98%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.98%) SSL
2 1 (0.98%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.78%) MySQL
3 3 (2.94%) Redis
4 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.96%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.96%) Power BI
4 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.98%) Big Data
5 1 (0.98%) DB2
5 1 (0.98%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.98%) HBase
5 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.98%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 35 (34.31%) JIRA
2 32 (31.37%) Selenium
3 18 (17.65%) TeamCity
4 16 (15.69%) Cucumber
4 16 (15.69%) WebDriver
5 15 (14.71%) Git (software)
6 14 (13.73%) Jenkins
7 12 (11.76%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (5.88%) NUnit
8 6 (5.88%) SoapUI
8 6 (5.88%) SpecFlow
9 5 (4.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (4.90%) Bitbucket
9 5 (4.90%) Mercurial
9 5 (4.90%) MSTest
9 5 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (3.92%) LabVIEW
10 4 (3.92%) Robot Framework
10 4 (3.92%) Subversion
11 2 (1.96%) Appium
General
1 26 (25.49%) Finance
2 11 (10.78%) Banking
3 7 (6.86%) Retail
4 6 (5.88%) Automotive
5 4 (3.92%) Aerospace
5 4 (3.92%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.94%) Back Office
7 2 (1.96%) Law
7 2 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.98%) German Language
8 1 (0.98%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (32.35%) Developer
2 19 (18.63%) Tester
3 17 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 17 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 14 (13.73%) Web Developer
5 12 (11.76%) .NET Developer
6 11 (10.78%) C# Developer
6 11 (10.78%) Test Leader
7 10 (9.80%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (9.80%) C# Web Developer
8 9 (8.82%) .NET Web Developer
8 9 (8.82%) Analyst
8 9 (8.82%) Team Leader
8 9 (8.82%) Test Team Leader
9 8 (7.84%) QA Engineer
10 7 (6.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 7 (6.86%) Test Analyst
11 6 (5.88%) Integration Developer
11 6 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
11 6 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (36.27%) .NET
2 25 (24.51%) Web Services
3 24 (23.53%) AngularJS
4 23 (22.55%) HTML
5 20 (19.61%) CSS
6 18 (17.65%) .NET Framework
6 18 (17.65%) jQuery
6 18 (17.65%) REST
7 13 (12.75%) Fluent NHibernate
7 13 (12.75%) KnockoutJS
7 13 (12.75%) SOAP
8 12 (11.76%) WCF
9 10 (9.80%) Entity Framework
9 10 (9.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (8.82%) JSON
11 7 (6.86%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (5.88%) XML
13 5 (4.90%) ASP.NET
13 5 (4.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.80%) Fintech
2 8 (7.84%) User Experience
3 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.86%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.94%) FMCG
6 2 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.98%) Blog
7 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.98%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.98%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.98%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.84%) Android
2 6 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 6 (5.88%) Windows
3 4 (3.92%) Linux
4 2 (1.96%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (77.45%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (31.37%) Scrum
3 30 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (22.55%) Continuous Delivery
4 23 (22.55%) TDD
5 21 (20.59%) BDD
6 20 (19.61%) Continuous Improvement
6 20 (19.61%) E-Commerce
7 17 (16.67%) OO
7 17 (16.67%) OOP
7 17 (16.67%) Web Development
8 16 (15.69%) SDLC
8 16 (15.69%) Software Testing
9 15 (14.71%) Kanban
9 15 (14.71%) Test Scripting
9 15 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (13.73%) Regression Testing
11 13 (12.75%) SOLID
11 13 (12.75%) User Stories
12 12 (11.76%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 44 (43.14%) C#
2 34 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 19 (18.63%) Java
4 15 (14.71%) SQL
5 13 (12.75%) Python
6 12 (11.76%) TypeScript
7 11 (10.78%) Bourne shell
8 7 (6.86%) Delphi
9 6 (5.88%) C++
10 5 (4.90%) Scala
11 4 (3.92%) Bash Shell
11 4 (3.92%) MATLAB
11 4 (3.92%) PowerShell
11 4 (3.92%) Ruby
12 3 (2.94%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.96%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.98%) C
14 1 (0.98%) ES6
14 1 (0.98%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.98%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (13.73%) ISEB
1 14 (13.73%) ISTQB
2 5 (4.90%) Degree
2 5 (4.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (3.92%) CISSP
4 2 (1.96%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (1.96%) OSCP
4 2 (1.96%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.96%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (0.98%) MCP
5 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.98%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (21.57%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.98%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (3.92%) Firmware
2 2 (1.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (15.69%) Microsoft
1 16 (15.69%) Oracle
2 12 (11.76%) SAP
3 2 (1.96%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.96%) Unisys
4 1 (0.98%) Cloudera
4 1 (0.98%) Xamarin