The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Testing
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 86 101
Rank change year-on-year +8 +15  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 11 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.28% 0.82% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 0.89% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 5
Median salary £38,000 £45,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.55% +32.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,300 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £46,450 £36,800
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year +12.67% -8.38%  

Automation Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 784 896 1175
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 91.48% 91.80% 85.95%
Number of salaries quoted 612 686 895
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Milton Keynes

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing in Milton Keynes.

Salary trend for Automation Testing in Milton Keynes

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Testing in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Automation Testing in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT jobs citing Automation Testing 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 25 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (58.33%) Software Testing
3 20 (55.56%) QA
3 20 (55.56%) Manual Testing
4 19 (52.78%) Automated Testing
5 18 (50.00%) Selenium
6 14 (38.89%) Degree
6 14 (38.89%) Test Automation
7 12 (33.33%) Ranorex
7 12 (33.33%) Virtual Team
8 11 (30.56%) SQL
9 10 (27.78%) Java
9 10 (27.78%) Scrum
9 10 (27.78%) WebDriver
10 9 (25.00%) JIRA
10 9 (25.00%) TDD
11 8 (22.22%) Finance
11 8 (22.22%) ISEB
12 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
12 7 (19.44%) QA Automation
13 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
14 5 (13.89%) iPad
14 5 (13.89%) BDD
14 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
14 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
14 5 (13.89%) Smartcard
14 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
14 5 (13.89%) Windows
14 5 (13.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (13.89%) Defect Management

Automation Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) G Suite
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
1 1 (2.78%) Slack
Development Applications
1 18 (50.00%) Selenium
2 12 (33.33%) Ranorex
3 10 (27.78%) WebDriver
4 9 (25.00%) JIRA
5 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.56%) IntelliJ
6 2 (5.56%) LoadRunner
6 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.78%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.78%) JMeter
7 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Tester
2 13 (36.11%) Automation Tester
3 9 (25.00%) Test Engineer
4 7 (19.44%) Analyst
4 7 (19.44%) Test Analyst
5 6 (16.67%) Agile Tester
5 6 (16.67%) Java Engineer
5 6 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) QA Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (5.56%) Software Tester
9 1 (2.78%) Head of Testing
9 1 (2.78%) QA Test Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) QA Tester
9 1 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Technical Manager
9 1 (2.78%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) Virtual Team
2 5 (13.89%) iPad
2 5 (13.89%) Smartcard
3 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (58.33%) Software Testing
3 20 (55.56%) Manual Testing
4 19 (52.78%) Automated Testing
5 14 (38.89%) Test Automation
6 10 (27.78%) Scrum
7 9 (25.00%) TDD
8 7 (19.44%) QA Automation
8 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
9 5 (13.89%) BDD
9 5 (13.89%) Defect Management
9 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
9 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
9 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
10 4 (11.11%) Kanban
11 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
11 3 (8.33%) Open Source
11 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
12 2 (5.56%) SDLC
12 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) SQL
2 10 (27.78%) Java
3 3 (8.33%) Ruby
4 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) Degree
2 8 (22.22%) ISEB
3 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 5 (13.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (55.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Google
2 1 (2.78%) HP