The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 86 92 102
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 3 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.35% 0.19% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.20% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 1
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -9.63%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Milton Keynes
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 836 989 1137
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 96.54% 95.00% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 676 777 863
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes that featured QA Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Milton Keynes

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Salary trend for QA Tester in Milton Keynes

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, QA Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Milton Keynes region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 5 (71.43%) Degree
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) Selenium
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) Java
4 3 (42.86%) IntelliJ
4 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
5 2 (28.57%) iPad
5 2 (28.57%) ISEB
5 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Android
5 2 (28.57%) iPhone
5 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
6 1 (14.29%) Banking
6 1 (14.29%) C++
6 1 (14.29%) Front Office
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle
6 1 (14.29%) SAP
6 1 (14.29%) Unix
6 1 (14.29%) Windows

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) IntelliJ
2 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Front Office
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
1 2 (28.57%) iPad
1 2 (28.57%) iPhone
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Android
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) Sencha