Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 85 76
Rank change year-on-year +40 -9 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 90 45 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 5.43% 2.68% 3.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.16% 22.50% 22.42%
Number of salaries quoted 72 39 89
Milton Keynes median annual salary £43,191 £37,700 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.56% +0.53% +7.14%
10th Percentile £34,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £64,625 £62,500 £63,750
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £40,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.00% - -6.25%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Milton Keynes
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 256 200 397
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 15.44% 11.91% 14.91%
Number of salaries quoted 162 154 306
Milton Keynes median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +21.43%
10th Percentile £30,000 £21,975 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +10.39%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Milton Keynes

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Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Salary trend for QA in Milton Keynes

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Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing QA 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 QA.

1 49 (54.44%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (30.00%) Java
3 26 (28.89%) Test Automation
4 25 (27.78%) .NET
5 21 (23.33%) Microsoft
6 20 (22.22%) Finance
7 18 (20.00%) Scrum
7 18 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 18 (20.00%) SQL
8 17 (18.89%) Selenium
9 16 (17.78%) AngularJS
10 15 (16.67%) C#
11 14 (15.56%) E-Commerce
12 13 (14.44%) Web Services
12 13 (14.44%) EPoS
12 13 (14.44%) User Stories
12 13 (14.44%) Degree
13 12 (13.33%) Docker
13 12 (13.33%) BDD
13 12 (13.33%) Node.js
13 12 (13.33%) ASP.NET
13 12 (13.33%) HTML
13 12 (13.33%) SQL Server
13 12 (13.33%) MVC
13 12 (13.33%) Microservices
14 11 (12.22%) SDLC
14 11 (12.22%) PMO
14 11 (12.22%) CSS
14 11 (12.22%) Project Management
14 11 (12.22%) Cucumber

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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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.67%) Cloud Foundry
1 6 (6.67%) OpenStack
2 4 (4.44%) Alfresco
2 4 (4.44%) CMS
2 4 (4.44%) Drupal
2 4 (4.44%) Liferay
2 4 (4.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.11%) Confluence
3 1 (1.11%) JBoss
3 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) FastStats
1 1 (1.11%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (4.44%) OpenShift
4 2 (2.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) HTTP
2 1 (1.11%) ISDN
2 1 (1.11%) PSTN
2 1 (1.11%) SMS
2 1 (1.11%) SpaceWire
2 1 (1.11%) SS7
2 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.89%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.67%) MySQL
3 6 (6.67%) Redis
4 2 (2.22%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.22%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.11%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (18.89%) Selenium
2 11 (12.22%) Cucumber
3 10 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 10 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 9 (10.00%) JIRA
5 6 (6.67%) Git (software)
5 6 (6.67%) Maven
6 4 (4.44%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (4.44%) TeamCity
7 3 (3.33%) Bitbucket
8 2 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.22%) Gradle
8 2 (2.22%) InstallShield
9 1 (1.11%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.11%) LabVIEW
9 1 (1.11%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.11%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.11%) TestNG
9 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.11%) WinRunner
General
1 20 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (3.33%) Marketing
3 2 (2.22%) Banking
3 2 (2.22%) Legal
3 2 (2.22%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Back Office
4 1 (1.11%) Games
4 1 (1.11%) Retail
4 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (23.33%) Developer
2 12 (13.33%) Java Engineer
3 9 (10.00%) Analyst
3 9 (10.00%) HTML Developer
3 9 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 9 (10.00%) QA Engineer
4 8 (8.89%) .NET Developer
4 8 (8.89%) Automation Engineer
5 7 (7.78%) PMO Analyst
5 7 (7.78%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.78%) QA Automation Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 6 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 6 (6.67%) QA Leader
6 6 (6.67%) Software Manager
6 6 (6.67%) Software Project Manager
6 6 (6.67%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (27.78%) .NET
2 16 (17.78%) AngularJS
3 13 (14.44%) Web Services
4 12 (13.33%) ASP.NET
4 12 (13.33%) HTML
4 12 (13.33%) Node.js
5 11 (12.22%) CSS
5 11 (12.22%) jQuery
6 9 (10.00%) Angular 2
6 9 (10.00%) HTML5
7 8 (8.89%) CSS3
7 8 (8.89%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (8.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (7.78%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (7.78%) Kendo UI
8 7 (7.78%) Spring
9 6 (6.67%) .NET Framework
9 6 (6.67%) Velocity
10 4 (4.44%) Castle Windsor
10 4 (4.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.44%) EPoS
2 6 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (6.67%) Public Cloud
3 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.11%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.11%) iPad
5 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.11%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.11%) Social Media
5 1 (1.11%) State Machine
5 1 (1.11%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.67%) Linux
2 3 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (54.44%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (28.89%) Test Automation
3 18 (20.00%) Scrum
4 14 (15.56%) E-Commerce
5 13 (14.44%) User Stories
6 12 (13.33%) BDD
6 12 (13.33%) Microservices
6 12 (13.33%) MVC
7 11 (12.22%) Project Management
7 11 (12.22%) SDLC
8 9 (10.00%) QA Automation
9 8 (8.89%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (8.89%) Software Engineering
9 8 (8.89%) Test Scripting
10 7 (7.78%) DevOps
10 7 (7.78%) TDD
11 6 (6.67%) Business Analysis
11 6 (6.67%) Defect Management
11 6 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
11 6 (6.67%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 27 (30.00%) Java
2 18 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 18 (20.00%) SQL
3 15 (16.67%) C#
4 6 (6.67%) Shell Script
5 5 (5.56%) Ruby
6 3 (3.33%) C
6 3 (3.33%) C++
6 3 (3.33%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.11%) Python
7 1 (1.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (14.44%) Degree
2 5 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.33%) ISEB
3 3 (3.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.11%) CREST Certified
4 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.11%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) VCAP
4 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.22%) PMO
2 2 (2.22%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.22%) TickIT
3 1 (1.11%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (13.33%) Docker
2 4 (4.44%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.11%) Firmware
3 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) AirWatch
1 1 (1.11%) Ansible
1 1 (1.11%) Puppet
1 1 (1.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 21 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.89%) Oracle
3 7 (7.78%) Telerik
4 4 (4.44%) IBM
4 4 (4.44%) OpenText
5 2 (2.22%) Coremetrics
5 2 (2.22%) Google
5 2 (2.22%) hybris
5 2 (2.22%) Monetate
6 1 (1.11%) Alterian
6 1 (1.11%) Remedy
6 1 (1.11%) SAP
6 1 (1.11%) VMware
6 1 (1.11%) Xilinx